Paris: The Classic Trip
I had never been to Paris before, and as such I feel that like any large city, you cannot know it in a short time. My trip was punctuated by all the tourist hot spots. I imagine there are many layers to the Paris' culture, nightlife, and day-to-day living that I cannot begin to comment on. As for someone seeing the famous sights and enjoying some fine dining. I had a great time. It's a busy place, and there is so much to see.
Insider Tip:The panhandlers and scammers were out in force more than anywhere else I have visited. The best tip is to shake your head and keep walking. Do not speak to them even to say "no thank you" they will take this as an invitation to try and get you to stop. a stiff shake of the head and walking away is the only thing that will get them to disengage without follow up.