Travel to Paris will be your life time memory, as Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, with stunning views from the epic Eiffel Tower to the regal Jardin des Tuileries to the petite cafés bursting onto the sidewalks or the small villages with unique attractions. Beside visual beauty of the city, the cultural riches of the French capital are unsurpassed. Whether you opt to explore the historic, fashion-conscious, bourgeois, or bohemian and arty sides of Paris, one thing is certain: the City of Light will always satisfy.
Here we will provide practical travel guide to Paris in insanely detailed level. Please be tuned and visit us often as we keep adding useful tips.
Accomodation in Paris – Hotel Guide to Paris
Top 10 Hotels in Paris
1. Le Bristol
2. La Réserve — Hôtel & Spa
3. The Ritz
4. Four Seasons Hotel George V
5. The Peninsula
6. Hôtel Plaza Athénée
7. Shangri-La Hôtel
8. Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
9. Le Meurice
10. Saint James
Travel Attractions of Paris – Paris Travel Guide
Top 10 travel sights in Paris
Eiffel Tower, French Tour Eiffel, Parisian landmark that is also a technological masterpiece in building-construction history.
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre-Dame Cathedral, cathedral church in Paris, France.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is, along with the Eiffel Tower, one of the main symbols of Paris.
Palace of Versailles
he Palace of Versailles was the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI.
A few hours from Paris is Mont-Saint-Michel, famous for its medieval abbey and its Norman Bay.
When you think of the French Riviera, you immediately think of sandy beaches on which you can spread your towel, relax and bask in the sunshine.
Although an infant among the city’s churches, Sacre-Coeur Paris is one of the most visible and well-known churches in the city.
Hailed by many as their favorite museum in Paris, the Musée d’Orsay is a must-see for any art-lover.
France has very dramatic scenery which you will love; the western ramparts of the mountains and their foothills are truly majestic. From the Mediterranean to the Rhine, they stretch along the southeastern flank of France. The skiing here is the best in Europe.
The Louvre holds many of Western Civilization’s most famous masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and is one of the top things to do in Paris.
Restaurants in Paris – Dining Guide for Paris
Top 10 Restaurants in Paris
• 228 rue de Rivoli, 1st, + 33 1 44 58 10 10, lemeurice.com. Métro: Tuileries. Open for lunch and dinner from Mon-Fri.
• 4 rue Beethoven, 16th, +33 1 40 50 84 40. Métro: Passy. Open for lunch and dinner Tues–Fri.
• 3 rue de Montfaucon, 6th, +33 1 44 41 10 07, huitrerieregis.com. Métro: Mabillon or Saint Germain des Pres. Open Tues–Sun for lunch and dinner.
• 15 rue des Petits-Champs, 1st, +33 1 42 97 53 85, maceorestaurant.com. Métro: Pyramides or Palais Royal. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Fri, Sat dinner only. Closed Sun.
• 6 rue Bailleul, 1st, + 33 1 45 96 05 72, springparis.fr. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli. Restaurant open for dinner Tues-Sat, lunch Wed-Fri; Buvette open for dinner Tues-Sat.
• 16 avenue Bugeaud, 16th,+33 1 56 28 16 16, lestablettesjeanlouisnomicos.com. Métro: Victor Hugo. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
• 133, avenue Victor Hugo, 16th, +33 1 56 90 56 00. Métro: Victor Hugo. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
• 79 rue Saint Dominique, 7th, +33 1 47 05 79 00, thoumieux.fr. Métro: La Tour Maubourg. Open daily for dinner only.
• 4 rue Sauval, 1st, +33 1 40 26 08 07. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli. Open for lunch and dinner Wed-Sat, Sun dinner only.
Ze Kitchen Galerie
• 4 rue des Grands-Augustins, 6th, +33 1 44 32 00 32, zekitchengalerie.fr. Métro: Odeon. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat.
Going around in Paris
Transportation costs – The Paris public transport system is one of the world’s most comprehensive and efficient. Every other block has a metro (subway) stop. A single-use metro/bus ticket costs 1.90 EUR (2 EUR if you buy it on the bus). A “carnet” of 10 single-use tickets costs about 14.50 EUR, or you can get a day pass for all modes of public transportation (bus, metro, trams, and suburban trains called the RER) for around 11.65 EUR. The day pass, called ParisVisite, also gives you discounts to some major Parisian landmarks. You can buy tickets at any metro station. Taxis in the city are expensive (rides cost a minimum of 6.50 EUR regardless of where you are going) and, with the metro running late into the night, there’s little reason to take them. Uber is also a cheaper option than taxis, with a base fare of 1 EUR and costs 0.25 per min/1 EUR per km. The RER train to Charles de Gaulle airport is about 10 EUR and takes about 40 minutes.
Money Saving Tips – Paris Travel Guide
Buy a metro card – Paris has over 300 subway stations, so it is easy to get around the city. A day pass is only 11.65 EUR. Moreover, if you buy 10 tickets or a “carnet”, it only costs about 14.50 EUR, much cheaper than the 1.90 EUR for each individual ticket. The day pass, called ParisVisite, also gives you discounts to some major Parisian landmarks.
Paris Museum Pass – This is a prepaid card that gets you access to over 70 museums and monuments around Paris. A two-day one is 42 EUR, a two-day pass is only 56 EUR, and a six-day pass is only 69 EUR. This is perfect for the museum hopper and for anyone that wants to save money and get ahead in line. Since most people visit lots of museums in the city, you’re pretty much guaranteed to save money.
Dine out during lunch – Food in Paris is not cheap. It will cost you an arm and a leg to eat here but during lunch, restaurants do a pre-fixe menu for between 10-15 Euros. It’s the same food you would buy for dinner but at half the cost. When I eat out in Paris, I do so during lunch so I can still eat amazing French food without it eating my entire wallet!
Couchsurf – There are a lot of hosts in this city and with restaurants and accommodation so much, I highly recommend trying to find a host on the website where you can get a kitchen, a place to stay, and local friend to show you around. The community here is very active and friendly!