4/5 - Good
Verified travelerJan 24, 2020
Paris is one of my favorite cities. It holds my heart.
From an afternoon picnic in the Luxembourg Gardens to a night at the opera, France’s romantic capital offers both simple pleasures and extravagant splurges.
In true French style, Paris combines the classic and the modern. Classic landmarks include the ancient Notre Dame cathedral, Arc de Triomphe the Eiffel Tower, and contemporary architectural achievements such as the La Défense district.
The city is divided into 20 arrondissements, or districts, which spiral clockwise from the city’s center. Paris is also split by the river Seine into the Left and Right Banks. Each arrondissement and area of Paris has its own character and flair. Le Marais is best known for medieval architecture, intimate wine bars and a diverse community. Luxembourg has a special old-world charm, enchanting gardens, and proximity to the upscale St-Germain-des-Prés. Montmartre is famous for its cobbled streets, the Moulin Rouge and magnificent Basilique du Sacré Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart).
Paris is easy to navigate, either by the quick Metro system or taking your time by foot. Meandering through the winding streets, it’s easy to see the French passion for food and wine. There are open-air produce markets, patisserie windows piled with croissants and macaroons, and wine shops with offerings from regional vineyards. Restaurants of all kinds abound: traditional silver service venues, sidewalk cafes and rustic coffee houses.
Paris has fostered many artistic talents, including Édith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude Monet and Coco Chanel. It’s known the world over for its museums and galleries such as the opulent Musée d'Orsay and the Pompidou Centre’s National Museum of Modern Art. For performance art, spend an evening at the beautifully decorated Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra de Paris. Internationally renowned opera and ballet companies perform here regularly.
Fashion, too, is ingrained in the Parisian psyche. Stroll along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to find some of the most revered fashion houses in the world, including Lanvin, Hermes and Dior.
Visitors overwhelmed by all that Paris has to offer should head to the Champs-Élysées. Here you can wander and enjoy the beauty of this famous tree-lined boulevard, stop at Ladurée patisserie for a macaroon, or visit La Maison Guerlain’s shrine to perfume.
4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)
Known for its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral, and charming cafés, there's plenty to explore in Paris City Centre. Top attractions like Palais Royal and Louvre Museum are major draws. Catch the metro at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station or Louvre - Rivoli Station to see more of the city.
4.5/5Wonderful!(524 area reviews)
Admire historic and architectural marvels and visit one of the largest museums of modern art in Europe in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements of Paris.
4.5/5Wonderful!(334 area reviews)
Presided over by the Sacré-Cœur, this charming neighborhood is still reminiscent of its days as an enclave for some of the world’s greatest artists.
4.5/5Wonderful!(1,807 area reviews)
Featuring the most famous street in Paris, this district is strongly linked to Napoleon’s rise and France’s dark years of revolution.
4.5/5Wonderful!(509 area reviews)
Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.
4.5/5Wonderful!(1,693 area reviews)
Visit this district’s well-known attraction, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and its other superb historic buildings and museums.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020
Nothing says Paris like this landmark of iron latticework emblematic of the City of Light.
An imposing monument at the center of a busy traffic intersection, the archway rises majestically above the city, with coveted city views.
Have a fun-filled day at Disneyland® Paris and find out why this is a popular amusement park in Chessy. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this family-friendly area.
Home to the Mona Lisa, and instantly recognizable by its glass pyramid, this landmark has vast collections of well-known art from France and around the world.
Whether you fell in love with the film or are a fan of the iconic architecture, don’t miss one of the greatest stage shows and most well-known landmarks in Paris.
A monumental masterpiece in French gothic architecture on the outside, inside this landmark cathedral is a serene place of worship for devotees of religion and art.
Treat yourself to the magic of Disneyland® Paris. You can choose between 2 incredible Disney Parks, the original Disneyland® Park or the Walt Disney Studios® Park. Or, for the ultimate Disney adventure, you can choose a 2-park ticket and visit both.
Set sail for an unforgettable evening on the water as you soak in the majesty of the illuminated landmarks that line the Seine. Step aboard a glass-enclosed boat at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and settle into your seat.
Batobus stops include: 1. Eiffel Tower, Port de la Bourdonnais 2. Musée d'Orsay, Quai de Solferino 3. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Quai Malaquais 4. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quai de Montebello 5. Jardin des Plantes, close to Pont d'Austerlitz 6.
Plan your Paris adventure with Big Bus: hop-on, hop-off tickets and tours designed to help you experience the very best of the City of Lights. We have two routes to show the best Paris has to offer and both are included in your ticket price.
Take a trip back in time while at the Louvre, once a grand former palace and now the world's most famous museum.Along with your map and audio tour guide, you'll receive additional details for your day at the Louvre from our offices.
Enjoy a delicious brunch as you drift slowly past the sights of Paris. Help yourself to a platter of sweet treats and feast on a croissant, pain au chocolat, seasonal fruit tart and chocolate cake, or devour savories such as diced salmon with guacamole, a vegetable wrap or foie gras on a mandarin orange glaze.
Verified travelerJan 22, 2020
Paris was great place but
From astounding authors to fearless freedom fighters, see how women from all over the globe have been changing the course of history for centuries.
Discover unique items you’ll only find in Paris, from sumptuous chocolate and confections to antique books.
To truly have the Paris experience, you need to live through its art. Visiting one of the city’s art museums is a great way to understand the city.