Flight and hotel packages to Paris
Presentation of Paris
If you ask anyone to name the world’s classiest cities, the French capital, Paris, is likely to be right at the top of the list. And rightly so; its world-famous historic institutions, landmarks, cathedrals, galleries and museums plus a huge range of modern leisure facilities make it a city that’s hard to resist when planning a holiday. If you’re considering having a holiday in Paris, we at eDreams can help you make it a reality. Our holiday packages are designed to provide you with a stress-free start to your holiday, starting with a flight to Paris and excellent hotel accommodation. With a short flight from London to Paris or, alternatively, a flight from Manchester to Paris, you can be in the French capital in no time – relaxing in your hotel and thinking about where to start your adventure.
Things to know before visiting Paris
With a British passport, you can enter France without a visa. Passport holders of non-European Union countries may face different entry requirements but can easily check with any French consulate online or by phone. It’s a similar situation with car hire, too; British driving licences are perfectly acceptable. Just remember that driving is on the right. As for speaking with locals, you’ll find English is widely understood wherever tourists visit. In less visited areas, English is often less well understood, so a smartphone translation app or a good, old fashioned phrase book could come in handy. Check out our excellent flight and hotel deals and look forward to an exciting holiday in Paris.
What is the weather in Paris?
Paris’s weather is quite similar to London’s weather, although temperatures tend to be a little higher in Paris in certain months. In January, average temperatures range from 37°F to 45°F, while in July, they range from around 60°F to 78°F. Paris has amazing indoors attractions as well as outdoors attractions, so weather doesn’t play such a big part in restricting your enjoyment of the city. The seasons are equally inviting. There’ are winter festivities, spring blossoms, summer festivals and the warm and beautiful colours of autumn. Take advantage of our all-year, cheap package holidays and enjoy a holiday in Paris to boast about for years.
What to do in Paris?
There’s no end to the attractions that Paris offers its visitors and residents, so boredom isn’t an option. Here are a few of the more obvious ones:
- Climb the Eiffel Tower: at a height of over 900 feet, the Eiffel Tower is an awe-inspiring sight when viewed from ground level. Even more awesome are the views of Paris you get if you ascend to any of the three platforms. Tickets can be booked in advance online or purchased on the day at the tower. You can ascend by lift or climb the stairs to the second level, but the top level can only be reached by lift.
- Smile back at the Mona Lisa: on the first floor of the massive Louvre museum, the Mona Lisa with her world-famous enigmatic smile is always on display. Of course, there’s far more great art to see in the Louvre than da Vinci’s celebrated masterpiece, but it’s so vast you won’t see most of it. Follow the official map to find the paintings that most interest you. The Louvre is not only huge, it’s often crowded, so try to visit early in the morning.
- Cruise the River Seine: there are many boat tours available that cruise up and down the Seine. You can choose from a variety of cruises such as sightseeing-only tours or lunch sunset and dinner cruises.
- Visit Notre Dame Cathedral: if you visit only one of Paris's cathedrals, make it this one. Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece of architecture dating from the 12th century and one of the world's most famous cathedrals. Entry to the cathedral is free, but you need to buy a ticket to visit the upper towers.
There are also many hidden gems throughout the city including colourful markets, street-art spaces, trendy cafés and exciting night clubs. Discover them wherever you wander in the city. Our discount holidays including our package holidays to Paris are second to none, so check out our terrific deals and make Paris your next great adventure.
What to visit around Paris?
If you want to explore further afield, there are many options. You can take a trip to Disneyland. It’s located around 20 miles east of Paris in Marne la Vallée, and makes a terrific day out. Around 20 miles northwest of Paris you can find Asterix Park, another great theme park in a beautiful forest reserve area, and a 30-mile trip north of Paris takes you to Chantilly and the magnificent Château de Chantilly. Even with no destination in mind, you can take a trip to many charming French towns and villages near Paris. Check out our excellent low-cost flight and hotel deals and package holidays in Paris to enjoy the city and its interesting surrounding areas.
What to eat in Paris?
Paris doesn’t just have cuisine; it has haute cuisine - food of the highest quality prepared with exquisite attention to detail. With over 9,000 restaurants in the city, you can find just about every type of food imaginable, and from just about every country in the world. Parisians are most proud of their own French cuisine, of course, and dishes and snacks from all regions of France are available throughout the city in restaurants and cafés. Try marelote, a dish of fish stewed in cider from Normandy or beef bourguinon – beef in red wine from Burgundy. Dining in Paris will be one of the major highlights of your holiday in Paris, so plan your visit today by browsing our unbeatable flight and hotel deals.