Lets face it, when it comes to style, cuisine and wine – the French do it well! With world-class fashion and theatre, an unrivalled music and clubbing scene, and an eclectic array of restaurant and bar choices, this is a city built on historical grandeur and everything chic!

Nowhere do all the romantic cliches play more strongly than Paris – the city of lights and of a thousand whispers. Like an impossibly beautiful woman who’s placed on a pedestal, the sheer beauty of Paris can be overwhelming at first glance. But don’t let the glittering facade fool you!

Look beyond the heartbreaking beauty and you’ll find a charming and disarmingly normal city, and people who aren’t only friendly, but also curious about you (where you come from, your views on politics and so on)! It does take a bit of an attitude adjustment though. But just give the city a chance – not every Parisian is a snob! Just know, it certainly helps to arm yourself with at least a “bonjour” in their language.

In Paris, its far better to experience the city, than to just look at it. Of course, the Louvre, Pompidou, Musee D’Orsay, the Opera, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are unparalleled. But the city is far beyond the shadows of impressive monuments and grand boulevards. So, skip the endless museum hopping for a day, find your spot in one of the numerous cafes, and watch the world go by.

Paris is a city full of romance and passion, so let it sweep you off your feet. Do like the Parisians do: enjoy your morning croissant or Nutella crepe as you stroll along the Seine. Or grab a mobile lunch of a baguette, brie, and sliced tomatoes – you too will feel like a Parisian (just like cute little Audrey Tautou when she portrayed eccentric Amelie) as you slowly stroll through the streets, taking in every smell, sight, and sound!

When the sun starts to set, climb up to the top of Paris for the best views and Bohemian vibe in the city. No kids – not the top of the Eiffel Tower. We prefer the steps of Sacre Coeur where you can relax with the locals and a good bottle of wine as you watch the city transform itself.

Paris is chic, royal, ever changing and always fascinating. So, go ahead and discover where the locals hang out, eat, drink and reminisce about the day’s events in a tradition that’s impossibly French. Better yet, if you want to run this town like Napoleon did, checkout some of our journey Pod Picks and have some fun on us!

If you are looking for the best hotels to stay at in Paris then take a look at our journeyPod picks. We have hand selected only the best hotels for you. Who has time to read through thousands of hotel reviews? We only feature 4 and 5 star hotels, so journeyPod can help you find the perfect boutique hotel or a luxury accommodation for your stay in Paris. Our hotel picks are stylish and hip, so you can stay somewhere unique on your next weekend getaway to Paris.

Top Hotels

  • Square Hotel
  • Hotel Sezz
  • La Tremoille
  • Hospes Lancaster
  • Hotel Le Bristol

If you are looking for the coolest restaurants in Paris, then let journeyPod share some of the favorites. Let us guide to you some of the best food in Paris, famous chefs and some chic spots we just can not get enough of. Who has time to search thousands of restaurants? Let us help you find a great place to dine on your next vacation to Paris.

Top Restaurants

  • Chez Papa
  • Toi
  • Brasserie Bofinger
  • Chez Angelina
  • Le Jules Verne
  • Brasserie Lipp
  • Findi
  • Blue Elephant
  • Laduree
  • Mariage Freres
  • L’as du Fallafel
  • Le Petit Poucet
  • La Tourelle
  • Bakara Lounge
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Zango