Paris

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Eiffel Tower which includes a monument, heritage architecture and a sunset

With a deserved reputation as one of the world’s most cultural and romantic cities, it is easy to forget that Paris is also one of the busiest and most exciting.

As a destination, Paris really does have it all – from world class galleries and museums such as The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay to stunning modern architecture and globally renowned shopping.

Home to well over two million people, Paris is a fantastic example of contemporary French style which is characterised by a unique mix of classic and modern influences. Divided into 20 districts spiralling clockwise from the centre of the city, Paris is also divided into left and right banks by the Seine. As you might expect, each of these districts are quite distinct, making it easy to experience various different sides to Parisian culture in even a relatively short visit.

Renowned for its stunning landmarks, Paris is home to some of the world’s best known sights. Ranging from the simple medieval beauty of Notre Dame cathedral to the grand spectacles of Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, Paris is as picturesque as it is pleasant. One of the most popular districts of Paris for visitors is Montmatre – the artistic heart of the city and home to the Moulin Rouge. Climbing the district’s cobbled streets is a must, not only as a chance to visit the magnificent Basilique du Sacré Cœur but also to admire the stunning view across the city. In the far distance stand the skyscrapers of the La Defense business district – itself worth a visit to see La Grande Arche, an enormous modernist monument to France’s humanitarian ideals. You can gain access to all Paris’s best attractions without breaking the bank with the Paris Pass.

The Paris Metro system is quick and inexpensive making it very simple to traverse the city, but many prefer simply to allow themselves to wander around the twisting streets and grand boulevards such as the Champs-Élysées. Particularly popular areas to visit include Le Marais with its intimate bars and beautiful architecture, as well as the upscale districts of St-Germain-de-Pres and St-Michel – Paris’ intellectual hub.

It is often said that food and fashion are Paris’ two greatest love affairs, and it is easy to see why. Wherever you go, exceptional food and drink are never more than a moment away. From a quick café express and croissant at a pavement café to a silver service dinner with fine wines, the city heaves with choice and variety. Should shopping be more your thing, a stroll along the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is sure to delight – the perfect place to indulge your passions for the world’s most revered international fashion houses.

Where to stay in Paris

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5 Rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France, Val d'Oise, 95700
The price is £98 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Roissy-en-France. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,950 reviews)
"Great hotel for an overnight at the airport. The shuttle train is easy to find. The only negative is if the weather is poor since you have to walk outside for a short distance. The rooms were very comfortable. I recommend bringing some bottled water. The tap water tasted like chlorine. The buffet ..."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport, an IHG Hotel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris, 75015
The price is £343 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Very helpful !!! Awesome location and surroundings great staff!!! Thank you !!! Definitely I’ll come back and I will recommend it to my friends and family 🙏🤗"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
4 out of 5
30 A rue d'Alsace, Paris, 75010
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £134 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,076 reviews)
"More than expected given the area. Best Choice if your trains are gare nord or gare l’est."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
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.
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
5 out of 5
6 Boulevard De Neuilly, Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, 92400
The price is £182 per night from 20 May to 21 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Courbevoie. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (512 reviews)
"Very clean property, wonderful breakfast, pleasant staff. Location is situated beside the metro, and a taxi stand is right in front of the hotel. If you want to call a taxi, the staff will gladly do it for you. There is also a app in the lobby that you can order one avoiding the exchange of cash. ..."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Residhome Paris Opéra
Residhome Paris Opéra
4 out of 5
30 Rue Joubert, Paris, Paris, 75009
The price is £189 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the quiet rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,138 reviews)
"Nice clean place with friendly staff a great location"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2022

Residhome Paris Opéra
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris, Paris, 75015
The price is £193 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,001 reviews)
"Beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower at floor 28. Paid only extra £15 for this, it was very much worth the money. Clean bathroom, beds and nice long curtains that keeps the room dark during the bright mornings. Beds very comfy with little torch lights if needed for reading. Only 10 minute walk to the ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
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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