City Guide Paris, France

Visiting Paris

Regarded as the most romantic city in the world, Paris is definitely a wonderful place for couples to visit, although you don’t have to be travelling there with that ‘someone special’ to appreciate it. It is full of famous landmarks and museums, great places to eat and a host of buzzing bars and nightclubs. So even if you are going with some friends or on your own, you won't find it hard to fill your days.

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Paris Podcasts

Getting to know Montmartre

In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty travels to Montmartre, one of Paris' best-known neighbourhoods, to speak to Frederique Maitrehenry of Musée de Montmartre to find out what makes it so unique.

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Paris Videos

How to save money in Paris

How to save money buying tickets for public transport, when the main museums in Paris are free and more.

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Paris Pocket Guide

Paris Pocket Guide

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Paris City Reviews

  • 70%



    A lot like London looking back on our visit, very nice city and was good to see the sites. Wouldn't spend any more than a couple of days here. Queue for the Effiel Tower was massive, so we walked up the stairs instead. Easy to get around on the Metro.

  • 50%


    Cliche but pretty

    Paris was very beautiful but its also the cliche of romance and all the couples on vacation/honeymoon. To move around you have to use the metro. Paris is veeeery expensive so watch how you spend.

    Insider Tip:Buy souvenirs from the guys who sell around the Eiffel Tower. Those are the cheapest and you can also ask for a deal. Buy a bunch of baguettes and make sandiwiches to take with you. Its easy and really cheap.

  • 90%


    Loved it

    Paris is amazing, I loved it. definitely better if you speak a bit of french but not completely necessary. I cant wait to go back!

    Insider Tip:If you want Eiffel Tower souvenirs, go to the Tower, talk to the pushy guys selling them (illegally i think). They will give you a great price and you can even bargain with them. Go to Sacre Cour. Beautiful views of the entire city! Local stores are amazing and some have incredible deals, stores that arent local can be a bit pricey. The aquarium by the Eiffel Tower was ok, i wasn't very impressed UNTIL I stopped at the gift shop/ cafe and sat by the viewing window. they were feeding the sharks! great!

  • 80%


    Food is cheap and reasonable. Tips are included so no need to struggle how much tips should I give, which varies in different countries. They give you water and bread without extra charging. Trains are fast and the instruction was very clear.

    Insider Tip:full of black people. Not racial discrimination but need to be careful of them because it is high chance that they will pick your pocket If have been to some big palaces in Vienna, I would suggest no need to go to versatile because they are pretty much the same

  • 90%


    Wonderful city!

    Most people do speak a little bit on English, but it helps to familiarize yourself with some French phrases (hello, goodbye, excuse me, exit, etc) Things are expensive but that is to be expected! Take advantage of the fresh food and vintage finds markets along the Seine.

    Insider Tip:Download and print a Paris metro map before your arrival. It will make getting around 100x easier.

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