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
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Marais

museum, cafe, architecture

4.5/5 (104 Ratings)

Admire historic and architectural marvels and visit one of the largest museums of modern art in Europe in the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements of Paris.

7th Arrondissement
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7th Arrondissement

tour, cafe, museum

4.5/5 (156 Ratings)

Visit this district’s well-known attraction, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and its other superb historic buildings and museums.

1st Arrondissement
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1st Arrondissement

museum, architecture, monument

4.5/5 (191 Ratings)

Few urban districts in Europe have a higher concentration of artistic masterpieces and breathtaking architecture than this neighborhood.

8th Arrondissement
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8th Arrondissement

cafe, museum, sunset

4.5/5 (275 Ratings)

Featuring the most famous street in Paris, this district is strongly linked to Napoleon’s rise and France’s dark years of revolution. 

6th Arrondissement
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6th Arrondissement

cafe, museum, church

4.5/5 (76 Ratings)

Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.

Montmartre
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Montmartre

cathedral, cafe, church

4.5/5 (99 Ratings)

This elevated quarter to the north of Paris is home to the architectural masterpiece that sits at the highest point in the city on the top of the hill.

Top hotels in Paris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Vienna House Dream Castle Marne La Vallée
4 out of 5
SG$122
per night
6 Oct-7 Oct
4/5Very Good! (8,288 reviews)

"We had a great stay at the Vienna House Dream Castle and would highly recommend it. We loved the family rooms with the large queen bed and bunk bends for the kids! The pool was smaller than I imagined but still great, I had read that guests were charged for pool towels but I never saw that happen. ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2019

Vienna House Dream Castle Marne La Vallée
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ibis Paris CDG Airport
3 out of 5
3 Rue de Bruxelles, BP 11122, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
SG$105
per night
11 Oct-12 Oct
3.8/5Good! (4,777 reviews)

"Great property closed to airport . Really convenient"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2019

ibis Paris CDG Airport
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citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle
4 out of 5
7 Rue de Rome, Roissypole, Terminal 3, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis
SG$109
per night
12 Oct-13 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (4,394 reviews)

"Stayed here after late night flight. Easy to find from terminal 3. Easy check in. Modern room. Not spacious. But clean and huge bed. Would use again. Super impressed."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2019

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle

Popular things to do in Paris

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

4.5/5 (1,127 Ratings)

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

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5 (919 Ratings)

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

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

4.5/5 (740 Ratings)

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.

Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

4/5 (286 Ratings)

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.

Notre-Dame
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Notre-Dame

4/5 (871 Ratings)

This imposing masterpiece of French gothic architecture, sits in the heart of Paris, providing a serene place of worship for devotees of religion and art.

Opéra Garnier
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Opéra Garnier

4.5/5 (284 Ratings)

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

Top activities in Paris

Disneyland® Paris Tickets
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Disneyland® Paris Tickets

SG$78

Treat yourself to the magic of Disneyland® Paris. You can choose between 2 incredible Disney Parks, the original Disneyland® Park or the Walt Disney Studios® Park. Or, for the ultimate Disney adventure, you can choose a 2-park ticket and visit both.

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

SG$152

Set sail for an unforgettable evening on the water as you soak in the majesty of the illuminated landmarks that line the Seine. Step aboard a glass-enclosed boat at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and settle into your seat.

Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

SG$26

Batobus stops include: 1. Eiffel Tower, Port de la Bourdonnais 2. Musée d'Orsay, Quai de Solferino 3. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Quai Malaquais 4. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Quai de Montebello 5. Jardin des Plantes, close to Pont d'Austerlitz 6.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Paris

The Top 8 Museums in Paris
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The Top 8 Museums in Paris

To truly have the Paris experience, you need to live through its art. Visiting one of the city’s art museums is a great way to understand the city.

Decadent Chocolate Tours Worth Planning Your Trip Around
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Decadent Chocolate Tours Worth Planning Your Trip Around

Love chocolate? Love to travel? Here’s your chocoholic travel guide.

7 floor plans of famous hotel rooms from film
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7 floor plans of famous hotel rooms from film

Explore the most famous hotel rooms from film with our detailed floor plan designs

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