Book flights to Paris with Ryanair. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’, and here’s just a few reasons why… For one thing, in Paris, wine is as important with meals as water is. On top of that, the most important ingredient in those meals is butter, and perhaps best of all, they consider pastries to be both a dessert and an art form. If you need any more reasons to go – and frankly we have no idea why you would – just book flights to Paris. The City of Love is a terribly persuasive place, and the sun setting over the Seine is one of her better arguments!
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Paris’ beautiful location right by the peaceful and romantic river Seine makes for a perfect setting whether your plan is to stroll around without haste or see as many attractions as possible. Over 30 million tourists come to Paris each year, drawn by the mouth-watering cuisine and of course, the exciting fashion. No wonder the capital of France is one of the most visited cities in the world!
La Tour Eiffel

This iron tower is the very symbol of Paris itself, and it attracts about six million visitors every year. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Exposition to celebrate the centennial of the French revolution. Fun facts about the Eiffel tower: Height: more than 300 metres Weight: 10 100 tons Materials: 12 000 iron beams and 2.5 million rivets Steps: 1 665 steps to the top

​Address: La Tour Eiffel, Paris​Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr
Le Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, and famous for its master pieces Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, art by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and many more. The main entrance is covered by the 21 meter high glass Pyramide de Louvre. The French government has collected the 35 000 paintings, sculptures and artefacts over the past five centuries, and the collection boasts Assyrian, Etruscan, Greek, Coptic and Islamic art and antiquities from prehistory to the 19th century.

​Address: Place du Louvre 1er, Paris​Phone: +33 1 40 20 53 17​Website: http://www.louvre.frSubway: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic basilica on top of the Montmartre hill, at the highest point of the city. The church was inaugurated in 1914 and is named after, and dedicated to, the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The church contains more than 500 statues and the venue is often pictured in movies.

​Address: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris
Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe was erected by the Emperor Napoleon in 1806, and is with its 50 metres (164 feet) one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. Located at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of Champs-Élysées, the arch honours those who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.

​Address: l’Arc de Triomphe, Paris
La Seine

The river Seine flows 776 kilometres through France, and offers in Paris a great opportunity to, by boat, get familiar with many of the city’s impressive monuments. It does not get more romantic than to sit back on the water and enjoy the scenic setting of Paris. Catch a ride on the famous and unique long-boats leisurely plying the Seine Bateaux Mouches. Despite the number of operators from which to choose, most of the boat lines offer similar itineraries and are equipped with an audio announcement system, providing commentary on the passing sights in several different languages.

Château de Versailles

This town located 20 kilometres outside of Paris is a wealthy suburb and municipality. In the 11th century Versailles was merely a country village enveloping a castle and the church of Saint-Julien. Today Versailles is mostly known for the Roman Catholic cathedral that has been home to the French King Louis XIV and Napoleon who spent his summers here. The historic Treaty of Versailles was signed here in 1919.

​Address: Versailles, Paris​Phone: +33 1 30 83 78 00​Website: http://www.chateauversailles.fr
Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame is, with 10 million visitors each year, the most visited site in Paris. This place has always been the religious centre of the city the Celts considered the grounds sacred, the Romans built a temple here, a Christian basilica was built here and the last religious structure before the Notre-Dame cathedral was a Romanesque church. The gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame was finished in 1345 and is a tectonic masterpiece. The building is 128 meters long (420 feet) and has two 69 meter tall towers (226 feet).

​Address: 6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame 4e, Paris​Website: http://www.notredamecathedralparis.com
Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf means "New Bridge" and is, ironically, the oldest bridge over the river Seine in Paris. King Henry III ordered its construction in 1578 after the previous bridge was in a bad state. It is today 278 meters long and 28 meters wide.

​Address: Pont Neuf, Paris
Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde is a square in the 8th arrondissement, 84 000 m² big. The square holds historic importance for several reasons. The liberation struggle during World War II brought many battles to Place de la Concorde. During the French Revolution, a guillotine was installed at the center of the square and over a thousand people were beheaded here, many of them famous Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, Marie Antoinette, October 16, 1793 and revolutionary Robespierre, just to name a few. The site is dominated by a 24 meter high obelisk one of Cleopatra’s needles - a gift from Egypt’s viceroy Mohammed Ali to Louis Philippe.

