It's this combination of high culture and local charm that makes for a truly unique city break you'll never forget. Audrey Hepburn said it best - "Paris is always a good idea."
With our luxury Paris apartments, you'll be at the heart of it all. But if you're hoping to explore more of France, we've got family-friendly villas across the country, covering the Loire Valley, South of France and more.
For a first-timer in Paris, there are simply some things (as tourist-typical as they may be) that you just have to do. Grab a morning pain au chocolat and coffee in Montmarte and make your way up to the Sacre Coeur, enjoying your breakfast with breathtaking views. Then, head back down past the infamous Moulin Rouge and along to the Palais Garnier, which is home to the Phantom of the Opera.
Ready to splurge? The Galeries Lafayette has you covered, hosting all kinds of high-end boutiques, but there's a surprise at the very top: a rooftop that's free to access - so you'll probably want to come back at sunset. The Arc de Triomphe and its surrounding streets offer a similarly luxurious designer offering.
Walk your way south to Angelina, a beloved cafe that does the best hot and iced chocolates you've ever tried. Take a post-lunch stroll around Jardin des Tuilieres before hitting up the Louvre Museum for your art fix. Still got some energy in you? You can either head across the river to the Île de la Cité (an island which is home to the Notre-Dame) or go west towards the Eiffel Tower.
Once you've got all that ticked off in a day (trust us, it's doable if you're pushed for time!), you're then free to simply wander the streets of Paris at your leisure, discovering your very own hidden gems along the way.
When you think of Parisian food, you probably think of hitting up a bakery in the morning for a flaky croissant, grabbing a baguette or crepe to go come lunchtime, enjoying an afternoon patisserie (or two), and ending your day dining al fresco - with ample wine, of course. We're pleased to report that, for once, expectations truly meet reality: French food is every bit as fresh and inviting as you've always hoped.
However, with such an abundance of choice, it can be hard to pick your priorities. We'd suggest sampling a fresh macaron - the brighter the better, and be sure to pick a flavour less ordinary! You'll also find eclairs done in the very best way here, generously filled with cream and yet impossibly light on the palate.
Vegetarians turn away, because we're about to talk meat and fish: oysters, duck confit and rare steak are all prepared to perfection in Paris, but for a meaty meal on the move, try a croque monsieur - aka, the best ham and cheese toastie of your life!
Those who enjoy a meat-free diet will have to dig a little deeper on their food quest (unless you fancy spending your whole trip eating steak frites and bread!) but the results are worth it. Vegan boulangeries like Land&Monkeys will have you covered for traditional French fare, while La Bauhina at Shangri-La Hotel Paris offers a totally plant-based afternoon tea.