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    Language

    French

    Best Time to Visit

    It’s packed with tourists but it’s hard to beat summer in the French capital, when people-watching from a café terrace or sunbathing in a park are the most strenuous activities necessary.

    What to Pack

    Your finest attire. This is chic city and you’ll want to fit in.

    General Tips

    Since the 16th Century the French capital became a “city of art,” attracting Europe’s leading painters and sculptors to the city and becoming the focal point of movements such as 18th Century Baroque and 19th Century Romanticism. By the turn of the 20th Century, Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism all evolved here.

    The Louvre is of course the place to start for art, along with the Pompidou, but other highlights include the Musee Rodin, d’Orsay and the Grand Palais. Performing arts centers include the Opera Garnier and Opera Bastille for ballet and opera, the Bobino and Mogador for theater, and Le Lido and L’Olympia for music. Visitors may want to be sure they are in town during the biannual Paris Fashion Week, the March Art Paris Fair, August’s Rock en Seine music festival or Fete de la Musique in June when all manner of performing artists take the streets.

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Hotels & Resorts
Boutique | High-End
Boutique Hotel in the heart of Paris.
Boutique | High-End
'Small, yet grand hotel' in the heart of Marais.
Boutique | High-End
Heritage hotel with literary overtones.
Boutique | Mid-Range
Boutique hotel inspired by Rudyard Kipling.
Luxury | High-End
Luxury Hotel overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
RESTAURANTs
Cafe | Mid Range
Choose from a plethora of dining options.
Steakhouse | Mid Range
Must-try roasted chicken.
Chinese | High-end
Iconic Buddha Bar known for its food and music.
Bar | Mid Range
Celebrity studded, party place in the city.
Bar | Mid Range
Exclusive wine and cocktail bar.
SHOPPING
Mid Range
Iconic shopping destination for all.
Art
Concept store with kitschy items.
Mall | High-end
The chicest mall with an emphasis on couture.
Art | Mid-range
Where the motto is “Free the auctions.”
Collectibles | Mid-range
From globetrotting boutique owner Sandrine Pageaud