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

Download our free pocket guides for cities all over the world that are packed with money-saving tips and more.

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Paris City Reviews

  • 60%


    Great parts of Paris are really great, and only exist in Paris. No where else in the world has the same attractiveness or value. But, poor part is quite poor, and just like a normal city in Europe. Cleanliness of the city is somewhat disgusting. Such a contrast is sad. If i point out another issue, metro stations are hard to find. Places like London or Tokyo has large signs of metro stations, even if some people think it is not aesthetically good.

    Insider Tip:Tourists with a big baggage cannot enter museums. Find a locker room at stations connecting to other cities, such as Gare du Nord, or Gare du Lyon. Nothing at Metro stations or neighbourhood around these famous museums except a few places.

  • 100%


    A dream city

    Paris is a dynamic city with many beautiful spots that could take years to fully uncover. There is no other place like it.

    Insider Tip:When going to the Louvre, do not use the giant glass pyramid entrance! This is very crowded! Take the The Porte des Lions entrance in the SouthWestern wing of the Louvre just before the Jardin des Tuileries!

  • 70%


    Not quite what I expected.

    Very touristy. Pretty run down in a lot of areas. The cafes are great and the iconic landmarks are as you would expect but I was a very little disappointed.

    Insider Tip:Keep your possessions very safe and be wary of people asking you to sign up for things or for charities.

  • 60%


    Not that I thought it'd be cheap but...

    In every expensive city there are ways to get by on the cheap, however most these strategies limit the length of your stay. Eventually you'll want to be able to eat meat, fresh veggies, and a hot meal sitting down. Even with a specialized interest and prepared list of activities you will learn of far more than you can hope to accomplish on your visit, and budget. The metro is spectacular. Trains every 3 min.

    Insider Tip:Falafels are probably the healthiest street food you can find in paris. They easily beat out a crepe when it comes to value for your 4 euros.

  • 70%



    Paris in the springtime gets a good rep but the fall is just as amazing. Not as many crowds and you can still enjoy coffee sitting outside and enjoying the crisp autumn weather.

    Insider Tip:Make sure to go on the first sunday of a month, all the museums are free then!

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