Paris, the city of light, is a destination of choice, whether for a short or longer stay. It is one of the few cities in the world to offer so many monuments, museums and sites on such a small area. The banks of the Seine are also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paris also has its trends that vary according to who makes and breaks the fashion. At the moment, crafts are making a comeback, breakfast outside the home is very popular, food street is a hit, beer and coffee are at the top of the range, new bars are on the rise and ephemeral shops - pop-up stores - welcome designers looking for customers. Visiting Paris offers you a trip that is as intense as it is rich in activities, monuments and events. Once you have seen and reviewed the must-see attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, the quays of the Seine, the Louvre Museum, the Tuileries Garden, the bateaux-mouches, Luxembourg, Montmartre and the Place du Tertre, you still have to discover the good addresses of the Latin Quarter, the Marais or the Place des Vosges, to dance in the capital's new alternative venues around Oberkampf, Jaurès, République, to get off the beaten track by trying less touristic and more immersive experiences, to do your shopping in the finest grocery stores and to build your dream library in the most advanced bookstores. A tourist guide in Paris will help you navigate between a constant offer and innovation.

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When to go to Paris?

When to leave? It goes without saying that Paris lives all year round, but if you are planning a particular activity or event, you will have to choose your period. Here are some tips on when to visit Paris.

High tourist season: from May to September, tourists flock in great numbers. It is during this period that the climate is the mildest and many festivals and events take place, such as Roland Garros or the Fête de la Musique. Note that in August, Parisians leave the city for a holiday, which gives a strange atmosphere. Many shops are closed and only the tourist centres are lively. The Christmas holiday season is also very popular, especially for the illuminations and animated shop windows of department stores.

Medium tourist season: in October-November and from March to April, tourism slows down slightly, but not the influx. Indeed, Paris is a dense city and there are almost always people in the transport sector and in the centres of attraction.

Low tourist season: there are not really any, except in January and February, months in which hotel rates fall slightly. Paris attracts tourists all the time!

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