The scenery, the sights, the culture, the cuisine, the rich and fascinating history… there’s just so much to discover in the cosmopolitan city of Paris.
One of the most celebrated, most visited, and most romantic cities in the world, Paris is a place of incredible architecture, glittering nights, wonderful brasseries, as well as simply amazing galleries and museums.
Split into 14 different areas, Paris is a city that really does appeal to all tastes. In the Tuileries Quarter you will find the world-famous Louvre. St Germain Des Prés is bursting with cafés and places to eat. Champs-Élysées is the home of many leading fashion houses. Les Invalides has the world-famous Eiffel Tower while village-like Montmartre, once a haven for artists, boasts the spectacular Sacré-Cœur.
A particularly good way to view Paris is by taking one of the glass-topped sightseeing boats that travel up and down the River Seine. Plus there are lots of pretty gardens and parks, as well as grand squares that are just perfect for taking a break from sightseeing and escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.
For kids of all ages, all the magic and thrills of Disneyland® Resort Paris are just 20 miles away. To save time and money, remember to pre-purchase your Disney tickets when you book your Keycamp holiday.
One of the smallest of France’s provinces, Ile de France, certainly has the biggest heart. That’s because the city of Paris is right at its centre.
These open top double decker buses provide a great way to see Paris. One and two-day passes are available and you just hop on and off as you please. There are four tour routes and around 50 stops. Plus headphones provide a commentary during your journey. Whether it’s sightseeing or shopping, this is a great way to get around.
The Paris Metro is a highly affordable, easy way to travel around the city. Plus you can also use the Metro to go out to the theme parks.
Whatever time of year you visit Paris, you’ll find glittering shows and spectacles for a truly memorable evening out. Perhaps the most famous evening venue of them all, however, is Moulin Rouge, with its flamboyant performances, famous ‘Can Can’ and lavish costumes. For the pick of the nightclubs, head over to the Left Bank.
Paris truly is the capital of shopping and from the haute couture of the Right Bank to the city’s many incredible department stores, you’ll certainly be able to shop till you drop. If flea markets are more your thing, Paris has somewhere in the region of 80. Marché aux Puces is the city’s largest market. While the Place Monge farmers market is superb for local delicacies and food.
Dining out is a passion with Parisians. So whatever your budget, go for at least one special meal. There are more cafés, bars, brasseries, bistros and restaurants to mention. Plus many of the brasseries are ideal for trying the regional fayre.
Fancy a flutter? Then why not have a day at the Hippodrome de Chantilly racecourse? Two major horseracing events are held in June. Chantilly also has a fascinating ‘museum of the living horse’.
The Tour de France is the world's best-known cycling race, a month long road race that covers a circuit of most areas around France, and sometimes neighbouring countries. The race is broken into stages – these are individual races from one town to another.
Usually running during July, many of the stages pass by a number of Keycamp parcs including the final stage along the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Perfect for a stay at our Paris International parc.
The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is one of the biggest sporting events in France. For two weeks the 500 best tennis players in the world battle it out on the clay courts of the famous Roland Garros Stadium. Stay at Paris International parc for your chance to view the action.
Enjoy all the magic of Disney with a wonderful French twist. Simple to get to by road, rail or bus, Disneyland® Resort Paris is easily France’s top attraction. Here you’ll find a Magical Kingdom with all those classic Disney heroes and heroines… not-to-mention exciting rides for all the family. Remember to pre-purchase your Disney Park tickets when you book your Keycamp holiday.
Just five minutes from Disneyland® Resort Paris, Sea Life offers a spectacular journey from the River Seine to the deep Atlantic and beyond, to the clear blue Caribbean. Enjoy breathtaking displays of fresh and saltwater fish, from starfish to sharks.
Based on the adventures of the famous comic strip characters, this theme park is home to the world famous ‘Thunder of Zeus’. Don’t forget to pre-purchase your tickets when booking your Keycamp holiday.
