Paris is always a good idea. The French capital is inspirational material for books and movies, and a favorite of almost any travelers who visit Paris.
And, of course, we are part of that club. From the moment we set foot on its streets, it became one of our favorites. And that’s why we want to share with you these 15 tips for traveling to Paris.
Each of its neighborhoods is a new world to discover. From its picturesque houses in Montmartre to the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, passing through its cafes, its gardens, and palaces.
Tips for traveling to Paris from 1 to 5
Book your accommodation in advance
Paris receives millions of visitors a year. And although the hotel offer is very wide, finding accommodation with a good price-quality ratio is complicated as the date of your trip approaches.
Find out where you are arriving and how to approach your accommodation
Paris has several arrival points. It is important then to know where you are going and to put together a plan to get to your hotel or apartment.
Get familiar with public transportation
Paris is a city with an excellent transport network, which will make your visit much easier and will save you some money.
The metro is the widest and fastest. The system is then supplemented by trains (RER), buses, and trams.
Download the RATP app to your phone
If you are still not too comfortable with Parisian transport, we do not blame you: after all, there are many stations to remember!
Learn some french
You don’t have to be a master of the language, but managing at least a few words and phrases in French will help you a lot
Tips for traveling to Paris from 6 to 10
Consider buying the Paris Pass
The Paris Pass is the tourist pass of the city of Paris, and it is made up of 3 parts:
- Paris Pass
- Paris Museum Pass
- Paris Travel Card (Paris Visite)
The pass includes, among several other things, access to the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Orsay Museum, and the Palace of Versailles.
Pay attention to your wallet on the subway
Although the subway is the best system to move around the city and is largely safe, you should be aware of your belongings.
Take out travel insurance
And speaking of bad times, nothing worse than falling ill on a trip.
As much as it is a scenario that we do not like to think about, that does not mean that sometimes it does not happen.
Please wear comfortable shoes
The Paris metro is large and convenient, but walking through its streets is the experience you will remember the most.
Don’t expect restaurants to be open at any time
Parisians love food, which cannot be denied. However, don’t travel to Paris expecting to find long hours at restaurants.
Tips for traveling to Paris from 11 to 15
Check the weather
The seasons in Paris are usually mild and well-marked, with humid winters and hot summers.
However, it may be a sweltering spring day, or a freezing fall. In recent years snowfall has also increased in winter.
Look for real Parisian food
Few places are as great a treat for foodies as Paris is.
This is a city where renowned dishes and chefs come from. Parisians love their gastronomy, and they love sharing it with their visitors.
Take a food tour
If you are still hungry, a very good option is to take a gastronomic tour. There you can discover, with the help of a guide, all the secrets of French cuisine.
Explore the Parisian neighborhoods
Like any large city, Paris is not just its center.
The neighborhoods or arrondissement of Paris are spaces with personalities and unique characteristics.