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We don’t need to tell you about the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower. They’re not short on marketing material, after all. Yes, they are Paris must-sees. And by all means pop by if you’re in the arrondissement, but we think Paris’ best bits are in the journeys to and from all the places that get top billing. Hopping on a bike to ride along the Seine, flitting from stall to stall in an unmistakably Parisian flea market or chatting with the fromagerie owner about the best brie for your park picnic.

Perhaps a romantic view of Paris – but this IS the City of Love. You’ll fall head over heels for the wine lists in bistros, wine bars and cafes. Swoon over baked goods in patisseries and declare your undying love to whoever was once architecturally responsible for the Grand Magasins. Seriously. Even if you’re not remotely interested in shopping – Galaries Lafayette’s Haussmann store is a must see. And after all that. If you do find yourself ascending the Eiffel Tower – do take a peek into Gustave Eiffel’s secret apartment. It’s a window into the tower’s past that most miss. And we can’t have that. Not on our watch.

Paris

We don’t need to tell you about the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower. They’re not short on marketing material, after all. Yes, they are Paris must-sees. And by all means pop by if you’re in the arrondissement, but we think Paris’ best bits are in the journeys to and from all the places that get top billing. Hopping on a bike to ride along the Seine, flitting from stall to stall in an unmistakably Parisian flea market or chatting with the fromagerie owner about the best brie for your park picnic.

Perhaps a romantic view of Paris – but this IS the City of Love. You’ll fall head over heels for the wine lists in bistros, wine bars and cafes. Swoon over baked goods in patisseries and declare your undying love to whoever was once architecturally responsible for the Grand Magasins. Seriously. Even if you’re not remotely interested in shopping – Galaries Lafayette’s Haussmann store is a must see. And after all that. If you do find yourself ascending the Eiffel Tower – do take a peek into Gustave Eiffel’s secret apartment. It’s a window into the tower’s past that most miss. And we can’t have that. Not on our watch.

   
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Soundtrack of the city

Last Euro in Paris

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    3 course meal for 2: £53.55

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    A regular cappuccino: £3.24

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    A medium beer: £6.25

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.70

Last Euro in Paris

  • null

    3 course meal for 2: £53.55

  • null

    A regular cappuccino: £3.24

  • null

    A medium beer: £6.25

  • null

    One-way (Local Transport): £1.70

Soundtrack of the city

Paris when it sizzles…

As the song suggests, spring is the best time to visit Paris – but expect to dodge some showers while admiring those blooms. Summer brings hot weather and an influx of tourists. Autumn’s famous for Fashion Week – but that aside, it’s not too chilly to enjoy the sights. Winter in Paris brings Christmas markets and the City of Lights gets even more sparkle.

Discover the real Paris

Cast an eye over the Paris icons – and you’ll miss out on so much. Yes, the boulangeries are tempting, but so are the eclectic arrondissements. The real Paris is found in greeting every shopkeeper with a ‘bonjour!’’ dining well at unsung century-old, family-run brasseries or marvelling at some of the most architecturally stunning shopping malls in the world.

Macarons to Michelin-stars. The Paris food spectrum is diverse and delicious – no matter your budget. Eat handsomely in the most modest bistros or push the Euro-stuffed boat out in a palatial and award winning venue. Wines are not in short supply – but the craft beers, cocktails and chocolat-chaud are all top choices too.

The Eiffel Tower will rarely top our list of must sees. Yes, it’s a landmark – but controversially there are better viewpoints to be found. Catacombs and cemeteries add a dark side to the City of Love’s whimsical feel – all nicely balanced by an eclectic raft of museums. For a much-visited city, it’s also got a secret or two that’s still worth discovering.

Still not quite sorted your avenues from your arrondissements? We’re here to help. Whether you’ve got just one day to spend in the capital or a week or more – there’s no shame in picking up a few tips. No matter how well travelled you are, Paris is best enjoyed with a pointer or two.

Food & Drink

Macarons to Michelin-stars. The Paris food spectrum is diverse and delicious – no matter your budget. Eat handsomely in the most modest bistros or push the Euro-stuffed boat out in a palatial and award winning venue. Wines are not in short supply – but the craft beers, cocktails and chocolat-chaud are all top choices too.

See & do

The Eiffel Tower will rarely top our list of must sees. Yes, it’s a landmark – but controversially there are better viewpoints to be found. Catacombs and cemeteries add a dark side to the City of Love’s whimsical feel – all nicely balanced by an eclectic raft of museums. For a much-visited city, it’s also got a secret or two that’s still worth discovering.

Guides & Tips

Still not quite sorted your avenues from your arrondissements? We’re here to help. Whether you’ve got just one day to spend in the capital or a week or more – there’s no shame in picking up a few tips. No matter how well travelled you are, Paris is best enjoyed with a pointer or two.

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More of the France

Revel in the wine regions, ski in the Alps or escape to a gite in the country. France isn’t short on options. Snow-capped peaks aren’t for everyone – but the riviera offers a warm and distinctly glamorous welcome for sun worshippers. Heady-scented lavender fields, lush green forests, bustling market squares and culturally blessed cities. Best of all, practically all landscapes are within easy reach of culinary delights to feast on.