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

  • 70%


    I love Paris

    I've spent about two weeks in Paris so far, and I love the charm of the city. Either walking along the river or into its many arrondisement, Paris has everything anybody could ever want

    Insider Tip:If you speak french, when scam artist approach you asking if you speak english reply "no" and speak french. They will immediatly go away

  • 70%


    Paris, a big town!

    I love Paris, it is a very big town, but it has the nice french flair. Nice places to visit. However, for me one week-end is enough because I am not used to big towns.

    Insider Tip:I love Sacre Coeur and Place Montmatre

  • 90%


    Ah, Paris!

    What is there to say?!?! It's Paris!! It's a huge city! A beautiful and and ugly city at the same time! So much to do, so little time.

    Insider Tip:Go to the Louve after 4pm and you'll have it virtually to yourself. Visit the back side of the Sacre-Ceour, it's gorgeous and no one goes there! Get to Versailles as early as possible otherwise you'll spend an hour just waiting in line to get in.

  • 80%


    Paris is Paris

    Paris is the city of artists and should be seen as such. It's beautiful and romantic if you choose to see it that way and don't get held up on details.

  • 80%


    I Enjoyed Paris Despite What Others Have Said

    I really enjoyed Paris. I was afraid because I have heard mixed reviews. I also heard that Parisians were rude. I had a wonderful time in Paris. The city is very well connected so it is very easy to get around. Great food, lots of culture and history. Went the first few days of September and it was pretty cold and windy. Almost unbearably cold at the top of the Eiffel and Montparnasse towers. Incredibly expensive city.

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