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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%

    kellylboyd5270

    Paris is Spectacular

    The river has a ton of interesting activities. I suggest walking on the path from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, la promenade plantée is breathtaking and a must see.

    Insider Tip:The metro is key. It's also important to know what time the trains stop running close. The city bikes are for everyone and are a huge help in getting around if you're not comfortable using the metro.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    City Of Sights.

    Paris is a great city. It is beautiful and full of life. My only issue with it is that it seems to be crawling with creeps. The group I was traveling with was all female so it was kind of annoying walking around and constantly feeling our skin crawl as guys eyed us and yelled things. To be fair, everyplace has people like that. Just something to keep aware of as you walk around at night. Be aware of your surroundings.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Paris

    Yes, Paris is always a good idea. There is no reason to not visit Paris at any time of the year. Each season brings with it a unique magic that sweeps through the city and the people. The food, history, sightseeing, people, culture, fashion, etc. are all incredible. Just go to Paris, it is a must.

    Insider Tip:Use Google Maps to help you figure out what Metro lines and buses you need to get on to get to your destination. Google Maps saved me when I was trying to navigate Paris. The metro is cheap and fast but you do miss a lot of valuable sightseeing because you are in a dark tunnel. If you take buses, they are also cheap and you get to see more of the city. Also, look into the hop-on, hop-off boats because you can buy day passes and that is actually a cheap and great way to get to all the major sights in Paris.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Better the 2nd time!

    Expensive but beautiful. We went for the 2nd time which was so lovely because had less pressure to see the sights and more time to sit in beautiful gardens with picnics and relax.

    Insider Tip:Jardin de luxembourg is beautiful as well as sitting at the fountains near le louvre

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Paris, France

    Paris is a walk-able city, it's a place that is just filled with awe, culture, diversity and everything more. The food is good in Paris, and there is so much to there and see.

    Insider Tip:Pre-book your reservation, and the group tours. Know your map, ask the locals.

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