​Address: Place de la Concorde, Paris
Père Lachaise

Père Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris and reputed to be the most visited in the world. A huge and peaceful park and home to many Frenchmen and foreigners who have enriched French life over the past 200 years Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Camille Pissarro, Marcel Proust, Molière, Max Ernst, Maria Callas and Jim Morrison.

​Address: Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 20th Arr., Paris​Website: http://www.pere-lachaise.com
Jardin du Luxembourg

The garden of the French Senate is also the second largest public park in Paris. A recommended place to relax and savour the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the rich palace garden. Here is one of the funniest places to people watch, you can find all different types: families, students with their philosophy books, runners, politicians out on a walk, chess players and lovers holding hands.

​Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris​More info: 6th arrondissement
Musée d’Orsay

This is the place for art and artefacts from the Middle Ages and Impressionist eras with leading collections. Musée d’Orsay was originally a railway station, the building itself deems a visit. You can see works of art here from artists such as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas and Monet.

​Address: 62 rue de Lille, 7th Arr, Paris​Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14​Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr​Opening hours: Closed on Mondays
Musée des Arts d´Afrique et d´Océanie

Musée des Arts d´Afrique et d´Océanie is not as popular as Orsay or Louvre, yet worth a visit. Here you can find a mix of world-class exhibitions of African and Pacific art. There is an excellent tropical aquarium in the cellar.

​Address: 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris​Phone: +33 177 15 95 08 / +33 950 66 25 70​Website: http://www.museums-of-paris.com
Le Marais

Le Marais is situated on the right bank (3rd and 4th Arrondissement). This is a trendy district with beautiful architecture from the 17th century. There are also many museums, art galleries and historic sites such as Paris’ oldest square Place des Vosges where you can find Victor Hugo’s residence.

​Address: Le Marais, Paris
Montmartre

Montmarte is one of the most popular historic areas with the Sacré-Cœur Basilica on the top of the 130 meter high hill, the highest point in Paris. It is famous for the cafés and studios of many great artists, and it is easily recognizable as the filming location of the movie "Amélie". Other famous places situated here are Moulin Rouge nightclub and Lapin Agile. It seems the inspiration flows in these streets as many famous artists have worked here, among them Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Downhill to the southwest, is the red-light district of Pigalle.

​Address: Montmartre, Paris
Champs-Élysées

This promenade is nearly two kilometres long and goes all the way from Place the la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle. It is the place to be during any celebration, be it the French National Day, July 14th, or New Year’s Eve. In the month of July, the final stages of Tour de France, takes place right on this very street.

​Address: Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris
The Catacombs

The Catacombs are claimed to be both amazing and scary. Walk down the many steps to experience this somewhat spooky place underground. This is where you find enormous amounts of bones and skulls that have been moved from an old cemetery.

​Address: 1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 22 47 63​Website: http://www.catacombes.paris.fr
Espace Dalí

If you are an art lover and enjoy the works of Salvador Dalí, this is a great place. Espace Dalí is quite small but features numerous interesting works. You can also buy originals here.

​Address: 11 Rue Poulbot, Paris​Phone: +33 1 42 64 40 10​Website: http://www.daliparis.com
Panthéon

This building of national importance can be found in the 5th arrondissement. It was constructed by the architect Soufflot in 1764 and was deconstructed in 1791.

​Address: Place du Panthéon, Paris​Phone: +33 1 44 32 18 00​Website: http://www.pantheon.monuments-nationaux.fr
Parc MontSouris

Paris is famous for having small, and big, beautiful parks all over the city. Parc MontSouris is one of the favourites, in any weather, and you can find it right between the 13th and the 14th arrondissement.

​Address: 2 Rue Gazan, Paris​Phone: +33 1 53 90 67 14
Attractions

Paris-Disneyland®- La Champagne. A unique destination for all the family, accessible from the same airport! Discover an area which covers Paris, the city of light, its architecture, its museums and its shops, as well as the attractions of Disneyland® Paris and its characters, famous the world over. Not forgetting the heritage and the history of Champagne, its green spaces and prestigious world-renowned sparkling wine. There is something for all visitors here – young and old alike – in this multifaceted destination.

Events

The Marne on the front. To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Marne département invites you to relive key moments of the Great War at its main memorial sites. Travel back in time delving deep into the heritage, discovering emblematic monuments and numerous historical sites along the former front. Today, Marne still demonstrates a fond attachment to its history, through its strong memorial heritage. Many sites await to help you better understand our past.

