Paris is a living classic. And there’s so many reasons for it…!
Bonjour, ¿ça va? Enjoy a delicious croissant or a pain au chocolat, there’s no hurry. After a great breakfast, stroll around the Sena riverside before practicing selfie art in front of the Eiffel Tower. Climb, watch, look down and discover the City of Lights, Love and so many other things. Le Marais, Montmartre, the Louvre… Paris needs-has-should be in your travel passport. Find out why!
Staying in a Paris self-catering apartment
Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest cities. It is associated with high fashion, great food and, most of all, romance! Staying in a holiday rental is the perfect way to discover Paris at your leisure. You can settle into your tastefully furnished and well-equipped apartment and quickly feel like a local, as you browse the amazing food markets, returning to your holiday apartment to prepare a delicious meal. Use the Apartum price comparison website to source Paris holiday rentals in a wide range of arrondissements or districts.
A holiday in the heart of the city
Most people agree that staying near the city centre when on holiday is ideal as you are so near to the main attractions. Look for holiday accommodation near the Bastille, the Ile de la Cite or Montmartre - all great central locations, each with a unique flavour. Staying in a central location can be more expensive, especially if you opt for a luxury apartment, but there are some fantastic deals around. Paris a well-connected city with numerous metro and bus connections in all areas so it is easy to travel around, wherever the location of your holiday rental.
Things to see and do in Paris
Paris is one of the cultural centres of the world and there is an almost limitless array of things to see and do. Taking a trip up the Eiffel Tower, the icon of Paris, is a must, as is a visit to the Louvre. Perhaps you might like to take a boat trip along the Seine, the river that bisects Paris? Or admire the magnificent Gothic architecture of the Notre Dame? However, you decide to spend your time in Paris, a holiday apartment is the ideal accommodation solution as you can relax at the end of a day's busy sightseeing and feel completely at home in comfort and privacy.
Paris at night
Paris is known as the City of Lights and has an amazing nightlife. There are bars and restaurants to suit all tastes; not to mention hipster dives, nightclubs and cabarets. The Marais and the Bastille are among the most popular districts for a night out and attract many young people. At the end of a night on the tiles, you can hail a taxi and return to your holiday apartment for a restorative sleep.
Suitcase, backpack and a view to the Eiffel Tower
Paris is a city of icons. The metal shapes of the Eiffel Tower, the shiny wideness of the Champs Elysées, the cobbled streets in Montmartre… Paris is a postcard you might remember even before you are there. Walk around places you’ll dream of and never forget about.
Paris tastes like France and like so many other places. Local food, international delicacies, classic restaurants and also cheap snacks. Paris is also a first-class destination when talking about food.
Wake up and start smelling like fresh bread. Flowers in flower stores and a strange French melody in your head: it might me just there, but you’ll listen to it. A tourist destination full of tourist stuff: that’s Paris, by day… and by night.
Lost in love, found the City of Lights
A perfect baguette, a cycling race where yellow means great… Walk the Champs Elysees before smiling to La Gioconda. Shop and shop in Rue de Rivoli and get lost in the sinner Moulin Rouge. Paris means flowers, fruit and stories to fill books, guides and movies.
Paris also means names: the City of Light, the City of Love… no matter which one you choose, what’s clear is that Paris is a must-see capital. From Montmartre to Montparnasse, Paris will always stay with you.
7 things you can’t miss in Paris
Art: Forget about time inside the Louvre Museum
Photos: Take a classic selfie with the Eiffel Tower
Legend: Search for the Notre Dame mysterious creatures...
Peace: Walk along the river Sena
History: Feel a winner below the Arc de Triomphe
Rest: Sit on the Sacred Heart Basile
Bohemia: Feel bohème in Montmartre
Disneyland... and Paris hidden gems
Paris has enough (and more) for a weekend, a week or for a longer holiday. However, if you want an extra-point for your holiday to the French capital, there are also enough reasons to get away.
Mount Saint-Michel: one of the icons of France. Lovely!
Normandy: travel to the past in one of the most famous war locations.
Champagne: drink it, or get to know the region where it comes from.
You don’t want to be the one who has not been there yet. Travel to Paris, and do it again if you already did. More to add?
One city, many numbers…
Paris might be a huge city, but don’t expect a landscape full of skyscrapers. You’ll feel close to the ground in neighborhoods such as Montmartre. If you’d rather enjoy heights, don’t hesitate and climb the Eiffel Tower or the Montparnasse Tower (taller). Then you’ll surely scream oui!!!
So, where should you look for your cheap (or not) accommodation? In Paris, each district is identified with a different number. Keeping that in mind, this is a very brief guide on where to sleep while in the number 1 destination in Europe.
Paris district guide
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4: That’s where the center would be.
Districts 5,6: The famous Latin Quarter is there.
District 7: Home to the Eiffel Tower.
District 8: Not the most beautiful, close to District 7.
District 9: Also know as the Opera. Lots happening!
District 10: Living close to Canal Saint-Martin.
District 11: Further from the center, a huge area.
District 18: Montmartre, one of the most beautiful quarters in Paris.