OVERVIEW

The city of romance, with its elegant, lamp-lit bridges and iconic Eiffel Tower, is one of Europe’s most recognizable destinations. Paris is a treasure trove of art – for many of the most famous artists (Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso) have lived or worked there at some point in their lives – and a good place to see it is the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay. 

Foodies are well catered for with ample bistros and boulangeries (bakeries) and fromageries (cheese shops) – and Paris has the second highest number of Michelin star restaurants in the world.

The city is home to many luxury fashion houses including Chanel and Christian Dior (so much so that it’s often nicknamed the capital of fashion), so fashionistas can shop to their heart’s content. Of course, vintage shops and flea markets are a highlight too. For hipster vibes, check out the Pigalle arrondissement; for art galleries and nightlife, Belleville-Menilmontant is the place.

CULTURE

Palais de Tokyo paris

Palais de Tokyo

An eclectic museum, home to both the Parisian and the national collections of modern art.

louvre paris interior art paintings

Musee du Louvres

Home to the Mona Lisa, this former royal palace is the largest art museum in the world.

the jacquemart andre paris museum

The Jacquemart Andre

An art collection including works by Bellini, Uccello, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

FAMILY

Parc Asterix Paris

Parc Asterix

An amusement park based on the comic book series Asterix, by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny.

Disney on Ice / Paris

Disney on Ice

In the run-up to the festive season, the Zénith de Paris is home to this spectacular ice skating show.

Disneyland Paris / Shutterstock

Disneyland Paris

The two parks, Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, have all the crowd pleasers.

FOOD

Ladurée

Enjoy lunches, delectable pastries and signature macarons in gorgeous imperial-style decor.

macarons in paris

Pierre Hermé

The best pastry shop in Paris – the macarons come in a variety of flavours and are a highlight.

asian food laid out on table at restaurant

Nanashi

A French-Japanese eatery specialising in bento boxes – great for a quick bite.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Claude Maxime Paris

Claude Maxime

When Claude Maxime founded her Paris salon in the 1960s, her clients included Brigitte Bardot.

HOME & GARDEN

Liaigre furniture Paris

Liaigre

The interior design studio still carries on Christian Liaigre's simple, modern and timeless style.

library in a house with a curving sofa

Pierre Yovanovitch

The designer is known for his signature haute couture aesthetic and has his own furniture line.

outdoor furniture mountaineous background

Roche Bobois

A global French interiors brand selling high-end modern-urban furniture by edgy designers.

HOTELS

Hotel de Crillon Paris

Hôtel de Crillon

One of the most famous five-star hotels in Paris occupies a gorgeous neoclassical.

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Mandarin Oriental

Modern luxury, ideally located for high-end shopping, and just 150 yards from the Place Vendôme.

Le Bristol hotel Paris

Le Bristol

The elegant Le Bristol is a five-star hotel that not only caters to children but welcomes them.

SHOPPING

Merci concept store Paris

Merci

Smart concept store for homeware and fashion with a cute red Fiat 500 in front of the doors.

Le Printemps Paris

Le Printemps

The best brands are available at Le Printemps, as is personalized shopping, with a private lounge.

CULTURE

Palais de Tokyo paris

Palais de Tokyo

An eclectic museum, home to both the Parisian and the national collections of modern art.

louvre paris interior art paintings

Musee du Louvres

Home to the Mona Lisa, this former royal palace is the largest art museum in the world.

the jacquemart andre paris museum

The Jacquemart Andre

An art collection including works by Bellini, Uccello, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

FAMILY

Parc Asterix Paris

Parc Asterix

An amusement park based on the comic book series Asterix, by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny.

Disney on Ice / Paris

Disney on Ice

In the run-up to the festive season, the Zénith de Paris is home to this spectacular ice skating show.

Disneyland Paris / Shutterstock

Disneyland Paris

The two parks, Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, have all the crowd pleasers.

FOOD

Ladurée

Enjoy lunches, delectable pastries and signature macarons in gorgeous imperial-style decor.

macarons in paris

Pierre Hermé

The best pastry shop in Paris – the macarons come in a variety of flavours and are a highlight.

asian food laid out on table at restaurant

Nanashi

A French-Japanese eatery specialising in bento boxes – great for a quick bite.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Claude Maxime Paris

Claude Maxime

When Claude Maxime founded her Paris salon in the 1960s, her clients included Brigitte Bardot.

HOME & GARDEN

Liaigre furniture Paris

Liaigre

The interior design studio still carries on Christian Liaigre's simple, modern and timeless style.

library in a house with a curving sofa

Pierre Yovanovitch

The designer is known for his signature haute couture aesthetic and has his own furniture line.

outdoor furniture mountaineous background

Roche Bobois

A global French interiors brand selling high-end modern-urban furniture by edgy designers.

HOTELS

Hotel de Crillon Paris

Hôtel de Crillon

One of the most famous five-star hotels in Paris occupies a gorgeous neoclassical.

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Mandarin Oriental

Modern luxury, ideally located for high-end shopping, and just 150 yards from the Place Vendôme.

Le Bristol hotel Paris

Le Bristol

The elegant Le Bristol is a five-star hotel that not only caters to children but welcomes them.

SHOPPING

Merci concept store Paris

Merci

Smart concept store for homeware and fashion with a cute red Fiat 500 in front of the doors.

Le Printemps Paris

Le Printemps

The best brands are available at Le Printemps, as is personalized shopping, with a private lounge.