Visit Paris and you'll discover a spectacular city packed with a dazzling array of famous attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, more museums than you can possibly visit in one trip, wonderful hotels and restaurants, and fascinating historic and modern neighborhoods to explore.

And that's just the beginning.  

Cruises along the tranquil Seine River and Canal Saint Martin, shopping destinations ranging from glitzy designer showrooms to street markets, non-stop summer concerts and festivals, tours and fireworks at the Palace of Versailles, and excursions to Disneyland Paris are just a few of the things you can experience here.

Whether you're planning your first Paris vacation or have traveled here dozens of times, you'll find plenty to explore and enjoy - and all the planning tips you need right here.

Welcome to Paris Discovery Guide, an independent travel website ( with everything you need to plan a memorable trip to Paris.

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What to See & Do in Paris

Notre Dame


Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Mona Lisa, famous museums, monuments  
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Find fun things to do in Paris

Things to Do

Ferris wheels, beaches, ice skating, special events - so many things to do in Paris!
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See Paris on a Seine River Cruise

Tours & Cruises

Best ways to see Paris on land, water, & wheels, including private tours
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Exploring the Latin Quarter in Paris


Latin Quarter, the Marais, Montmartre, Golden Triangle - get ready to explore!  
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Day trips from Paris to Versailles, Mont St Michel, Normandy, more

Day Trips

Versailles, Giverny, Mont St Michel, Disneyland, Normandy D-Day beaches
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Toy sail boats on pond in Luxembourg Garden, Paris

Kids & Teens

Favorite attractions for kids & teens - from carousels to Disneyland Paris
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Guide to dining in Paris

Dining in Paris

All about restaurants, brasseries, bistros, cafés, and bakeries
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Paris shopping - everything you need to know

Shopping in Paris

Designer boutiques, discount outlets, street markets, hidden arcades, flea markets
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Paris Parks and Gardens - Jardin Anne Frank in the Marais

Parks & Gardens

Famous parks & and hidden gardens - find your perfect spot to smell the roses
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Plan Your Paris Vacation

Find the perfect Paris hotel for your budget and location preferences, a trip planning guide and checklists, recommended guidebooks, and the essential travel information every Paris visitor needs.

Paris hotel sign - Marais

Where to Stay

Hotels & apartments in every price range near top Paris attractions
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Paris travel essentials

Plan Your Trip

Everything you need to know: best time to visit Paris, where to get Euros, how much to tip, & more
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Best Paris guidebooks

Paris Guide books

Which Paris travel guides are best for new & return visitors?  
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Get Deals & Discounts

A Paris vacation can be more affordable than you realize, whatever your budget - especially if you take advantage of all the ways to save.

How to find bargains on Paris hotels

Hotel Bargains 

Want to save money on your Paris hotel without sacrificing comfort or a convenient location?
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How to save on top Paris attractions

Discount Cards

Want to save money on attractions, tours, & cruises? Check out sightseeing passes
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Cheap Flights to Paris

Save on Flights

Use these tips to save money on flights & get the biggest value for your travel budget
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Paris Holidays & Top Events

Favorite Paris Attractions

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower

Best ways to visit the Eiffel Tower
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Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris

Mona Lisa

How to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre!
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Moulin Rouge Shows

Moulin Rouge

Enjoy a show at this legendary Parisian nightclub
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Versailles - entrance gate


Experience the splendor of Versailles Palace  
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Disneyland Paris - how to visit

Disneyland Paris

Directions, tips, discounts for this favorite destination
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Sacre Coeur in the Montmartre neighborhood in Paris


How to explore this famous neighborhood and its crowning jewel, Sacre Coeur
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Plan Your Trip

  • How to Get Euros - What are the best ways to get Euros for your trip to Paris?  And how much cash do you really need?
  • Why Visit Paris? - Need some inspiration as you plan your trip?  You'll find it here
  • Best Places to Shop in Paris - Find out about the city's top shopping districts and their specialties, from luxury couture to a discount village to French cookware to the world's biggest flea market - & more!
  • Fun Paris Museums - Want to visit a Paris museum but not really interested in art?  From the Catacombs (old bones) to street art to wine-tasting tours at medieval castles, there's something for everyone!
  • Day Trips from Paris - Check out these fabulous day trips to fantastic places near Paris

More Fun Ways to See Paris

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We hope you will have a wonderful time during your Paris visit - and enjoy this spectacular city as much as we do!

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Want to Save on Your Paris Hotel?

Check our tips on how to find discounts, deals, and bargains for Paris hotels.  Whether you're looking for cheap accommodations or want to pay less for luxury, we'll show you how to save on hotels in Paris. 

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