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

  • 90%


    You'll fall in love with the city of love

    I loved Paris. The city is beautiful and there are lots of things to do (plenty free if you're a student!!). The metro is easy to figure out but it's also great to walk everywhere when the weather is good! The nightlife is good as well.

    Insider Tip:I took lots of walking tours to get to know the city and learn some more information about the city. It was a great decision! Make sure you hit up the Moulin Rouge neighborhood! Save money by buying lunch/dinners and eating in the parks (bread and wine are so cheap)!

  • 90%


    The first time i hated it

    BUT THE SECOND TIME EIFFEL IN LOVE. you will honestly hate paris if its your first time and you dont know your way around or the people you are with dont know their way around. but just read a map and take the subway and youll learn!

    Insider Tip:breizh cafe- amazing crepes sadaharu aoki- asian pastires, black sesame is my favorite bobs kitchen- healthy food! RARE! angelinas- hot chocolate and the mont blanc macaroon! also amazing onion soup laduree- go for brunch, their french toast is amazing

  • 80%


    A very big metropolitan city. We were lucky as to have three-day free tube! The people there were very friendly and helpful, totally different from what we had heard before we headed out to France.

  • 40%


    A Big Fat "No" to Paris

    I got pick pocketed and lost my phone for good, and worst of all, it was in a restaurant of all places. There are a ton of shady characters everywhere, and the city is far too large to navigate economically or easily. All the food costs are astronomically high despite their mediocrity. Street peddlers jingle their excessive amount of eiffel tower sculptures and beggars are omnipresent.

    Insider Tip:watch your pockets, constantly.

  • 70%


    Be safe and be alert from pick pocketers

    Though I didn't stay for a long time, it was a good city for its renowned museums and high street brands. Plan minimum 2 nights and 3 days to cover most of the things. Best to take hop on hop-off tickets as they are very convenient and you can feel the city vibe. Also try city metros which has super connectivity to anywhere. Be alert and careful in undergrounds from pickpoters I was just saved by that and from black people around sacre coeur who come to tie a string and demand for money..

    Insider Tip:Plan for Eiffel tower in the evening so that you can enjoy city during loght and night. Its beautiful

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