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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

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

Marais

4.5/5Wonderful!(92 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
8th Arrondissement which includes a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(258 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
Montmartre which includes a city and views

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(56 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
7th Arrondissement featuring street scenes and a city

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(198 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
6th Arrondissement showing a park and a statue or sculpture

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(71 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
9th Arrondissement showing street scenes as well as a small group of people

9th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(258 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in 9th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Galeries Lafayette and Grevin Museum, and jump on the metro at Saint-Georges Station or Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Station to see more of the city.

9th Arrondissement

Top Hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Explorers Hotel Marne-la-Vallée
Explorers Hotel Marne-la-Vallée
3 out of 5

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (6,529 reviews)

"The layout of the hotel , swimming pool and the rooms were a good size"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Explorers Hotel Marne-la-Vallée
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
3 out of 5
38-40 Rue Saint Séverin, Paris, Paris
The price is CA $109 per night

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,295 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Hotel Europe Saint Severin Paris
Hotel Rose Bourbon
Hotel Rose Bourbon
3 out of 5
53 Rue de l'Eglise, Paris, Paris
The price is CA $90 per night

Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rue du Commerce, Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. UNESCO Headquarters and Aquaboulevard ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (344 reviews)

"Very lovely stay here at the Rose Bourbon. Staff was friendly, hotel was very clean and we loved that it was in a quiet residential area. Super close to the metro and great cafes. We has a terrace room and the view was of a pretty park. Would definitely recommend if you are on a budget but want nice ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Hotel Rose Bourbon

Popular places to visit in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(1,334 reviews)

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

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(757 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. 

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,149 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(250 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(775 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.

Palais Garnier
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Palais Garnier

4.5/5(303 reviews)

Attend a performance, browse museum exhibits and marvel at the opulent design of one of the world’s most celebrated opera houses. 

Top things to do in Paris

River Seine Sightseeing Cruise
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River Seine Sightseeing Cruise

84% of travellers recommend
CA $23
Per adult
Paris in a Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise & Optional Louvre
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Paris in a Day: Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise & Optional Louvre

94% of travellers recommend
CA $253
Per adult
The Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show - Féerie
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The Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show - Féerie

92% of travellers recommend
CA $153
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
CA $26
Per adult
Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
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Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

90% of travellers recommend
CA $121
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
CA $121
Per adult

Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good 32.31182795698925%
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3 - Okay 6.344086021505376%
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2 - Disappointing 1.5053763440860215%
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1 - Terrible 0.21505376344086022%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 25, 2020

I give it excellent as I’ve been before, This time everything was closed and police checks for your Attestation, resin to be outside. I did walk around with the form filled out for exercise. It was surreal to see the city empty.

4/5 - Good

Josh

Mar 23, 2020

Nice city. Lots to do here

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 23, 2020

We loved Musee de Musique, Musee Cluny, Musee Rodin and its surrounding gardens where we had not been before. We had wonderful meals within the immediate neighbourhood of Acacia Hotel. We found transport throughout the city was excellent.

2/5 - Disappointing

Jack

Mar 22, 2020

Stayed only two days due to the COVID-19 situation.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 12, 2020

Great walking city even in the rain.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 8, 2020

Very old beautiful city, so many options to choose from when shopping or selecting restaurants. Very unique experience.

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