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Paris
Travel Guide

Eiffel Tower which includes 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

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 CA $121 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and Stade ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,842 reviews)
"Close to the airport"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

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Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
50 Avenue De La Fosse Des Pressoirs, Magny-le-Hongre, Seine-et-Marne
The price is CA $203 per night from May 15 to May 16
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 ...
3.9/5Good! (1,423 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
INNSiDE by Melià Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
INNSiDE by Melià Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4 out of 5
9 rue du Voyageur, Roissy-en-France
The price is CA $116 per night from May 5 to May 6
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park, Aeroville Shopping Center, and Paris Nord Villepinte ...
4.2/5Excellent! (707 reviews)
"Clean, modern, functional hotel with helpful staff. What we appreciated most is that the rooms we stayed in were cozy and warm unlike other higher end hotels nearby. The only real negative issue was that they were very busy when checking in due to new years eve crowd but otherwise we had a good experience. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

INNSiDE by Melià 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.
Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
3 out of 5
14-18 Rue Chaligny, Paris, Paris
The price is CA $121 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located in 12th Arrondissement, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of AccorHotels Arena, Opera Bastille, and Hotel de Ville. Place de la Nation and Place de ...
3.9/5Very Good! (522 reviews)
Great place
"Spacious room, great price. The kitchen was also great, and it was close to many dining places and grocery stores. I totally recommend"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2020

Citadines Bastille Gare de Lyon Paris
Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
9 Allée du Verger, Roissy-en-France
The price is CA $77 per night from May 1 to May 2
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Paris Nord 2 International Business Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition ...
3.9/5Good! (344 reviews)
"I rarely post a review about things in general but this time I was so enthusiastic about this place that I felt it was fair enough to encourage this type of business practice: the client’s satisfaction! Very spacious, room very well designed with very convenient amenities (dishwasher, microwave, ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

Standing Hôtel Suites by Actisource
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
Relais Spa Val d'Europe
4 out of 5
1, rue des Grands Pres, Chessy, Seine-et-Marne
The price is CA $162 per night from May 16 to May 17
Located in the heart of Chessy, this spa residence is within a 10-minute walk of Val d'Europe and Val d'Europe Shopping Center. Walt Disney Studios Park and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,980 reviews)
"Luxurious and immaculate Hotel. Close to Shops, Restaurants & Disneyland Paris. Attentive staff very enjoyable stay."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

Relais Spa Val d'Europe
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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