Paris

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As Audrey Hepburn once said, "Paris is always a good idea", and we wholeheartedly agree: Paris is beautiful at any time of the year. The city takes on a new personality for each season, but in the summer months the sun shines bright, the pavements seem to sparkle and the entire city is hit with shafts of ethereal light which ricochet from sash window to white-fronted stucco. Far smaller than many European cities, it's easily walkable, with the Metro offering welcome respite from your pavement pounding. Whether you're here for the sights or are returning for the tenth time, Paris is a love affair you can surrender yourself to completely.  

The Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame are imposing from all angles: instead, we recommend a cycle tour of the Seine on a Vélib bike, or a tour of the city's underground sewers - no, really. Here you'll discover the fascinating history of unknown Paris, plus enjoy the spooky atmosphere of Jean Valjean's famous hiding place in Les Miserables. On a warm day, enjoy the best of Paris with a café au lait and a freshly baked slice of caramelised Flan Parisien, enjoyed with a book in the Luxembourg Gardens. At night, try traditional bistro fare at Paul-Bert, a former butchers with a zinc topped bar and colourful tiled fl oor. Finish your evening with a glass of vin rouge at La Cave des Abbesses, where you can buy a bottle to take home.


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Best time to be there

Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.

Fly to

Bordeaux, Geneva, Marseilles and Paris (British Airways), Nice and Lyon (British Airways or bmi)

Train to

Paris and Avignon (Eurostar)

Time difference

GMT +1

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Paris & The Cote d'Azur

Nights: 6 | from £1,750pp

Experience the essence of France with this stylish combination of sophisticated city chic in Paris and the elegance of the Cote d’Azur. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Paris City Break

Nights: 3 | from £895pp

Bursting with attractions, art galleries, museums and beautiful parks, whatever you want from your city break, you’ll find it in Paris. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Nights: 4 | from £1,675pp

Discover how viticulure and history are inextricably in-tertwined in the ancient wine regions of old Aquitaine on a series of expert-guided tours in Bordeaux,... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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A French Family Adventure

Nights: 8 | from £4,500pp

Combine art and activities on a Gallic adventure to thrill adults and children alike: roam Paris on two wheels and explore its galleries and grand Notre... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Islands, Savannahs and the Amazon by Private Jet

Nights: 26 | from £80,689pp

Fly around the world on an exclusive private jet journey, taking in the mighty Amazon, tropical Samoa and mysterious Papua New Guinea, captivating Asia... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Hotel Lancaster

Perfectly located for a shopping or gourmet trip to Paris this Art Deco boutique property is great value and should be included on anyone's list of must... Find out more

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Hotel Pont Royal, Paris

Located in the midst of the stylish Saint-Germain des Prés area, Hotel Pont Royal is in a fantastic location. The River Seine is never far away with the... Find out more

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Le Meurice

Le Meurice is a sumptuous Parisian palace with a Philippe Stark twist. Inspiration has been taken from Dali, who spent around a month a year at the hotel.... Find out more

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Le Royal Monceau, Raffles

Timeless, surprising yet sophisticated, beautifully presented yet delightfully relaxed. Everything you would expect from a world-class hotel is available... Find out more

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Peninsula Paris

First opened in 1908, the original hotel's majestic setting played host to many glamorous balls, conferences and social gatherings of the early 20th century.... Find out more

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Azamara Club Cruise - Monaco Grand Prix Voyage 2018

Nights: 4 | from £2,580pp

Join the jet-set at the Monaco Grand Prix during a cruise that showcases the glitz and glamour of the French and Italian Rivieras. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Barcelona to Monte Carlo Ft. Silversea Cruises

Nights: 14 | from £3,550pp

Contrast the glitz of Monte Carlo with the rustic prettiness of Elba on a voyage that brings out the best of the Mediterranean’s history, art, and culture. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

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