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Whether you have your heart set on witnessing the iconic Eiffel tower, indulging in a cosy night-cruise along the River Seine or sampling the view from the Sacre Coeur with a loved one at sunset, Paris conjures up images of elegance and romance. However, there are plenty of other diversions to explore in the French capital’s colourful arrondissements that will entertain any visitor. Paris boasts world-famous architectural feats to explore and no visit to the city is complete without a stroll up the commanding Champs-Élysées towards the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Similarly, the intricate Notre Dame Cathedral is an essential stop on any Paris itinerary whether you choose to explore the French capital by foot or on its extensive public transport system.

Paris is also an art-lovers paradise, with the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo amongst hundreds of awe-inspiring paintings and sculptures at the Louvre Museum, whilst some of the world’s best modern art can also be found at the Pompidou Centre. Shopping fans will also love browsing the designer Parisian boutiques, whilst bargains can be found at one of the city’s many flea markets. Foodies can also enjoy a range of delights to explore, from Michelin-starred fine dining to the thrifty delights of filled baguettes and croissants from one of Paris’s legendary cafes.

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  • Eiffel Tower - Paris Tourist Office/Daniel Thierry

  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris

  • Musee D'Orsay - Paris Tourist Office/Sarah Sergent

  • Luxembourg Garden - Paris Tourist Office

  • Notre Dame - Paris Tourist Office/Sarah Sergent

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 10
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  • 15
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

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