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Paris

Stroll along the banks of the Seine, discover the wonders of the Louvre or scaling the heights of the Eiffel Tower – Paris offers everything you could wish for.

Paris has charmed visitors for centuries, but that doesn’t mean it’s a city stuck in the past – here ancient buildings like the awe-inspiring Notre Dame cathedral and the eerie Paris catacombs sit alongside more modern creations, including the 19th century Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower, right up to the contemporary urban styling of the La Défense district.

The city is famed for its wide boulevards with the River Seine running through the middle, which makes it quite easy to navigate. Divided into 20 districts (locally known as arrondissements), each has its own distinct character – from the medieval architecture of Le Marais, to the can-can clubs in the winding streets of Montmartre, all the way to the beautiful landscaped Luxembourg Gardens in Luxembourg and high-end shopping in St-Germain-des-Prés.

Paris has an excellent public transport system in its world-famous Metro (one of the first underground systems), but to get a true taste of the city, you need to get around on foot. Take your time to stop for a coffee and a tempting, freshly baked pastry in one of the many pavement cafés. This is a nation governed by its stomach, and the quality of the food available in Paris – from simple bistros to silver-service dining – is excellent.

Artists of all kind have flocked to Paris over the years, and today art-lovers come for the range and quality of the museums as well as the inspiring architecture the city has to offer. You could spend your entire visit wandering through exhibits at the Musée d'Orsay, the Pompidou Centre’s National Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre, but don’t miss out on some of Paris’ more unusual treasures, such as the Salvador Dali museum in Montmartre. For more lively entertainment, take in a performance at the opulent Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra de Paris, where internationally renowned opera and ballet companies perform regularly.

Paris has long been the cornerstone of the fashion world, and many major fashion houses are based here. A stroll along the Champs-Élysées will take you past Louis Vuitton’s flagship store, while the nearby Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is home to Lanvin, Hermès and Dior.

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Where to stay in Paris

Marais - Pompidou - Notre Dame de Paris which includes modern architecture and a square or plaza as well as a large group of people

Marais

4.5/5Wonderful!(144 area reviews)

Travellers love Marais for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Paul Station or Saint-Sebastien - Froissart Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Hotel de Ville and Picasso Museum.

Marais
Montmartre which includes views and a city

Montmartre

4.5/5Wonderful!(137 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Montmartre, you might enjoy attractions like Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Place du Tertre. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Abbesses Station to see more of the city.

Montmartre
7th Arrondissement showing street scenes and a city

7th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(240 area reviews)

7th Arrondissement is highly notable for its charming cafes, and you might want to visit top sights like Les Invalides and Rue Cler. See more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Varenne Station or La Tour-Maubourg Station.

7th Arrondissement
8th Arrondissement featuring a monument and street scenes

8th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(411 area reviews)

Travellers love 8th Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Paris by jumping on the metro at Saint-Philippe du Roule Station or Miromesnil Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Champs-Elysees and Grand Palais.

8th Arrondissement
6th Arrondissement which includes a park and a statue or sculpture

6th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

Known for its beautiful gardens and charming cafes, there's plenty to explore in 6th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Sulpice Church, and jump on the metro at Saint-Sulpice Station or Rennes Station to see more of the city.

6th Arrondissement
9th Arrondissement featuring street scenes as well as a small group of people

9th Arrondissement

4.5/5Wonderful!(458 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafes and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in 9th Arrondissement. Check out top attractions like Galeries Lafayette and Grevin Museum, and jump on the metro at Saint-Georges Station or Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Station to see more of the city.

9th Arrondissement

Top hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
4 out of 5
The price is SG$113 per night

Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Parc Asterix and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,037 reviews)

"A funky , comfortable, clean and friendly hotel that is superior to many hotels but more especially to other airport hotels stayed in!! Its a holiday!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul,2020

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
2 out of 5
The price is SG$164 per night

Situated in Magny-le-Hongre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Val d'Europe, Disneyland® Paris and Golf Disneyland Paris. Disney Village and Walt Disney ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,659 reviews)

"Over all the place is amazing, beautiful and clean! However the morning eggs tasted like rubber and the transportation coming back from the parks was ridiculous!! We ended up walking back to the hotel (30 minute walk) b/c that was faster then waiting for a bus to come back and possibly not get on! ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2020

B&B Hotel at Disneyland® Paris
Hotel Monceau Wagram
Hotel Monceau Wagram
4 out of 5
The price is SG$97 per night

Located in 17th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Champs-Elysees and Parc Monceau. Arc de Triomphe and Lido ...

3.8/5Good! (604 reviews)

"Extremely well situated. Staff very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2020

Hotel Monceau Wagram

Popular places to visit in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5(1,466 reviews)

An iconic structure that captures the eye and the heart in the centre of Paris.

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5(1,042 reviews)

This internationally renowned museum houses some of the most famous art in the world, from the enigmatic Mona Lisa to the ancient Venus de Milo.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(1,233 reviews)

Magnificent views and impressive architecture await at this world-famous arch in the heart of the city.

La Machine du Moulin Rouge
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge

4/5(395 reviews)

Whether you fell in love with the film or are a fan of the iconic architecture, don’t miss one of the greatest stage shows and most well-known landmarks in Paris.

Palais Garnier
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Palais Garnier

4.5/5(386 reviews)

Attend a performance, browse museum exhibits and marvel at the opulent design of one of the world’s most celebrated opera houses. 

Champs-Elysees
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Champs-Elysees

4.5/5(629 reviews)

Sublime architectural sites and some of the best shopping in Paris ensure that you can happily spend a day or two exploring this famous street. 

Top things to do in Paris

Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
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Dinner Cruise on the Seine River

SG$124
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Paris Pass®: 60+ Attractions and Tours
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The Paris Pass®: 60+ Attractions and Tours

SG$207
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
River Seine Sightseeing Cruise
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River Seine Sightseeing Cruise

SG$23
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

SG$27
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris
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Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris

SG$124
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
French Cheese and Wine Introduction Tasting
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French Cheese and Wine Introduction Tasting

SG$40
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Paris

4.5

Top Destination

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5 - Excellent 58.28746177370031%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.79204892966361%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.0244648318042815%
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2 - Disappointing 1.3149847094801224%
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1 - Terrible 0.581039755351682%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Apr 2020

Took 2 weekends in Paris in summer 2019 - loved it! The hotel was fantastic. Eurostar from St Pancras was so easy. Cafes and restaurants in Paris were wonderful. We avoided the usually tourist traps and explored the city by foot - 100% recommend!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Loved the Marais quarter. Know Paris well so didn’t feel need to do lots of touristy things.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Integrated transport system makes Paris easy to get around and getting to places of interest is pretty straightforward.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Architecture, History, Restaurants, Total atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Lovely

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

Very nice city with excellent food and wine, will definitely visit again. Do your search well when you book a place to stay...

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