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Paris and Saint-Denis

Welcome to one of the most diverse, historic, lively and renowned cities in the world. Our joint host cities have an abundance of sights, entertainment, food and drink sure to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

⚠️ Important update

Following a police announcement, please note that the area around Avenue des Champs-Élysées will not be accessible for Liverpool or Real Madrid supporters until Sunday (29 May) at 18:00.

Top tip

Don't miss the opportunity to get into the football spirit and stop by the Trophy Experience in Paris or Saint-Denis from 26-28 May.

Fun facts

Did you know? Paris edition!

· You’d need 200 days to see everything in the Louvre (even if you only spend 30 seconds at each object)

· Paris has 37 bridges, and the River Seine turns part of the city into two islands

· Paris has an underground city – the Catacombs

· Believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was only supposed to be a temporary structure

· Notre Dame Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Paris

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Did you know? Saint-Denis edition!

· The towering Basilica Cathedral is the earliest masterpiece of French gothic architecture

· The Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is a giant flea market that has been operating in some form since the Middle Ages!

· The glorious Parc de la Legion d’Honneur near the Basilica is a massive green space that makes up most of Saint-Denis itself

· It is the home of Stade de France, where some events can draw crowds of up to 80,000 spectators

· The Museum of Art and History houses a big collection inspired by the history of the city, Paris, and the surrounding area

📷 Things to do in Paris

Are you looking to uncover some hidden gems in Paris? Have you already crossed the Eiffel Tower off your bucket list and are ready to experience Paris like a local? Our official travel partner Expedia has prepared their ultimate go-to guide for things to do in Paris – including where to get the best shopping, how to explore like a Parisian and the top activities to experience springtime Paris in all its glory.

Expedia Paris guide

 

1. Take in the Eiffel Tower

There are many vantage points that afford magnificent views over the city, and first and foremost is the Eiffel Tower. Access from ground level is by stairs or lift, but to reach the top (276m) you must take the lift from the second level. The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, which stands atop the hill of Montmartre, also offers breathtaking vistas.

2. Stroll through the Marais

The narrow streets and alleyways of the historic Marais district are home to a vast selection of chic boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars and traditional Parisian brasseries. Don't forget to visit the Marché des Enfants Rouges to peruse the countless stalls of Paris's oldest food market.

3. Cruise on the Seine

A river trip on the Seine is an essential part of a visit to Paris. Sightseeing cruises mostly depart from alongside the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame and generally last 60 minutes with commentaries in various languages, while other options include lunch and dinner cruises with live music.

4. Lose yourself in the Louvre

With its emblematic glass pyramid, the Louvre Museum is a must when exploring Paris's cultural heritage. It is the most visited museum of art and antiquities in the world, not least thanks to the enduring celebrity of its most famous work: the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

Architectural details of the Louvre
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🛏️ Where to stay

Paris and Saint- Denis are both packed with an array of accommodation options – everything from hostels to the most luxurious hotel offerings. For the best deals, be sure to do your research and get booking early as rates will ramp up in the days and weeks before the final.

Top tip

Deciding on a place to stay is certainly no easy task given that Paris is divided into 20 districts, or arrondissements, each with its own character! If you are ready to book your trip but unsure of where to go, you can get the answers to all your questions, learn about the best neighbourhoods to stay and book your accommodation directly on Expedia’s neighbourhood guide. You can even get a 10% discount on your booking if you sign up for an Expedia Rewards account!

Check out this summary of the various accommodation options in Paris:

Hostels

Fantastic budget-friendly solutions are available in Paris and Saint-Denis for all types of travellers. You can expect to pay around €23-35 per night for a bed in a dorm room and about €45-130 per night for a private room.

Hotels

In general, the price of a budget hotel double room is €90 per night, a double room in a mid-range hotel is about €100-190 and a top-end hotel can be upwards of €200-€1,500.

Rental apartments

If you prefer to stay in a homely environment, bed and breakfasts and rental apartments are suitable options around the cities.

Luxury accommodations

Paris could be described as the home of the luxury hotel. The glitz and glamour of the finest hotels across the city and Saint-Denis is worth the splurge if you’re after an exclusive and extravagant five-star stay.

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ℹ️ Tourist info

With the abundance of things to see and do in Paris and Saint-Denis, it can be hard to narrow it down.

Be sure to follow the official Paris tourism office account, @ParisJeTaime, on social media for regular posts and updates in the city as well as the official Paris tourism website.

The Saint-Denis official tourism office can also the provide you with specific and detailed information on any of your queries as you prepare for your trip. The official website for the Saint-Denis region is helpful as well, offering some inspiration and recommendations.

🆘 Local emergency services

Sometimes unforeseen accidents happen. We want you to be safe and enjoy a safe event in Paris and Saint-Denis. If you are in an emergency of any kind, you should immediately contact 112 and you will be connected to an operator who will dispatch the appropriate Fire, Police or Ambulance services.

More information on emergency numbers, 24 hour pharmacies and hospital can be found on the Paris website.