Paris hotels range from comfortable to utterly fabulous. Stay in the the city center to be nearest to the top attractions. You won't be able to be right by them all, so take comfort in the fact that Paris has an efficient metro system. For those on a budget, stay outside the city center and take public transportation in.
Hotels that are far outside of the city center if short on time. The 16th arrondissement may offer great deals, but you'll be spending quite a bit of time on public transportation.
For a stay fit for royalty, check out Hotel le Bristol.
When dining in Paris, you'll want to try a wide range of establishments. Check out quaint cafes, traditional and sultry brasseries and white-gloved fine dining. Don't forget to try some crepes from the many street stands around the city, too. You'll also want to try Nouvelle French cuisines versus traditional French fare.
Take It or Leave It:
Try the namesake dish at Au Pied de Cochon, the foot of the pig.
Architecture, arts and amore. There is no shortage of sights and things to do in Paris. Most of the popular tourist destinations are in the city center - such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Head outside the city center to see some of Paris' best parks and canals.
The top of the Eiffel Tower on Valentine's Day - unless you want to be part of the large crowd watching a dozen proposals.
Buy tickets to top attractions online to save time waiting in line.
Paris nightlife is some of the best in the world. With a pulse on the music scene, Paris courts some of the best DJs who in turn make the dance clubs of Paris a pulsating, thrilling place to be. Paris also has a quieter nightlife side with romantic wine bars and stylish martini bars.
Get to the most popular clubs early to avoid hour-long waits in line.
Paris offers shopping from every spectrum. Head to the Paris flea market for great bargains. Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps are two luxurious department stores. For designer brands, head to the Champs Élysées. For a unique underground shopping experiment, go to Forum des Halles, which also has many brand favorites.
Best Local Souvenir:
Look at what the Paris women or men are wearing and go buy a copy to be at the height of fashion.