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%


    Beautiful city - however be careful of pickpockets!!!

    Tourist attractions were amazing, Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Love Lock Bridge etc however they were slightly ruined by people trying to sell you souveniers (almost to a point you felt uncomfortable). BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT. I almost had my purse stolen when I was coming up on the escalator, however the girl was not quick enough before I turned around. Public transport was an excellent way to get around. Very expensive - prices more than London. Food was great.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you research where your hotel will be in Paris, as we booked at the last minute without reading the reviews and ended staying in the most dangerous places in Paris (Saint-Denis), luckily however nothing happened to us while we were there.

  • 90%


    Amazing City with Good Food and Unparalleled Culture!

    One of my favorite cities in the world, Paris has everything going for it. Great food pretty much everywhere and lots of shopping. Make sure to check out Le Vallee outlets a stop away from Disneyland. All the main tourist spots are also worth going to, especially the Eiffel Tower which looks better in person!

    Insider Tip:Use the city bikes provided all around the city - cheaper and faster to get to places enjoying the streets of Paris!

  • 70%


    Beware of Pick pocketers !!!

    Paris is truly overated with crowded tourists all over the place and theives and robbers crawling the alleys with hardly any cops around. Its a total rip off if you are alone or even a bunch of three at certain places, especially around Pigalle area. I would recommend to travel in a group at night after 10PM. And be careful in the Metro Station especially when the train doors open/close!!!

    Insider Tip:Never Travel Alone at night...it aint Scotland !!!

  • 60%


    Beautiful city, difficult people.

    Parisians hate tourists. And they like to show that. They wont try to understand any other language except for french.

    Insider Tip:Its a beautiful city! Just try not to be let down by the people and explore!

  • 90%


    Not Overrated

    Paris was amazing. Take time to stroll around and enjoy everything. We walked 30,000 steps in one day!

    Insider Tip:Eat a fresh baguette as often as you can.

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