The curved walls and painted ceiling of the Bourse de Commerce museum

Paris City Guide

Plan your next trip to Paris with our guide to the best boutique hotels, restaurants, art galleries and more, handpicked by residents of the city

Haussmann architecture, art nouveau metro signs, palaces bookending the River Seine and bistro chairs bathed in sunlight – Paris is a sight to behold. Discover a city beyond the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower with our guide to the French capital, from neighbourhood bistros to banging nightlife.


Paris is known for its grand Belle Epoque properties, yet smaller boutique stays offer attentive service, discerning design and buzzy locations – from convivial courtyards to a slick pied-à-terre with a DJ in the lobby.


Paris is home to one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines, with restaurants ranging from diminutive bistros on cobblestone corners to gastronomic grande dames. The best places to eat right now are reinventing traditional culinary techniques, with quality ingredients and an evolving natural wine selection.

"On street corners I’d encounter accordionists interpreting Édith Piaf songs, observed by men and women in Hermès foulards"

Writer and editor Seb Emina on living in Paris

Museums & galleries

Each art movement that originated here has left its mark on the city, from the impressionists to 21st century contemporary art. The city’s best galleries and museums pay tribute to its cultural heft.

Bars & nightlife

From canal-side drinks to cutting-edge cocktails, Paris is an excellent city for drinking well. It also comes alive after dark, fuelled by hidden jazz bars, all-night techno and French disco house.

Remote working

From laptop-friendly cafes to hybrid spaces that fuse climbing walls with co-working hot desks, these are the best places for remote working during your stay in Paris.


As a world-leading fashion capital, Paris has no shortage of places for shopping


When to visit


Getting to Paris


Getting around


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