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Where to stay in Paris

Whether you're looking for a Paris hotel near the Eiffel Tower or up in romantic Montmartre, this guide will help you make sense of the city and choose where to stay in Paris.

Popular neighborhoods in Paris

Opera - Department Stores (9 arr.)

Good for
  • Architecture
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
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The Opera - Department Stores lends Paris' 9th arrondissement an upscale quality. The area is peppered with museums bearing magnificent architecture. A main highlight is the Opera Garnier. A true masterpiece, this grand structure features commanding gilded busts on its exterior. With its imposing chandeliers and ornate ceilings, the Grand Foyer inside may catch you breathless. Even the department stores carry significant historic cachet. The Galeries Lafayette dates to the 19th century. You’ll be awed by the monumental domed ceiling and the spectacular light show outside. The area is also home to another ancient store, Printemps, and high-end boutiques.

Hotel prices in Opera - Department Stores (9 arr.)

3 stars
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$98
4 stars
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$151
5 stars
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$257
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Eiffel Tower - Orsay Museum (7 arr.)

Good for
  • Sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Luxury
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The iconic Eiffel Tower - Orsay Museum barely require introduction. In the upscale 7th arrondissement, these celebrated monuments are testaments to the enduring beauty and history of Paris. You’ll appreciate the Eiffel Tower particularly at night, as the glistening lights give it a stunningly ethereal quality. For a taste of brilliance, the Orsay Museum is packed with 19th century artwork from some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Van Gogh, Monet, and Renoir. You’ll be awed by the creativity of the gallery and the building itself—it’s housed in a former train station building.

Hotel prices in Eiffel Tower - Orsay Museum (7 arr.)

3 stars
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$129
4 stars
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$196
5 stars
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$288
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Latin Quarter - Pantheon (5 arr.)

Good for
  • Historic Sites
  • Scenery
  • Sightseeing
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The tree-lined Latin Quarter - Pantheon displays the natural beauty of Paris at its best. Here, in the 5th arrondissement, you’ll wander cobblestoned streets, pass by numerous universities, and enjoy an espresso at the serene Place de la Sorbonne, perhaps sharing your table with one of the area’s many students. Here, you will experience the area’s most historic presence. The neoclassical church-turned-mausoleum is home to some of the world’s most notable figures, including Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. After your tour here, step onto the immaculate lawns of Luxembourg Gardens and take in the heady scent of the abundant, colorful blossoms.

Hotel prices in Latin Quarter - Pantheon (5 arr.)

2 stars
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$92
3 stars
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$120
4 stars
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$182
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Louvre - Place Vendome (1 arr. and 2 arr.)

Good for
  • Museums
  • Cafes
  • Shopping
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Louvre - Place Vendome offers the best of Paris in its alluring 1st and 2nd arrondissements. Place Vendome is marked by the impressive column Vendome and countless fashion boutiques. By contrast, the 2nd arrondissement is a thriving financial district. You’ll find hidden gems in both districts, from out-of-the-way shops packed with tchotchkes to discreet passageways with dimly lit cafes. Exquisite dining options abound, from casually elegant bistros to the posh L’Espadon at the Ritz Paris, which is just a short walk from the Louvre itself.

Hotel prices in Louvre - Place Vendome (1 arr. and 2 arr.)

3 stars
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$130
4 stars
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$197
5 stars
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$458
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Arc de Triomphe - Palais des Congres (17 arr.)

Good for
  • Sightseeing
  • Families
  • Entertainment
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Arc de Triomphe - Palais des Congres is an affluent area straddling the 16th and 17th arrondissements west of Downtown. There’s a residential feel, but the buzz of the city isn’t far away, and ducking down a side street off the Avenue de la Grande Armée is will take you to a friendly café or cozy bistro before long. Families looking for a base close to Paris’s main sights are drawn to this area for its tranquillity and safety, but the Palais de Congrès itself is another draw. Music lovers can attend concerts, or, if nothing takes their fancy, browse at the onsite mall.

Hotel prices in Arc de Triomphe - Palais des Congres (17 arr.)

3 stars
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$94
4 stars
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$132
5 stars
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$459
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