Île-de-France Vacations

You could plan a thousand trips to the City of Lights and still have plenty left to see and do in the French capital. Whether you're a museum nut who dreams of seeing the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou; an architecture fan interested in seeing Paris from the roof of the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre or the Eiffel ... Read more
Tower; or simply an urban wanderer who revels in walking the streets of Île de la Cité, the Latin Quarter or the banks of the Seine river, you'll have it all at your fingertips. And the adventure doesn't stop there, within the Île-de-France, the region surrounding Paris, short train rides will take you to Champagne tastings, Versailles, countryside castles, and the magical kingdom of Disneyland Paris.

Île-de-France places to stay and top hotels

Île-de-France things to do and experiences

  • Eiffel Tower
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  • Louvre Museum
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  • Arc de Triomphe
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  • Notre Dame Cathedral
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The cliché goes that Paris in springtime (Billie Holiday, anyone?) is the ideal time for a visit, but Parisians will tell a different story. Winters are cold but festive, and autumn sees the Vendange, fashion ... Read more
week and a raft of conferences which can book out many hotels. The weather is probably most welcoming overall, however, between June and September. Consider that July and August are high season in Europe, and along with nice weather bring lots of tourists; a queue to enter the Louvre or other museums is much more likely.

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Île-de-France reviews & trip reports

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

Paris is a wonderful city. It's very walkable; plus, it has great public transit. It has plenty of attractions from world class museums to iconic monuments. It's a very charming and romantic city with great public parks and perfect places to sit and picnic. Picnicking in Paris is a must. Head to a shopping street and take a foodie stroll stopping in all the little shops for bits for your picnic and find a relaxing spot with a view for the perfect picnic.

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Glasgow, UK

A beautiful and bustling city that should be at the top of anyones wish list. There are a plethora of museums for those with a cultural leaning and if you are more of a foodie then nothing is better than well cooked traditional French cuisine. The compromise; it is absurdly busy. Every museum, every sight, has a queue and there is little way to get around it. That said, the wait is often worth it.

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Cape Town, South Africa

This city is full of amazing art and historical buildings. I hated the fact that none speaks English there so order anything in restaurants is almost impossible.

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Paris is so beautiful, there is so many cool places
and this app helped me to find the perfect hotel and the perfect place to have fun!!!!

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All in this city has history, it is a town to know, but the only way is walking all they long, every year I found something new. Food, history and beauty are around you all the time, since you walk you have the chance to see different cultures, love it. Also never miss a ride in a boat around the seine.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I loved everything about Paris and each time I go there I find another reason to come back. Grab some pamplemousse (grapefruit) ice cream from Berthillon, check out Saint Chappelle, visit the Catacombs and on your first or last night snag a glass of bubbly at the top of Georges which is located on the top of Le Centre Pompidou to see Le Tour Eiffel lit up in all her glory. Don't forget to eat a few chocolate croissants for me while you're there!

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Sydney, Australia

Paris is wonderful. One of my favourite cities. It has everything, except many well priced reasonably sized hotel rooms. But forget those and rent an apartment instead. Live as a local for a while and love it all.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Paris is one of the most fantastic cities on this planet. Each district has something special but don't neglect the areas surrounding Paris. They make splendid day trips.

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Vancouver, Canada

Paris, the city of lights is beautiful as it is rude. Spring time is spectacular. Food, fashion, history, culture, & romance. Its charm entices you & one can easily spend a week here exploring. As good as the metro is, spend time exploring by foot.

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Klang, Malaysia

Before we came to Paris, I quite like Paris but not French, they are proud and unfriendly. Paris is beautiful and famous because of Napoleon and Branded handbag. They thought the world is in their hand?

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