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The French capital woos with its couture, seduces with its chocolate and kindles romance in Jardin des Tuileries. Journey down the Siene between visits to Notre-Dame, the Louvre or Musee d'Orsay. Climb the steps at Sacre-Coeur, and watch the sun set over Paris. Visit Marche des Enfant Rouges in Marais on a Sunday morning for the street performers and accordions.

Whether it's your first time on a Paris vacation or your fiftieth, let Orbitz help with the planning. We'll give you the details on the best time go, top 10 highlights and tips on the choicest petit fours and boulangeries.

Best time to take a vacation to Paris

  • Paris in springtime lives up to its reputation: Flowers bloom, cafe culture returns, hotel rates soar. But with a bit of planning, you can find good hotel deals. Summer is peak season, and social calendars fill with festivals and open-air events (many free) -- so be sure to plan well in advance.

    Paris gets a makeover in fall: new movies, new fashions and that gorgeous crisp in the air. Fall is low season, and cheap hotel rates in Paris abound.

    Winter gets a bad rap; with so many museums, cathedrals and cozy cafes in Paris, November and December might be just your style. Christmas markets start in late November and early December, and the City of Light takes illumination to a whole new level.

Insider tips for Paris travel

  • Bread and chocolate

    How to buy bread in Paris? Look for the longest lines. At Poilane, that's around 4 p.m. when it's fresh out of the oven. And chocolate? Richart, near the Musee d'Orsay. (Go for the liqueur-filled).

  • Cirque de Paris

    Bring your petits enfants on official kids days: They can meet the animals, put on clown makeup, practice tight-rope walking and lunch with the artistes.

  • Wine Bars

    Get in early or after 1:30 p.m. to avoid the crowds. Juveniles Lavinia and Legrand Filles et Fils in the Opera district are among the finest.

  • Le Hangar

    Dine at this gem located across from the Pompidou. Order the beef stroganoff and cream of lentil soup. For dessert: everything.

  • Church Music

    Most churches have free musical performances, from classical concerts to organ recitals. Regular concerts are held in St-Julien-de-Pauvre, St-Germain-des-Pres, Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chapelle.

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Hotel only $166

1 Citadines Apart'hotel Saint Germain des Pres Paris

4 stars
4.3 / 5 67 reviews

53 ter, quai des Grands Augustins Map

Exclusive : Get 18% OFF

Part of an apartment-hotel chain, the Citadines Prestige Saint-Germain-des-Pres Paris specializes in flexible 4-star stays, so guests can customize their Paris break however they choose. Budget one-beds occupy the cheaper end of the scale, while huge studio rooms come... More

Hotel only $107

2 Hotel Saint Christophe

3 stars
4.1 / 5 73 reviews

17, rue Lacepede Map

Free Wifi

The "Hotel St Christophe" provides a warm welcome whether you are here on business or for leisure. The Hotel environment will give you many ideas of stroll : walk few minutes at dawn and enjoy the beauty of Pantheon, Luxembourg gardens, Mouffetard quarter, Jardin des... More

Hotel only $115

3 Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 62 reviews

23 avenue Duquesne Map

Cozy Paris hotel tempts with Left Bank and Eiffel Tower views Left Bank lovers flock to Hotel Duquesne Eiffel, a 7th arrondissement hotel named after the Royal Navy captain under Louis XIII and Richelieu. The property is equal parts contemporary and quaint, with a... More

Hotel only $220

4 Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain

4 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

8 rue de Bellechasse Map

This designer boutique hotel is situated in central Paris, 500 metres from the Boulevard Saint Germain, one kilometre from the Louvre Museum, and two kilometres from the Eiffel Tower. It has 33 air-conditioned designer guestrooms with striking murals and contemporary... More

Hotel only $215

5 Hotel Mayfair

4 stars
4.2 / 5 27 reviews

3, Rue Rouget De Lisle Map

The Hotel Mayfair Paris is an elegant 4 star boutique hotel offering 40 French style decorated rooms & 7 junior suites. Newly refurbished, the Mayfair combines harmonious colours, luxurious fabrics & a very attentive and personalised service. Ideally located in... More

Hotel only $46

6 HI Matic

3 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

71 rue de Charonne Map

Family offer! Breakfast included!

