Paris

Travel Guide
Eiffel Tower showing heritage architecture, a monument and a sunset
Wander around the café-lined streets or ascend to the top of one of the city’s main attractions for breathtaking panoramic views of France’s romantic capital.

This fantastic city is divided into 20 districts, referred to as arrondissements, which spiral clockwise from Paris’s centre. Each has its own character and flair, with the city’s compactness allowing visitors to appreciate the diversity of each area. The city is divided by the river Seine into the Left and Right Banks.

Paris is easy to navigate and is best appreciated taking your time and wandering around on foot. However, the speedy metro system or Paris’s efficient network of buses allows visitors to cram lots of its cultural offerings into a short period of time.

Food lovers can spend hours winding through the streets and open-air produce markets of Paris, soaking in the French passion for food. Days should be broken up with frequent stops at patisseries, boulangeries or one of Paris’s numerous restaurants. Wine is another passion with shops offering bottles produced in regional vineyards and street cafés providing tables for visitors to sit with a glass and watch Parisians going about their business.

Fashion hunters flock to Paris from around the globe. Visit some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses, including Lanvin, Hermes and Dior. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore attracts many visitors, and the Champs-Elysées also offers a shopping experience not to be missed.

Art, in all its guises, is at the heart of Paris, and this is evident in its world-famous museums, galleries, theatres and opera houses. The Louvre offers a comprehensive history of some of the most important pieces of art ever produced, while the Pompidou Centre’s National Museum of Modern Art allows visitors to contemplate the contemporary. To peek into the life of an artisan, stroll along the cobbled streets of Montmartre, where artists offer to paint the portraits of passing tourists.

With such a rich cultural tapestry, it’s hardly surprising that the French tend to holiday in their own country, with many of them taking their breaks between mid-July and the end of August. During this time, Paris becomes filled with tourists, with many of the local amenities off the beaten track seeming deserted. On the other hand, if visitors can face the crowds, July should not be avoided completely – Bastille Day on 14th July offers some of the world’s most spectacular photo opportunities.

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Where to stay in Paris

ibis Paris CDG Airport
ibis Paris CDG Airport
3 out of 5
3 Rue de Bruxelles, BP 11122, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, 93290
The price is RM402 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
RM402
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this 3-star eco-friendly hotel in Tremblay-en-France. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,775 reviews)
"Efficient"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

ibis Paris CDG Airport
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
The price is RM601 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
RM601
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,037 reviews)
"Friendly staff, clean hotel and relatively close to the city center! 10/10 recommend!"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2023

OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
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, 77700
The price is RM448 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
RM448
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Magny-le-Hongre. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,448 reviews)
Nice B&B stay with family of 6
"Hotel is in really good location and has regular shuttle bus. The shuttle bus can be an issue regarding doors opening at the rear and punctuality but this is not the fault of the hotel. Breakfast at hotel good although if you like 'engish breakfast tea' take your own tea bags. Nice bar and evening ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2023

B&B Hotel At Disneyland® Paris
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Les Jardins du Marais
Les Jardins du Marais
4 out of 5
74 Rue Amelot, Paris, Paris, 75011
Stay at this 4-star spa residence in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,254 reviews)
"Like the plaza on the center of the hotel with places to sit and enjoy the night. Like the srand that sell waffles on that plaza. Room was big with lots of space. Very friendly staff"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2023

Les Jardins du Marais
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, 75006
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly residence in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,964 reviews)
"Its clean and easy to access location is great Staff are fabulous, Only thing is late chick in at 3 And the bed is uncomfortable Other than that it was good"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2023

Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Residhome Paris Opéra
Residhome Paris Opéra
4 out of 5
30 Rue Joubert, Paris, Paris, 75009
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! (1,248 reviews)
"Amazing location and great suite!!!"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2022

Residhome Paris Opéra
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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