Frequently asked questions

What is a “meublé”? The best time to come to Paris? Answers to your questions on hotels and accommodation.

To make a booking in Paris and the Ile-de-France region for the same day onwards, all you have to do is to log on to our online reservation service or simply contact a member of our reception staff at the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. Using our detailed descriptions, we can help you find the accommodation that best suits your request.

Once you’ve made up your mind, make sure you check the precise terms and conditions of booking and cancellation to avoid any later misunderstandings with the establishment of your choice. Bookings made by telephone should be confirmed in writing (letter, fax, e-mail, voucher) mentioning the dates of stay, the type of room reserved and details of any services required (lift, disabled access, etc.) A verbal reservation is not guaranteed and has no legal value.

Finally, it is customary to confirm the booking by paying a deposit or by giving details of your banker’s card. Some establishments cannot accept payment by banker’s card or cheque. Either way, you should always be given an invoice when you settle your bill.

In general, low season is considered to run from 1 November to 31 March and high season from 1 April to 31 October.

Many major events and celebrations take place in Paris throughout the year and the increase in the number of visitors has a knock-on effect on availability: Easter, Bastille Day (14 July), Christmas and New Year, and also international fairs and trade shows (Motor Show, Foire de Paris, Agricultural Show, etc.) and “haute couture” fashion collections… So don’t forget to reserve well in advance if you wish to visit Paris at these times.

At certain times of the year, it is worth knowing that hotels’ terms and conditions of booking and cancellation may also be modified accordingly.

 Vacations and holidays in France and Paris

 Depending on geographical location, time of the year or major events taking place in the city, these prices may vary. They do not reflect any special offers or deals obtainable through travel agents.

On the basis of a double room, here is an idea of the price range per night in each category (not including breakfast):

Ungraded (HT)  simple and basic  under €60
1*basic amenities€60 to €90
2**basic amenities€60 to €90
3***good amenities€90 to €120
4****  putstanding amenities€250 to €650
5***** Lluxuryover €500

These categories correspond to the classification awarded by the Paris Préfecture de Police and it is worth noting that an ungraded hotel (HT) or one without stars may also be an indication that the requested classification has not yet been completed. The authority meets twice a year, so the interim period can be anything up to six months. Room rates shown are inclusive of taxes (except for “tourist tax”): it is compulsory for them to be displayed both outside the establishment and in the rooms.

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