Business Travel Guide

The best hotels, restaurants and activities for Paris business travelers.

"The City of Light" (or as the French say, "la ville lumière") principally draws its economic power from financial and business services. Scattered throughout La Défense, the city's skyscraper-strewn financial district, and around the Palais Garnier, are the headquarters of many Fortune Global 500 companies. Moreover, Paris remains one of the most visited cities in the world, despite terror incidents that have occurred in recent years.

International conventions and exhibitions, as well as the city's status as a fashion and luxury goods mecca, account for much of its popularity among international travelers, as do landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Champs-Elysées. In 1991, the scenic banks of the Seine were listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among the must-see sights situated along the historic river are the stunning 14th-century towers of the Conciergerie and the Louvre Palace, former residence of the kings.

To ensure your Paris business trip is a stress-free as possible, take a look at GAYOT's travel guide for recommendations on hotels, spas, restaurants and off the clock activities.

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