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

  • 60%


    Not worth it

    Paris was probably the worst city Ivisited during my eurotrip this summer. It was crowded by tourists and had thieves wandering around the streets both day and night. It is also, as you can imagine, very expensive. To me it is one of those cities you go to once to see it, and then that's it.

  • 90%



    Paris was so wonderful! The people are nice and very accommodating of English-speakers! The city has so much to offer and there is so much to do, I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

  • 80%


    Just go!

    Everywhere I went in Europe, people slammed Paris. But I adored it. I didn't have much time, so I squeezed Versailles, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, etc., into a couple days. Maybe I didn't spend enough time to dislike it? Anyway, I found the people friendly (and English-friendly, luckily), the city beautiful, and the atmosphere lovely.

    Insider Tip:Go see the Eiffel Tower at night. From 10pm on, it sparkles every half hour or so. Get to the Arc de Triomphe before it closes, watch the sunset over Paris and the Eiffel Tower, then walk to the tower to see it lit up. EU students get in EVERYWHERE for free... And Notre Dame is free for all.

  • 60%


    Walk, baby, walk

    This is the only way to get a sense of a city like Paris. Bring comfortable shoes and walk around as much as you can. Otherwise, this is just a city of expensive museums and lots of shopping.

  • 40%


    Luckily it was cheap

    I wasn't really unhappy with it, but it wasn't anything wonderful. For a cheap price it's okay. Easy enough to get to, 30 mins from Paris center. If u book, buy a multi day pass for trains. You take more than 2 trips (which u should to get around Paris). They give comfy bathrobes, just no shower curtains and no frills. My main grip (which isn't a huge deal) is that I asked for no maid service and there was. I had to make my own do not disturb sign. I thing in the town is open past 10ish.

    Insider Tip:Brin food and get multi day ticket. The store before the train has amazing rotisserie chicken!!'

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