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

  • 60%


    Paris is Spectacular

    The river has a ton of interesting activities. I suggest walking on the path from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, la promenade plantée is breathtaking and a must see.

    Insider Tip:The metro is key. It's also important to know what time the trains stop running close. The city bikes are for everyone and are a huge help in getting around if you're not comfortable using the metro.

  • 90%


    City Of Sights.

    Paris is a great city. It is beautiful and full of life. My only issue with it is that it seems to be crawling with creeps. The group I was traveling with was all female so it was kind of annoying walking around and constantly feeling our skin crawl as guys eyed us and yelled things. To be fair, everyplace has people like that. Just something to keep aware of as you walk around at night. Be aware of your surroundings.

  • 90%



    Yes, Paris is always a good idea. There is no reason to not visit Paris at any time of the year. Each season brings with it a unique magic that sweeps through the city and the people. The food, history, sightseeing, people, culture, fashion, etc. are all incredible. Just go to Paris, it is a must.

    Insider Tip:Use Google Maps to help you figure out what Metro lines and buses you need to get on to get to your destination. Google Maps saved me when I was trying to navigate Paris. The metro is cheap and fast but you do miss a lot of valuable sightseeing because you are in a dark tunnel. If you take buses, they are also cheap and you get to see more of the city. Also, look into the hop-on, hop-off boats because you can buy day passes and that is actually a cheap and great way to get to all the major sights in Paris.

  • 90%


    Better the 2nd time!

    Expensive but beautiful. We went for the 2nd time which was so lovely because had less pressure to see the sights and more time to sit in beautiful gardens with picnics and relax.

    Insider Tip:Jardin de luxembourg is beautiful as well as sitting at the fountains near le louvre

  • 80%


    Paris, France

    Paris is a walk-able city, it's a place that is just filled with awe, culture, diversity and everything more. The food is good in Paris, and there is so much to there and see.

    Insider Tip:Pre-book your reservation, and the group tours. Know your map, ask the locals.

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