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Paris
Travel Guide

A short break in the French capital is the perfect tonic; arrive feeling jaded and after a few hours you’ll be filled with va-va-voom!

Paris is often said to be the most romantic city in the world. Hugging the banks of the River Seine, it is divided into twenty districts, known as arrondissements, each with its own distinct atmosphere and share of interesting attractions. From the medieval charm of Le Marais to the bohemian Left Bank, the quaint artists’ quarter of Montmartre to the ultra-fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Près, the blend of ancient and modern is seamless.

This compact city is easy to get around on foot, with a public transport system that’s simple to use and drops you conveniently close to all the main sights. The famous Paris Metro has some beautifully designed stations which are well worth a look in their own right, while buses are reliable and cheap. For a romantic alternative, consider catching a boat along the river.

However you choose to explore, you will soon be seduced by the city’s special charms. Window-shop in the fashionable Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to see why Paris is the world capital of haute couture, with labels such as Lanvin, Hermès and Dior presenting their beautiful creations in opulent displays. Then treat yourself to a delicately flavoured macaroon at the famous Ladurée patisserie on the Champs-Elysées or a flaky croissant straight from the oven of a street corner bakery.

As well as being a world-famous shopping destination, Paris is also revered for its culture. Painters, musicians, writers and film directors have all been inspired by its beauty, and its museums and galleries are among the best in the world. Visitors queue for hours just to see the inscrutable smile of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum or the Picasso masterpieces at the National Museum of Modern Art housed on two floors of the iconic Pompidou Centre. The Palais Garnier is an opulent setting for performances of opera and ballet, while the Musée d’Orsay houses its priceless collection of French Impressionist paintings in a beautifully converted former railway station.

No visit to Paris would be complete without taking the lift to the top level of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy panoramic views across the whole city before heading for the champagne bar to drink a toast to romance.

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Where to stay in Paris

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
4 out of 5
7 Rue de Rome, Roissypole, Terminal 3, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €89 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,861 reviews)

"Close to the airport"…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021

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Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is €131 per night from 3 May to 4 May

This family-friendly Magny-le-Hongre hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Golf Disneyland Paris. Disney Village ...

3.9/5Good! (1,435 reviews)
Ideal place for families

"A great hotel for those with kids. Plenty for the kids to do. Not keen on the branding of the hotel now, looks a bit tacky, but it’s more geared up for those with kids so it may appeal to those. Had a good pizza at the pool side. The pool and play areas look really good and also has a nice outdoor ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Explorers Hotel
INNSiDE by Melià Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
INNSiDE by Melià Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4 out of 5
9 rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France
The price is €85 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park, Aeroville Shopping Center and Paris Nord Villepinte ...

4.2/5Excellent! (706 reviews)

"Clean, modern, functional hotel with helpful staff. What we appreciated most is that the rooms we stayed in were cozy and warm unlike other higher end hotels nearby. The only real negative issue was that they were very busy when checking in due to new years eve crowd but otherwise we had a good experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

INNSiDE by Melià Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
3 out of 5
14-18 Rue Chaligny, Paris, Paris
The price is €89 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Located in 12th Arrondissement, this residence is within 2 miles (3 km) of AccorHotels Arena, Opera Bastille and Hotel de Ville. Place de la Nation and Place ...

3.9/5Very Good! (522 reviews)
Great place

"Spacious room, great price. The kitchen was also great, and it was close to many dining places and grocery stores. I totally recommend"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
9 Allée du Verger, Roissy-en-France
The price is €56 per night from 1 May to 2 May

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Paris Nord Villepinte ...

3.9/5Good! (343 reviews)

"I rarely post a review about things in general but this time I was so enthusiastic about this place that I felt it was fair enough to encourage this type of business practice: the client’s satisfaction! Very spacious, room very well designed with very convenient amenities (dishwasher, microwave, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
4 out of 5

Located in the heart of Chessy, this spa residence is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Walt Disney Studios Park and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,980 reviews)

"Luxurious and immaculate Hotel. Close to Shops, Restaurants & Disneyland Paris. Attentive staff very enjoyable stay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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