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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 waves.

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 honey.

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 market.

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.