Destination: Paris, France

A city of art, iconic buildings & indulgent food

Paris is a city that should be on every traveller’s bucket list, thanks to its huge array of must-see attractions.

For first time visitors, Fareferret recommends staying in the city for at least 3 nights to explore all that the city has to offer.

Top things to do & places to visit

Eiffel Tower
A must visit on your holiday in Paris, the 324m tall spire was originally built for the 1889 World’s Fair.

Musee du Louvre
Another must visit on your holiday in Paris, the Louvre is home to tens of thousands of works of art including the incomparable Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

An icon of the Parisian skyline, the Pantheon serves as a mausoleum of some of France’s greatest thinkers.

Arc de Triomphe
A symbol of Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is a monument built in 1836 to Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz.

Where to stay

Champs Elysees
The Champs Elysees is home to luxury hotels, great nightlife and some of Paris’ most famous boutique shops.

Eiffel Tower
Stay close to the iconic Eiffel Tower & some of Paris’ famous museums in this upmarket, quiet area of Paris.

Les Halles
A perfect location for travellers to Paris, located close to major museums & the Chatelet shopping district. This area is also a convenient base for exploring Paris thanks to the many connections available on the Paris Metro rail network.

Ile St-Louis
A peaceful centrally-located island in Paris. Perfect for travellers looking for a more quiet romantic stay.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Paris to avoid the crowds is spring (Apr – May) or autumn (Sep – Oct). Summer (Jun – Aug) is the busiest time of year in Paris, however some shops close during Aug.

Getting to Paris

Paris is served by 2 main airports (Charles de Gaulle & Orly). Most long haul international flights will arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Paris is also connected to the rest of Europe by an extensive rail network, with the local TGV rail network being renowned for its high speeds & reliability.

What’s nearby?

Paris is the perfect place to begin a journey through France, with destinations such as Burgundy, Lyon & Bordeaux just a short train ride away. It is also the perfect starting place for a journey through Belgium, the Netherlands & Germany.

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