Paris City Breaks
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. Perfect for a holiday to France, and with our great Eurostar Paris offers your journey becomes effortless.
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.
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.
Food & Drink
Café culture is a Parisian way of life, from very simple places to expensive terraces in prime tourist locations. Arguably the most famous cafes in Paris are Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, both in St Germain des Prés and both historical meeting points for writers and intellectuals.
France is famous for its cuisine and Paris offers no shortage of dining options, whether it’s a croque monsieur at a café or a gourmet meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Atelier de Joël Robuchon in St Germain is an excellent choice for high-quality food served in an informal setting, whilst the Terminus Nord opposite the Gare du Nord is a typical Parisian brasserie with a fabulous blend of Art Deco and Art Nouveau décor.
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.
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) from £43 per adult
- Cabaret Shows including the famous Moulin Rouge from £88 per adult
- Metro and museum passes from £10 per adult
- Hop-on/Hop-off bus tours from £25 per adult
- Coach and minibus tours from £15 per adult
- Wine tasting from £25 per adult
The list is endless but with over 80 options available, there is something to suit every need.