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Paris, France

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Paris, France is known as The City of Lights, love, and luxury. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the halls of the Louvre to a day visiting the Palace of Versailles, there’s something for every traveler to explore. Historic landmarks like the gorgeous French Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral grace the skyline just along the famous Seine River. The allure doesn’t stop at locations as events like Paris Fashion Week are renowned globally. The infamously delicious French cuisine is divine in its own right with world-famous dishes and desserts throughout the city. With vast art collections and a timeless aura of grandeur, this city beckons travelers looking to bask in the undeniable charm of Parisian life. Best time to travel: June to August and December (peak season), January to March (off-season), April to May and September to November (shoulder season)  Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Currency: The Euro (€) Language: French Noteworthy: Paris Fashion Week (February-March), World Music...

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  • Paris Fashion Week (February-March)
  • World Music Day (June)
  • Nuit Blanche (June)
  • Tour de France and Bastille Day (June-July)
  • Paris Christmas Markets (November and December) 
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Gourmet: Places To Eat In Paris, France
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La Maison d’Isabelle

Crowned “the best croissants in Paris”, La Maison d’Isabelle has award-winning croissants made with organic flour and Charente-Poitou butter. Guests start the day with savory or sweet Parisian treats with the perfect flakiness paired with a leisurely morning coffee.

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Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

The Fromagerie Laurent Dubois offers an unparalleled cheese experience with diverse artisanal cheese selections like aged Comté and flavorful Roquefort. Whether seeking recommendations or crafting a perfect cheese platter, visitors indulge in rich heritage and exquisite flavors at renowned fromageries.

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Gontran Cherrier

Gontran Cherrier is the spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner with a rich legacy of expertise passed down through generations. The menu includes freshly baked breads, viennoiseries, and pastries infused with Chef Cherrier’s passion and innovation in French baking traditions.

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Arrivederci Pizzeria

For a taste of Italian, Arrivederci Pizzeria in Paris is the spot for classic and inventive pizzas, pastas, and antipastis. They also have indulgent Italian and French desserts like classic panna cotta, cannolis, tiramisu, and pistacchioso. 

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Bao &amp; Me Paris

Curated by Laotian Chef Ken Teso and his passionate team of chefs, Bao & Me Paris blends Asian and French flavors. The delectable bao and ramen burgers and refreshing bubble teas complement the cozy tropical-themed atmosphere.

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Boulom 

The exceptional three-in-one experience at Boulom combines a restaurant, bakery, and hidden cocktail bar conceived by acclaimed chef Julien Duboué. The vibrant atmosphere complements the buffet offerings including dishes like black pudding terrine, mimosas, and a tempting dessert stand.

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Stay: Places to Stay In Paris, France
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Luxury Apartment With Breathtaking Eiffel Tower View

This luxury Airbnb apartment has stunning architectural details and panoramic views of iconic landmarks from the living room and balconies. The ultimate Parisian retreat has a tranquil Louis XIV-esque bedroom creating a serene oasis in the heart of the city.

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Outstanding Two Bedroom Loft With Stunning City Views 

This modern two bedroom loft boasts spacious rooms, modern amenities, and breathtaking city vistas from the second floor. The luxurious Parisian retreat has a fully equipped kitchen, plush bedding, complimentary beverages, and pocket WiFi for comfort and convenience.

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25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord

In the vibrant heart of the 10th district, 25hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord is great for families and digital nomads. The eclectic energy of colorful cultured interior design complements the bustling communal spaces like the Neni restaurant and Sape Bar.

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Loft With Magical Views of Sacré Coeur

This Airbnb loft has magical views of The Basilica of Sacré Coeur, French for “Sacred Heart”, with views of the iconic landmark from the main room and ensuite bathroom. With full amenities including a fully equipped kitchen and multipurpose living space, this apartment ensures a unique and comfortable stay, near three metro lines for easy exploration of Paris.

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The ReMIX Hotel

The ReMIX Hotel is a modern 4-star experience near Parc de la Villette and the cultural hubs of Paris-19. Like Zénith de Paris and Cité de la Musique, the charming venue exudes music hall ambiance with pop-inspired decor.

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Maison Proust Hotel &amp; Spa

The Maison Proust Hotel & Spa is a romantic Parisian luxury boutique hotel to indulge in a literary-inspired retreat with opulent decor and Belle Époque charm in homage to the iconic French author, Marcel Proust. The Spa La Mer offers luxury products, regenerative custom services, and a Moroccan-style heated pool.

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Play: Things To Do In Paris, France
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Paris Walking Food Tour

This walking food tour around Paris gives travelers an excuse to indulge in the many authentic flavors of Parisian cuisine. With expert guides leading the way, visitors savor classic French pastry and cheese delicacies while exploring the quaint streets of Montmartre and the vibrant Notre Dame neighborhood.

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Giverny Half-Day Trip With Monet’s Gardens &amp; Gravesite

This half-day trip to the Normandy village of Giverny shares stories behind France’s most iconic Impressionist artist, Claude Monet. From the gardens at his home to his gravesite, there’s a tranquil beauty in the vibrant flower displays, serene waterlily ponds, and Japanese Garden that fueled Monet's art.

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Mont Saint Michel Day Trip 

The Mont Saint Michel Day Trip is an unforgettable journey from Paris to the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site in Normandy. With guided orientation and ample time for independent exploration, visitors see the charm of Mont-Saint-Michel's hilly streets and historic beauty with plenty of time to eat and shop.

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Luxembourg Gardens

The world-beloved Luxembourg Gardens immerses visitors in the beauty of French and English gardens, picturesque ponds, and stunning historic statues. There are activities for children and adults including chess, tennis, and cultural events like free exhibitions and concerts.

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Explore A Paris Hidden Speakeasy Adventure

This hidden speakeasy tour showcases the clandestine allure of Parisian nightlife including iconic underground bars in the City of Lights. With carefully selected venues embodying the essence of Paris, guests enjoy a guaranteed night of enchantment at every secret locale.

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Learn To Bake The Perfect French Croissant 

This French baking class is all about sharing the secrets to making the perfect French croissants. With expert hands-on guidance, guests learn to master authentic French pastries like Croissants, Pain au Chocolat, and Pain au Raisin. Participants will savor the fruits of their labor and learn French baking techniques to take home.

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Secret Cellar Cheese &amp; Wine Tasting

This cheese and wine tasting tour takes visitors on an immersive journey through the rich tapestry of tasty French treats. Located in a charming Marais boutique, this sensory experience explores cheese history paired with exquisite wines in a 17th-century cellar.

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Sculpt A One-Of-A-Kind Bust In Paris

Guided by professional sculptor Alex, this bust sculpting workshop teaches visitors to uncover their creative potential through professional guidance. Participants can choose to have their busts professionally prepared and shipped back home.

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has recently released a regional Artificial Intelligence (AI) guidebook . According to Breaking Travel News, the resource is the first of its kind for any region. The innovative project — spearheaded by CHTA’s Technology Task Force — provides “tailored insights and strategies” for Caribbean hospitality and tourism sectors as AI continues to expand, inform, and impact. The guidebook’s formal name is the “Artificial Intelligence Transformation Guide for Caribbean Tourism: Insights, Applications, and Future Prospects.” It spans six chapters detailing information about AI’s potential for Caribbean tourism and travel. The project explored AI’s possible applications and best practices for implementation. It also examined ethical considerations and envisioned the region’s future with AI integration. The report considered applications of Generative AI and other AI technologies. “AI’s impact on travel and tourism is profound, offering...

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