Almost as iconic as the Eiffel Tower, the spectacular cathedral of Notre-Dame flanks the River Seine and sits alongside both the Rue d’Arcole and Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame. Dating back to the 12th Century, the cathedral represents Gothic architecture at its very best and simply must be seen. The cathedral is open daily (free of charge), plus you can also attend a service if you wish.
Named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed it, the Eiffel Tower was erected as the centrepiece of the 1889 Universal Exhibition. The tower is 320m high and (on good days) gives visitors views stretching over 40 miles. You can take the steps up to the first and second levels, but then have to take one of the lifts to the very top. To avoid long queues for the lifts at busy times, plan to get to the Tower early.
It’s worth a stroll up the busy Champs-Élysées just to see the Arc de Triomphe. Floodlit by night, the archway was built to commemorate Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz and is ornately decorated with friezes and reliefs.
From priceless Egyptian artefacts to incredible Western art and, of course, the inimitable Mona Lisa, the Musée du Louvre, is ‘the museum of France’ and home of treasures beyond your wildest dreams.
Perhaps one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy panoramic views of Paris is by catching a Batobus, the glass covered sightseeing boats that motor up and down the majestic River Seine. One, two and five-day passes are available (concessions for children), making these waterbuses a low-cost way of seeing the city. There are Batobus pick-up/drop-off points conveniently located for viewing some of Paris’s premier sights. You can catch the Batobus close to the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Orsay Museum, Louvre, St Germain-des-Près, Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville.
The impressionist artist, Claude Monet, lived here from 1883 until his death. Visit his house and the beautiful waterlily gardens which were the source of inspiration for many of his paintings. The village is also home to the Musée d’Art Américain which displays the artwork of many impressionist painters who took residence in France.
An impressive Royal Palace with beautifully landscaped and ornate gardens, Versailles was once home to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Visit the elegant Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, and the splendid private apartments of the King and Queen. During August and September, glittering evening firework displays take place which are accompanied by classical music.
The place where Joan of Arc was once imprisoned, the historic town of Compiègne has picturesque streets lined with Tudor buildings and the imposing Royal Palace of Louis XIV. The Armistice Treaty of 1918 was signed in the Forest de Compiègne in a railway carriage similar to the one there now featuring a museum.
This elegant renaissance château dates back to the 16th Century, and has pleasant landscaped gardens to explore. Napoleon’s apartments are still furnished as they would have been during his empire. Once a royal hunting ground, the majestic Forest of Fontainebleau is ideal for walking or hiking.
This attractive lakeside village is set on a commanding hill top and dominated by the gigantic Château de Pierrefonds. Originally constructed in the 1400s, the castle fell into disrepair. The fairytale château with majestic towers and medieval fortress that you can see today was recreated in the 19th Century on the orders of Napoleon III. It has since become the setting for BBC’s hit series, Merlin.
Set in the residential suburb of Maisons-Lafitte on the banks of the River Seine, this parc is ideal for visiting Disneyland® Resort Paris or the beautiful capital itself.
A lakeside parc set beside a meandering river and within walking distance of Vic-sur-Aisne, La Croix du Vieux Pont is ideal as a main holiday destination or for a stopover/short break to Disneyland® Resort Paris.
Stylish modern apartments set around immaculate grounds within striking distance of Europe's best loved family theme park and just half an hour from the romantic capital city of Paris.
The perfect opportunity to have a second Keycamp holiday!
The air holidays & flights shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL #9139) More details
. Supported by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) ensuring 100% financial holiday protection. Supported by the travel association (ABTA) to ensure choice, value, and high levels of service.
Keycamp use VeriSign, the global Certification Authority, to protect and encrypt our customers details using an SSL certificate. Sage Pay use digital signatures and strong encryption to ensure that all sensitive information is protected throughout every transaction.
Keycamp is a trading name of Greenbank Holidays Ltd. Registered Office: Hartford Manor, Greenbank Ln, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1HW England Registered in England: 1160442