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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City breaks to Paris are one of the most popular location to visit for a city breaks in the world, although 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 holidays 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.
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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.
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