Destination Guide: Paris
Hidden gardens, chic boutiques and Seine-side strolls
Stroll the walkable French capital to window-shop couture-lined Avenue Montaigne. Search
for rare books from bouquinistes stalls by the River Seine and watch bateaux-mouches make
Food and Drink
Dine at buzzing brasseries, classic Michelin-starred restaurants or nostalgic cafés.
Admire the choreography of black-and-white clad waiters in Belle Epoque brasseries by
Montparnasse. Or take in classic Michelin-starred dining by the Champs
Elysées. While away an afternoon in old-fashioned cafés in the Marais and
Bastille districts. Or for a real Parisian treat, try Opéra Garnier's own
Sightseeing and relaxation
Discover royal or secret gardens and centuries of history. Lose yourself in cobbled
backstreets in hilly Montmartre then head downhill to the tucked-away Museum of
Romantic Life with its gem of a summer garden. Explore the sculpture-strewn royal
Luxembourg gardens, or investigate working-class Ménilmontant where today's
artists create interactive spaces like La Bellevilloise.
Splurge on haute couture or seek out flea-market finds. Haute couture clusters on
glossy Avenue Montaigne and designer boutiques beckon in stately rue du Faubourg
St Honoré. Bargain-hunters seek out treasures in St-Ouen's vast weekend flea
Nightlife and Entertainment
Take a seat at the opera or bar-hop for live jazz. Join a dressed-up Parisian crowd
in the gilded Opéra Garnier for classical ballet and opera. For cosmopolitan clubbing the
Champs Elysées district is still the main party strip but for intimate night spots,
relax with jazz in Châtelet's bar-lined rue des Lombards.