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Paris is beautiful, there’s no arguing with that. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a living museum, it is so much more than that. Paris is an exciting, vibrant city with so much going on you’ll need to go back several times just to scratch the surface.

The best way to get a feel for Paris is to walk around, and it is a very walkable city. So, ditch the guidebook and discover something different, it’s the perfect place for an idle wander. Browse quirky shop windows, stop for lunch and some people-watching, then take in a gallery to work up an appetite for dinner.

Our favourite feast? Picnicking like a true Parisian, with cheese, wine and a fresh baguette served on the banks of the Seine at sunset.

Discover our city guide and book your Paris trip today.

Top things to do on a Paris break

    • What to do in Paris?

      If you're on a first visit from London to Paris you'll probably want to cram as many sights into your time as possible, have a look at our 3-day itinerary for inspiration. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, but planning is crucial to make the most of your visit. Buy your tickets online to avoid the queues and look out for the secret apartment on the third floor.

    • Wandering through the Parisian neighbourhoods

      Paris is full of charming neighbourhoods and the trendy Marais is well worth a visit. Known for its gothic architecture and charming cafes, you’ll find plenty of things to explore. Don’t forget to explore Père-Lachaise Cemetery where you’ll see the famous tombs of Oscar Wilde and Frederic Chopin.

Where to stay

    • Must-see museums and attractions

      The world-famous Louvre museum is a feast for the eyes with 350,000 artefacts and of course the Mona Lisa. But there are other spectacular museums too, like the beautiful Rodin museum. Showcasing the sculptures and lifework of French artist Auguste Rodin, it contains nearly 400 pieces of art, including the most famous of Rodin’s sculptures, The Thinker.

    • A selection of restaurants and bars

      In Paris, there are plenty of food options to suit every taste and budget. With scenic views of the Canal Saint-Martin, the Paname Brewing Company offers a good mixture of beer, burgers and snacks. You can also try brews by Brasserie de la Goutte d'Or, Deck & Donohue and BapBap. If wine and cheese is more your thing, check out La Grande Crèmerie in St Germain.

    • Getting around the city

      It is easy and convenient to get around Paris by metro, RER and bus. The Paris Pass gives you free unlimited travel on the Metro, RER and bus as well as free entry to some of the main museums and attractions. For longer stretches across the city, taking the RER is your best option.

What's on

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Mar 2019
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Jan 2020

Music Migrations

Music in London and Paris owes a lot to multiculturalism. This immersive exhibition shows how migrations in the 60s-80s brought in new genres that fostered integration and enriched our heritage.

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Oct 2019
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Nov 2019

Foire d’automne

There’s no better time to cosy up at home, so give yours a makeover with help from this interior design and renovation fair. Discover trends and inspiration from over 300 exhibitors.

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Dec 2019
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Dec 2019

Paris Boat Show

Ahoy sailors, join millions of sea lovers who come to this fair to discover novelties and buy their dream boat or board. Fancy a dip? You can ride an artificial wave or try wakeboarding in a big pool. 

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When to go and what to do

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Spring breaks in Paris

Paris's parks, gardens and museums come alive in spring. 

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Summer in Paris

All the best things to do in Paris in summer

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Paris in autumn

See Paris in a different light during the autumn season.

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Paris in winter

Hot cocoa and Christmas window displays...there's plenty of reasons to visit Paris in the winter. 

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Best places to eat, shop and stay

Where to eat in Paris

Paris is full of tasty places to eat - but where to go? Check out our handy list.

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Best places to shop in Paris

Paris has no shortage of designer and wallet-friendly shops.

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Finding the best place to stay in Paris

An easy guide by district to help you decide on the best place to stay on your city break.

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