Ah, Paris. It isn’t just the majestic Eiffel Tower in the skyline or the boats lazily floating down the Seine that make this city one of the most beautiful in Europe—and many would argue, the entire world. Here, everyone is fashionable, and even the language is known worldwide to be elegant and romantic. Many visitors will surely experience “coup de foudre” (love at first sight) with the “City of Lights,” with its unique energy and sophisticated, knowing air—and they will fall in love with all of the Paris rental car deals, as well. Indeed, everyone can agree Paris has a certain “je ne sais quoi,” a vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere that leaves every visitor “plein de vie” (full of life), and also full of delectable cuisine. Travel from the palaces of Versailles to Notre Dame Cathedral and beyond, with the freedom to stop for as much bread and quiche as you desire, with Paris car rentals from Travelocity.
Driving In and Around Paris
You can easily rent a car in Paris at the airport, which lies a little over 15 miles from the city center. From there, the city is your oyster. Get behind the wheel, roll the windows down, and motor around the Boulevard Périphérique, which runs in a circle along the city limits. You’ll find major attractions like Parc Floral de Paris, the iconic Sacré-Cœur, and Bois de Boulogne, a former royal hunting ground turned grand public park, not far from this busy thoroughfare. Car rentals in Paris also give you the freedom to explore the countryside, like a royal on holiday. Journey out to Giverny, once the home of Claude Monet, to see the artist's house and gardens. History aficionados will enjoy visiting Senlis, a medieval town whose Gothic cathedral is even older than Notre Dame. Closer to home, the renowned Palace of Versailles lies just 30 km from the city center.
Where to Stay in Paris
Of course, we cannot skip talking about the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, two of Paris’ must-see places. If it is these icons that interest you most, consider accommodation that will situate you nearly in the shadow of your favorite landmark. Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel and Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel are steps from the world’s most famous tower, and each has spectacular views of it as well from certain areas of the hotel. L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe is convenient to that grand monument, as well as the famous Champs-Élysées. (Where you can feel free to splurge, since you’ve booked a great bargain on a cheap car rental in Paris.) And if you love cobblestone streets and historic architecture, a stay near Île de la Cité in a place such as Citadines Apart'hotel Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris will suit you perfectly.
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