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As a travel expert who specializes in France, I am constantly amazed by the beauty, culture, and diversity of this incredible country. From the vibrant city of Paris to the stunning beaches of the French Riviera, there is something for everyone in France.

Paris is one of the most beautiful, mesmerizing, and romantic cities in Europe. It is fascinating with its history, architecture, museums, and sights, including the world-renowned Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, etc. 

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Paris, making it one of the most visited cities in the world. The tourism business provides the French capital with substantial income, so new hotels and restaurants open here all the time. 

Speaking of Parisian restaurants, we should note that 11 of them have 3 Michelin stars each; this indicates the highest possible restaurant quality in the world. 

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My first trip to Paris

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My first trip to Paris

The goal is to visit major tourist attractions.

3-7 days

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Big family trip

Goal: nature reserves, children's attractions,

5-7 days

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Honeymoon, all of the Paris

Goal: exploring all of Paris.

7-10 days

Expert advices

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Keep Your Metro

Ticket till the End of the Ride Ticket inspectors may await both at the entrance and at the exit. If the ticket is lost or absent, you might receive a hefty fine.

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Speed Limits

Be attentive when on the road. There are the following speed limits in place: 50 km/h in the town, 80 km/h outside the town, and 130 km/h on highways. The numbers may change due to weather conditions, so pay attention to the road signs.

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Do Not Plan Your Shopping for Sunday and Visits to Museums for Monday

Learn the operating hours of the interesting places ahead of time. Remember that most stores are closed on Sundays; even grocery supermarkets close after 12.30 p.m., so take care of your food beforehand. Also, many museums in Paris are closed on Mondays, so be sure to check their working schedule before your trip.

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Parks in Paris Close for the Night

After 9 p.m. in summer and 6 p.m. in winter, the gatekeepers will ask you to leave the park. This also pertains to railroad stations. There are no night trains in France.

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Get a Paris Pass

A Paris Pass can save you time and money by providing free entry to many attractions, including the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles, as well as access to public transportation.

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Recommended restaurants

Bel Canto

Bel Canto

72 Quai de l'Hôtel de ville

Are you fond of opera? Then you definitely have to visit Bel Canto. Just imagine: you are sitting at a table covered with a white tablecloth, in the midst of a pompous interior, and enjoying the dishes of traditional French cuisine. At this moment, the waiter stops beside you and starts singing an operatic aria with a perfectly trained voice. Or maybe, you will hear a voice part from the doorman or the administrator? The restaurant employs only music conservatory students who perform operatic arias professionally.

Le Refuge des Fondus

Le Refuge des Fondus

17 Rue des Trois Frères

France and Switzerland are still arguing about who invented fondue. Parisians share a single belief: you can only try authentic fondue at Le Refuge des Fondus. The interior here is very peculiar: all the walls are covered with tourists' written wishes and thanks, and the free spaces have banknotes from all over the world glued onto them. Who knows, maybe you will be able to find a little space for your own inscription? A huge serving of fondue and a bottle of wine with a funny pacifier will cost you about 22 euros.

 Merci Used Book Café

Merci Used Book Café

111 Bd Beaumarchais

Are you fond of spending your time with a cup of fragrant tea or coffee? At Merci Used Book Café, you will find over ten thousand books to suit any taste! Truth be told, they are all written in French. Still, if you do not speak the language of Dumas, illustrated editions will be interesting to leaf through. The menu includes tea, coffee, juices, and various sandwiches. Besides, up until lunch, you can also order cottage cheese with toppings or an omelet. A breakfast in the secondhand bookseller's dream will cost you 15 euros.

Ice Kube Bar

Ice Kube Bar

5 Pass. Ruelle,

You are in Paris in the summer and would like a cooler atmosphere. Go straight to the Ice Kube Bar! The average air temperature here does not exceed 6 degrees Celsius, so the menu abounds with French vodka cocktails to instantly warm you up. You will be given a jacket and mittens at the door, and employees will monitor how much time you spend at the bar: no more than a half-hour per person. Booking seats in advance is obligatory: there are always queues at the entrance to Ice Kube Bar.

Shopping malls

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

40 Bd Haussmann

Galeries Lafayette in Paris resembles a beautiful fairy-tale palace under a glass dome with stained glass windows, bathed in illumination lights, marble, and gilding. The area of over 30,000 square meters houses wine supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, fast-food and delicacy shops, but most importantly, hundreds of stores with various goods.

Printemps Haussmann

Printemps Haussmann

64 Bd Haussmann

This department store is located a quarter away from Lafayette, at 64 Boulevard Haussmann, and presents a sight just as spectacular. One can walk through it like through a museum admiring the fascinating decor and interior, the mirror dome of 3,185 colored glass elements and the panoramic view of the city seen through the windows. Founded in 1865, the store was devised as a place for people with a sophisticated aesthetic taste partial to elegant clothes.

