Paris in a Nutshell: from Monuments to Gastronomy

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  • International Travel

  • France

  • Paris

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Local Food

  • Romantic

  • Sightseeing

Paris travel guide.
Curator’s statement

Paris, France has a reputation for being a romantic and cultural city. Explore the City of light, where anything is possible. It is a perfect getaway destination to sip tea at beautiful terraces of the brasseries and cafes, indulge in luxury shopping, see famous monuments and visit the historic art museums France's capital has to offer.

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Where to stay in Paris

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Cheval Blanc Paris

This Art Déco heritage hotel carries with it the stately hospitality known to the Cheval Blanc name — located near the Seine in the center of Paris.

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  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

  • Complimentary round-trip private airport.

InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Lush hotel with lavish interiors featuring Le Bordeaux restaurant, a bar, a rooftop and a gourmet restaurant inspired by Gordon Ramsay.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Château Cordeillan-Bages

Nestling in its vineyard setting on the edge of Pauillac, between the Gironde and the Atlantic, Château Cordeillan-Bages is a delight for hedonists.

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  • Complimentary wine tasting.

  • Welcome treat in arrival.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

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Things to do in Paris

Paris travel guide. Versailles.

Palace of Versailles: Beautiful château museum with historical and sacred art pieces that stretch for centuries of France's regal heritage.

Champs-Élysées: Paris' largest street filled with shopping from luxury to bargain deals tailored to taste.

Le Duc des Lombards: Grab a cocktail and move your feet at this speakeasy jazz club in the heart of town.

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a romantic dinner on an enclosed cruise while taking in the city lights and famous monuments.

Eiffel Tower: Capture the shinning lights and take a beautiful photo on a nearby terrace or park for a good memory.

Louvre Museum: Check out the Mona Lisa and other famous works of art.

The Upper Chapel of Sainte-Chapelle: Chapel monument with gothic architecture, stained glass and large sculptures.

Places to eat & drink in Paris

Paris travel guide. Gastronomy.

Le Piaf Paris: Swanky music hall.

Early June: Wine bar with decorative interiors and seasonal Spanish tapas.

Molitor: Rooftop for poolside drinks with a breathtaking view of the city.

La Crémaillère 1900: Located in Montmartre, this vintage venue serves traditional French fare.

Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée: Prepare to embark on an immersive journey back to the ancient heart of French gastronomy in this Michelin-starred restaurant led by visionary chef Jean Imbert.

La Scene: Warm, stylish restaurant plating an acclaimed chef's refined, modern French fare and tasting menus.

Da Giuseppe: Delicious pizzeria for when you need a break from French food.

La Belle Ferronnière: Perfect French breakfast bar serving classic regional food and aperitifs in a cozy brasserie with red leather banquettes and checkered floors.

Il Etait Un Square: Great French bar with the best burgers and tiramisu in town.

Zincou Vins & Tapas: Grab tapas and delicious parfaits here when you are craving something sweet.

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