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Visit Paris

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.

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Where to stay in Paris

Paris City Centre which includes a fountain, street scenes and heritage architecture

Paris City Centre

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.

Paris City Centre
Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris featuring a square or plaza and modern architecture as well as a large group of people

Marais

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.

Marais
Montmartre showing views and a city

Montmartre

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.

Montmartre
8th Arrondissement showing a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

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. 

8th Arrondissement
6th Arrondissement which includes a park and a statue or sculpture

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(509 area reviews)

Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.

6th Arrondissement
7th Arrondissement which includes street scenes and a city

7th Arrondissement

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.

7th Arrondissement

Top Hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ibis Paris CDG Airport
ibis Paris CDG Airport
3 out of 5
3 Rue de Bruxelles, BP 11122, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
¥8,699
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Usines Centre Outlet Shopping Mall and Paris ...

3.9/5Good! (5,305 reviews)

"Beautiful spot! Nice welcoming staff! Great choice of restaurants! Lovely bar!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

ibis Paris CDG Airport
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
2 out of 5
Disneyland® Paris, 60 Avenue De La Fosse Des Pressoirs, Magny-le-Hongre
¥7,598
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated in Magny-le-Hongre, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris, and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Disney Village and Walt Disney ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,688 reviews)

"Large room quick check in and automatic check out clean"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

B&B Hotel at Disneyland® 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
¥8,809
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated in Tremblay-en-France, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (4,884 reviews)

"Close to airport, you can walk to it. Earliest check in so can enjoy a day in Paris. Decor is fun, upbeat, unique and pleasing."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle

Popular things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(7,616 reviews)

Nothing says Paris like this landmark of iron latticework emblematic of the City of Light. 

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(6,369 reviews)

An imposing monument at the center of a busy traffic intersection, the archway rises majestically above the city, with coveted city views.

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

4.5/5(983 reviews)

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.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(5,035 reviews)

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. 

Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

4/5(1,598 reviews)

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.

Notre-Dame
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Notre-Dame

4.5/5(4,832 reviews)

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.

Top activities in Paris

Disneyland® Paris Tickets
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Disneyland® Paris Tickets

¥6,230

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.

Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
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Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

¥12,093

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 Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

¥2,061

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.

Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥4,235

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.

Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Audio Tour
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Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Audio Tour

¥4,764

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.

Paris Seine River Brunch Cruise on board CAPITAINE FRACASSE
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Paris Seine River Brunch Cruise on board CAPITAINE FRACASSE

¥6,255

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.

Reviews of Paris

4.6

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Paris is one of my favorite cities. It holds my heart.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

This city was the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life, and probably the most unsafe I have ever felt. Very worth visiting, but please stay in a nice area!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

I will back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Beautiful city, lovely people 

5/5 - Excellent

Mark

Jan 22, 2020

The Leonardo Exhibit at the Louvre is the greatest of the Maestro's in the last 500 years. It did not disappoint. Again, the City of Light is the world's greatest City. This 3 day trip was devoted exclusively to the Louvre.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Paris was great place but

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8 Tours Dedicated to Historic Women
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8 Tours Dedicated to Historic Women

From astounding authors to fearless freedom fighters, see how women from all over the globe have been changing the course of history for centuries.

10 Things You Can Only Buy in Paris
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10 Things You Can Only Buy in Paris

Discover unique items you’ll only find in Paris, from sumptuous chocolate and confections to antique books.

The Top 8 Museums in Paris
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The Top 8 Museums in Paris

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.

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