As a "pied terre", the room in HIMATIC uses the codes of a cabana: functional yet fun, triggering childhood memories. The platform bed with a shape memory mattress is in the centre of the room to maximize its space using it as a large sofa during the day and in... More

Hotel only $158

7 Melia Colbert

4 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

7 Rue Hotel Colbert Map

5% off entire stay

Paris hotel offers understated elegance and a tempting breakfast buffet The romance of Paris comes alive at Melia Le Colbert Boutique Hotel, a 19th century mansion with renovated rooms that are classically styled with handsome furniture and fine linens. The 39-room hotel... More

Hotel only $105

8 Villa Montparnasse

4 stars
3.4 / 5 25 reviews

2, Rue Boulard Map

Stay 3 nights and save 20% on your stay!

A small-scale hotel with a relaxed vibe, the Villa Montparnasse in Paris is a wonderful welcome to this culturally-rich city. Colonial in style with a chic lounge area, a bar space where you can let French champagne bubbles do their work before strolling back to your... More

Hotel only $119

9 Hotel Saint Germain Paris

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

88, Rue du Bac Map

Special offer! Get 10% off! on Sunday!

The hotel Saint Germain, a charming three stars mansion, opens the doors to its 29 rooms at the 88 rue du Bac. This 17th Century private hotel, knew how to preserve the atmosphere of the ancient bourgeois manor. Welcoming and enchanting, the hotel welcomes you in an... More

Hotel only $181

10 Hotel Villa Saxe Eiffel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

9 Villa de Saxe Map

Non Refundable offer! Get 10% off!

The hotel Villa Saxe Eiffel is a boutique hotel located in the prestigious 7th district in the heart of Paris, close to Les Invalides, the Eiffel tower and the UNESCO headquarters, at the end of a street privileged by an absolute calm. Behind the audacious facade in... More

Paris highlights

  • Paris
  • Eiffel Tower

    You can photograph it, climb it, drink wine near it and kiss under it. One lady loved it so much she married it. Nearby: Quai Branly Museum, the Champ de Mars Gardens, lots of hotels.

  • Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chapelle

    These Gothic masterpieces, located a few blocks apart, are steeped in sacred beauty. Discover flying buttresses, relics and artwork inside Notre-Dame. Jewel box Sainte-Chapelle sparkles with thousands of religious scenes depicted in 15 stained-glass windows.

  • The Louvre (Musee du Louvre)

    Get your art fix from Mona Lisa to the Michelangelos and Winged Victory to the Louvre Pyramid. Stroll the still-thriving old market district Les Halles nearby.

  • Montmartre

    This bohemian nook has eccentric Paris character to spare with its easel-and-artist filled square (Place du Tertre), Moulin Rouge and hilltop Sacre-Coeur basilica. Mustachioed master Dali's Espace museum is nearby.

  • Siene

    Take the Batobus down the Siene (buy a day pass for hop on/hop off privileges), where you can stop at Notre-Dame, Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, Hotel de Ville and the Louvre.

  • St-Germaine and the Latin Quarter

    Medieval stomping grounds of Latin-speaking clergy, this arrondissement is filled with French etceteras: Sorbonne, St-Germain, Cluny Museum, and bistros galore.

  • Champs-Elysees

    Climb the Arc de Triomphe for glittering views of L'Etoile. Settle the score between a sweet tooth and eye-candy cravings at nearby Laduree.

  • Rodin Museum (Musee Rodin)

    Even the art-shy swoon at Gates of Hell, The Thinker, The Kiss and the setting here. Laze in the sculpture gardens and write postcards.

  • Pere Lachaise

    Named after Louis XIV's confessor, this French cemetery is filled with serene beauty. Visit the interred here: Oscar Wilde, Maria Callas, Gustave Dore, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrisson.

  • Versailles

    Though it's not technically in Paris, missing Versailles is still a real non-non. Catch your reflection in the Hall of Mirrors, and see a world of silks, murals, ostrich plumes and regal glitz.