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Where to stay in Paris

Our guide to accommodation types and Paris' hotel areas

Paris hotel areas

The Louvre Museum in Paris

Louvre Museum (Arrondissement 1)

Centred on arrondissement 1, the Louvre itself is of course the major landmark. One of the most expensive areas to stay in Paris, though there still are simple 2 star hotels available.

See The Louvre hotels

Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette

Opera Garnier & Galeries Lafayette

Very central area with attractions in walking distance, noted for its cabarets, nightlife and the main department stores of Paris. It's also where you find some of the most exclusive hotels.

See Opera Garnier hotels

Champs-Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

Champs-Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

For the privilege of staying along or very close to the Champs-Elysees you pay a hefty premium. Prices come down fast as you go north west past the Arc de Triomphe with mid-range options worthy of consideration.

See Champs-Elysees hotels

Grands Boulevards

Grands Boulevards

The attraction of the Grands Boulevards area for visitors is that it is very central, yet hotel prices are definitely a big step down from the options just a short distance away around the Louvre and Opera Garnier.

See Grands Boulevards hotels

Latin Quarter / St Germain

Latin Quarter / St Germain

Very popular area on the Left Bank covering a large area with great variety, including St Germain, Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Rue Mouffetard, famous for its street market.

See the Latin Quarter hotels

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Hotels near the Eiffel Tower are spread over a wide area. No hotel is literally on the doorstep of the Eiffel Tower. Also worth noting, the Eiffel Tower itself is not in the centre of Paris.

See Eiffel Tower hotels

Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord

Convenient location to stay for those travelling into Paris by train from Northern Europe. One of the most keenly priced districts of Paris to find accommodation in.

See Gare du Nord hotels

Gare de l'Est

Gare de l'Est

Hotels here are wide ranging and plentiful, including several hotels directly opposite the forecourt of the station in Paris with plenty of restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the station.

See Gare de l'Est hotels

Gare de Lyon

Gare de Lyon

A good choice between local independent hotels and global chains all competitively priced in the immediate streets surrounding the train station.

See Gare de Lyon hotels

La Defense

La Defense

Business district to the west of Paris centre. The big attraction is very attractive prices on quite decent hotels at weekends and holidays (August) when the businessmen are away.

See La Defense hotels



Dominated by the Montparnasse Tower with the railway station underneath. For 'value seekers' looking for sensibly priced hotels Montparnasse has its attractions. Convenient for Orly Airport.

See Montparnasse hotels

Republique & Bastille

Republique & Bastille

East of Paris city centre, beyond the Marais district, a lively area with lots of cheap restaurants, bars, convenience stores and supermarkets, offering great value.

See Republique hotels

Types of accommodation in Paris

Cheap hotels in Paris

Budget hotels

Cheap accommodation in both chain hotels and independent Parisian hotels in all of the hotel districts of Paris with tips on finding the best location in Paris.

Mid-range budget hotels in Paris

Mid-range hotels

Accommodation suitable for the leisure visitor found throughout Paris. The majority of hotels are categorised as 3 stars, but in France star ratings mean you'll get the odd 4 star too.

4 star and 5 star luxury hotels in Paris

Luxury hotels

Large international chain hotels perhaps dominate both in the very top of the range hotels around the Champs-Elysees to the more affordable options aimed at business people, but there are exceptions.

Apartments, Studio Apartments and Aparthotels in Paris

Apartments & Aparthotels

A good range of studio, one and two bedroom apartments are available for short-term letting of a day or more. Spread thinly across Paris with many aparthotels too. All are fully furnished.

Airbnb Paris

Airbnb Paris

From private room hire in a property to the hire of entire flats or houses, Airbnb offers something for every need and budget, connecting hosts and travellers.

Backpacker hostels in Paris

Backpacker hostels

The cheapest mostly dormitory style accommodation aimed at the young and young at heart. A wide range of hostels are available. Most have kitchen for use by residents, bars, luggage storage etc.

Family rooms in Paris hotels

Family rooms

If you are a family or a small group it is possible to get larger rooms in most sectors. Choice is largest in the budget hotels, but we detail rooms for up to six people in all sectors.

Single hotel rooms in Paris

Single hotel rooms

Single travellers sometimes have no choice but to pay the same price as a double/twin room. We have a separate page highlighting options across all hotel grades with rooms for one person.

Major chain hotels in Paris

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