Paris City Breaks 2014

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Weekend Breaks in Paris

Paris breaks are amongst some of the best city breaks in the world - art, culture, history, food, drink, nightlife and romance, it has everything! Stroll along the Champs-Elysees and pose in front of the Eiffel Tower to experience the city-sights, then explore the backstreets to reveal Paris’ chic personality.

Stay in the centre of the capital city of France to be within walking distance of many of famous landmarks recognisable the world over, like the Arc du Triomphe and the Louvre.

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Explore the City of Paris

Paris is one of the most popular locations to visit for a city or a weekend break. You could easily spend much longer than a weekend here and still not see all there is to see and do all there is to do. From exploring the one-off shops, bakeries and cafes on the winding back streets, to climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower and seeing the city all lit-up at night, there is always something to do at any time of day or night.

Start off your city break to Paris with a breakfast of croissants or pain au chocolat at one of the famous patisseries found all over the city, before a morning of sightseeing. Don’t miss the Notre Dame, the Catacombs and the Champs-Elysees.

Have lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants, or if you are visiting in the summer, pick up a freshly baked baguette and other goodies from one of the markets and head to a park for a picnic. You could even go to one of the man-made beaches that line the Seine every summer! A cruise up the river is a great way to spend the afternoon and lets you see the city from another angle.

North of the River Seine, is the area known as Rive Droite – ‘right bank’ – is where you will find landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. This area is also home to Paris’ most lively areas: Bastille is loved by the locals for its cafes and bars and Le Marais for the shopping.

Fall under the Parisian Spell

From the simmering haze of summer to the dramatic greys of winter, Paris city breaks offer truly distinct personalities that cannot go unexplored. A laidback buzz dances its way through the city’s warren of backstreets, where you’re guaranteed to find charismatic cafes and fragrant patisseries.

The endless array of stylish boutique hotels, shops and contemporary restaurants add a smattering of sophistication, and are perfect to head to for any romantic city break. For those craving a taste of Paris at its naughtiest, the infamous nightlife of the Moulin Rouge and extravagant dinner shows are a must. One thing’s for sure – whether you’re strolling along the Seine, dining in style on a leafy boulevard, or can-can dancing after dark, Paris weekend breaks will always leave you wanting more.

Check out our hotels in Paris to find the perfect one to suit your budget. At the Hotel Le Bristol you'll be in one of Paris' most popular hotels and just a short walk from the picturesque river Seine. You'll also enjoy a great location at the La Maison Favart, as well as a relaxing sauna and bath pool.

Why not choose Paris for your next city break? Or perhaps a visit to Disneyland in Paris with the kids?

Out and about in Paris

Those with an artistic streak will undoubtedly want to head to Paris’ multitude of famed galleries and museums. The undisputed king of these is the Louvre, originally constructed as a fortress by Philippe-Auguste in the 12th Century. The Louvre now stands as one of the most incredible collections of artistic history in Europe, and affords endless opportunities for wandering its many chambers.

Paris takes on a whole new persona after dark, with explosive nightlife and a vibrant live-music scene. There is no better way to enjoy the late-night frolics than with a cheeky bit of leg at a Moulin Rouge dinner and dance. With a varied menu choice and lashings of can-can cabaret, this is a pure, Parisian indulgence.

Other Destinations

  • Explore the bustling streets of Pragueand see sights including the John Lennon Wall and the modern National Theatre.
  • Stroll along the river canals of Amsterdam and enjoy the coffee culture and flower markets.
  • How about a trip to the Eastern European city of Budapest in Hungary where you can enjoy Turkish baths, sightseeing and lively nightlife?

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Flight time: 60 minutes

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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is probably one of the most famous attractions in the whole of Europe, as well as being an iconic symbol of Paris. No trip to the city would be complete without at least one photo of the impressive structure. There are three levels that you can stop at to admire the views of the city, day or night and you can either walk or get the lift to the first two.There are gift shops for souvenirs and restaurants where you can enjoy a gourmet dinner over-looking the city lights at night.

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Arc de Triomphe

This stunning landmark that heads up the Champs-Elysees is a memorial to all those that have lost their lives serving France and is the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When the Arc is lit up at night it frames the famous street in Paris and is also one of the main points that the Bastille Day parades pass every year on the 14th July.

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Louvre

This famous art museum is one of the largest collections of art and sculpture in Europe and has over 380,000 pieces, from almost every era and country!

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Others

There are so many amazing sights in this beautiful city that it can be hard to fit them all in to a short break to Paris. We have put together attractions guides so that you can find out everything you need to know about the best places to see.

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