Activities and Tours

Enter the intimate atmosphere of the Champagne cellars. The winegrowers, cooperatives and Champagne houses will welcome you with passion and pride, to give you an insight into how the cuvées are produced, and the art of marrying wines from different years and varieties. In the intimacy of the cellars, you will share with them the emotion of fermentation, the “prise de mousse”, the “remuage” and “dégorgement”… All of the specific features – the taste, the appearance and the scents – of the Champagne will appear when it is tasted; its aromas and taste will delight your senses.

Paris is internationally renowned as the capital of gastronomy and boasts a huge range of eateries. Each place has its own particular atmosphere and style, whether recipes are local or from all over the world. In Paris, you must differentiate between restaurants, bistros or brasseries. A bistro is usually small, featuring simple fare, sometimes with entertainment. A brasserie serves hearty meals along with beer and wine, usually cheap and with a liquor and coffee bar. It is the right place to test the high-quality products and delights of traditional French cookery thanks to the talented and creative chefs. Parisian restaurants are real ambassadors of good taste, offering superlative ingredients, including premium wines and cheeses, enriching the experience. But do not worry, there are good places for all budgets. Whether it is a restaurant, a bistro, or a brassiere, you will be able to enjoy a real culinary feast with gourmets from all over the world!
Hôtel du Nord

Hôtel du Nord welcomes diners in a warm red velvet setting with suffused lighting. It is a bistro offering a variety of traditional dishes such as pan-seared foie gras with mango chutney and French toast or lightly cooked scallops with aubergine caviar.

​Address: 102 Quai de Jemmapes, Paris​Phone: +33 140 40 78 78​Website: http://www.hoteldunord.org
Carré des Feuillants

One of the best places for contemporary French Nouvelle cuisine, located in a 17th century building near the Tuilerie Park and Eiffel Tower. The chef, Alain Dutournier, is considered to be one of the ground breaking chefs in his category.

​Address: 14, Rue de Castiglione, Paris​Phone: +33 142 86 82 82​Website: http://www.carredesfeuillants.frSubway: Tuileries, Concorde, Opéra, or Madeleine
Le Kong

The past few years have turned Le Kong into somewhat of a legend in Paris. Underneath its glass ceiling you can have a lovely dinner, grab a drink and later on dance the night away, all the while enjoying one of the most romantic views over the river Seine.

​Address: 1, Rue du Pont-Neuf, Paris​Phone: +33 140 39 09 00​Website: http://www.kong.frSubway: Pont Neuf
L´as du Falafel

On and around Rue des Rosiers you will find many delicious Middle-Eastern and Yiddish/Eastern European specialties. Be sure to make a stop at L´as du Falafel. This little restaurant claims to have the "best falafel in the world" and many agree. Expect delicious falafels accompanied by yummy hummus and tasty vegetables, to go or to stay.

​Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, Paris​Phone: +33 1 48 87 63 60Subway: St. Paul
Alcazar

Alcazar is a trendy restaurant located in St Germain-des-Prés where you can taste traditional English and French dishes prepared by skilled chefs. On the second floor, you can enjoy a drink in Alcazars huge chill-out area.

​Address: 62, Rue Mazarine, Paris​Phone: +33 153 10 19 99​Website: http://www.alcazar.frSubway: Odéon
Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire is located near the Champs-Elysées and is one of the city’s most solid and appealing restaurants, ranked in the world’s top 50. Expect to pay up for the lunch and dinner menu and make sure you make a reservation in advance.

​Address: 6, Rue Balzac, Paris​Phone: +33 1 58 36 12 50​Website: http://www.pierre-gagnaire.comSubway: Line 1 Georges V
Goumard

Goumard is the right place for seafood lovers. This reputable restaurant has been in business since 1872 and its motto is simply “Everything that comes from the sea.” In fact, the owner buys everything straight from the dock’s local fishermen. Specialties include grilled Breton lobster and scallop carpaccio with oysters.

​Address: 9, Rue Duphot, Paris ​Phone: +33 142 60 36 07​Website: http://www.goumard.comSubway: Line 12 Madeleine
Allard

There are still local neighbourhood restaurants that serve excellent food. One of them is Allard, in the 6th Arrondissement, over on the left bank of the Seine. It is a traditional 1930’s bistro, with many regulars from the same era. Try the foie gras, frog legs and other dishes that put France on the culinary map.

