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Paris
Travel Guide

Eiffel Tower showing a sunset, a monument and heritage architecture

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

Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥7,823 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ile de la Cite and Sainte Chapelle. Notre-Dame and Sorbonne University are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"A unique boutique hotel in a quaint setting. Prime location in Paris 2 blocks from Nortre Dame and many other sites of interest. The hotel staff is beyond helpful and make it an extra pleasure. Can't wait to go back."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
50 Avenue De La Fosse Des Pressoirs, Magny-le-Hongre, Seine-et-Marne
The price is ¥15,526 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,350 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 Oct 17, 2020

Explorers Hotel
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
The price is ¥12,637 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Magny-le-Hongre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris, and Disney Village. Walt Disney Studios Park and Golf Disneyland® ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,455 reviews)
"The room was clean. The beds were good. The hotel service was very good. The staff members were very kind. All Covid-19 measures were taken and controlled by the hotel staff."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

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