Paris Pocket Guide

Images Of Paris

One of the first things you notice when you walk around Paris is this: the French capital is just as you imagine it. Parisians lounge outside cafés drinking coffee, budding artists sketch whatever passes them into their sketch pads, and everywhere you look is another building which causes an immediate reaction to grab for your camera. Some of the world's best museums can be found here, the list of instantly recognisable landmarks is a lengthy one, and the nightlife is electric to say the least. But one of the French capital's best attributes is that when you want to do nothing but sit back and relax, it's hard to think of a better city in the world to people watch.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Paris.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Paris... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Paris.

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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