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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

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Paris was my favourite place so far

    Loved Paris. I was nervous about going there because all I heard was France is great except for the French. But I thought they were all lovely. There Is always a cafe or deli when your walking. They make so much noise though! Couldn't get to sleep till after 3am as they were partying so hard. I admired that quality though.

    Insider Tip:Learn basic French to be polite . They are very loud all night. You can pretty much stag anywhere in Paris and there will be somewhere to eat or something beautiful to look at. Must try snails and he beer is fabulous. Oh and a massive tip is when using a public toilet, after someone has come out of the toilet don't go in!! Wait for the doors to close so it can clean itself first!! My boyfriend learnt that the hard way and came out woth soaked shoes and socks!!! It's a great prank though.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Grey Paris

    The art, culture, museums in Paris are obviously beautiful but I just find everything else a massive rip off and the people somewhat humourless.

    Insider Tip:I went to the two windmills cafe from Amelie- the waiters were friendly and compared to everywhere else it was relatively affordable..

  • 60%

    kellylboyd5270

    Paris is Spectacular

    The river has a ton of interesting activities. I suggest walking on the path from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, la promenade plantée is breathtaking and a must see.

    Insider Tip:The metro is key. It's also important to know what time the trains stop running close. The city bikes are for everyone and are a huge help in getting around if you're not comfortable using the metro.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    City Of Sights.

    Paris is a great city. It is beautiful and full of life. My only issue with it is that it seems to be crawling with creeps. The group I was traveling with was all female so it was kind of annoying walking around and constantly feeling our skin crawl as guys eyed us and yelled things. To be fair, everyplace has people like that. Just something to keep aware of as you walk around at night. Be aware of your surroundings.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Paris

    Yes, Paris is always a good idea. There is no reason to not visit Paris at any time of the year. Each season brings with it a unique magic that sweeps through the city and the people. The food, history, sightseeing, people, culture, fashion, etc. are all incredible. Just go to Paris, it is a must.

    Insider Tip:Use Google Maps to help you figure out what Metro lines and buses you need to get on to get to your destination. Google Maps saved me when I was trying to navigate Paris. The metro is cheap and fast but you do miss a lot of valuable sightseeing because you are in a dark tunnel. If you take buses, they are also cheap and you get to see more of the city. Also, look into the hop-on, hop-off boats because you can buy day passes and that is actually a cheap and great way to get to all the major sights in Paris.

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