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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.

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Where to stay in Paris

Top hotels in Paris

Hotel Eiffel Turenne
Hotel Eiffel Turenne
3 out of 5
20 Avenue De Tourville, Paris, Paris
The price is £52 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (815 reviews)

"Great location and excellent staff! The room is comfortable and so are the beds. Wish it had a fridge."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Hotel Eiffel Turenne
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
The price is £84 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,011 reviews)

"Great location, great staff and great facility. I would definitely stay there again if I am in transit"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4 out of 5
Roissypole, Rue de Rome, BP16461, Roissy CDG Cedex, Tremblay-en-France, Val-d'Oise
The price is £94 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Aeroville Shopping Center. Usines ...

3.8/5Good! (1,045 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, specially Lucie front desk, very professional, courteous and amazing customer service!, good location!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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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Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris
Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris
4 out of 5
132 Boulevard De Grenelle, Paris, Paris
The price is £129 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Located in 15th Arrondissement, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of UNESCO Headquarters, Rue Cler and Champ de Mars. Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower ...

4.2/5Very Good! (916 reviews)

"I like that was very clean place and the staff was really friendly"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
4 out of 5
53 Ter Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, Paris
The price is £136 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

This family-friendly Paris residence is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Pont Neuf, Les Halles and Notre-Dame. Rue de Rivoli and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,651 reviews)

"Room was spacious and had everything we needed. Location was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
3 out of 5
37 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris, Paris
The price is £103 per night from 2 Jan to 3 Jan

Located in Paris City Center, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Saint-Martin, Opera Bastille and Place des Vosges. Place de la Bastille and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,156 reviews)

"Nice hotel, others I spoke to in the lobby paid less for some reason. The room was clean but some of the linen we’re stained."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Citadines Bastille Marais Paris
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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Reviews of Paris

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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21 Apr 2020

Took 2 weekends in Paris in summer 2019 - loved it! The hotel was fantastic. Eurostar from St Pancras was so easy. Cafes and restaurants in Paris were wonderful. We avoided the usually tourist traps and explored the city by foot - 100% recommend!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Loved the Marais quarter. Know Paris well so didn’t feel need to do lots of touristy things.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Integrated transport system makes Paris easy to get around and getting to places of interest is pretty straightforward.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Architecture, History, Restaurants, Total atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Very nice city with excellent food and wine, will definitely visit again. Do your search well when you book a place to stay...

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