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

  • 80%


    Paris for the second time

    Don't miss the Montmartre neighborhood, for my is he most beautiful place in Paris! The best souvenirs shops and art!

    Insider Tip:If you want to go to Versailles, don't you the RER train, because with this train it takes a little more than one hour to get there. Go to the Montparnasse station and take the train there, it takes 15 minutes!

  • 80%


    Romantic city

    Romantic city, get the metro pass, it is worth every bit, get GPS , then you don't have to speak French to ask directions. Download the free app of metro and use it without internet connection for directions.

    Insider Tip:If someone stops suddenly to help you, do not accept, something is fishy, get a sling bag, place it in front of you, people try to brush you to open your bag, beware pick pocket. Do not rush for the train, you will get bumped by the door and fell down.

  • 70%


    Awful public transports

    Rarely can I find a sign for the metros; and the entrance to the metro station is generally very small and quite easily be missed. The air is also awful; to be honest, not better than Beijing, especially alongside the river in the evening.

  • 70%


    Paris, an enchanting city!

    Excellent city with tons for sights for seeing. Obviously is very nice to visit on couple. The only downside is being a little expensive.

    Insider Tip:You'll need at least 4 or 5 days to see everything and get the most of it. Mandatory include the eiffel tower, versalles, arc of thriumphe, tullerie gardens and Louvre museum! Be careful, a lot of people hustling money on the streets, and pickpocketers!

  • 80%


    A must-see city, so much history and culture. It is expensive though, so make sure you budget for all the sites you want to see.

    Insider Tip:Go in spring for sure. Way prettier. Also, if travelling to Versailles, do so after 2pm because the line is MUCH shorter.

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