Les Quatre Temps

Les Quatre Temps

15 Parv. de la Défense

At 15 Parvis de la Defense, one can find Les Quatre Temps, one of the capital's most popular department stores. Its name translates as "4 times." Go to the business district of La Defense, which looks so different from the rest of the city, to understand its appeal to Parisians. Instead of antique buildings with quaint architecture, you will see a futuristic world of glass with a mirror surface reflecting and multiplying the surroundings.

Forum des Halles

Forum des Halles

101 Porte Berger

At 101 Porte Berger, your attention will probably be drawn to glass arches and galleries. This is the entrance to the unique Forum des Halles department store placed almost completely underground safe for the upper floor. Tourists like to explore it because it stands close to the Louvre and other attractions. As for the locals, however, it does stir up warm feelings but due to a different cause. Once, this place was occupied by Les Halles, the gigantic grocery market aptly described by Émile Zola as "le ventre de Paris."

Shopping streets

Boulevard Saint Germain

Boulevard Saint Germain

Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris, France

The flamboyant streets of Saint Germain accommodate elegant antique shops, literary cafes, and luxury boutiques with fashionable clothes. This is where you can find stores of such famous brands as Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, and Christian Dior, as well as Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Carven, Vicomte A., and Jérôme Dreyfuss. When walking along the boulevard to the Latin Quarter, you will see numerous book shops and avant-garde concept stores. Saint Germain is the number one must-visit place for shopping enthusiasts and fashion mongers.

The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

75008 Paris, France

This fashionable district is formed by three streets: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne, and Avenue George V. It has become home to many haute-couture giants, including Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, and Balenciaga. The square of Place Vendôme (nearest metro stations: Tuileries and Concorde) accommodates the famous jewelry brands: Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Chaumet. Stores with deluxe cosmetics and perfumes also abound here. The Golden Triangle is the territory of true luxury and elegance. When planning shopping in this area, be ready for major expenses.

Montmartre

Montmartre

Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France

a flamboyant district where you can discover many hidden trade jewels. People come here to buy clothes, footwear, accessories, homewares, and souvenirs. The antique confectionary shop "la Mère de Famille," the designer concept store "Spree," the vintage shop "Chinemachine," the famous chocolate shop "Georges Larnicol," and the true paradise of extraordinary jewelry, "Emmanuelle Zysman," are among the most charming, must-see places in Montmartre.

Rue de Rivoli

Rue de Rivoli

Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

One of the longest and most famous streets in Paris; the place where shopping in Paris begins. It houses numerous boutiques with clothes, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, and perfumes seamlessly blending into the aesthetics of antique buildings. Rue de Rivoli accommodates stores of such brands as Orsay, H&M, Gap Kids, L’Occitane, Heyraud, Swatch Bijoux, Courir, Bocage, and Mango. Here, one can find plus size clothes, which are not very typical of French stores, as well as low- and mid-priced wares.

Markets

Porte de Vanves

Porte de Vanves

Porte de Vanves

Parisian flea markets appeal to many tourists. If you even find yourself in the French capital during the weekend, visit the Porte de Vanves Market, situated close to the similarly-named metro station. Here, there are many locals and few tourists, and the prices are lower than in the "hyped" market at Clignancourt.

Marché d'Aligre

Marché d'Aligre

25-11 Rue d'Aligre

Of course, today, you can buy anything you need at a supermarket, but if you would like to feel the atmosphere of an authentic French market, pay attention to Marché d'Aligre (metro station Faidherbe-Chaligny ou Ledru-Rollin). Tourists are much fewer here in comparison with the Bastille Market; flowers and the freshest produce abound. There are also several inexpensive restaurants and cafes.

Mouffetard Market

Mouffetard Market

139 Rue Mouffetard

Mouffetard Street (Rue Mouffetard) is an antique and permanently busy street at the heart of the Latin Quarter, in the 5th administrative district of Paris. It accommodates numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and stores, as well as one of the city's most famous grocery markets. Its history dates back to the Middle Ages.

Marché des Enfants Rouges

Marché des Enfants Rouges

Marché des Enfants Rouges

In the past, this district accommodated an orphanage where children wore red clothes. The color of their clothes gave the district its name, "the Quarter of the Red Children." The name went over to the local grocery market. This is the oldest and one of the most popular food markets in Paris. There are a lot of shops with traditional food and snacks from different parts of the world.

Dangerous and safe areas of the city

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Pigalle: Known for its nightlife, this area has a reputation for being seedy and can attract pickpockets and other petty criminals.

