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Paris vacations offer an endless amount of things to do.

Paris France is one of the most beautiful and great cities of the world which conjures visions of sophistication, drama and romance.

Every year, millions of visitors experience the magic of Paris vacations with both its grandeur and coziness.

Whether you are looking for a grand experience, an intimate romance or a budget trip to Paris France, you can find whatever suits your needs.

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Eiffel Tower and Bateaux Parisiens – Seine River Cruise Boats

While the public transportation system is excellent for your Paris Vacations, Paris is the perfect city to explore on foot, walk up and down narrow cobblestone passages and wide boulevards, meander through the streets or with the popular Paris Segway Tours to discover unexpected pleasures.

Although the city is massive, it is easy to get around the compact city center and all areas of Paris either on foot or with the highly efficient Paris Metro public transportation system.

Take a Paris map with you and you won’t get lost.

Paris Opera - Opera Garnier
The Paris Opera – Opera Garnier

You need time, patience and good pair of walking shoes or sandals to discover the many secluded walkways and treasures on your Paris vacations.

If you wander far from your hotel, you can easily take the Paris Metro back.

Paris Map and Its Districts

Paris is divided into 20 districts called Arrondissements, and these numbers also form the postal codes for the city. You will see them on addresses, and they’re reasonably well marked on your Paris map.

Understanding the layout of the city will help you find your way around more easily and make your walks and travels on your Paris vacations in and around the city more enjoyable. For more travel tips see Paris Airports and Paris Travel.

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This Paris Map is Numbered to Indicate the Arrondissements (Districts)

You may also notice that many Paris locations are described as being either on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank) or the Rive Droite (Right Bank). This refers to the areas on each side of the Seine River.

The left bank is south of the Seine River (bottom half of the Paris map), and the right bank is north of the river (top half).

I have arranged this travel guide by featuring the Paris arrondissements and have listed the most famous and popular places to visit in each district for your Paris vacations. Find and book Paris tours and activities on Book ahead to save time and money!

20 Districts for Your Paris Vacations

Click on each Arrondissement (District) to discover the best places to visit in Paris. Note the postal codes begin with 75001 and refer to the Paris Map above for the locations:

Paris is imbued with history, culture, fashion, well-tended gardens, and cafes perfect for people watching on your Paris vacations. The city boasts more than 80 museums and at least 200 art galleries.

See the list provided on this page below for more information on the Top Picks of Paris France.

On their first Paris vacations, new visitors are eager to visit the all the best know sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Pompidou Centre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées and Montmartre but some of the most memorable sights can be found off the well-worn tourist path such as the historical Paris Catacombs.

Finding the Best Hotels in Paris

If you are having a challenge deciding on where to stay, see my Top 7 Districts for Hotels in Paris France.

There are so many extraordinary places in Paris and by exploring the city you will discover what you love the most.

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Romantic Restaurants, Charming Bistros and Mouth-Watering Bakeries

Apart from its sheer physical beauty, the choice of restaurants and bistros in Paris, cultural events, shops and boutiques, and entertainment, there are so many unique Paris attractions, that any trip to the city of light is guaranteed to be an exhilarating and stimulating experience.

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Tour d’Argent – One of Paris’ Famous and Oldest Restaurant

Wander around anywhere in Paris and if you need to grab a bite to eat,you will easily find wonderful boulangeries, grocery stores, romantic restaurants and charming bistrots.

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Enjoying a Meal at a Fantastic Paris Restaurant

There is an incredible variety of culinary delights you can experience on your Paris vacations.  Select fresh bread, pastries, fruits and vegetables, gourmet cheeses, meats and wine at the open-air markets, or enjoy a mouth-watering crepe freshly prepared in front of you at a crepe stand.

Delectable, delicious pastries are artistically showcased in grand window displays of Parisian bakeries.

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A Boulangerie Patisserie with Mouth-Watering Bread Pastries

The Paris Pass on Your Paris Vacations

Planning to visit numerous exhibits and riding the Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker bus tours, the Seine River cruise, and getting around on the Paris Metro? The Paris Pass offers great savings and can be purchased for a flat fee.

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The Paris Pass provides free admission to about 60 national Paris attractions, museums and art galleries in the Paris area and allows you to cut through the line ups. It also includes free travel on the Paris Metro.

The City of Light is full of great views – and many of them are free! Take a walk along the River Seine. The views are spectacular.

As you walk along make sure to look down the walkways bordering the water and you will see lovers kissing beneath the trees, fishermen patiently holding a fishing line in the water, students deeply engrossed in their books, joggers jogging and families strolling with their children.

Great Views to Explore During Your Paris Vacations are:

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A Great View of the Paris Opera from the Rooftop of Galeries Lafayette

Top Picks of Paris France Attractions

For district specific Top Picks of Paris France visit the list of arrondissements provided above.

Seine River Cruise – A Must Do of Paris Vacations

The Seine River cruise is one of the most popular of Paris attractions which gives you an opportunity to see magnificent architecture, romantic walkways and breath-taking city views.

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A Cruise on the Seine River is Another Way to Discover Paris

You have a choice of simply daytime sightseeing excursions or Cruise Dinner at the Eiffel Tower.
In addition to the Seine River cruise, you can also explore the Paris locks in the Saint Martin Canal.  If you don’t have time for a cruise on St. Martin Canal, this is a great district for a leisure walk or a picnic.

Paris Vacations - St Martin Canal
Take a Cruise on St. Martin Canal or Enjoy a Scenic Stroll

Paris Architecture – One of the Best Paris Attractions

For lovers of architecture, check out my page of Paris architecture to see a small but interesting collection of unique architectural photos from my visits to Paris.

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See the Louvre Museum from the Seine River on your Paris Vacations

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