Welcome to the most romantic city on earth. Toeing the line between the classical and contemporary, Paris remains, at its core, the city of love. With a concentrated city centre, France’s capital is ideal for visitors on foot, with even the briefest of Paris tours unveiling famous landmarks, chic cafés, lively boulevards and elegant boutiques on every corner. The home of baguettes and croissants, Paris knows its food. Traditional street bistros and modern restaurants keep the city on top of its gastronomy game, while age-old Paris attractions like the Louvre, Centre Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay mean Paris holds its own as one of Europe’s leading cities for art and culture.
Speak the language. Parisians appreciate the effort when tourists try their hand at the local lingo. A simple “parlez-vous anglais?” (‘Do you speak English?’) will take you far on your Paris sightseeing missions.
Go slow. Do as the Parisians do; eat slower. Use all your senses to really enjoy the local delicacies. You’re on holiday, remember?
Fact: The view from the Eiffel tower has no Eiffel tower in it. The best views of Paris can be found at the top of the Arch de Triomphe, on top of the city’s only skyscraper, Montparnasse Tower, and at Sacré-Cœur basilica in hilly Monmarte. Be sure to visit these sites on your Paris day tours to experience every side of this awe-inspiring city.
The Paris Pass is well worth the spend. This all-access Paris tours pass covers entry and gives exclusive, fast-tracked access to the city’s must-see attractions and experiences, and includes public transport costs.
Best Time To Visit
Paris retains its romantic appeal year-round, with each and every season bearing its own unique charm for travellers to revel in. When considering what to do in Paris, the best time for a trip to the iconic City of Lights is early Autumn. With the city’s main tourist season done and dusted, and many locales opting for an out-of-town holiday in typical European fashion, late August and early September is the perfect time to experience low-key, authentic Paris. Overcast, wet and windy days are minimal as crisp, warmer weather prevails, meaning plenty of longer days to enjoy a stroll around this picturesque 19th century city.
Navigating the sprawling city of Paris can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to navigate the city.
Paris’ tube system, the Metro, is your best bet for getting around the city quickly, safely and with ease. Pick up a map at any station and you’ll be zipping through the city before you know it.
Parisian cabs are expensive, especially at night. Most taxi rates increase by 15% in the evenings, so – determining to your budget – use sparingly. Taxis are most helpful for travellers on Paris day trips with minimal time in the capital.
When considering transport and things to do in Paris, cycling the city streets offers both a romantic and budget-friendly way around the French capital. You can pick up a bicycle from one of the numerous Velib’ bike stations dotted through the city, and drop it off at another.
Paris is a relatively safe city, but it’s always a good idea to take extra care when travelling to new destinations. Keep these precautions in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
Look out for pickpockets. Pickpocketing is the most prevalent crime against tourists in Paris, so be sure to keep your valuables close and carry small change where possible.
For assistance in any emergency situation, call 112.
In the evenings walk in well-lit areas and stay alert and wary of strangers, especially if you’re travelling solo.
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