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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

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    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.

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    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.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Better the 2nd time!

    Expensive but beautiful. We went for the 2nd time which was so lovely because had less pressure to see the sights and more time to sit in beautiful gardens with picnics and relax.

    Insider Tip:Jardin de luxembourg is beautiful as well as sitting at the fountains near le louvre

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Paris, France

    Paris is a walk-able city, it's a place that is just filled with awe, culture, diversity and everything more. The food is good in Paris, and there is so much to there and see.

    Insider Tip:Pre-book your reservation, and the group tours. Know your map, ask the locals.

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    Anonymous

    Timeless, historic, chic

    There are so many great places to walk around in Paris and it's hard not to label yourself as a tourist by looking up at all the gorgeous buildings. Paris is full of Parisian clichés, but each of them is a must. The Eiffel Tower sparkles at night, the Louvre is chock-full of integral art history, there is significance everywhere. Montmartre was a great place to stay, both for the history and the escape from the busy central areas. Food and wine are overpriced, sadly.

    Insider Tip:Lines for Versailles are up to three hours long. Get there early (or don't bother). Get out of the centre and make your way to Montmartre - and get a free walking tour with DiscoverWalks to learn the significance of the area. Pay for a multi-use metro pass, though not one of the ones that goes by day. You'll use the subway at least twice a day, but you want to walk some places as well.

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