Welcome to the fabled “City of Lights” or “City of Love.” Paris is certainly both and has always been considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. Whether an artist, a businessman or a tourist, you will enjoy the long walks from Montmartre to the Quartier Latin. Going through some of the finest Roman and medieval monuments, sooner or later you will end up at a café, standing on the Pont Neuf Bridge, or exploring a vintage fashion shop in the Marais district.

Facts

Population

2.8 million

Currency

Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

General opening hours in Paris are from Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Smaller shops may close between midday and 2 pm on Mondays. On Sundays and public holidays shops are closed. Many department stores have one late-night opening day, called “nocturne”, when shops are open until 9 pm. Supermarket times may differ depending on neighbourhood.

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Tourist information

Tourist Information Office 25 rue des Pyramides, Paris Opening hours: 1 November to 30 April: Mon-Sun 10 am-7 pm. Closed on 1 May 2 May to 31 October. Mon-Sun 9 am-7 pm +33 1 49 52 42 63

Travel to Paris

Book your flights to Paris with Etihad Airways and get ready to immerse yourself in romance and captivating art. Bustling with life, Paris is the vibrant capital city of France renowned for its monuments, museums, fashion, art and gourmet delights.

Top 5 things to do in Paris

As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, it is little wonder that Paris is overflowing with so many wonderful things to see and do – the city’s museums, monuments and shopping centres attract millions of travellers each year.

  • Experience the mesmerising nightlife by booking to see a show at the Moulin Rouge, where the modern form of can-can dance cabaret evolved
  • Your trip to Paris is incomplete without marvelling at the tallest structure in the city, the Eiffel Tower
  • Head to the world famous Louvre Museum to admire the sheer beauty and historical legacy of rare works of art and masterpieces from across the globe, such as Leonardo de Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa
  • Experience authentic Parisian life and indulge your taste buds in delectable cuisine by taking a stroll around the Le Marais neighbourhood, lined with lively boutiques, eateries, and cafes
  • Music lovers can catch a musical concert and listen to the compositions of famous artists at either the Opéra Garnier or the Opéra Bastille

Shopping in Paris

It is no surprise that Paris remains the centre of haute couture, where the impeccable fashion sense of the Parisians are always made to look effortless.

Whether you are a discount-hunter, designer diva or an avid window shopper, Paris is studded with great places to shop so you are certain to make good use of your baggage allowance.

The Faubourg Saint-Honoré district is the pulse of Parisian design and fashion. Part of the Louvre-Tuileries neighborhood and within close proximity to the Opera Garnier and Boulevard Haussmann (home to many department stores), the Saint-Honoré fashion district is brimming with classic, high-end brands.

If you prefer vintage treats and antiques, you can find a whole host of great discounted vintage home ware, furniture, clothes, shoes and more at one of the flea markets. Depending on the time of year you visit Paris, it is likely that the outdoor markets will be closed in the winter due to the temperamental weather.

Restaurants in Paris

You will find some of the world’s best restaurants in Paris. While eateries here take inspiration from a variety of different cuisines from around the world, there is no escaping the traditions of the Parisians.  Traditional bistros and brasseries line almost every street, serving a long list of quintessentially French dishes. Enjoy croissants for breakfast, French onion soup for lunch, followed by oysters or mussels for dinner – all washed down with a delicious, locally produced grape beverage.

Nightlife in Paris

When the sun goes down, things really heat up in Paris. Even if you have spent an entire day visiting museums, shopping in the city centre and sampling some fine French fare, there is no better way to experience the true charm of Paris than by taking time to enjoy the city in the evening.   

The Paris nightlife scene is multifaceted and continually changing, with thousands of venues open until the early hours of the morning, you will not have any trouble finding things to do in Paris, night or day.

Plan your Paris holiday

The enthralling city of Paris has something of interest for every traveller. The best time to visit Paris is in the summer months of June to August when temperatures are high and you can indulge in outdoor activities. If you intend to attend festivals like Rock en Seine and the Paris Jazz Festival, be sure to book tickets to Paris in advance.

Finding the best flight deals to Paris is quick and easy with Etihad’s popular deals. For finding cheap hotels in Paris, travel during the off-peak season months from November to March. The weather is cold but you can attend the renowned Paris Fashion Week showcases and the famous Christmas markets in preparation for the festive season.

Book your flights to Paris today

Flight deals to Paris can be found all year round with Etihad Airways. Whether you decide to fly Coral Economy Class, Pearl Business Class or Diamond First Class, you can expect to be welcomed with the very best service and hospitality throughout your journey. On board, you will also enjoy exceptional inflight entertainment as well as delicious inflight meals, served just the way you like it.

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