Popular Accommodations in Paris
Highlights in Paris
- Capital of France
- City of Love
- Numerous museums and galleries
- Architectural masterpieces
- Spacious green spaces on the outskirts of the city
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Vacation rentals in Paris
Just a few metres from the river banks and its famous promenade, you can spend an exciting city holiday in Paris. In the southwest of the metropolis, your apartment is located in the district of Vaugirard or Passy and has a view of charming backyards or the fashion shops of Paris. Following the course of the Seine, you will live in the oldest districts of Louvre, Hôtel-de-Ville or Luxembourg in a holiday apartment and only need a few minutes' walk to museums such as the Louvre or Notre-Dame Cathedral. Luxurious comfort can be found in a villa or vacation rental in these districts. You reside overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal or enjoy the view from your terrace with several people. Especially exquisite accommodations offer you a garden or a personal assistant.Fabulous residences surrounded by cultural sites and green spaces
Between the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful Jardin de Pré-Catelan park to the west, you will combine your accommodation with a cultural programme and local recreation far away from the hustle and bustle. Similar amenities await you in a northeastern vacation rental in Buttes-Chaumont near the Parc de la Villette or in the southeast in Reuilly, where the Bois de Vincennes Landscape Park and City Forest is located. In addition to its prime location and excellent connections to the Paris metro and bus network, many hosts offer additional benefits such as a rich breakfast or a shuttle service on arrival and departure.
Holidays in Paris
Location and orientation
Centrally located in the northern part of France, Paris covers an area of 105.4 square kilometres in the Île de France region. With 2.2 million inhabitants, Paris is the fifth largest metropolis in the European Union and attracts some 16 million foreign visitors every year.urban division
The course of the Seine River shapes the cityscape and flows through it from east to west. It divides Paris into the southern part Rive Gauche and the northern part Rive Droite. In the area of the city centre, the Seine forms the islands Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis. For orientation, Paris is divided into 20 numbered districts called arrondissements. The districts run spirally from the inside to the outside and are divided into further quarters, the Quartiers.
Travelers and Activities
Paris, the city of love, is ideal for couples who want to spend a long weekend in togetherness and a unique place to propose marriage to their partner. Historic sites, attractive avenues and districts as well as a multitude of gourmet restaurants lend the metropolis its romantic flair. In the north, picturesque squares and mysterious gardens invite you to take long walks through the artists' quarter of Montmartre. Dreamy alleys wind their way up to the stairs of the hill on which the Basilica Sacré-Coeur is enthroned. In the immediate vicinity you will find the Place de Abbesses, where the famous Mur des "je t`aime" stands. The words "I love you" are immortalized on the wall in 280 languages. You will find a quiet place in the Musée de la vie romantique and in the city centre in the Marais quarter, where Victor Hugo's house is located on the Place des Vosges. Other nostalgic places are the Saint-germain des Prés neighbourhoods, Mouffetard and Mouzaïa.Multifaceted programme for culture lovers
Hardly any other metropolis has as many cultural sights as the French capital. The great spectrum includes more than 160 museums, 100 theatres and 200 art galleries. There are also architectural highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, imposing cathedrals such as Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Panthéon. A visit to one of the world's most famous museums, the Louvre, is particularly recommended. The former Royal Palace Palais de Louvre houses a valuable art collection from various eras. Among the masterful paintings is the "Mona Lisa" by da Vinci or "Freedom leads the people" by Delacroix. Among the exhibited sculptures are the "Venus of Milo" or "Nike of Samothrace". Follow in the footsteps of the French Revolution on the Place de la Concorde, where you will find the Tower Obelisk of Luxor and two magnificent fountains. From here you can reach the magnificent avenue Avenue Champs-Élysées, which passes the Élysées Palace, the Guignol Theatre, the Revuetheater Revu and luxurious car showhouses and fashion boutiques.
Twice a year Paris is the capital of fashion during Fashion Week. During the shows, internationally famous fashion labels such as Chanel, Dior and Gautier present the trends of the next fashion season.
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With a height of 324 metres, the Eiffel Tower at the northwest end of the Champ de Mars is the landmark of the city. Built between 1887 and 1889, the iron truss tower attracts seven million visitors a year, who can admire Paris on its three viewing platforms. The tower can be climbed on the 1,710 steps or the lift.Gliding on the water through the metropolis
On the banks of the Seine you can take a boat trip on the river and pass the city's sights in elegant surroundings. One of the most famous tours is the Bateaux Mouches excursion.Admirable building
A true monument is the Grand Palais, which together with the Pont Alexandre III and the Petit Palais forms the architectural ensemble of the Belle Époque era. In the impressive 19th century building, which captivates with its glass dome, there are three areas that are used in different ways. The main nave houses the National Gallery and the Science Museum Palais de la Découverte.Artistic legacy
Next to the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay is one of the main attractions of the city. On the south bank of the Seine, more than 4,000 exhibits of art history are presented on 16,000 square metres. Among the highlights are paintings such as "The Birth of Venus" by Cabanel, the "Self-Portrait" by van Gogh or the "Cathedral of Rouven" by Monet.Underground quarries
An exciting experience awaits visitors in the underworld of the metropolis. Near the Place Denfert-Rochereau is the entrance to the mystical catacombs. After 140 steps that lead 20 meters into the ground, you can participate in a tour that leads through the two kilometers long corridors. A creepy highlight is the ossuary, which served as the city's cemetery in the 18th century.