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Visit Paris – Paris Travel Guide

Planning to visit Paris? Our Paris Travel Guide digs deep on why this city is so well-loved not just by the locals living in it, but the travellers who have come and gone, and even by those who haven’t yet. We don’t claim to be the only ones who know where the best places in Paris are. But we can confidently say that the information we share is accurate, useful, and authentic.  Here, we tell our travellers about the Paris we’ve come to know and love so that you may do so as well. You’ll find updated information on different Paris attractions that have been in books and films, as well as the less talked about but essential ones like taking the Paris metro. You’ll also find a lot of content about enjoying the luxuries this city affords its guests: quality shopping and good food.

With over 16 million international travellers visiting Paris every year, we know for a fact it pays to plan ahead so you can skip the long lines, dodge the tourist traps, and ultimately have an authentic Paris experience. Enjoy exploring our elaborate Paris content and even bring it with you through our series of free Paris Travel Guides.  Follow INSIDR and visit Paris! Allez, on y va!

 

Visit Paris: Places to visit in Paris

Paris boasts some of the most beautiful monuments and sites in the world. From the breathtaking Louvre museum to the historic Concorde square and the Champs Elysées & Arc de Triomphe area, to the bohemian neighbourhoods of Montmartre, Canal Saint Martin, and Bastille, discover the attractions in Paris not to be missed. We also even share INSIDR information on where to spend long summer days drinking aperitifs on the city’s best rooftops. If you’re thinking of buying the best souvenirs and clothing in Paris, you’ll love our hacks to shopping like a Parisian in the city!

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Paris Travel Guide: Best things to do in Paris

To visit Paris could be so much fun but it can also be overwhelming because there are so many things to do! We’ve included here our top recommended activities in Paris. Enjoy the city with our free walking guides to the nicest neighborhoods. Explore Paris at night through its evening shows. We’ll tell you why the Moulin Rouge and Vaux-le-Vicomte are considered an institution in the city as well as INSIDR tips on how to enjoy Paris on a Sunday even when a lot of shops are closed! You’ll never have a dull moment in the city.

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Food and Drinks in Paris: a complete guide to restaurants, bars, and cafés

Our Paris Travel Guide is not complete without diving into the deep gastronomic culture of the city. Paris is not Paris without the company of good food and drinks. From croissants and coffee to the most romantic restaurants you’ll dream of getting engaged at, our guide has it all. Trust us, we’re only recommending local spots that we’ve personally tried. No tourist traps here!

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Paris Travel Guide: Paris itinerary

The city may not look as big in contrast to the others but believe us when we say that there is an infinite number of activities to do Paris. Even Parisians themselves struggle ‘doing it all’ which is why we’ve meticulously crafted these itineraries for you so you can optimize your time while you’re in the city. We’ve even created itineraries that are perfect for making day-trips to towns in Normandy where you can take a break from the busyness of the French capital!

 

Visit Paris: Shopping in Paris

Paris is known for producing some of the world’s biggest luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Cartier. You’ll never find another city where you can spend your money faster. Our Paris travel guide won’t only share the best places for you to shop but we also give you tips on how to spend your money wisely as a traveller in Paris and to discover local Parisian brands. Don’t forget that we also have an Expert Shopping Guide that you can download for free where you’ll get all of the info you need in one place. What are you still waiting for? Let’s visit Paris!

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Paris metro: navigating your way through the city

Perhaps the most subjective part of our Paris travel guide, our extensive content on taking public transport in and around Paris is meant to support you every step of the way. We share tips on getting the best transport passes and which trains to take for different attractions with the most updated information.

 

Travelling as a couple in Paris

It’s not news that Paris is one of the most romantic places in the world. It’s the setting of more love stories, both real and fictional, than you can imagine. No clichés here. Our guides will show you the best places where you and your partner can enjoy Paris in a romantic and memorable way.

 

Travelling as a family in Paris

Paris is an amazingly family-friendly destination. It’s full of activities that both adults and children will enjoy. Our recommendations include free activities like heading to the park and quality ones like macaron-making classes in the center of the city!

 

Accommodation in Paris – where to stay

There are 20 unique arrondissements in Paris, each one with their own set of advantages and features. It’s tough having to decide where to stay especially for first time travellers. Our guide to the different areas and types of accommodation in Paris will help you find just the right one to match your preferences and fit your budget.

 

Seasonal tips for Paris

Enjoy the best seasonal events and activities in Paris! You’ll realize why regardless of the time of year, the city remains just as exciting. We share expert info on hacking Paris Fashion Week, what to do in summer, the best attractions during Christmas and more! Visit Paris now with our Paris travel guide for more seasonal tips!

 

Free Paris Travel Guides

Planning your adventure starts the moment you download any of our Expert Guides, Pocket Guides, and Maps! We’ve created 2 Expert Guides that will let you know about all of the ins and outs of Paris’ night and shopping scenes. Our Pocket Guides are brief ones that are designed for you to travel with it on the go. As for our Maps, you’ll be able to know all the important stuff happening in each specific area in Paris!  They’re all in PDF format, perfect for both online and offline browsing.

 

Visit Paris: Travel links and resources

Paris Tourism official website

CDG and Orly airports official website

Paris public transport official website