Paris is best for...

Gourmet restaurants: Home to world-famous restaurants, you can experience many gastronomic delights on your trip

Street Food: Try the crepes, falafel and other tasty fast food from the outdoor stalls and open-air cafes

Romantic dining: The many romantic restaurants in Paris have the perfect combination of the right atmosphere and tasty cuisine

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Paris is French

Currency: The currency used in Paris is the Euro (€)

Local time: Paris is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Paris's main airports are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport

Food and drink is an important cornerstone of French culture, so it’s not surprising that the restaurants in Paris are considered to be among the best in the world. There are over 14,000 restaurants in the city, 70 of which have Michelin stars.

Paris is also the birthplace of a number of cocktails, with the most prominent being the Bloody Mary. It was created at Harry’s Bar in 1921, which was a popular hangout of celebrated American author Ernest Hemingway during the days when he called Paris home.

Whether you follow in the footsteps of the legendary writer, or choose to have a glass of Pinot Noir at one of the many wine bars across the city, Paris is the perfect place to satisfy both your thirst and your hunger.