Destinations / City Breaks / Paris
A city that simply oozes romance - the original city of love! Paris is the city of a thousand walks and is as close to perfection as is possible for a fabulous city break holiday.
Plan your route from the top of the Eiffel Tower, saunter along the Seine past the golden-domed Invalides, the art galleries of Saint-Germain des Pres and the swooping arches of Notre Dame to drink mint tea at the Paris Mosque. Relax on the steps of Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Church, then explore the surrounding cobbled lanes. On Sunday morning, it would be criminal not to stroll the cobbles of atmospheric Montmartre, pose for a caricature sketch, then sit for coffee and Pastis at an open air cafe.
Central Paris, along the Seine, remains spectacular, but nowadays it's the outer districts that are cool. Explore the 11th arondissement for fresh designer fashion, the 10th for bohemian Canal Saint-Martin and the 19th for the up-and-coming Canal de L'Ourcq and green, cultural Park de la Villette. Take in a ballet at the glittering Opera Garnier.
See the Moliere classics you studied at school brought to life at the Comedie Francaise. Choose your cabaret - from the Gustave Eiffel designed Paradis Latin to the Moulin Rouge, birthplace of the Can Can, and feast your eyes on traditional circus at the beautiful 19th century Cirque d'Hiver.
A trip to Paris is dreamy indeed and iconic areas like the Left Bank, Jardin de Tuileries, Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe are absolute must-sees on your itinerary. Visit the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa (naturellement!) and world class works of art and, on the other end of the scale, wander round Pigalle for a nosey round the red Light District!
Paris can be anything you want, but as a romantic city break it is just unmissable. In fact, for business or pleasure, Paris is a city beyond compare. Once seen, never forgotten.....
Aer Lingus operates regular flights from Ireland direct to Paris.
Please note: As of from 1st March 2015, the French Government have imposed a compulsory city tax which is required to be paid by the guests directly at the hotel on all booked hotel accommodation in Paris, France.
Did you know...?
Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC and was previously called Lutetia.
The Paris Métro is the 4th largest public transport system in the world
The oldest café in Paris is called Le Procope and was founded in 1686.
Paris has 830 libraries, the most libraries in any one city in the world
Top Reasons to Visit Paris
- World Famous Cultural & Hisorical Landmarks
- Unmatched Parisian Ambiance, Art, & Style
- The City's Delicious Eateries & Scenic Views
World Famous Cultural & Hisorical Landmarks
Landmarks of Paris
The must-sees in Paris include The Eiffel Tower, which is also beautiful at night, the Louvre, Arc de Triumph, the Notre Dame Cathedral (currently under construction). Also, head up the stairs to the Sacre Coeur Cathedral and take in the sweeping views of the city.
The Moulin Rouge
The most famous cabaret in the world is the best place for a can-can show. Here you can have dinner while you watch the show. Be sure to check out the well-known red windmill in the Pigalle neighbourhood. It’s a bucket-list experience!
Day trip to Versailles
Not far from Paris you’ll find the Castle of Versailles. This 17th century baroque castle is among the most beautiful in the world. Wander around the gardens, explore the castle interior, and experience the magic.
Père Lachaise is the largest Parisian park and cemetery in one. There are somewhere between 300,000 and 1,000,000 bodies buried here, though no official consensus has been reached. Here you’ll find the gravestones of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Chopin, and others.
Pont Alexandre III
Adele’s “Someone Like You” music video was shot on this beautiful bridge. Come take a leisurely stroll and walk in her footsteps!
Unmatched Parisian Ambiance, Art, & Style
World-class museums and galleries
Where do we start? With The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, the Musee Picasso, and more, Paris is the place to be for art. However, Parisian art isn’t only in the museums. Wander around and discover Paris’s vibrant street art.
Romance, romance, romance
There’s a reason that this city is called the City of Love. Beneath the spectacular Eiffel Tower, you’re likely to see proposals happening, and all along the Seine you’ll see couples having a scenic stroll. There are so many great spots for romantic dinners with views over the city, or you can visit the Wall of Love with “I love you” written in 250 languages!
It’s all about fashion
Paris is one of the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world, along with London, Milan, and New York City. Check out all the latest styles in shopping malls like Galeries Lafayette and Printemps or the Boulevard Haussmann. If you’re a real fashionista, plan your trip around Paris Fashion Week which happens twice a year.
Magical stained glass
Head inside the Sainte Chapelle to admire the inspiring 13th century stained glass window. When the sunlight pours through the windows, the light will illuminate the astounding colours.
The City's Delicious Eateries & Scenic Views
Chocolat chaud and crossaint
Paris is known as a foodie’s paradise: delicious macarons, pastries, and more. Buy a baguette to carry underneath your arm like a real Parisian, drink French wine, and of course, eat fromage! There are an astounding 70 Michelin-starred restaurants around the city.
Try foods from around the world
Le Marché de Belleville is one of the most ethnically diverse markets in Paris. There are a wide variety of goods you can purchase in the market for a very affordable price. Here you’ll find spices, fish, oil and exotic edible roots.
Le Ballon de Paris
Get a great view of the city from a hot air balloon. Le Ballon de Paris is in the Parc Andre Citroen and can take you on a journey 150m high into the sky on one of the highest balloons in the world.
Paris Airport Transfers & Weather
Paris Charles de Gaulle
This journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can get the bus straight from the terminals, and it departs every 15 to 20 minutes. This bus offers service from CDG to Central Paris (Opera) and costs about €12.50 per journey.
Les Cars Air France Bus
This bus departs from Terminal 1 & 2 and takes approximately 50 minutes into the city centre.
It leaves every 15 minutes and costs about €15 per journey.
Local Bus 350/351
The local bus departs every 20-30 minutes and takes about 2 hours into the city centre. It departs from Terminal 1 & 2 and costs about €5.70 per journey.
The train station is located at the airport and takes approximately 25-35 minutes into the city centre.
Trains depart every 10 to 15 minutes and cost about €11.40 per journey.
A private transfer takes about an hour to get into the city centre and would cost around €60pp for a return transfer based on two people sharing.
* Prices and times for transport from the airport are subject to change