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Quite simply one of the most enchanting cities in Europe, Paris is a city for romance, culture, history, wonderful cuisine, and escapism. Best of all, it is a gateway to the rest of France and just short flight from the UK too.

Why go?

From galleries, Disneyland, shopping and great dining, Paris oozes charm, romance, style and culture. Ooh-lah-lah!...

The capital of France equals heaven for lovers of food, lovers of art, lovers of fashion, and, well, lovers.

It's a pleasure to simply wander along the Champs Elysées and pass by theatres, cafés and shops. Or stroll down by the River Seine, perhaps even hopping on one of the glass-covered riverboats known as the Bateaux Mouche. Drink in the Bohemian haunts of the Left Bank, or take a tour of the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison of The Doors lie in eternal rest, alongside a host of other legendary characters who considered Paris home.

Tourist attractions include the Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica on Montmartre hill, the Gothic wonder that is Notre Dame de Paris, and, of course, the most famous Parisian landmark of them all, the Eiffel Tower.

Lovers of the arts will want to head towards Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and the Paris Opera (Opéra de Paris) at the Palais Garnier.

Dedicated followers of fashion will love the designer goodies available in the stores on the well-heeled Right Bank, such as those belonging to international fashion houses like Chanel, Gautier, Dior, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton. Huge department stores can be found in Boulevard Haussmann - Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps are two that lure shoppers and their credit cards. While on the Bohemian Left Bank are shop windows that display chic day-to-day threads. For food shopping, the legendary Fauchon Market is in Place de la Madeleine.

On the outskirts of Paris are other attractions for tourists and visitors, such as the Stade de France, Longchamp racecourse, and Bois de Boulogne park,which is more than twice the size of New York City's Central Park.

For families, Disneyland Paris is situated only 20 miles from central Paris, approximately one hour from the Paris airports by shuttle bus transfer, with direct access from the A4 autoroute, and just two minutes' walk from Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station. Getting to the Disney Parks couldn't be easier!

Discover two Disney Parks, seven Disney hotels, a golf course, and the Disney Village for even more magic.

Use the Paris Metro to get around - it's quick and easy to use - or simply take to the pavements and explore the city on two feet.

Car hire in Paris a great idea, especially if you plan on touring outside of the city centre, and options are plentiful at all airports.

How to get there

Reaching the City of Light is a breeze, with flights from every major UK airport and great bargains to be had when you price compare...

Paris is a wonderfully convenient place for Brits to visit and enjoy, especially since the flight time is so short at less than two hours. A fantastic range of deals are available as this is such a competitive flight destination for airlines.

Flights to Paris will land at one of three airports: Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG); Paris - Orly (ORY); and Beauvais (BVA).

Flights to Beauvais arrive some 50 miles north of Paris and many low-cost carriers from the UK land here. Coach services are available for passengers using Beauvais Airport.

Prices for Paris flights will be lower mid-week and in winter, though the city's popularity as a business destination means prices remain fairly constant year round.

As always, booking ahead using a price-comparison site is the best way to find a bargain. Use TravelSupermarket's price-checker tool today to find your Paris flights.

Getting to and from the airport

As one of the world's major capital cities, Paris has a 24-hour transport system...

Charles de Gaulle airport is 16 miles north of Paris and getting to the city by bus or taxi costs anything between five euros on the bus, to 65 euros in a taxi. The train is also a good option, costing around 10 euros and taking less than an hour to reach central Paris.

Orly airport is closer to the city centre and bus options (direct to the city or to the nearest train station) are plentiful. A taxi will cost around 35 euros.

Where to stay?

As one of the most popular European cities to visit, Paris offers countless places to stay and enjoy the joie de vivre of this charming city...

Paris truly has it all. If you are looking to stay here for a short weekend break, it is recommended you stay quite central and fit in as much as you can. That does not mean outrageous prices though. By staying in the better value districts on Left Bank, such as the Latin Quarter or arty Montmartre, you can find super deals in smaller hotels.

If you are on a romantic break and budget is not an issue, the Champs-Élysées and Trocadero area has some of the world's most exquisite and impressive high-end hotels. But expect to pay several hundred euro a night.

The Le Marais area (where the Louvre gallery is) is ideal for shoppers and people-watchers and the architecture is breath-taking. It is a busy area, however, so don't expect a noise-free hotel. Hotels here are generally pricey but deals can be had if you book ahead.

It is possible to do Paris on a budget and the city is seeing an increasing number of budget hotels, hostels and rentals (with Parisians renting out their own homes on websites). These are usually in the trendier, but less elegant, districts on the Left Bank.

Wherever you choose to stay, remember that prices rocket around February 14 (Valentine's Day) when countless couples elect to get engaged or head off on a romantic break in Paris. New Year is very popular too and it is worth booking ahead if you wish to visit at this time.

So inject some 'va va voom' into your life and head to Paris. Great flight deals can be found on our price comparison tool - bon voyage!