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

  • 90%


    Beautiful City

    A place you have to go, despite that many people do not smile, it is filled with friendly people as well. Not a lot of people speak English however, or at least they don't like to, perhaps. But the city is beautiful, street/metro performers everywhere, which I love, and I didn't see many street-vendors, thank God. Lots to do in Paris, and very, very easy to get around with the metro system.

    Insider Tip:Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde are buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. A recommended spot to visit.

  • 50%


    Beautiful but a tourist trap

    Although Paris is gorgeous and the architecture is stunning, all of the sites felt like huge tourist traps. They were expensive, crowded, and, though excellent, the crowds and price made them far less enjoyable. It was really hard to find inexpensive, good places to eat too. I wouldn't recommend spending more than 2 days in Paris unless you have some spare cash to spend.

    Insider Tip:The second floor of the Eiffel Tower is just as fine as the top.

  • 50%


    Overrated and unenjoyable

    I suppose it was because I was on a student budget and really did not get to experience much of what Paris has to offer. Accommodation and food were my main costs. I'll be back on a bigger budget probably when I'm in a different phase of life.

  • 80%



    well what can you say about Paris that hasn't been said before, its a stunning city full of culture, stuff to see, stuff to do, food to eat and history. for me, it is a place everyone should visit at least once.

    Insider Tip:you're never too old for Disney.

  • 80%



    Paris is large, crowded and expensive. You have to be a little more careful here than other cities for theft and scams I still enjoyed myself, there is so much to do and see. .

    Insider Tip:Check out Sandmans free walking tour, a great and enjoyable way to learn about history and see the sights.

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