Paris will steal your soul right from the get go. Boasting world-class sophistication with an urban edge, a playful culture and a unique charm it’s no wonder it’s one the greatest and most glamorous cities in the world. Soak up the wonder of Paris at a streetside cafe, enjoy the quaint patisseries, climb up the Notre Dame Bell Tower, watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, learn the secrets and stories of underground Paris at the Catacombs - the list of things to do is endless.
Our two Paris hotels are located between major Metro stations to get you to main sites easily and quickly. Our Gare Du Nord hostel, as you can probably guess is right by the Gare Du Nord Eurostar station - and then there’s our Canal hostel perfectly situated with waterfront views over the Canal Saint Martin.
If you’re planning a trip to the City of Lights, you’ll want to have a rough idea of what to do while you’re there. To help you out, we’ve crafted travel guides, currency tips and an interactive map so that you can make the most of your trip. From the where to eat, to free things to do plus how to master the Metro, use this resource as your guide to ‘Pari’…
The magical city lends itself well to be enjoyed any time of the year.
What to be enjoyed when:
Spring and Summer: city parks, cafes, cycling, sites, rooftop bars, canal trips, shopping
Winter : christmas lights, festivals, shopping, oysters in season, NYE, christmas markets
Autumn: city parks, museums, walks, patisseries, orange tree-lined streets, hot crepes
Paris is split into 20 arrondissements (neighbourhoods). Use our interactive map below navigate your way around the city.
Key areas to explore:
Quartier Latin, The Marais, Louvre, Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Eiffel Tower and surrounding area & St-Germain
Generally, Paris has a mild climate. Summers in the city are usually pleasant and warm. July is the hottest month of the year with highs of 25 degrees.
Christmas and New Year's Eve in Paris are simply magnificent. January is the coldest time though so bring plenty of thermals if you’re planning a trip for New Years.
In Spring, the blossom is in full bloom and perhaps one of the prettiest times to visit - and let’s not forget Autumn where the tree-lined streets turn orange making for a beautiful backdrop to take photos.
Picture yourself exploring the beautiful Champs-Élysées, taking in the Eiffel Tower at night, admiring the wonders of Notre Dame or people watching from a quaint street-side cafe. And of course, the food and wine. French cuisine is one of the best in the world! St Christopher’s Inns can help provide the perfect French getaway, just pack your bags et voila, you’ll be sailing down the Seine in no time.
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