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  • Overview

    Paris is celebrated for its grandiose urban planning, architecture, fine art museums, cathedrals, parks, markets, pavement cafés, superb cuisine, shopping, wide tree-lined boulevards and its river. It’s also a perennial city; be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, Paris retains its ability to charm and captivate in equal measure. Its priceless museum collections, rich architectural style and soaring monuments never fail to delight, but it's in the details of the streetscape in which Paris city-breaks exceed all expectations.

    In this patchwork collection of eclectic villages, quartiers and arrondissements, there are local cafes, bars, restaurants and shops which allow you to discover hidden corners of this city at every turn. Paris' majesty and splendour inspire, but its casual intimacy makes it truly memorable.

    Travelling around the city

    Paris is undoubtedly a city which is best discovered on foot. But the city also boasts a fine public transport system. Local city buses are frequent and busy. The distinctive, rubber-tyred Metro trains have only short distances to cover between plentiful stops, so progress is quick. With so much to see and do on city breaks to Paris the excellent transport systems will allow you to make the most of your stay. To cover longer distances RER underground trains dissect the city quickly and efficiently, and give frequent access to the region surrounding the capital. Alternatively, hire a bicycle. Velib is the world’s largest city bike-sharing scheme, with bikes dotted every 300 metres or so around the city’s compact interior.

    Food & Drink

    Few countries in the world boast a reputation for food and wine as rich as France’s, and as the capital, Paris has much to offer diners of all budgets. Sometimes a cosy neighbourhood bistro, or a family run ethnic restaurant can deliver pleasures equal to those of Paris' many Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy. Meanwhile you’ll find the streetscape draped with mouth-watering patisseries, enticing boulangeries, hard-to-resist fromageries and superb wine shops: perfect for packing a picnic to enjoy in one of the city’s many parks and formal gardens. If dining out is an important part of your Paris city-break enjoyment please contact Classic concierge (0800 008 7289) to make a reservation, as some restaurants can be fully booked for many weeks or months in advance.

    When to go

    Paris and the spring seem to go hand in hand, but it really is a city for all seasons. From Christmas lights, gourmet shopping and handfuls of warm chestnuts in the mid-winter to the mid-summer celebrations of fireworks and military parades for Bastille Day and the climax of the Tour de France, Paris is the City of Light all year round.

    Paris attractions

    To avoid the queues pre-book your museum tickets on your city-break to Paris and take advantage of the Paris Pass which gives you free entry to over 55 museums and monuments in and around the city. With the Paris Pass you also get to skip the queue which is a fantastic privilege, especially in the busy summer months and there’s also a one day Metro travelcard. To book visit www.parispass.com or via Classic concierge (freephone 0800 008 7289). Also via Classic concierge book a French class with Sabrina and let her show you how and where to buy the best wine, chocolate and perfume.

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Paris is celebrated for its grandiose urban planning, architecture, fine art museums, cathedrals, parks, markets, pavement cafés, superb cuisine, shopping, wide tree-lined boulevards and its river. It’s also a perennial city; be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, Paris retains its ability to charm and captivate in equal measure. Its priceless museum collections, rich architectural style and soaring monuments never fail to delight, but it's in the details of the streetscape in which Paris city-breaks exceed all expectations.

In this patchwork collection of eclectic villages, quartiers and arrondissements, there are local cafes, bars, restaurants and shops which allow you to discover hidden corners of this city at every turn. Paris' majesty and splendour inspire, but its casual intimacy makes it truly memorable.

Travelling around the city

Paris is undoubtedly a city which is best discovered on foot. But the city also boasts a fine public transport system. Local city buses are frequent and busy. The distinctive, rubber-tyred Metro trains have only short distances to cover between plentiful stops, so progress is quick. With so much to see and do on city breaks to Paris the excellent transport systems will allow you to make the most of your stay. To cover longer distances RER underground trains dissect the city quickly and efficiently, and give frequent access to the region surrounding the capital. Alternatively, hire a bicycle. Velib is the world’s largest city bike-sharing scheme, with bikes dotted every 300 metres or so around the city’s compact interior.

Food & Drink

Few countries in the world boast a reputation for food and wine as rich as France’s, and as the capital, Paris has much to offer diners of all budgets. Sometimes a cosy neighbourhood bistro, or a family run ethnic restaurant can deliver pleasures equal to those of Paris' many Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy. Meanwhile you’ll find the streetscape draped with mouth-watering patisseries, enticing boulangeries, hard-to-resist fromageries and superb wine shops: perfect for packing a picnic to enjoy in one of the city’s many parks and formal gardens. If dining out is an important part of your Paris city-break enjoyment please contact Classic concierge (0800 008 7289) to make a reservation, as some restaurants can be fully booked for many weeks or months in advance.

When to go

Paris and the spring seem to go hand in hand, but it really is a city for all seasons. From Christmas lights, gourmet shopping and handfuls of warm chestnuts in the mid-winter to the mid-summer celebrations of fireworks and military parades for Bastille Day and the climax of the Tour de France, Paris is the City of Light all year round.

Paris attractions

To avoid the queues pre-book your museum tickets on your city-break to Paris and take advantage of the Paris Pass which gives you free entry to over 55 museums and monuments in and around the city. With the Paris Pass you also get to skip the queue which is a fantastic privilege, especially in the busy summer months and there’s also a one day Metro travelcard. To book visit www.parispass.com or via Classic concierge (freephone 0800 008 7289). Also via Classic concierge book a French class with Sabrina and let her show you how and where to buy the best wine, chocolate and perfume.

Local Information

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Currency:
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Local time:
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Local airport:
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Flight time:
1 hour 15 minutes

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Hotel Regina Paris

Hotel Regina first opened its doors in 1900 and has welcomed many famous guests over the years as well as being a venue for fashion shows by top haute couture designers.

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L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe

5 Star

Facing the very chic Parc Monceau and a mere 10 minute walk from Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe is a superbly glamorous Art Deco style hotel.

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The Westin Paris - Vendome

5 Star

Situated in the prestigious 1st arrondissement, just moments from Place Vendome, Louvre, and Place de la Concorde, and within easy walking distance of the designer and chic boutiques of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

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Hotel Le Six

4 Star

Located a five minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris's lively Latin Quarter on the Rive Gauche, Left Bank, and within walking distance of Montparnasse and the Saint Germain des Pres area.

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Featured hotels

Hotel Regina Paris

Hotel Regina first opened its doors in 1900 and has welcomed many famous guests over the years as well as being a venue for fashion shows by top haute couture designers.

L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe

5 Star

Facing the very chic Parc Monceau and a mere 10 minute walk from Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe is a superbly glamorous Art Deco style hotel.

The Westin Paris - Vendome

5 Star

Situated in the prestigious 1st arrondissement, just moments from Place Vendome, Louvre, and Place de la Concorde, and within easy walking distance of the designer and chic boutiques of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

Hotel Le Six

4 Star

Located a five minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris's lively Latin Quarter on the Rive Gauche, Left Bank, and within walking distance of Montparnasse and the Saint Germain des Pres area.

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Local airport:
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Flight time:
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