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Barbès and Château Rouge: These areas in the 18th arrondissement have a reputation for being unsafe, particularly at night. Goutte d’Or: Also in the 18th arrondissement, this neighborhood is known for its high crime rates and is best avoided at night.

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16th arrondissement – Known for its upscale residential neighborhoods, the 16th arrondissement is one of the safest and most peaceful areas in Paris.

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15th arrondissement – The 15th arrondissement is a quiet and family-friendly area that is considered one of the safest in Paris.

The Best Hotels

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Le Meurice

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228 Rue de Rivoli
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The staff at the restaurant and bar is very kind and considerate, always smiling and welcoming. The breakfast is splendid, with a good selection even for vegans! The atmosphere at the hotel is elegant and very comfortable, with no trace of snobbery. It seems that everything is perfect!

Price:

Sofitel Paris Baltimore

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88 Bis Av. Kléber
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Everything was flawless, I would have liked to stay longer than one night. I will definitely come back

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Hôtel Regina Louvre

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2 Pl. des Pyramides
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a luxurious hotel for such a price, with very agreeable and considerate staff. Located right across from the Louvre and the Champs-Élysées. It's a 5-minute walk from premium stores and a 10-minute walk from a street of shops to suit any taste :) We booked a deluxe hotel room overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Recommended travel budget and how not to spend too much

For a couple in Paris

Budget/day Cost
Accommodation 170 EUR
Meals 120 EUR
Entertainment 100 EUR
Car rental 85 EUR

For 4 in Paris

Budget/day Cost
Accommodation 300 EUR
Meals 240 EUR
Entertainment 200 EUR
Car rental 85 EUR

3 days Itinerary in Paris

Day 1
Trip to Paris

9:00 AM

Start your day by visiting the Eiffel Tower. You can either take the elevator or climb up the stairs to the top of the tower for a stunning view of Paris.

11:00 AM

Head to the Champs-Élysées, one of the most famous avenues in the world. Here, you can stroll through the gardens and explore the luxury shops.

1:00 PM

Stop for lunch at a traditional Parisian bistro. Try some classic French dishes like escargot or steak frites.

3:00 PM

Visit the Musée d'Orsay, a museum located in a former railroad station that features an impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

6:00 PM

Walk along the Seine River and take in the beautiful views of the city. Stop by a café for a drink and watch the sunset over the city.

8:00 PM

Head to the Montmartre district for dinner. This neighborhood is known for its bohemian atmosphere and great restaurants.

Day 2
Trip to Paris

10:00 AM

Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic architecture that has stood in the heart of Paris for over 850 years.

12:00 PM

Have lunch at a local brasserie and try some French onion soup or quiche Lorraine.

2:00 PM

Visit the Louvre Museum, home to some of the world's most famous art pieces, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

6:00 PM

Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries, a beautiful park with fountains and sculptures.

8:00 PM

Enjoy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant for a special dining experience.

Day 3
Trip to Paris

10:00 AM

Visit the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside of Paris. The palace served as the seat of power for the French monarchy for over a century.

2:00 PM

Head back to Paris and visit the Luxembourg Gardens, a beautiful park with a palace, fountains, and statues.

4:00 PM

Stop by the Sainte-Chapelle, a beautiful church known for its stunning stained glass windows.

6:00 PM

Explore the Marais district, a trendy neighborhood with great shopping and dining options.

8:00 PM

Enjoy your final dinner in Paris at a cozy bistro.

Public toilets

Champs-Élysées

Place de la Madeleine

Place Vendôme

Place de la Concorde

City parking adresses

Parking SAEMES Rivoli-Sébastopol – 5 Rue Pernelle

Parking SAEMES Hôtel de Ville – Paris – 6 Quai de Gesvres

Parking INDIGO Harlay Pont Neuf – 34 Quai des Orfèvres

Parking Baudoyer – 4 Place Baudoyer, 75004

Parking SAEMES Les Halles – Saint-Eustache – 22 Rue des Halles

Parking INDIGO Pont Marie – 48 Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville

Car-free areas
Champs-Élysées: Paris’ most famous avenue, with a car-free zone on Sundays and public holidays.

Public Transport

Metro

The underground in Paris comprises 16 lines numbered from 1 to 14, with two lines serving as branches for routes 3 and 7. Every line has its own color. Many stations provide transfers to other lines; this information can be found on special displays in the underground and RATP maps. 

You do not have to buy Paris metro maps: they are distributed free of charge at metro ticket offices and travel agencies. Besides, there are large metro maps at the entrance to any underground station.

Prices for tickets:

one-way trip t+: 1,90 euro;

Carnet set of 10 one-way trips t+: 16,90 euro;

 subsidized carnet set of 10 tickets t+: 8.45 euros.

