This entrancing city straddling the River Seine has more than 2,000 years of history, embodied in spectacular buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic architecture with its guardian gargoyles. Paying a visit to the Mona Lisa at her home in the Louvre is a must, as is spending some time with the impressionists in the luminous converted railway station, the lovely Musée d'Orsay. Shop the boho-chic boutiques of Montmartre, or the swanky designer stores on the Champs-Élysées, and cap it all off with an evening ascent of the Eiffel Tower before heading home to one of our cosy hotels in Paris.
Food & Drink:
Breakfast on croissants and café au lait, experience the pageantry of French nouvelle cuisine in one of Paris' many Michelin-starred restaurants, or dig into comfort foods like cassoulet with crusty French bread and a glass of Bordeaux in a traditional brasserie. C'est magnifique!
Off the Beaten Track:
Stroll through the tranquil, tree-filled Père Lachaise Cemetery where you can visit the tombs of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde among others, or check out the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Louis Vuitton that houses incredible contemporary art and hosts cultural events in the pretty Bois de Boulogne park.
Whether you're a seasoned Paris vet or a newbie itching to get to the city of lights for the first time, the best way to start off your trip is by checking out our stellar hotels in Paris.