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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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    You'll fall in love with the city of love

    I loved Paris. The city is beautiful and there are lots of things to do (plenty free if you're a student!!). The metro is easy to figure out but it's also great to walk everywhere when the weather is good! The nightlife is good as well.

    Insider Tip:I took lots of walking tours to get to know the city and learn some more information about the city. It was a great decision! Make sure you hit up the Moulin Rouge neighborhood! Save money by buying lunch/dinners and eating in the parks (bread and wine are so cheap)!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    The first time i hated it

    BUT THE SECOND TIME EIFFEL IN LOVE. you will honestly hate paris if its your first time and you dont know your way around or the people you are with dont know their way around. but just read a map and take the subway and youll learn!

    Insider Tip:breizh cafe- amazing crepes sadaharu aoki- asian pastires, black sesame is my favorite bobs kitchen- healthy food! RARE! angelinas- hot chocolate and the mont blanc macaroon! also amazing onion soup laduree- go for brunch, their french toast is amazing

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    A very big metropolitan city. We were lucky as to have three-day free tube! The people there were very friendly and helpful, totally different from what we had heard before we headed out to France.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    A Big Fat "No" to Paris

    I got pick pocketed and lost my phone for good, and worst of all, it was in a restaurant of all places. There are a ton of shady characters everywhere, and the city is far too large to navigate economically or easily. All the food costs are astronomically high despite their mediocrity. Street peddlers jingle their excessive amount of eiffel tower sculptures and beggars are omnipresent.

    Insider Tip:watch your pockets, constantly.

  • 70%

    vishwamitra

    Be safe and be alert from pick pocketers

    Though I didn't stay for a long time, it was a good city for its renowned museums and high street brands. Plan minimum 2 nights and 3 days to cover most of the things. Best to take hop on hop-off tickets as they are very convenient and you can feel the city vibe. Also try city metros which has super connectivity to anywhere. Be alert and careful in undergrounds from pickpoters I was just saved by that and from black people around sacre coeur who come to tie a string and demand for money..

    Insider Tip:Plan for Eiffel tower in the evening so that you can enjoy city during loght and night. Its beautiful

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