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

  • 90%


    Beautiful City

    A place you have to go, despite that many people do not smile, it is filled with friendly people as well. Not a lot of people speak English however, or at least they don't like to, perhaps. But the city is beautiful, street/metro performers everywhere, which I love, and I didn't see many street-vendors, thank God. Lots to do in Paris, and very, very easy to get around with the metro system.

    Insider Tip:Jim Morrison, and Oscar Wilde are buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. A recommended spot to visit.

  • 50%


    Beautiful but a tourist trap

    Although Paris is gorgeous and the architecture is stunning, all of the sites felt like huge tourist traps. They were expensive, crowded, and, though excellent, the crowds and price made them far less enjoyable. It was really hard to find inexpensive, good places to eat too. I wouldn't recommend spending more than 2 days in Paris unless you have some spare cash to spend.

    Insider Tip:The second floor of the Eiffel Tower is just as fine as the top.

  • 50%


    Overrated and unenjoyable

    I suppose it was because I was on a student budget and really did not get to experience much of what Paris has to offer. Accommodation and food were my main costs. I'll be back on a bigger budget probably when I'm in a different phase of life.

  • 80%



    well what can you say about Paris that hasn't been said before, its a stunning city full of culture, stuff to see, stuff to do, food to eat and history. for me, it is a place everyone should visit at least once.

    Insider Tip:you're never too old for Disney.

  • 80%



    Paris is large, crowded and expensive. You have to be a little more careful here than other cities for theft and scams I still enjoyed myself, there is so much to do and see. .

    Insider Tip:Check out Sandmans free walking tour, a great and enjoyable way to learn about history and see the sights.

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