Paris

Travel Guide
Eiffel Tower featuring a monument, heritage architecture and a sunset
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.

Where to stay in Paris

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
2 out of 5
10 Rue de la Belle Borne, Tremblay-en-France, Roissy, 93290
The price is S$82 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Tremblay-en-France. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Aeroville Shopping Center and Circuit Carole Moto ...
4/5 Very Good! (106 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay! Great people working there."

Reviewed on 1 Jul,2022

easyHotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris, 75015
The price is S$474 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Having no toilet in one of the bathrooms is a little weird but otherwise very nice"

Reviewed on 30 Jun,2022

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
4 out of 5
30 A rue d'Alsace, Paris, 75010
The price is S$202 per night from 1 Aug to 2 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,135 reviews)
"I loved my stay at the Okko Gare de l'Est hotel. The staff was courteous, the property was clean and it's right near the Metro and a host of restaurants. It's a bit noisy around the hotel and you may see some interesting characters, but it still felt very safe with security monitoring the area directly ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jun,2022

OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est
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.
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
5 out of 5
6 Boulevard De Neuilly, Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, 92400
The price is S$358 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Courbevoie. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (523 reviews)
"Nice and spacious"

Reviewed on 17 Jun,2022

Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris La Défense
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
74 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, 75008
The price is S$754 per night from 31 Jul to 1 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (388 reviews)
"Two story, spacious, and clean room. Hotel was centrally located to many tourist destinations. Comfortable beds. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on 26 Jun,2022

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Marriott Village d'Ile-de-France
Marriott Village d'Ile-de-France
1, Allee de l'Orme-Rond, Bailly-Romainvilliers, Seine-et-Marne, 77700
The price is S$608 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this golf aparthotel in Bailly-Romainvilliers. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (757 reviews)
"The Marriott is always a standard and still it is always a nice surprise to experience premium quality service. I am delighted to thank the staff and the management for this homelike feeling we have had during our stay."

Reviewed on 18 Jun,2022

Marriott Village d'Ile-de-France
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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