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Paris Overview

Visiting Paris

Say ‘Bonjour!’ to love and the finer things in French life with a trip to the capital city of Paris. You’ve seen the photographs of La Tour Eiffel and watched Tom Hanks chase down the Da Vinci code, but no screen can capture the rush of stepping onto the Champs-Élysées and coming face-to-face with the glittering city.

Feel Paris

Unwind with a café au lait. Delve into culture at The Louvre. Tear into freshly baked, buttery croissants. Spot the River Seine’s Statue of Liberty. Take your step onto a film set at Disneyland Resort. Weave through artistic Montmartre. Climb the hill to the Sacré-Coeur. Take a deep breath; order the frogs’ legs.

Explore Paris

Captivating history, architecture and can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on ambience intertwine throughout Paris to create culture trails that demand to be explored. A great way to view the city is by hopping onto a glass-topped, sightseeing boat. These travel up and down the River Seine every day, passing all the must-see sights.

The city is divided into 14 arrondissements, or districts, and it’s well-worth exploring what each has to offer. In the Tuileries Quarter you’ll find Mona Lisa at The Louvre. Wander through St-Germain-des-Prés, the ultimate dining destination bursting with cafés and restaurants. Take the sidewalk catwalk down the Champs-Élysées, which is lined with leading fashion houses.

Journey 20 miles outside of the city and feel the wonder of the Disneyland Resort. To save time and money, you can pre-purchase tickets when you book your holiday. Leaving you more time to hunt down Mickey or grab a photo with Minnie.

Places to visit - Sightseeing

One of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities, Paris offers so much to do that a single visit here is never enough. While some of the sights are very familiar, few places on earth reward the visitor who is prepared to be a ‘tourist’ so well:

Montmartre
The hill that Montmartre sits upon has been a haven for artists for more than two centuries, and today makes the perfect place to shop for original art, or to have your portrait painted by the many artists that line its main square.

The Louvre
Announced by the vast glass pyramid at its entrance, the Louvre is everything an art gallery should be, and more. Home of every great objet d’art from the Venus de Milo to the Mona Lisa, it is simply unmissable, despite the frequent queues.

Pompidou Centre
While it looks like a building that has been turned inside out, the Pompidou Centre is actually home to one of the great collections of modern art, and is considered by many to be a modern masterpiece in its own right.

Notre Dame Cathedral
A masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, Notre Dame is simply stunning. From the legendary gargoyles that gaze down from the roof to the magnificence of its interior, every detail is as imposing as it is possible to imagine.

Bateaux-Mouches
The famous boats that cruise the Seine make a wonderful way to take in the many famous sights that line the river. Usually cruising for an hour and fifteen minutes, they also make a great place to enjoy your lunch as you soak up the sights.

Eiffel Tower
Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1889 to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, this was meant to be a temporary structure. However, it remains as the most famous tower in the world, offering 45-mile views from its highest gallery.

Sacré-Coeur
Sitting atop one of the highest points in the city, this vast basilica lacks the grandeur of Notre Dame, yet is still one of the most enjoyable religious buildings you will ever see. It also adjoins Montmartre and offers fabulous city views from its steps.

Moulin Rouge
The famous theatre with the red windmill sails was first immortalised by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the early 1900s; yet a century later the wild cancan routines are as popular as ever and make for an essential experience.

Great for younger kids

Disneyland Paris
Just a short train ride from the Gare du Nord, those camping in Paris will find every child’s dream day out. Home to a host of superb rides, massive parades, places to eat and favourite characters, you may find that a single day just isn’t enough.

Playmobil Fun Park
In the nearby Val de Marne, you will find the Playmobil Fun Park, which offers 12 themed areas full of Playmobil toys to enjoy. It also includes a special toddler area, making it a rainy day favourite for many families.

Great for older kids

La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Museum
Lying in the 19th Arondissement, La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie Museum is one of the biggest and most impressive of its kind in the world, offering a host of up-to-the-minute technological attractions.

Places to visit - Activities & events

Base Régionale de Plein Air et de Loisirs de Bois-Le-Roi
This 75 hectare park sits between the banks of the seine and the forest of Fontainbleau and offers facilities for horse-riding, golf, tennis, archery, windsurfing, canoeing and much more besides.

Base de Plein Air et de Loisirs, Le Port Aux Cerises
Within easy reach of central Paris, this large leisure complex offers tennis, crazy-golf and sailing. During the Summer, you can also enjoy a wave pool, pedal boats and canoeing.

