Paris Travel Guide - The City of Love 

Paris, one of the most popular short break destinations, and often described as the most romantic city in Europe.

Famous for its romantic scenery, mesmerising architecture and eventful history, Paris offers lots to do and see for people visiting the French capital on a short city break. If you are are taking your car to Paris on the Ferry, check out our tips for driving in France before you depart. 

One of the best things about Paris is that unlike many capital cities, it caters of everyone no matter what kind of city break they are on.

With fine cuisine, brilliant nightlife, great shopping and loads to do and see, Paris has it all.

The most famous tourist attraction in Paris, possibly even France is the Eiffel tower. Designed and built in 1889 by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is one of Paris's largest landmarks and well worth making time on any short break to take a visit.

Paris isn't all about tourist attractions, museums, culture and romance however. With hundreds of delightful cafes, bars, and restaurants you can sit back, relax and enjoy your short break to Paris with a quiet drink and a bite to eat. Alternatively you could take a stroll round some of Paris' shops.

Travel to Paris at the weekend and visit the Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt, Paris' world famous flee market, and grab yourself a bargain amongst its many antiques and vintage clothing. Alternatively visit the Le Bon Marché the fashion centre of Paris and heart of world fashion.

You can take our Cross-Channel ferry directly to France from Dover or if travelling from the North of England, you can avoid the long drive south and travel onboard our cruise ferries from Newcastle to Holland, and make the journey into France from Amsterdam.

Things to do and see in Paris

A city break to Paris has lots to offer, whether you are travelling with your partner, friends or in a group. With so many great attractions to visit the hardest decision is where to start first.

Paris - Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower
Probably the most famous attraction in the world, The Eiffel Tower is a definite must see when visiting Paris. Costing only €8.1 per adult, you can go to the very top and take in the panoramic sights of the French capital.

Bateaux Mouches
A trip down the river Seine is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to view some of Paris' historic monuments.

Versailles
This is definitely for those who love Renaissance architecture. Enjoy delightful walks around the palace's ground and take in some of France's 17th century history

Père Lachaise
The largest cemetery in Paris and is thought to be one of the most visited in the world


Shopping in Paris

Commonly associated with being the fashion capital of the world, Paris offers a lot more than just designer clothes and accessories. You will also be able to find affordable brands to suit yoru budget in its huge department stores. 

Galleries LafayetteGaleries Lafayette
This unique shopping centre has a spectacular glass dome and is the largest space in Europe dedicated to selling men's fashion.

Le Carrousel Du Louvre
This underground shopping centre attached to the famous museum is ideal if you are looking for gifts, perfume or clothes.

Les Grands Boulevards
The most popular shopping centre in Paris is home to prestigious department stores such as Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

Les Halles and Marais
Similar to Covent Garden located in the heart of Paris between the Louvre and Notre Dame.

Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt
Situated in the northern part of Paris, if you are on a weekend break you must visit this world famous flee market that attracts over 70,000 Parisians every weekend.


Eating out in Paris

Paris is internationally renowned for its fine cuisine. With a huge range of restaurants, bistros and brassieres, Paris is the ideal place to tickle those taste buds.

Pierre Gagnaire
Ranked in the top 50 of the world expect to pay a high price for high quality food.

Carré des Feuillants
Run by Chef Alain Dutomournier you are guaranteed to experience contemporary cuisine when in his restaurant.

Allard
Located on the left bank of the Siene, Allard is a traditional 1930's French bistro

Alcazar
Serving traditional French and English food, this trendy restaurant has a huge chill-out area on the second floor