City of Love – Paris

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Paris is regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’s full of art, culture, history and plenty of good food and drink. It’s such a famous place that it’s easy to already have a picture of what Paris is like before you ever visit. You might have a lot of expectations for France’s capital, and you don’t want to be disappointed when you decide to take a trip there. When you plan your travels to Paris, use these tips to make your trip unforgettable.

Getting Around Paris

Understanding how to get around a city is key to your experience, helping you to explore far and wide. If you want to travel like a true Parisian, the metro and buses will help you to get where you need to go. Other options include renting a bike, which you can do from stations all over the city, taking the overground RER train, and taking the Batobus river shuttle. Of course, you can also explore on foot for shorter distances.

The Arrondissements: Where to Stay and Go

Paris is made up of 20 arrondissements. These neighbourhoods all have something different to offer, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly area or you want to enjoy the nightlife.

Try these areas to find your perfect place to stay:

  • Louvre (1st arrondissement) – where you will find the luxury hotels and trendy stores
  • Le Marais (4th arrondissement) – a great choice for people searching for nightlife
  • Saint-Germain (6th arrondissement) – find cafes and galleries and make yourself at home
  • Montmartre (18th arrondissement) – offering affordable places to stay and a local feel

Where to Eat

If you’re going to Paris, enjoying the local food and drink is a must. Whether you’re sitting down at a Michelin-star restaurant or grabbing a crepe from a stand on the street, there’s a lot to choose from across the city.

Take a look at these restaurants for inspiration:

  • Terra Mia – the best-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, serving Italian food
  • Guy Savoy – just one of the nine 3- Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris
  • Big Love Cafe – a great place to grab some brunch

The Must-see Tourist Spots

There are many popular locations for sightseeing, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre. If you want to discover some of the most popular places, remember to seek out the following:

  • The Eiffel Tower – climb to the top or admire from the bottom
  • The Louvre – one of the world’s best art collections
  • Musee d’Orsay – see renowned French artists like Renoir and Degas
  • Luxembourg Gardens – one of the best gardens to explore in the city
  • Notre Dame de Paris – a memorable symbol of Paris

Off the Beaten Path

If you would rather seek out some quieter and less popular things to see and do, there’s plenty to explore off the beaten path too.

  • Try some more unusual museums like the Musee Grevin
  • Explore the Catacombs
  • See a film at La Pagode, a Japanese pagoda and cinema
  • Go up in the Ballon de Paris, a huge hot air balloon that will give you a view of the city

You can explore Paris in any way that you want to, with so much to see and do across the city.