Situated around the Seine in central France and just over 2 hours from London on Eurostar, Paris is a global hub for fashion, art, culture and gastronomy. It's also one of the worlds most intimate and romantic city destinations - perfect when you're planning to treat that special someone.
Whether boutique cafe's on hidden cobbled streets, quaint neighbourhood bistros or the ultimate in fine dining with multi-michelin starred monuments to the gastronomic arts, Paris offers the ultimate culinary experience to backup its iconic reputation.
Temperatures are a very comfortable 20-30°C from May right through to September with lows around 5°C in mid-winter. Rain is light and evenly spread throughout the year, but heavy flash downpours are not entirely uncommon.
A major air, rail and road transport hub, Eurostar will get you there from London in about 2 hours, while flights into Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) can have you there in just over an hour. Theres also Beauvais-Tillé (BVA) and Paris-Orly (ORY) to consider. Local transport includes the RER, Tramway and Metro for getting about once you're there - though many of the joys of exploring this incredible city come from what you find on foot.
There's so much to do and see in Paris, just make sure that once you've ticked off your bucket-list attractions: the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Champs-Élysées and the Louvre, you still leave time to take in the natural beauty that surrounds you from one of those cosy local bistros. What are you waiting for? 2 hours from London....book your trip now.
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8th August 2022 by The Blonde AbroadThe best hotels to stay at in Paris
Paris is the City of Love. Whether you are traveling as a couple, a solo female traveler, or a family, I have no doubts that you will fall in love with Paris, France. When thinking about where to stay in Paris, I generally recommend staying around arrondissements (or districts) 1 through 9, as they are a bit more central to some of the best places to visit in Paris. However, there are some great AirBnBs in Paris and other hotels in arrondissements a bit farther out but may require a metro ride...
20th July 2022 by The Blonde AbroadThe best luxury hotels in Paris
Looking for the most romantic getaway of all time in the land of…well, romance? While you can absolutely travel Paris on a budget, for those looking for a lavish holiday and want to splurge on the finer things, that can absolutely be found, too!...
15th May 2022 by The Blonde AbroadWhere to find the best food in Paris
If you’re visiting France’s capital city, you’re in for a treat. French cuisine has been globally renowned since the 18th century, not only for its flavors but also for its presentation and the overall dining experience. You’ll get to indulge in some incredible French meals like steak-frites, croque monsieur sandwiches, and poulet chasseur — and that’s not even including the delectable pastries and desserts that Paris is known for!...
28th March 2022 by The Blonde Abroad10 places to visit in Paris (that aren’t the Eiffel Tower)
The City of Lights has inspired generations of artists, designers, and writers. It’s been the starting point of oh-so-many love stories. For generations, Paris has been stirring up daydreams and endless wanderlust. From chic sidewalk cafes to world-class museums, there are countless things to do in Paris. Whether you’re looking for mother daughter trips or a dream honeymoon destination, the French capital is a prime pick....
28th May 2019 by Rachel on RouteVegan fast food in Paris
Last year was a bit of a year of personal growth for us, which ended with a vegan adventure in Paris, followed swiftly by an engagement. (Squeal, that still sounds weird!) Following the death of a beloved pet, Mrs S (who was legit the cutest cat in the whole world) I decided to give vegetarianism a go. And here I am 8 months later still surviving, and still very much a vegetarian. So I think I can say it was a good decision....
Weather in Paris
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Paris