A long-standing favourite with honeymooners, the French capital is known as a romantic destination. In fact, it’s a great place to visit whoever you’re with and whatever you want to do. For families, there’s Disneyland Paris within easy reach, plus plenty of child-friendly parks and cafes scattered across ‘the City of Lights’. With unparalleled arts, culture and museums, fabulous food and fantastic shopping, as well as more than the city’s fair share of iconic monuments, Paris offers something for all kinds of holidaymaker.
Hotels in Paris are numerous, which means that there’s somewhere for every visitor to lay their head. Cheap hotels in Paris, France may typically include two-star properties within walking distance of the Gare du Nord or a three-star that’s just a Metropolitan hop from Montmartre, while sumptuous five-star properties tend to be located close to the Seine, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. The city’s plentiful accommodation means there are always Paris hotel deals to be had.
Paris is a foodies’ paradise. Boulangeries, patisseries and delis line the streets, making it easy for families to pick up the perfect breads, cheeses, meats and cakes for a decadent picnic in the park - perhaps with a glass of fine champagne for the adults and an Orangina for the kids. Cosy little cafes and typically French bistros are to be discovered in all the city’s arrondissements, providing the perfect setting for a coffee break or an intimate meal for two.
If you are feeling brave, Paris is the ideal spot for sampling French delicacies like escargot. There are other typically French options that some may find more palatable too, like beef bourguignon, steak tartare or poule au pot. For dessert, there are creperies on every corner, and the patisseries offer stacks of tempting cakes and pastries, including local favourite Paris-Brest.
From flea markets to palatial department stores like Galeries Lafayette, Paris is heavenly for shoppers as well. Then you have the Louvre Museum to explore, as well as more modern institutions like the Centre Pompidou, with its colourful outside pipework and artworks within. There’s also the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie, which display works by some of the world’s most famous artists.
You must see the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Notre-Dame Cathedral and we recommend you sample a show at the Moulin Rouge for good measure. In Paris, there’s always something interesting to see however, so you won’t be wasting your time just wandering the streets of this beautiful city.
If a stay in Paris sounds like something for you, why not have a look at the accommodation options we offer in the French capital?