​Address: 41, Rue St-André des Arts, Paris​Phone: +33 158 00 23 42​Website: http://www.restaurant-allard.frSubway: Line 4 St Michel or Odéon
Brasserie Balzar

The Brasserie Balzar is yet another traditional eatery with a nice atmosphere and a traditional menu. Brassiere Balzar is a great bistro located in the lively Quartier Latin since 1898. Many of the city’s famous authors have been regulars here, a true seal of approval.

​Address: 49, Rue des Ecoles, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 54 13 67​Website: http://www.brasseriebalzar.com​Opening hours: Daily 8.30 am-11 pm. Sundays until 10.30 pmSubway: Cluny La Sorbonne
Founti Agadir

Paris has many North African restaurants and one of the best is the Moroccan Founti Agadir. Located on the left bank it has a fine selection of good value couscous, tajines, and pastilla dishes.

​Address: 117, Rue Monge, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 37 85 10​Website: http://www.fountiagadir.comSubway: Line 7 Gobelins et Censier Daubenton
Asian

This great restaurant takes you on a journey to discover the food from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. A place where you can enjoy the wonderful kitchen of Asia. The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming.

​Address: 30, avenue George V, Paris​Phone: +331 56 89 11 00​Website: http://www.asian.fr
Annapurna

This Indian restaurant has been serving the best of Indian gastronomy ever since 1967. The décor is authentic and stylish, on the menu you will find tasty dishes like lamb curry, onion bargees and chicken tikka.

​Address: 32, rue de Berri, Paris​Phone: +33 145 63 91 56​Website: http://www.restaurant-annapurna.com
Les 400 coups

Les 400 coups, is a family-friendly restaurant with a children play area and offers fresh homemade food. Here you can enjoy traditional cuisine and international food like vegetable tian, bean pesto and samosas. This is a perfect place for the whole family.

​Address: 12bis, rue de la Villette, Paris​Phone: +33 1 40 40 77 78​Website: http://www.les400coups.eu​Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12 am-3 pm. Wednesday and Sat-Sun 10.30 am-6 pm
Zo

Zo is a cosy restaurant and offers Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has an exotic and welcoming décor and is very lively at weekends. On the menu you will find dishes everything from sushi to pizza, steak and pasta.

​Address: 13, rue Montalivet, Paris​Phone: +33 142 65 18 18​Website: http://www.restaurantzo.com​Opening hours: Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday
Marrakech

Explore the flavours of authentic Moroccan cuisine in a warm and cosy atmosphere at restaurant Marrakech. This family-friendly restaurant offers tasty dishes like chicken tajine, lamb tajine and couscous with meat balls.

​Address: 12, rue d'Armaillé, Paris​Phone: +33 143 80 26 65​Website: http://www.restaurant-marrakech.fr
La Maison de Verlaine

La Maison de Verlaine is located in the Latin Quarter and is a must restaurant to visit. They serve lovely, traditional French cuisine with a great three course offer of only €20. The waiters are very attentive, funny and are more than willing to guide you through the menu. The duck salad and the home-made chocolate mousse comes very well recommended. It is possible the get a table without booking, but to be on the safe side it is recommended that you call ahead.

​Address: 39 Rue Descartes, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 26 39 15
Food and drink

Passionate producers, award-winning restaurateurs and esteemed craftspeople; the Champagne-Ardenne region invites you to discover its terroir and exceptional gastronomy. You will travel through the full range of flavours, from sweet to savoury, from the authentic to the refined. Pink Reims biscuits, regional chocolate shops, but also Troyes andouillette and Rethel white pudding… And, of course, the world-renowned Champagne vineyards, symbol of luxury and celebration. Products of the terroir whose merits shine through, to the delight of your taste buds…

Start your day in one of Paris’ many cafés with a delicious croissant and an espresso, relax with an afternoon tea, or have an aperitif with friends. Many cafés are part of bistros and brassieres, functioning like bars and feature great music with a wide range of drinks.
Lipp

Enjoy some cultural history with your espresso. Lipp, and neighbouring Deux Magots and Flore, were the post-war gathering spots of choice for intellectual celebrities such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. All of these large 6th Arrondissement cafés are usually packed to the rafters.

​Address: 151, Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris​Phone: +33 145 48 53 91​Website: http://www.groupe-bertrand.com/lipp.phpSubway: Line 4 St Germain-des-Prés
Le Réservoir

Checking out other people is an important part of Parisian café culture. Trendy Le Réservoir is a prime spot for that kind of activity.

