For the ultimate Parisian break pamper yourself with sumptuous accommodation at five star hotels and sample the world’s most exquisite cuisine at the finest dining venues in Europe. Get set to enjoy the iconic landmarks and sights of this incomparably romantic and beautiful city by pulling out all the stops in Paris for a truly unforgettable break here.
Paris has some of the very best luxury hotels and palaces in the world, with first-class service and facilities, attentive staff and top restaurants on site. Choose one with views across to the Eiffel Tower or up the Champs Elysees, or go for a more secluded private chateau on the outskirts. There are also numerous private luxury apartments lining the River Seine, perfect for accessing the many fine entertainment and dining venues and the busy nightlife of the central area. After a day’s shopping at top boutique outlets followed by an evening exploring the live music scene and pavement cafes of the city, you’re just a short walk along the riverbank from your apartment, nightcap on the balcony and a blissful night’s sleep. Opt for the Everland Hotel on the roof of contemporary arts centre Palais de Tokyo at one end of the spectrum for Paris’s newest cutting-edge ‘designer pod’ accommodation. Or if you prefer the more traditional you can’t do better than book yourself into the sumptuous Daniel boudoir boutique hotel right next to the Champs Elysees or Hotel Bourg Tibourg in a quiet street close to the city hall in central Paris.
Top restaurants in Paris
When it comes to top gourmet restaurants Paris has the last word and the rest of the world simply bows before the exquisite taste, mouth watering cuisine and sheer range of dining venues on offer here. From secluded, atmospheric riverside eateries serving up rare delicacies for those in the know to spacious Louis XIV salons with rococo decor and glittering gold and silver trimmings, Paris has the lot and a feast of culinary adventure awaits the discriminating visitor.
The rich history and deep traditions of French cuisine find their ultimate expression in the wealth of Parisian top-end dining options, with their various regional specialties served up by some of the finest chefs on the planet. The haute cuisine and top table venues are legendary, but even the smaller bistros offer fancy settings and the quality of food even in these is exceptionally high. From the elegant L’Ambroisie housed in a grand 17th century building to the select Pierre Gagnaire in the chic eighth district, connoisseurs of fine cuisine have a world of top eateries to choose from in Paris.
Best sights in Paris
Paris has some of the top attractions in the world and several of the best are in the relatively small area of the Isle de la Cite, the oldest quarter of Paris dominated by the great Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame. The Tuileries Gardens between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre is a civilised area for an afternoon stroll after seeing these twin icons, before heading down to the 16th century Pont Neuf Bridge to peruse the local artistic talent on display there. No visit to the city would be complete without dropping in to the Versailles Palace, home to the glamorous and colourful autocratic ruler Louis XIV, nicknamed the Sun King because of his blindingly ostentatious displays of wealth and power.
Opera de Paris Garnier
Round off the perfect day in Paris with a visit to the Opera de Paris Garnier. This is one of the world’s great opera houses, a baroque and opulent Second Empire creation and the perfect setting for a bit of Mozart or Verdi. The finest singers and conductors queue up to perform here, so check the programme in advance for details.
You can Book flight tickets to Paris here or catch the Eurostar train from London to Paris.