Paris is often thought of as a romantic city, but it actually has something to offer people of all ages. Culture and history rub shoulders on the banks of the River Seine, while there is a wealth of activities for children too. Why not consider renting a self-catering apartment, rather than being confined to rooms in a hotel? There will be more space for you and your family, and you can save money by cooking your own meals rather than eating in restaurants every day. You can even come back for a siesta, then enjoy some evening entertainment in the capital once your energy is replenished.
France's capital city is bursting with activities and places of interest to suit all tastes. Everyone will want to see the Eiffel Tower, and just across the River Seine is the Palais de Chaillot and the Trocadéro Gardens with their wonderful display of fountains. Find time to take a stroll around the Ile de la Cité, visiting the monumental Notre Dame Cathedral and the stunning Sainte Chapelle. Don't forget the Sacré Coeur Basilica at Montmartre and the nearby Place du Tertre where you can watch artists painting in the square. Go early to the Louvre Museum to try to beat the crowds, and if you appreciate modern art, head for the Centre Pompidou. Still time for more sightseeing? Stroll down the Champs Elysées and admire the view from the Arc de Triomphe.
Disneyland may be the most popular destination for children near Paris, but there is plenty to do within the city itself. At the Cité des Sciences, Parc de la Villette, is a special interactive area called the Cité des Enfants. Here, young children can experiment with sound and light or construct buildings. Pay a visit to the Bois de Boulogne, where the Jardin d'Acclimatation offers a zoo, funfair and amusement park. Teenagers will perhaps be more attracted by the mini-golf, boating and bowling, also at the Bois de Boulogne. The Bois de Vincennes in the twelfth arrondissement is home to the Parc Zoologique, the largest zoo in France. Here you can see gibbons, lions, monkeys and nocturnal lemurs amongst others, but the seals and elephants are the most popular.
Paris can be an expensive place to stay, but self-catering accommodation is the ideal money-saving alternative to hotels. The city's excellent public transport system means that you don't have to stay in the most fashionable districts to have easy access to the main attractions. Travelling out of season will bring the cost down even further for you. We can offer a wide range of apartments throughout the city, enabling you to choose the ideal size and location for your family. Why not take a look at our customer reviews before you make your booking? Whatever type of accommodation you decide on, rest assured we will offer you the very best in value.