​Address: 16, Rue de la Forge Royale, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 56 39 60​Website: http://www.reservoirclub.comSubway: Line 8 Ledru Rollin
Café Charbon

Located in the 11th Arrondissement, Oberkampf is one of the trendiest streets and attracts an urban crowd. It is spacious and was originally built as a dance hall around 1900. It also fits the ”Bars” section!

​Address: 109, Rue Oberkampf, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 57 55 13​Website: http://www.lecafecharbon.comSubway: Line 3 Parmentier
Café de Flore

Café de Flore is famous around the world and very well known for its unique, intellectual clientele. Getting a table among all the tourists might not be easy but it will be well worth it.

​Address: 172, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris​Phone: +33 145 48 55 26​Website: http://www.cafedeflore.fr
Le Pain Quotidien

This cosy and rustic café has become such an international success, it can now be found in the US, the UK and many other places. In a country-like atmosphere you can choose among a number of eco-friendly dishes and home baked breads. A Sunday brunch at Le Pain Quotidien is a favourite among Parisians.

​Address: 18-20, Rue de Archives, Paris​Phone: +33 144 78 02 91​Website: http://www.lepainquotidien.frSubway: Hôtel de Ville
Strada Café

Strada Café is a small café where the friendly staff serves great breakfast, brunch and other refreshments. On the menu you will find homemade soups, pies, freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee and croissant. The atmosphere at this French café can be described as cosy and simple.

​Address: 94 Rue du Temple, Paris​Phone: +33 1 44 610 928
Bertie's CupCakery

If you have a sweet tooth then you have probably come to the right place. Bertie's CupCakery serves fresh gourmet cupcakes daily with mouth-watering flavours. Here you can eat cupcakes with flavours like salted caramel, raspberry lemonade and dark chocolate.

​Address: 26 Rue Chanoinesse, Paris​Phone: +33 143 29 1870​Website: http://www.bertiescupcakery.com
Café de la Paix

This famous café has an elegant and sophisticated ambiance and located next to the Opera Garnier. People from all over the world comes to this café. Although Café de la Paix is pricey, it will be worth a visit due the impressive environment and professional service.

​Address: 12 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris​Phone: +33 1 40 07 36 36​Website: http://www.cafedelapaix.fr
KB CaféShop

KB CaféShop is a cosy café where you can have a really good coffee. If you are hungry the helpful staff serves baguettes, sandwiches and desserts like freshly made muffins, cakes and tartes. This is also a great place to visit for breakfast.

​Address: 53 avenue Trudaine, Paris​Phone: +33 966 13 79 10​More info: formerly Kooka Boora
Paris’ night life offers you lots of trendy and popular bars serving all kinds of drinks with a good mix of people, music and sometimes live DJ’s. Paris has an intense and diversified night life. From high-tech dance clubs to mellow jazz haunts, there is always something that fits your mood. Also try the famous cabaret venues for a great dose of vibrant entertainment.
Favela Chic Paris

This is a hot spot - literally speaking! The atmosphere in this Brazilian bar (and restaurant) is exotic, lively and friendly. The bar is often packed with people and can get very hot however, the bar staff has a habit of cooling the guests off with a water hose.

​Address: 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris​Phone: +33 140 21 38 14​Website: http://www.favelachic.com/parisSubway: République
La Perle

La Perle is a favourite amongst the “bohemian chic” Parisians as well as international stylists, artists, models and so on. It is a perfect place to start your evening at, or to just have a conversation over a glass of wine. Though it is often crowded, it has a homely and friendly atmosphere.

​Address: 78 Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris​Phone: +33 1 42 72 69 93​Website: http://www.cafelaperle.com
Buddha Bar

This temple-like establishment is still very popular for its ambience at the cocktail bar. Top DJ's deliver mood-setting tunes and the globally famous venue has spawned franchises all over the world.

​Address: 8 Rue Boissy d’Anglais, Paris​Phone: +33 1 53 05 90 00​Website: http://www.buddha-bar.comSubway: Concorde
Moulin Rouge - The Most Famous Cabaret in the World!

The Moulin Rouge promises you an unforgettable evening. This venue was established in 1889 and opened its doors with an audacious bet: to become "The Palace of dance and women!". A successful bet for this famous cabaret became the Mecca of the party, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec, place of birth of the Music-Hall and world-famous thanks to its French Cancan. Enjoy your dinner in the French gastronomy tradition, by the famous Maison Dalloyau, in a beautiful venue with its Belle Epoque decoration. The Moulin Rouge, an evening to be shared with family, friends or with your lover… A promise of unforgettable moments.

