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Paris

City Breaks

Book a cheap city break to Paris with Best4Travel! In the wise words of Audrey Hepburn, "Paris is always a good idea". This endorsement from an actress remembered worldwide for her glamour and elegance further cements the city's reputation for being synonymous with fashion, romance, and culture. Indeed, Paris has had such a considerable impact on cinema, literature, and the arts, that it has become one of the most visited cities in the world!


Here at Best4Travel, we have access to great-value deals on flights and centrally located accommodation in Paris that you won’t find anywhere else.


For more information on any of the hotels or destinations featured on our website, or for a tailored quotation on any of our City Break Packages, please visit any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call one of our expert travel agents today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.


Top Attractions


“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.”Thomas Jefferson


  • Eiffel Tower
  • When one pictures Paris, or even France in general, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most common images that comes to mind. Built between 1887 and 1889 under the direction of the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Tower has seen over 250 million visitors since its opening, and is now the top visited and most photographed attraction in Paris every year!


    The Eiffel Tower is often used as both a symbol of Paris, and as a monument to romance. The tower has been featured numerous times across popular media, including the James Bond film A View to Kill (1985), Disney's The Aristocats (1970), and Moulin Rouge! (2001).


  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Built to honour those who took part in the French Revolutionary wars and the legendary battles of Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe has been a staple of French tourism since its construction in 1806.


    Underneath the archway you will find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This tomb with its eternal flame was built to commemorate all those who died in World War I whose bodies were never found or identified. Here on 11 November every year, on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, a ceremony is held to remember the dead.


  • Disneyland Paris
  • Located a mere 30 km from the city centre, Disneyland Paris is the number one most visited theme park in Europe! There's something for everyone in this magical wonderland, whether you're hoping to meet one of Disney's princesses in real life, or if you're feeling brave enough to take on the legendary Space Mountain rollercoaster.


    At the centre of the park is a life-size version of the iconic castle featured in Sleeping Beauty (1959), Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant. Visitors are encouraged to walk in and around the castle, and avoid the sleeping dragon!


  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • The ultimate example of 13th century French Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame is arguably the most impressive cathedral in all of France! Global interest in the cathedral was first piqued by the release of Victor Hugo's enormously popular novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in 1831. Over 100 years later, Hugo's story and interest in the cathedral were revived by the 1996 Disney film of the same name.


  • Palace of Versailles
  • The Palace of Versailles has had a fascinating history, from its 100 years spent as the royal residence of the French monarchy, to its abandonment during the French Revolution. Lavishly decorated, the palace is a work of art in its own right which tells the story of excess and luxury.


    In the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789, the French monarchy and its court were removed from the palace. The building would be left relatively alone until it was made partially open to the public by King Louis-Philippe in 1837 as a museum 'dedicated to all the glories of France', in an effort to revive the bond between the public and the monarchy.


    Visitors today can walk around the opulent rooms of this one-time royal residence, including the Hall of Mirrors, and explore the palace's vast 800 hectare Garden of Versailles.


  • Sacré-Cœur Paris
  • The iconic white-domed basilica of the Sacré-Cœur atop of Montmartre Hill, has been a beacon to locals and tourists alike since it first opened its doors in 1914.


Museums & Galleries


“You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn’t seem to burden.” - Allen Ginsberg


  • The Louvre
  • Currently the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre is home to over one million pieces of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo.


  • Musée d’Orsay
  • The Musée d'Orsay has the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, including the world-famous works of Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh.


Where to Eat in Paris


Paris, the city where Le Cordon Bleu was first founded, has understandably become the centre for French cuisine. Have lunch like a true Parisienne, and dine out at a French bistro!


To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the Top Rated Restaurants in Paris, divided by price to cater for all budget types.


  • Low Cost

    • La Petite Rose des Sables, 6 rue de Lancry, 75010
    • Little Breizh, 11 rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006
    • Le Baron Rouge, 1 rue Théophile Roussel, 75012

  • Moderately Priced

    • Les Apotres de Pigalle, 2 rue Germain Pilon, 75018
    • Il Etait Un Square, 54 rue Corvisart, 75013
    • L'Affineur' Affiné, 51 rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009

  • Expensive

    • Epicure, 112 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol Paris, 75008
    • Le Cinq, 31 Avenue George V, Four Seasons Hôtel George V, 75008
    • Le 114 Faubourg, 114 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008

Nightlife


  • Pubs

    • Little Red Door, 60 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
    • L'Avant Comptoir du Marché, 14 Rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris
    • Castor Club, 14 Rue Hautefeuille, 75006 Paris

  • Clubs

    • Bus Palladium, 6 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris
    • La Bellevilloise, 19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
    • Supersonic, 9 Rue Biscornet, 75012 Paris

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Charles de Gaulle Airport straight to your hotel! The approximate transfer times from the airport to the top hotel and tourist destinations in Paris are as follows:


  • Bastille: 45 minutes
  • Champs-Élysées: 45 minutes
  • Eiffel Tower: 45 minutes
  • Gare du Nord: 40 minutes
  • La Defense: 35 minutes
  • Le Marais: 50 minutes
  • Montmartre: 40 minutes
  • Montparnasse: 50 minutes
  • Notre Dame: 50 minutes
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés: 55 minutes
  • The Latin Quarter: 50 minutes
  • The Louvre: 55 minutes

For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the destinations in Paris featured above, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide or call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.


Best4Travel Tips


  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • Language: French

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Local Phrases
    • Hello: Bonjour
    • How are you?: Comment ça va?
    • Good night: Bon nuit
    • Goodbye: Au revoir
    • Please: S’il vous plaît
    • Thank you: Merci
    • Yes: Oui
    • No: Non
    • You’re welcome: De rien
    • My name is…: Je m’appelle...
    • I do not understand: Je ne comprends pas
    • Do you speak English?: Parlez-vous anglais?
    • I am Irish: Je suis irlandais

  • Public Holidays
    • 1st January: New Year’s Day.
    • March/April:
      • Good Friday
      • Easter Monday
    • 1st May: Labour Day
    • 8th May: WWII Victory Day
    • 20th May: Ascension
    • 30th May: Whit Monday
    • 14th July: Bastille Day
    • 15th August: Assumption Day
    • 1st November: All Saints’ Day
    • 11th November: Armistice 1918
    • 25th December: Christmas Day


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