The very name conjures up a multitude of images: pavement artists in Montmartre's lively Place du Tertre, evening cruises down the majestic Seine under the famous bridges, dusty bookstalls along the Left Bank and bohemian restaurants in the Latin Quarter.

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On a hot day, enjoy a walk or a picnic in the cool shade along the side of the Canal St Martin.


The large department stores Printemps and Galaries Lafayette offer immense choice. For those looking for the latest fashions, designer shops can be found along rue St Honoré, boulevard St Germain and avenue Montaigne. The Marais offers an appealing mix of chic interior design, trendy boutiques and original jewellery, while St Germain is renowned for its antique shops.

For those who enjoy street markets, head to rue Mouffetard close to the Latin Quarter for cheese, fruit, vegetables and meat, whilst the large weekend flea market at Clignancourt meight tempt those looking to track down a vintage piece.

Eiffel Tower Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1889, this gracefully curving structure is the very symbol of Paris.


Louvre Museum Home to the Mona Lisa, this Renaissance-style palace is fronted by a spaceage glass pyramid.

Arc de Triomphe This monumental stone arch celebrates Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Sacré Coeur Crowning the hill of Montmartre, the white basilica enjoys panoramic views over all of Paris.

Notre Dame Standing on an island in the middle of the Seine, this Gothic cathedral is in the very heart of the city.

Stroll the world-famous Champs Elysées, between the Arc de Triomphe and the formal Tuileries gardens.

Explore the historic Latin Quarter, browsing for second-hand books at the bouquiniste stalls along the river bank.

Meander the myriad streets of Montmartre, ride the old-fashioned carousel below Sacré Coeur, and sit for a portrait in the bustling Place du Tertre.

Enjoy the impressive views of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro before crossing the river to wander through the expansive Champ de Mars gardens.

Soak up the chic atmosphere in the village-like centre of St Germain des Prés.


With so many things to see and do in Paris, we are delighted to offer our selected programme of excursions which includes:

Boat cruises (with or without lunch or dinner)
Cabaret Shows including the famous Moulin Rouge
Metro and museum passes
Hop-on/Hop-off bus tours
Coach and minibus tours
Wine tasting
The list is endless but with over 80 options available, there is something to suit every need. All excursions are subject to availability and price change, departures and duration can vary depending on the season and in most cases child reductions apply. Please ask one of our reservations team for more details by calling 0844 879 8036.