​Address: 82 boulevard de Clichy, Paris​Phone: +33 153 09 82 82​Website: http://www.moulinrouge.fr
Le Scherkhan

At Le Scherkhan you can enjoy a good meal and linger in a cosy atmosphere. In the evening this place is bustling with laughing people having cocktails, and maybe one or two tapas.

​Address: 66 rue d’Hauteville, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 57 29 34​Website: http://www.scherkhan.frSubway: Line 3 Parmentier
Le Nouveau Casino

This is a famous venue that keeps on rocking until dawn, both in the bar downstairs and in the medium-size dancehall upstairs. Le Nouveau Casino is also a great concert venue.

​Address: 109 Rue Oberkampf, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 57 57 40​Website: http://www.nouveaucasino.netSubway: Line 3 Parmentier
Point Ephémère

Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th Arrondissement is a trendy area colonized by artists and young creative workers seduced by its lazy charm. You will find several nice venues such as L’Atmosphère, Chez Prune or Le Repaire.

​Address: 200 Quai de Valmy, Paris​Phone: +33 1 40 34 02 48​Website: http://www.pointephemere.orgSubway: Line 7bis Jaurès or Louis Blanc
Le Queen

Le Queen is a famous place, located on the Champs-Elysées. This is the place to groove and be beautiful, and it is not strictly gay as people usually think. You will also meet celebrities and people from creative fields.

​Address: 102 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris​Phone: +33 153 89 08 90​Website: http://www.queen.frSubway: Line 1 Georges V
Rex Club

This renowned electro club has always, since the mid-1980’s, drawn a crowd. It is home to a terrific sound system with top international acts. Expect long lines at the doors, especially for Friday’s events.

​Address: 5 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris​Phone: +33 1 42 36 10 96​Website: http://www.rexclub.comSubway: Line 9/8 Bonne Nouvelle
Truskel

At the Celtic club Truskel you can dance every night to the beats of indie pop, punk rock and electro pop. You can find it right in the heart of the city in the 2nd arrondissement.

​Address: 12, rue Feydeau, Paris​Phone: +33 140 26 59 97​Website: http://www.truskel.com
Le Duplex

Right next to the l'Arc de Triomphe you can find Le Duplex club. Here you can find a nightclub, pool tables and bowling tracks. This is a great festive place and hosts all types of events.

​Address: 2Bis Avenue Foch, Paris​Phone: +33 1 45 00 45 00​Website: http://www.leduplex.com
Galway Irish Pub Paris

Every city has one, and Paris is not left out. The Irish Pubs offer the same familiar and friendly atmosphere all over the world. This place also offers sports events, great food and drinks.

​Address: 13 Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 29 64 50
Batofar

Batofar is located right next to the Seine river and features a great view. At this long-lived nightclub you can listen to underground hip hop, techno, rock and much more.

​Address: Facing 11 quai François Mauriac, Paris​Website: http://www.batofar.org
Chez Régine

Chez Régine, ideally located in the heart of Paris, was founded in the 1970's by Regina Zylberberg. Enjoy a drink at the bar or bust a few moves on the dance floor. Every Thursday you can enjoy a well-deserved after work here.

​Address: 49 Rue de Ponthieu, Paris​Phone: +33 1 42 66 22 78
VIP Room

VIP Room is where you will find the celebrities mingling and the star-studded energy to very much alive. This is a great place to go if you have ever wondered what the famous Studio 54 was like.

​Address: 188 bis Rue de Rivoli, Paris​Phone: +33 1 58 36 46 00​Website: http://www.viproom.fr
Djoon

Djoon is a bar and restaurant where the stylish Frenchies gather. This is a cool spot where you can enjoy a drink in the company of friends.

​Address: 22 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris​Phone: +33 145 70 83 49​Website: http://www.djoon.com
No Comment

This former swinger's club is well worth a visit. The interior is chic and modern and the club features small rooms, a dance floor and bar. You can find No Comment right next to Champs-Elyseés.

​Address: 36 Rue de Ponthieu, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 59 23 95​Website: http://www.nocommentclub.com
Chacha Club

The Chacha Club is a restaurant and club that is open from every Tuesday to Saturday. If the weather allows, you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy a snazzy drink.

