How to spend an awe-inspiring week in Paris, France

Ranked #13 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.


Does this really need any explanation? The culture, the food, the architecture, the history, the wine, the joie de vivre! It’s all there.

But while many of the nominations for Paris took an ‘any time, just because’ approach to this most romantic of cities, it seems we want to consume it like a local.

Not necessarily staying in the insane five-star hotels that proliferate in the city (The Ritz, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, George V, Hôtel Le Bristol, the Shangri-La and now The Peninsula, to name a few) but finding an apartment in a suitably evocative neighbourhood and forging out from there in search of coffee and culture.

Search in Le Marais, Montparnasse or the family-friendly Batignolles.

Vive la difference!


Paris is Paris – no matter how many times you visit it’ll break your heart each time.”

– Craig Tansley


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