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#1/28
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
It may be a bit off the wall - and it's definitely not what you'd call fragrant - but a tour of the Paris sewers is one of the least known and best adventures the city has to offer... read more »
#2/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
#3/28
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey... read more »
#4/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day... read more »
#5/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Paris has always inspired artists and attracted art-lovers with its museums and galleries. Now, a new generation of themed hotels gives guests the chance to live and sleep among the artworks ... read more »
#6/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
From mummies and knights in armour to rooftop encounters with gargoyles, here's how to make the most of the French capital en famille ... read more »
#7/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Most Parisians define themselves as Left Bank or Right Bank – but what about the islands in-between? Steeped in history, the Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis are great places to explore, eat and stay... read more »
#8/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
#9/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
We all associate Paris with romance – and on a short break, its small, individual hotels offer a mix of urban glamour and villagey charm, comfort and privacy. Here are six of my favourites... read more »
#10/28
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Paris by day is a wonderful place, but after dark the 'city of light' comes to life. The Eiffel Tower sparkles, the Seine is illuminated and the streets seem to glow as cosy cafés and bars beckon... read more »
#11/28
Rating:
4.5
(6 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
Rent an apartment in Paris’ fashionable Marais district in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement to get a taste of what it’s really like to live in the City of Light; even if it’s just for the weekend... read more »
#12/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Seeking a romantic getaway? Look no further than Paris, city of lights, love and seriously swanky hotels... read more »
#13/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
It's easy to work up an appetite strolling around the alluring city of Paris, but difficult to know where to eat. Read my guide to my favourite quaint and quirky eateries ... read more »
#14/28
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life... read more »
#15/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Whether you're shopping for a picnic, counting the number of cheeses on sale or simply observing Parisians at play, head for one of the 80 street markets dotted across Paris. Here's where to find them... read more »
#16/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted... read more »
#17/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
In summer, every Paris restaurant sprouts an outdoor table or two – but some have turned al fresco eating into an art. For a spot of people-watching in gardens and on terraces, here are my top five... read more »
#18/28
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
From the grunge of Montreuil to the chic antiques of Saint-Ouen, Paris has flea markets to suit every taste and budget. Even if you're not buying, their atmosphere is infectious... read more »
#19/28
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Paris
Forget chicken nuggets; in Paris, children’s palates are educated young. Here are eight restaurants geared towards toddlers and teenagers, a junior cookery school and two child-friendly French hotels... read more »
#20/28
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Paris
Why be just another tourist in a hotel when you could rent a Montmartre loft flat or Left Bank penthouse and experience Paris like a native? Here's how to live la vie parisienne - at least briefly...... read more »
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