​Address: 47, rue Berger, Paris​Phone: +33 140 13 12 12​Website: http://www.chachaclub.fr
Le Social Club

This electro venue features some of the best international and French DJ's. Here you can expect to listen to everything from disco to techno. Le Social Club is located in the 2:nd arrondissement.

​Address: 142, rue Montmartre, Paris​Website: http://www.parissocialclub.com
Cantada

If you are into punk and metal you can head to Cantada Bar. This is a place where you will feel right at home. Cantada also features theme nights.

​Address: 13 rue Moret, Paris​Phone: +33 148 05 96 89​Website: http://www.cantada.net
Shopping in Paris means famous designers and luxurious brands such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. But you will also find more affordable brands matching your budget in the huge department stores or many popular neighbourhoods. There are famous gastronomical establishments for gourmets, too.
La Vallée Village

La Vallée Village is 35 minutes east of Paris city centre and five minutes from Disney® Parks. Discover superb price reductions on a selection of the leading French and international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands in 115 outlet boutiques.

​Address: 3 Cours de La Garonne, Serris​Phone: +33 1 60 423 500​Website: http://www.chicoutletshopping.com
Les Grands Boulevards (Hausmann)

In the 1st and 2nd Arrondissements, this is undoubtedly the most popular shopping area, home to prestigious department stores such as Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. They are remarkable for the wide range of items sold, as well as for their Art Nouveau architecture. You will find a world of ready-to-wear, with appealing boutiques and affordable brands. You can start with a nice walk from the beautiful Opéra Palais Garnier down to the stores on Boulevard Hausmann.

​Address: Les Grands Boulevards, Paris
Les Halles and Marais

Les Halles is similar to London’s Covent Garden, located in the city centre, right between the Louvre and Notre Dame. The shopping mall Forum des Halles features a heap of good shopping spots in a fascinating and crowded underground complex. This is a good source for affordable clothing. Not far away, the Jewish neighbourhood Le Marais, carries many handicraft and antique shops and is always an interesting visit.

​Address: Les Halles, Paris​Phone: +33 1 44 76 96 56​Website: http://www.forumdeshalles.com
Along the Seine River

One of the most charming shopping activities in Paris consists of walking along the rows of bookstalls perched against the parapet of the Seine River. Here, if you have time and good bargaining skills, you may find some ancient and valuable tomes or collections of old stamps.

​Address: Seine River, Paris
Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville

Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville, BHV, is a little less trendy, yet definitely worth mentioning. It has a good range of house wares and home improvement items, as well as useful and beautiful domestic goods. They also carry a decent selection of clothing and accessories.

​Address: 52-54 Rue de Rivoli, Paris​Website: http://www.bhv.fr
Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt

This world renowned flea market on the northern part of Paris attracts over 70,000 Parisians every weekend. Here you can find terrific bargains from vintage clothing to antique furniture.

​Address: Porte de Clignancourt, Paris
Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is the most spectacular department store with its unique stained-glass dome. You will find the most prestigious designer and cosmetics labels, and the largest European space entirely devoted to men’s fashion. This is also home to huge toy, jewellery, house ware and delicatessen departments.

​Address: 40 Boulevard Hausmann, Paris​Phone: +33 9 69 39 75 75​Website: http://www.galerieslafayette.com
Champs-Élysées

This tourist strip has lots of fast food chains, banks, airline offices, cinemas and malls such as the futuristic Drugstore Publicis near Arc de Triomphe, or Gallerie Marchande des Champs-Elysées near Georges V Station. The Guerlain Parfumerie, with its turn-of-the century elegance and curved staircase, as well as the neo-classical Virgin Megastore, a huge retail haven for recorded music and books, are worth a stop.

​Address: Champs-Elysées, Paris
Le Carrousel du Louvre

Le Carrousel du Louvre is a diverse underground shopping precinct adjoining the famous museum. Whether you are looking for music, gifts, perfumes or clothing, you will find a number of well-known stores that deliver quality merchandise and ease of purchase.

​Address: Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris​Phone: +33 143 16 47 10​Website: http://www.carrouseldulouvre.com
Le Bon Marché

This is the oldest and most prominent retail establishment, the top destination for fashion and style. Designer apparel for men and women, cosmetics, and house wares comprise the major departments. Here you can even find an impressive food hall.

