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

  • 40%


    Luckily it was cheap

    I wasn't really unhappy with it, but it wasn't anything wonderful. For a cheap price it's okay. Easy enough to get to, 30 mins from Paris center. If u book, buy a multi day pass for trains. You take more than 2 trips (which u should to get around Paris). They give comfy bathrobes, just no shower curtains and no frills. My main grip (which isn't a huge deal) is that I asked for no maid service and there was. I had to make my own do not disturb sign. I thing in the town is open past 10ish.

    Insider Tip:Brin food and get multi day ticket. The store before the train has amazing rotisserie chicken!!'

  • 70%



    Paris is everything people say about it. Filled with culture and history you will never be bored during the day and an exciting nightlife keeps you entertained as well.

    Insider Tip:I had the privilege of being there for Bastille day, versatile gardens were free the night of the 13th and the Louvre was free on the 14th. Taking advantage of this saved me some money while still hitting two of the major spots.

  • 90%


    I mean it's Paris...

    Amazing site-seeing. If you try to experience the authentic nightlife though good luck, the bouncers/locals aren't too keen on non-Parisians.

    Insider Tip:Hit up the hot spots - Louvre, Versailles, etc. Don't expect to be welcomed into the local nightlife though.

  • 60%


    Once is enough

    Paris is expensive. French is a language that is nearly impossible to master. I have been to Paris twice, once in college and once as a real adult. It's awesome to see the sights, but once is enough. Paris can be charming and enchanting, with a side of headache and stink.

    Insider Tip:Spend the whole day at the Louvre. You won't regret it.

  • 90%


    $$$$ = Worth It!

    Paris is what you make of it. There is so much history and culture, one can get lost in it all and never want to come home. Like any city worth calling a city, there are grungy areas and neighborhoods to avoid at night. But there are also just as many upscale shops and trendy market streets, and lots and lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from, everywhere. And of course, endless masterpieces of art and architecture throughout the city. Walk don't drive. Find a park/cafe. Breathe & relax.

    Insider Tip:It's easy to spend all your money here. The good thing is you know you're guaranteed quality, it's just a matter of price. Go cheap on accommodation. Go big on the food and museums. A baguette, cheese, sliced meat and a bottle of wine can all be found for under 10 euros in the markets/grocery stores, and bakeries/cafes are a cheap traveler's dream. A croissant & coffee will come under 3. Avoid places with english menus packed with tourists if you want a real experience.

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