Paris city guide for tourism and travel

You plan a trip to Paris, a beautiful, romantic and exciting city. A Paris city guide since 1997, provides informed and independent advice from Parisians who love the city of lights: hotels, restaurants, sights, coach tours, cruises, nightlife, concerts, shopping, Disneyland, wine tours, places in France. Enjoy your time in Paris.


Paris city guide: Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Paris city guide: monuments
Monuments
Paris city guide: museums
Museums
Paris city guide: Coach tours
Sightseeing tours
Paris city guide: restaurants
Restaurants
Paris city guide: hotels
Hotels
Paris city guide: nightlife
Nightlife
Paris city guide: fashion
Fashion
Paris city guide: shopping
Shopping
Paris city guide: Paris for children
Paris for children
Paris guide: city maps
City maps
Paris metro
Metro
Eiffel Tower
Don't skip the Eiffel Tower. Walk up to second floor.

Planning a trip to Paris

You are planning a trip to the city of lights. This City Guide answers frequently asked questions like:

Why should I make a trip?
What's new in Paris?
What should I do in four hours, one day, two days?
When should I plan my trip?
Do I need a passport?

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Paris river cruise
The Seine river cruise is the best introduction to Paris

The Seine river cruise, a must do

Many of the most famous sights are on the Seine river banks, including Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Palais de Chaillot.

With so much to see from the Seine River, take a Seine river cruise during your next trip. You will forever remember a Seine night cruise with dinner at Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge cabaret.

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Versailles Palace, a must see near Paris

If you come for at least two days, don't miss the royal Versailles Palace and the superb Versailles Park.

It takes a minimum of four hours and 46 euros to visit Versailles on a tour by train from Paris. If you have a full day, combine the visit of Versailles Palace with Giverny, the house of Monet near Versailles.

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Visit Versailles Palace on a tour
Visit the royal Versailles Palace
Hotel Saint Paul
Stay in a hotel near Luxembourg in Paris left bank

Check our selection of best Paris hotels

There are many hotels in the city. The difference in quality is huge. It does not always translate into price.

Choose a hotel in a top district. Prefer a hotel on the left bank, a hotel near Notre Dame, a hotel near Louvre Museum or a hotel near Champs Elysees.

We have a choice of 2700 hotels. Book your hotel early as top hotels are often fully booked.

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Fashion, one top reason to come to Paris

French fashion is world famous with top brands such as Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermes, Vuitton and Saint Laurent. Discover these icon french brands.

Many lesser known French fashion brands maintain the French touch, a mixture of elegance and design. You will best find them at Paris Department Stores, Paris Shopping Malls and in Le Marais district.

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Chanel - 31, rue Cambon
Prepare your shopping. The best stores.
Moulin Rouge in Paris
Moulin Rouge is an icon of Paris nightlife

Discover and enjoy Paris nightlife

Nightlife is a key part of a great stay. The city of lights and her illuminations are magical at night, especially along the Seine river banks and Champs Elysees.

A romantic dinner cruise on the Seine river is a great way to enjoy the city at night. Restaurants are also very much part of her nightlife. So are concerts, bars and nightclubs. See selected Paris nightlife icons.

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Paris is fun with children

This is a well kept secret. Paris can be a lot of fun for children. Our top suggestions: Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix, Thoiry Safari Park, Aquaboulevard Aquatic Park, the Eiffel Tower and a Seine river cruise.

There are also possibilities to visit the city in a way suited to children. See our top recommendations.

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Disneyland
With children, Disneyland Paris is a must do
Try a one day Champagne wine tour
Take one day for a Champagne wine tour from Paris

About

's mission is to help you make the best of your trip with an exclusive selection of what's worth your time and money in this extraordinary city.

Launched by Parisians in 1997, this Paris City Guide has strived hard ever since to provide the most accurate, thrustworthy, information on Paris tourism.

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