Paris is a city full of beauty and history. Paris is also a large city so do not think you will see everything by walking. I was there for four days, my feet were sore from walking, and I still did not see everything I had planned. Use the metro, it is easy to navigate and cheap. Avoid taxis. Taxis are very expensive especially
after 12am. Metro tickets for Under25 year olds can get an unlimited (zone 1-3) weekend ticket for €3.75, and its unlikely there is anything outside zone 3 that you really want to see.
Do not be afraid to ask for help either, most Parisians/French are not actually ignorant. Try to speak a little French just to be courteous.
I would not recommend travelling to Paris in the month of August. Most French
take the entire month off as holiday/vacation. You have to envy the French here
for their dedicationto travel, so do not get angry when you see
restaurants/museums/cafes closed; it is because the French know how to do
When you do get hungry, be patient, do not eat at the first random restaurant you see because Paris is expensive. I heard of people paying €5 for a glass of cola and €15 for a pint of beer in Paris! However, do not sweat it, if you do your research you can eat and drink cheap in Paris too. If you like your beer then look for the Latin Quarter (near Notre Dame) and you can get €4 pints
during happy hours. Happy hours can be as long as four hours here so you can do Paris on a budget if you want. Sightseeing does not cost a penny either.
Remember to use the toilet when you are leaving a restaurant/bar. Public toilets are hard to come by and when they do they are not free, so be sure to carry some change on you.
A tip for non-smokers; everyone in Paris smokes. After all
cigarette is a French word. You cannot avoid it, and while
smoking is banned in most public places, just be thoughtful
that it is a common recreation here.
All in all Paris has been one of the greatest cities I have ever
been to. The architecture is second to none, the selection of
bars and restaurants, the off the beaten track walks, Paris has
it all. Museum lovers will never leave. Paris truly lives up to its
reputation as the romantic city, oozing charisma and stature.
My favourite things to see and my favourite places to drink are listed below:
Sightseeing: Eiffel Tower - Louvre - Sácre Coeur -
Musee d'Orsay - Notre Dame - Champs Élysées - Pére Le Chaise Cemetery
(Pére Le Chaise cemtery is the burial site of some of the iconic personell
the world has seen, like; Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrisson)
Nightlife: Harrys New York Bar - Le Boucan - La Nouvelle Eve - Le Calbar