Subsidized sets may be purchased by children aged 4-10, Solidarité Transport and Famille Nombreuse card holders, disabled people, and organized groups of at least 10 persons (under 16 years of age) with a guide.

Buses

Bus traffic is active from 6 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., from Monday to Saturday. Some buses only run on working days. 

The route numbers are listed at the bus stops. Here, one can also find traffic patterns for any route, the timetable, possible transfer points, and ride costs. If you want a passing bus to stop, signal to the driver. 

Passengers board the bus through the front door; the bus door can be opened by pressing the red button from the inside or outside. 

There is another small detail: pay attention to the windscreen display; if the last stop is crossed out, it means that the bus is not going to reach the terminal station. 

To travel across Paris by bus, you have to purchase the same tickets that are required for a metro trip. A single ticket costs €1.90. These tickets can be used for bus routes both in the city and in the suburbs. Exceptions include routes Balabus and Noctilien and routes with numbers 221, 297, 299, 350, and 351 since the price for a ride along these routes depends on how far the destination is (based on the zone system).

Trams

The tramway network in Ile-de-France consists of ten lines, with only two of them (T3a and T3b) running throughout the city. It is worthwhile to consider the two tram routes inside Paris. The T3a line runs from Pont du Garigliano to Porte de Vincennes and is located in the first fare zone. The T3b line extends from Porte de Vincennes to Porte d’Asnières Marguerite Long and is also located in the first fare zone. It is safe to say that one line gradually merges with the other one to encircle the entire city.

Taxi

The Taxi Parisien state taxi company’s cars are easy to recognize. Yes, they are not the typical bright-yellow color, but every car has a white “cap” or an illuminated display on the roof that says “TAXI Parisien.” If the display is green, the car is free; if it is red, the car is reserved or occupied. In the lower part of the illuminated display, one can see the three lights designating the fares:

A (white light): from 10:00 to 17:00 on working days only in zone 1;

B (orange light): from 10:00 to 17:00 on working days, from 07:00 to 00:00 on weekends and state holidays in zone 1 and for rides to Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport;

C (blue light): from 00:00 to 07:00 in zone 1 and from 19:00 to 07:00 in the suburbs of Paris, including weekends.

It is easy to interpret: the fare depends on what light is on. According to the official website of the Paris Prefecture, taxi fares in 2022 are as follows:

Charge per km: A 1.10 euro, B 1.41 eur, C 1.62 eur

Charge per hour: A 34.13 euros,  43.92 euros, and C 36.06 euros 

The minimum ride fare (including all the extra charges) amounts to 7.30 euros.

The minimum taxi fare is 2.60 euros.

Cooking & Testing

La Cuisine Paris

La Cuisine Paris

80 Quai de l'Hôtel de ville

Coming to France and not cooking anything from the local produce is an unfortunate slip. A lunch cooked through joint efforts will be amazing. You will participate in one of the Saturday classes with a visit to the local market, "Marché Maubert." At the market, the chef will explain what ingredients you should buy at this time of year and why. The walk to the workshop across the Seine will prove just as enjoyable. It is very convenient that classes may be given in English.

Cook'n with Class

Cook'n with Class

6 Rue Baudelique

Amazing confectionary art classes from the best chefs who will share a unique dessert formula with you. and, of course, tasting the desserts with a cup of fragrant tea or coffee.

 La Kitchenette de Miss Tâm

La Kitchenette de Miss Tâm

55 Rue Traversière

Minh-Tâm is an outstanding, considerate, and cheerful chef! You will enjoy a splendid evening that will end on a happy note when you try the exquisite Loc Lac beef, the recipe for which is being creatively taught to you. You will leave the course wanting to cook this dish all the time—and with plenty of culinary tips!

Amour en Cuisine – Cooking Classes

Amour en Cuisine – Cooking Classes

Rue Louis Codet

You will have a homey, authentic lesson, cook two dishes, and learn a lot about French culinary culture. You will also learn about the "cheese etiquette"

Frequently Asked Questions

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Let us create your perfect itinerary!

Contact us now and we'll begin creating your one-of-a-kind itinerary, tailored specifically to your preferences and needs.

Our expert travel planners will craft a unique, custom route that includes all the must-see sights and hidden gems, divided by day and with a clear route from A to Z.

  • We'll save you time by doing all the research and planning for you.

  • Our experts have insider knowledge of unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations that aren't typically found in guidebooks.

  • Your itinerary will be fully customized to your interests, preferences, and travel style.

  • We'll provide you with all the essential details, such as transportation options, recommended accommodations, and restaurant reservations.

  • You'll have access to ongoing support from our team throughout your entire trip, ensuring a stress-free and unforgettable experience.

  • The cost of our service is only $190

Contact us now to start planning your dream trip and get all the details and answers to your questions.

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