Paris

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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

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
3 out of 5
The price is Rp1.191.365 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paris Nord 2 International Business Park, Aeroville Shopping Center and Usines Centre Outlet ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,042 reviews)
"Awesome restaurant and free shuttle to airport. They even offered use a quick breakfast because we were leaving before their breakfast time!"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Holiday Inn Express Paris - CDG Airport
Explorers Hotel
Explorers Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is Rp1.476.159 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
This family-friendly Magny-le-Hongre hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland® Paris. Golf Disneyland ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,266 reviews)
"Room a little dark, but clean and quiet. Staff extremely helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Explorers Hotel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
3 out of 5
5 Avenue Duquesne Paris Franc, Paris, Paris
The price is Rp1.850.572 per night from 22 Nov to 22 Nov
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler, Les Invalides and UNESCO Headquarters. American University of Paris and Rue ...
3.8/5 Good! (981 reviews)
"This property is less than ten minutes walking distance from the Eiffel Tower."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Hotel Derby Eiffel
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.
Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
3 out of 5
The price is Rp895.438 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
This family-friendly Serris residence is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of La Vallee Village and Disneyland® Paris. Golf Disneyland Paris is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,691 reviews)
"Good budget hotel. Down sides: A little old, some broken amenities and the room did smell like smoke. You can ask to move rooms though. Up sides: wonderful price, the cheapest way to get to disney. Walking distance or a free quick shuttle bus. A really great option considering the price."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Serris - Val d'Europe
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
The price is Rp2.967.230 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
This family-friendly Paris residence is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Pont Neuf, Rue de Rivoli and Les Halles. Ile de la Cite ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,712 reviews)
"This is a very nice hotel. Large rooms, fantastic location, considerate staff, quiet. This is where I stay in Paris."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
74 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris
The price is Rp5.074.135 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
Located in Paris City Center, this luxury residence is within a 5-minute walk of Champs-Elysees, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V. Lido and Rue du Faubourg ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (347 reviews)
"Beautiful room, no hot water for two days, not enough staff to take care of guests. They knew about the hot water situation and should have let us know. they gave us a discount for the first night, but not for the second. Checking staff also act as concierge’s and have no time for soooo many ..."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
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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