Find The Best Hotels in Paris
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris is one of the greastest destinations to visit in europe. It astounds you, no matter what season you visit or whether it is your first or fiftieth time in the city of light. Steeped in history, Paris is an international capital that is always reinventing itself - taking great pride in being at the forefront of fashion, the arts, architecture, setting global trends, and of course, a refined cuisine and culture. No matter what you are looking for in your travels, you will find it in Paris.
Paris is a city of arrondissements, or neighborhoods, situated and extending from both banks of the Seine and each neighborhood offers a distinct personality, flavor, and local color. If you’re a first-time visitor you’ll want to choose lodgings in arrondissements 1st through 7th so that you’re close to all that is most distinctly Paris on the Rive Droite (Right Bank) such as the nearly 1,000-ft. tall Tour Eiffel, magnificent Arc de Triomphe, and adjacent bustling Avenue des Champs-Elysees along with Musee de Louvre and Musee d’Orsay, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and Jardin des Tuileries. You’re a fashion maven? Not to worry, plan to stay near arrondissement 8th to be close to the high fashion houses and among the most elegant hotels.
The outer arrondissements are well connected to the city center via the well-signed and efficient Metro subway system. Visitors will find hotel prices somewhat lower in arrondissements 12th-20th. Passy arrondissement, 16th, offers excellent shops and restaurants in a well-to-do neighborhood. The Montparnasse arrondissements, 14th-15th, offer residential districts punctuated by the impressive black glass Montparnasse tower.
In order to know Paris most intimately you’ll want to visit many times, and, hopefully, during several seasons. In this way you can embrace the broadest view of La belle France, this beautiful city, which dates back to the 15th century. Plan your Parisian sight-seeing itineraries carefully to make the best use of your vacation times. When you depart start planning your next trip by noting a list of eateries, coffee shops, patisseries, and arrondissements you want to explore on your next visit.
To learn more about the eclectic arrondissements, read our post, Paris Arrondissements: Where to Stay as well as all of our articles below. Or search below to compare prices and read reviews on all of the best hotels in Paris.