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There are few places as dazzling as Paris. Also referred to as the City of Light, the capital of France is postcard perfect and offers an abundance of culture, fine food, music and boutique shopping. From cobbled streets and cute cafés to globally-renowned museums and historic architecture, it’s easy to see why it is one of the most popular city break destinations in the world. Find our experts’ latest travel guides for Paris below – including the best restaurants, bars and things to do during your visit.

<p>Best in glass: Take a stroll around the Louvre</p>

The ultimate city break guide to Paris

Widely regarded as the most beautiful city in the world, Paris has the timeless appeal of a chic trench coat. Destination expert Anna Richards lays out where to go and what to know on a city break

Paris hotels

In a city this size, accommodation options can be overwhelming. The Independent’s travel experts are here to help, having tried and tested hotels across the French capital to select the best, regardless of your budget. Read our guides to find favoured affordable stays, the most stylish boutiques, and the opulent Grands Dames and luxe contemporary pads worth splashing the cash on for a special occasion.

Paris' food scene

With French food renowned the world over, a visit to Paris wouldn’t be complete without taking in some gastronomic treats, from classic dishes like coq au vin to delicious baked pastries.

Disneyland Paris

Disney magic is just a hop across the Channel from the UK, with Disneyland making for an easily accessible family holiday destination in its own right or a kid-friendly day trip during a Paris city break. Read our guides to help you plan your next excursion to this entertainment-packed resort, navigate its two theme parks and book the right accommodation for you.

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