I was not all that impressed with Paris. It might be someone's cup of tea, but definitely not mine. Don't get me wrong: Paris is gorgeous – from a distance. Up close it's a bit off-putting, with trash strewn around on the sidewalks and curbs, an inane metro system, and the 2nd worst driver-pedestrian relationship of any city I've been in (behind Rome). On a brighter note, it does have some gorgeous sights, and not nearly as many peddlers on the streets as some other places.
Insider Tip:We almost definitely missed something when we went, but a single-trip metro ticket seems to let you on to the metro, but not off again, as you have to feed it through another reader-gate thing. You either need two tickets, or to sneak out an exit somewhere else.