Paris: the city's best neighborhoods

Find a great area to stay in Paris

About Paris

Including tips for the best time to visit Paris

As the birthplace of the Enlightenment and a trailblazer in the fashion world, Paris has cemented itself as one of the world's must-see cities. In a country known for exceptional food, style, and art, the capital delivers on all three counts.

The city is split into 20 districts ("arrondissements"), each with its own distinct vibe. Le Marais (in the 4th arrondissement) is famous for its narrow, medieval streets full of traditional bakeries and chic boutiques. The area is also home to the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture.

The 7th arrondissement is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d'Orsay. Neighboring districts have plenty to offer, too, like the iconic Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Opéra Garnier. In the center of Paris, you'll find the world-famous Musée du Louvre, featuring tens of thousands of classic artworks including da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." Right outside the city are the mysterious Catacombs and the Château de Versailles.

Paris, like every French city, takes pride in its cuisine and offers some of the world's best food. You'll find everything from 3-Michelin-star spots like Restaurant Guy Savoy to laid-back bistros like La Mascotte.

Promising fun for all ages, Disneyland Paris is in the eastern suburb Marne-la-Vallée, just a quick train ride from the center.

Tonight

From $38 per night

This weekend

From $75 per night

Next weekend

From $75 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit June-August
Local currency € 1 = $1.19
Language French
Average weekend price $145 per night
Average weekday price $143 per night
Average stay 2 nights

Points of interest in Paris

Stay near the top sightseeing spots in Paris

Latest articles featuring Paris

Inspiration and insider tips for things to do in Paris

13 Parisian foods packed with ‘je ne sais quoi’

From patisserie delights to indulgent savoury dishes – these are Paris’ unmissable eats.

paris food

Dining in Paris: top tips from locals

We asked locals about the best places to eat in Paris. Find out what they said.

paris vegan-food video

A seasonal guide to Paris

Paris is the queen of all seasons, so you'll have something to do whenever you go.

paris seasonal-travel winter-travel summer-travel fall-travel autumn-travel

Top 10 hotels with the best WiFi in Paris

Ahh Paris, city of love, wine, music, and truly spectacular WiFi.

paris wifi technology

Bucket List / Budget List: Paris

First-timer or old hand, Paris will steal your heart every time, whatever you’re spending.

paris citybreak fashion beaches ducasse luxury

Paris reviews

What other travelers say about Paris

10

Paris was amazing, although staying there for 2 1/2 days...

September 17, 2020

Paris was amazing, although staying there for 2 1/2 days we got to see the main sights by foot and eat all the wonderful food available. The Muslim community is great there and lots of halal food available which were just delicious. The train is cheap and convenient as we used this a lot to get around - a taxi is of course expensive so we did most touring by foot and tram!!! BE CAREFUL OF PICKPOCKETERS. I had heard this many times before I came to Paris and it almost happened to me!! Especially by wearing a backpack so keep it close to you in the front and be wary.

Anonymous
10

Paris is always a good idea!

September 7, 2020

Paris is always a good idea! There’s so much to see and do. Research what each neighborhood (arrondisment) has to offer so you can get a feel for the city. And if you remember nothing else, make sure to visit Fauchon across the street from the Church of the Madeleine in the 1st arr. It’s a gourmet food store—go to the bakery side. There you will see the most exquisite individual French desserts displayed in a case like jewels. And they taste as amazing as they look! Fauchon is to food what the louvre is to art!

Anonymous United States of America
10

Paris is great city with wonderful building that you like to...

September 3, 2020

Paris is great city with wonderful building that you like to take photo by all of them. you may walk for a long time but without feeling tired. when you want to go back to hotel you will find out its more than hour far from!

Zahra
Zahra Netherlands
8.0

If you're below 25/26 and you live within Europe, a...

August 21, 2020

If you're below 25/26 and you live within Europe, a Lot of things are free or at least cheaper (arc de triomphe, Louvre, Eiffel Tower...). Go to Montmartre (around the Sacre Coeur) and enjoy the artsy Part of the city with all the amamzing street art everywhere!

Verena
Verena Germany
4.0

On the positive side, lots to see.

August 20, 2020

On the positive side, lots to see. On the negative side, it feels unsafe. My son had his phone stolen in the metro station on his second day at around 20:00 hrs by a man who looked respectable. Police was unhelpful. Visitors must be very careful with their possessions. We will not be going back any time soon. We prefer safer cities. We have travelled a lot and Asian cities feel safer nowadays than European cities especially in train and metro stations.

Anonymous Mauritius
10

Paris is a great, their have a perfect public transportation...

July 12, 2020

Paris is a great, their have a perfect public transportation, so you can easily commute from one spot to another. If you plan to visit Paris make sure you bring enough time to Explore every corner. There are plenty nice restaurant all around but do try Le Coq, they have a great Salmon Tartar. Btw I had a macaroon backing course and was awesome!

YAS, SKp.
YAS, SKp. Germany

Popular places to stay in Paris

Stay in some of the best accommodations Paris has to offer

gogless