The notion that Paris is always a good idea may feel exaggerated, but the fact is that a trip to the City of Light never disappoints. Perhaps that’s because it has all the elements of cosmopolitan capital—Michelin-starred restaurants, legendary palace hotels and some of the chicest concept shops you’ll find anywhere in the world. No other does it with quite the same attitude and conviction as Paris. As in Rome or London, when walking its cobblestoned streets for hours (no matter the arrondissement), it’s hard not to be dazzled by the architecture, the views along the seine and the history all around you. Just like a Chanel suit, Paris is forever iconic.
Perfect forArt Lovers | Families | Foodies | Intellectuals | Romantics | Style Mavens | Ultimate Indulgers
When to goYear-Round
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Paris for Romantics
The iconic capital is arguably the world’s most romantic city. Indagare can arrange a custom itinerary with behind-the-scenes access to museums, private tours and day trips. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day 1: Left Bank & Seine
Begin with a guided visit to St-Germain-des-Prés, that includes gallery hopping and a tour of many beloved haunts of famous authors of the post-war era. After lunch, stroll through the impossibly romantic Jardin du Luxembourg before making your way to the Musée Rodin. Your guide will explain the artist’s incredible legacy as you explore the 18th-century villa filled with stunning sculptures. Finally, board a chic Riva boat for a private sunset cruise (complete with Champagne) on the Seine.
Day 2: Marais & Canal
After an indulgent breakfast, take a guided tour of the Marais’ many galleries, stopping at its cute one-off boutiques and funky cafés and restaurants along the way. Next, visit the Musée Picasso with your guide to admire its vast collection of the artist’s work before wandering through the quaint Île St-Louis and stopping for lunch. Stroll around Canal St-Martin and the neighborhood’s eponymous Napoléon-era tree-lined canal, one of the most romantic spots to pass an afternoon. Enjoy dinner at one of Indagare’s favorite classic restaurants.
Day 3: Shopping & Cooking
Spend the morning perusing the shops on Avenue Montaigne and studying the trove of Old Master paintings and sculpture at Musée Jacquemart-André. For lunch, take a cooking class with a local chef who will teach you the intricacies of French cuisine. Stroll through the historic neighborhood, stopping at one of its little cafés for coffee or a glass of wine. In the evening, toast to your Paris sojourn over a delicious dinner at one of the city’s most renowned foodie temples.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa
At a Glance For anyone who has fantasized about waking up in a quintessentially Parisian apartment, La Réserve’s 40 rooms and suites can make that dream real. In a peaceful location overlooking the tree-lined Élysée gardens in the mostly residential...
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Hôtel Ritz Paris
Paris’s most romanticized Belle Époque hotel adapted to meet contemporary tastes after an extensive 2016 renovation, which introduced a sensitive redesign by Thierry Despont to the Ritz’s world-famous antique grandeur (there are 274 chandeliers and 820 appliqué murals alone). You...
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Since 1910, the Hôtel Lutetia—the only Palace Hotel on the Left Bank—has anchored Paris’s lively and literary Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Picasso and Matisse lived here; Josephine Baker was a regular visitor. Now, the hotel is still a backdrop to Parisian social...
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Le Bristol Paris
At a Glance The epitome of elegance and discretion, Le Bristol, an Oetker Collection property, sits on Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, close to some of the city’s best shopping. The hotel is stylish but not trendy, sophisticated but not pretentious,...
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Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
At A Glance Commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758, the palace overlooks Paris’s grandest square, and has a history as glorious as its proportions. Marie Antoinette took piano lessons here, and the ballroom served as the backdrop for the...