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

  • 80%


    Love Paris, if you don't waste your time at the tourist traps

    It's an excellent city with good food and drink, beautiful buildings and a fast-paced, bustling population and atmosphere. I enjoyed a visit, but I don't think I could live there. The metro is excellent but you can walk around if you've got the stamina.

    Insider Tip:Stay away from the cheesey tourist restaurants you'll find near tourist sights. It's the same mediocre food at the same exorbitant prices with the same contemptuous waiter wherever you go. Find where the locals eat, and go there.

  • 70%



    A lot like London looking back on our visit, very nice city and was good to see the sites. Wouldn't spend any more than a couple of days here. Queue for the Effiel Tower was massive, so we walked up the stairs instead. Easy to get around on the Metro.

  • 50%


    Cliche but pretty

    Paris was very beautiful but its also the cliche of romance and all the couples on vacation/honeymoon. To move around you have to use the metro. Paris is veeeery expensive so watch how you spend.

    Insider Tip:Buy souvenirs from the guys who sell around the Eiffel Tower. Those are the cheapest and you can also ask for a deal. Buy a bunch of baguettes and make sandiwiches to take with you. Its easy and really cheap.

  • 90%


    Loved it

    Paris is amazing, I loved it. definitely better if you speak a bit of french but not completely necessary. I cant wait to go back!

    Insider Tip:If you want Eiffel Tower souvenirs, go to the Tower, talk to the pushy guys selling them (illegally i think). They will give you a great price and you can even bargain with them. Go to Sacre Cour. Beautiful views of the entire city! Local stores are amazing and some have incredible deals, stores that arent local can be a bit pricey. The aquarium by the Eiffel Tower was ok, i wasn't very impressed UNTIL I stopped at the gift shop/ cafe and sat by the viewing window. they were feeding the sharks! great!

  • 80%


    Food is cheap and reasonable. Tips are included so no need to struggle how much tips should I give, which varies in different countries. They give you water and bread without extra charging. Trains are fast and the instruction was very clear.

    Insider Tip:full of black people. Not racial discrimination but need to be careful of them because it is high chance that they will pick your pocket If have been to some big palaces in Vienna, I would suggest no need to go to versatile because they are pretty much the same

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