​Address: 22 Rue de Sèvres, Paris​Phone: +33 1 44 39 80 00​Website: http://www.lebonmarche.com
Printemps Hausmann

Like its rival Lafayette, Printemps Hausmann is distinguished by amazing architecture and has everything, women’s, men’s, and children’s fashions. It is a modern and trendy store and the beauty department highlights over 200 brand names.

​Address: 64 Boulevard Hausmann, Paris​Website: http://www.printemps.com
Area surrounding Place Vendôme

Right off Rivoli is the beautiful Place Vendôme, where the jet-setters and millionaires buy their jewellery. This is ”the” area for renowned Haute Couture and luxury goods. From here you can enjoy a walk down to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne where the superb boutiques display their sophisticated or baroque windows. Women will particularly like Colette at 213 Rue St-Honoré, one of the most interesting shopping experiences anywhere, an eclectic collection of fresh-off-the-runway design, fashion, gadgets and music. Men can try Charvet on Place Vendôme, the oldest and best known boutique in Paris selling top quality ties and shirts. Hermès and Lanvin on Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and Jil Sander on Avenue Montaigne, are also among the best for one-stop shopping for men on the go.

​Address: Place Vendôme, Paris
11 Rue Royale

At 11 Rue Royale, Lalique has become a reference throughout the world for the beauty and quality of its Cristal designs collections, tableware, and decorative glass objects. In the same area, gourmets will find the foremost of French delicatessen at Fauchon (Place de la Madeleine) or Granterroirs (Rue Miromesnil).

​Address: 11 Rue Royale, Paris
La Maison du Chocolat

This shop is like heaven is you enjoy chocolate. During winter it is very popular to order a cup of hot chocolate here, very rich of course but very tasty.

​Address: 225 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris​Phone: +33 1 42 27 39 44​Website: http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.fr
Marche Richard Lenoir

This open-air market is claimed to be fantastic. Here you can find pretty much everything if you are looking for true French, gourmet produce. This market is open twice a week and is great for fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bread... You name it.

​Address: Marche Richard Lenoir, Paris​Opening hours: Thursdays and Sundays
Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

If you like flea markets this one is a must. The Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen has existed since the Middle Ages and can be found just north of the 18th arrondissement. Dedicate at least a whole afternoon if you are going here.

​Address: Rue des Rosiers, Paris​Phone: +33 140 11 77 36​Website: http://www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com
Louis Vuitton at Champs-Elysees

Louis Vuitton at the Champs-Elysees, it probably does not get more French than this. Here you can shop until you drop, given that your wallet allows it.

​Address: 101. Avenue Des Champs-Elysees, Paris​Website: http://www.louisvuitton.com
Colette

Colette can be found on rue du faubourg Saint Honoré. This is one of the coolest concept stores in the city. Here you can find shops selling everything from CD's and t-shirts and a trendy bar.

​Address: 213 Rue Saint Honoré, Paris​Phone: +33 155 35 33 90​Website: http://www.colette.fr
Pierre Herme

If you like macarons, this is the right place to go if you want to buy a pair on the go, or maybe to bring home as a souvenir. Here you can find macarons in all different kinds of colours and flavours.

​Address: 72, Rue Bonaparte, Paris​Phone: +33 1 43 54 47 77​Website: http://www.pierreherme.com
L'ABC du Parfum

L'ABC du Parfum is perfect for everyone who enjoys perfume. Here you can learn about fragrances, take a class and go on a perfume tour. You can even bring your very own perfume home.

​Address: 7 Rue Vineuse, Paris​Phone: +33 643 64 16 55​Website: http://www.en.abcduparfum.fr
Shoppping

Make the most of low prices! Troyes, capital of the Aube département, is the city with the largest number of factory outlets in France. It is the home city of many big well-known clothing brands, such as Lacoste, Petit Bateau, Adidas, among others. Each year, Troyes attracts more than three million visitors. McArthurGlen is home to more than 85 shops with items from over 200 different brands, with at least 30% off all year round. At Marques City, you will find more than 30 brands spread out over 11 buildings. Marques Avenue Troyes is home to 240 big brands.

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Paris Beauvais Airport

Paris Beauvais, is mainly served by low cost airlines. A shuttle service is organized to and from its terminals and Paris-Porte Maillot. The ticket costs EUR17 oneway and the journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

​Address: Paris Beauvais Airport, Paris​Phone: +33 892 682 066​Website: http://www.aeroportbeauvais.com​More info: Prices updated April 2014
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