Whether you're looking to embark on a romantic getaway or simply wanting to explore one of Europe's most popular destinations, Paris makes for an ideal mini-holiday. The city's maze of cobbled backstreets and grand, sweeping avenues are a delight to explore. In addition to some of the Notre Dame and many more - be sure to explore the Left Bank by night, where great dining and entertainment options abound.
Both ‘the city of lights’ and ‘the city of love’, Paris captivates visitors with its rich history and culture. Find a cheap holiday in Paris with us and discover gourmet delights, breath-taking architecture, and stunning works of art.
Get an eye-full of the Eiffel
Built in 1889 for the World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower is an iconic structure and one of the most visited monuments in the world. Influencing similar structures in other cities, such as Blackpool Tower, it offers stunning views across the city and is an essential stop on your Paris holiday.
Housed in the Louvre Palace, The Louvre Museum contains an impressive collection of historical artworks including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and the Venus de Milo.
Museums and Galleries
There are so many outstanding museums and galleries in Paris that it’s hard to choose just a few. The Musée d'Orsay, a former railway station, opened its doors in 1986 and contains a number of important paintings and sculptures, such as Whistler’s Mother and Monet's Blue Water Lilies.
The Picasso Museum in the Marais district is dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso and holds over 5,000 pieces of his art. Situated in a 17th century mansion, The Hotel Salé, it includes paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and drawings by the famous artist.
The catwalks of Paris are famous around the world for cutting-edge fashion and the city’s stores reflect this trait with a fantastic amount of shopping opportunities for any would-be fashionista. The Avenue des Champs Elysées is a great place to browse high street and designer stores such as Banana Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Galeries Lafayette is a must visit during your holiday in Paris. One of the world’s largest department stores, its stunning décor includes an Art Nouveau staircase and a coloured glass dome over stores such as The House of Delvaux and Fauré Le Page. There’s also an observation deck on the rooftop of the building that offers views of the Paris Opera House and the Eiffel Tower.
Paris is as famous for its food as it is for its fashion, with gourmet treats on almost every corner. If you’ve a sweet tooth, head to Laduree, at 16 rue Royale, a luxury pastry shop and tearoom founded in 1862. Their macaroons are a specialty and have featured in films such as Marie Antoinette and the TV show, Gossip Girl.
Bars, pubs and nightclubs
The Latin Quarter has plenty of interesting bars to explore that capture Paris’ bohemian side, such as Caveau de la Huchette, an atmospheric jazz club, perfect for dancing.
Cult movie fans will want to see Club Silencio, inspired by the nightclub in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive with its mix of alcoves and gold-paneled interiors.