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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 Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral, and charming cafés, there's plenty to explore in Paris City Center. 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 Center
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!(544 area reviews)

Travelers love Marais for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Paul Station or Saint-Sebastien - Froissart Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Canal Saint-Martin and Picasso Museum.

Marais
Montmartre showing views and a city

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(348 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Montmartre, you might enjoy attractions like Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Place du Tertre. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Abbesses Station to see more of the city.

Montmartre
8th Arrondissement showing a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,882 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in 8th Arrondissement. Champs-Elysees is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Saint-Philippe du Roule Station or Miromesnil Station to see more of Paris.

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

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(523 area reviews)

Known for its beautiful gardens and charming cafés, there's plenty to explore in 6th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Sulpice Church, and jump on the metro at Saint-Sulpice Station or Rennes Station to see more of the city.

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

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,774 area reviews)

Enjoy the charming cafés in 7th Arrondissement. Les Invalides is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Varenne Station or La Tour-Maubourg Station to see more of Paris.

7th Arrondissement

Top Hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
5 Rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise
¥9,086
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center. Usines ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,490 reviews)

"There was a long waiting time at checkin when I arrived"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
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
¥8,490
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Situated near the airport, 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 and Parc ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5,130 reviews)

"The hotel is an interesting experience, though you'll want to be comfortable with high tech. The one drawback is that the bathroom pod in the room is a bit lacking in privacy."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris

Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ile de la Cite and Sainte Chapelle. Notre-Dame and Sorbonne University are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,279 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay. The service was very exceptional and nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris

Popular things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(7,774 reviews)

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

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

4.5/5(1,008 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Disneyland® Paris and find out why this is a popular amusement park in Chessy. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this romantic area.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(5,173 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. 

Val d'Europe
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Val d'Europe

4.5/5(245 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Val d'Europe, a favorite shopping spot in Paris. Check out the amusement park and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(6,510 reviews)

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

La Machine du Moulin Rouge
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge

4/5(1,637 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.

Top activities in Paris

River Seine Sightseeing Cruise
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River Seine Sightseeing Cruise

84% of travellers recommend
¥1,804
Per adult
Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

82% of travellers recommend
¥4,691
Per adult
Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

80% of travellers recommend
¥2,252
Per adult
Fairytale Loire Castles, Wine Tasting & Lunch: Full-Day Trip
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Fairytale Loire Castles, Wine Tasting & Lunch: Full-Day Trip

94% of travellers recommend
¥17,923
Per adult
Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris
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Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris

86% of travellers recommend
¥8,890
Per adult
Fully guided Paris Day Trip with Cruise & Eiffel Tower Lunch
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Fully guided Paris Day Trip with Cruise & Eiffel Tower Lunch

80% of travellers recommend
¥35,830
Per adult

Reviews of Paris

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 27.61418771959177%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.1781830349673745%
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2 - Disappointing 0.9871172829178517%
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1 - Terrible 0.43500083654007027%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 4, 2020

I wished I had the opportunity to see Paris for what it really is . My trip to Paris was do to a family medical emergency . The staff were supportive and kind . Thank you for making my stay comfortable .

4/5 - Good

UStraveler

Apr 2, 2020

Wonderful. Do the open hop on hop off bus tour! It is worth it. The city feels magical at night too with all the lights! Loved it!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2020

We had very high expectations about our trip to Paris and the city exceeded those expectations in every way. Every where you look, it seems like you are viewing postcard. Saying it is stunningly beautiful is an understatement.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

Overall experience was amazing. People are very nice and helping you with directions. We found many cafes and restaurants on small streets where locals usually eat. If you dont mind walking, your chances to explore city much higher. Uber was perfect

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

We had a nice visit even though things were changing and things were closing. We will return.

5/5 - Excellent

A-A-Ron

Mar 24, 2020

The people were VERY friendly to us. The transportation was Easy to and from everywhere. We just had an awesome time!

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