Golf
There are five courses close to Paris, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Paris International Golf Club, the demanding Golf National close to Versailles and of course the beautiful Golf de Chantilly, around 40 minutes to the North of Paris by car.

Unmissable events in Paris

Paris Plages
Every year since 2002, the city has transformed several locations on the banks of the Seine into fully-fledged beaches where you can sunbathe in the sand, swim in pools hung over the river and enjoy free evening concerts. A must-see attraction.

Rock en Seine
This three day rock festival towards the end of August on the lawns of the Domaine National du St-Cloud on the edge of the city attracts A-list acts from all modern musical genres. Not to be missed if you’re here at the right time.

Paris Air Show
Usually held in the middle of June at Le Bourget, this is one of the world’s greatest air shows as it is used by the aerospace industry worldwide to showcase their very finest technology.

Bastille Day
Marked across France in Mid July, nowhere are the celebrations for the beginning of the French revolution quite so intense as in Paris. Go to the Place de la Bastille and the Champs Elysee for the best of the parades and ceremonies.

Places to visit - Eating out

The cuisine of Paris is really the cuisine of all France. Yet these are the dishes most people consider to be trés Parisienne:

  • Steak-frites – Steak and chips can be special, when the frites are light and crispy and the steak is thin and tender. Ask for your steak ‘bien cuit’ if you like it well done.
  • Potage St-Germain – A thick, pea soup made with the addition of lettuce and mint leaves, and given added life by a generous drop of sherry.
  • Gateau Paris-Brest – Shaped like a ring, this rich cake is filled with praline and topped with icing and flaked, toasted almonds.
  • Vol-au-vent – Light pastry cases filled with chicken or fish in a creamy sauce; they are a hearty meal rather than a party snack in Paris.

Campsites in region

PA011, Paris International, restaurant
International Maisons-Laffitte | Paris

The best museums, restaurants and shopping in the world? That’s some claim. But who’s going to argue against Paris?.

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PC012. Domaine de Drancourt, St Valery
La Croix du Vieux Pont | Berny Riviere

Once discovered, never forgotten, the hidden charms of the Aisne Valley, with its gently flowing rivers and sleepy towns, is all the more enchanting because less than 90 minutes away lies the thrills of Disneyland Paris and the big-city sights of Paris itself!

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Apartments in region

Val D'Europe Restaurant
Val d'Europe | Paris

Yes, it’s true, Disney’s Magic Kingdom is within striking distance of your stylish modern apartment. But stay awhile and you’ll love its immaculate grounds - including a heated outdoor swimming pool.

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Location reviews

Paris reviews collected by Reevoo

Overall rating
8.3
Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 1091 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
5 out of 10

Hanna

London
Paris has deteriorated since we have last visited it few years ago. It was not very clean (smell of urine everywhere) and more chaotic than we remembered. We were pleased to return to our quiet campsite after our day trip there. There were lovely attractions locally, we should have stayed in the area for another day instead of Paris. Soissons and Pierrefond were lovely as well as the small towns in surrounding countryside. We also visited memorials and museums for WWI and WWII, all very interesting and moving.
Confirmed stay: 09 April 2014
5 out of 10

Sallyanne

Paris
Paris is a great city parc is about 1hr 30 mins away from disney and paris center
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
8 out of 10

Kate

Lyme Regis
This is an excellent location - just 10-15 minutes walk from RER. 20 minutes to Arc de Triomphe. Easy with our children (6,9,10,13 yrs). Found the queues at main sites very tedious and totally gave up on the Louvre. Top tip - climb the Arc de Triophe rather than Eiffel Tower - much shorter queues and view just as impressive. Would recommend buying day pass for Batobus rather than Metro. This is a hop-on, hop-off boat on the Seine, taking you to the main sites of Paris.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
9 out of 10

Nancy

We all loved it. Great experience with kids. They loved it. Eiffle tower. Good ages. 10, 14, and 15. Took pack lunches out everyday and drinks as expensive to eat out. Also took a lot of stuff to cook in cool box from England as food is expensive to buy from supermarkets. Did eat out a couple of times. St Micheals on left bank is lovely and you don't feel you are being ripped off.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
8 out of 10

Caroline

Tewkesbury
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocodero. Floating toy boats on the pond in the gardens by the Louvre. The cake shops in Maison Lafitte.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
8 out of 10

Charles

Manchester
Fantastic, we couldn't see everything in one day so we returned a couple of days later.
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2013
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