You’ve probably been dreaming of a trip to Paris. Walking by the Seine or eating fresh croissants in the morning is purely magical, but many travelers don’t realize the amount of planning a trip to Paris requires before getting to the point. In this blog, discover some of the main things to know before going to Paris to make for the best trip possible.
If you’re visiting France in July, you can’t miss Bastille Day. Held on July 14, France’s national day is filled with fireworks and parties to honor the turning point of the French Revolution. Check out our guide to learn more about the history of Bastille Day and how to celebrate if you’re in Paris.
As you first enter Paris, whether by taxi, uber or RoissyBus, you’re going to be surrounded by patisseries and boulangeries. That’s because there are 30,000 of them in Paris alone, averaging one every 200 meters. In both places, you can witness French people dart out with large bags and colorful boxes filled with desserts. So, what’s the difference between the two?
When you think of fruity drinks, you imagine being on an exotic island. Guess what? Paris is an island. It was first inhabited as the island which today is known as Ile de la Cite, and the region of Paris resides in is Ile de France, which means “island of France”. Try the cocktails listed below and you will feel as if you have been transported to a tropical destination.
There’s a lot to organize when you plan a trip to Paris: what to see, where to stay and what to pack. One detail that you may not think about until you touch down in the French capital is how you’ll get from Point A to Point B. Paris has great public transportation, but you might feel uncomfortable using it if you’re only used to driving your car on a daily basis. We’ve laid out all your transport options for you so you can choose what’s right for you and feel confident getting around in the City of Lights.
Many consider Paris to be the most beautiful city in the world. It has a long history of amazing art and delicious food. It is one of the most visited locations on Earth, with tens of millions of visitors each year. This suggested Paris in a Day itinerary starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. There’s a lot to see and do in the City of Lights, so it’s going to be a packed day. If you want to see Paris at a more leisurely pace, we’ve also suggested some areas that you can cut.
When you picture yourself at the Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous monuments in the world, you probably picture a romantic visit with stunning views, not an adrenaline-filled leap off, hundreds of feet in the air. However, a new zip line will let you do just that. If you’re looking for thrills in the City of Lights between now and June 11, this may be the new best way to see Paris.
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The Eiffel Tower is easily one of the world’s most recognizable structures and the heart of the City of Lights. It seems crazy to change such an iconic monument, but the tower, which just celebrated its 130th birthday, will get a new look right in time for the 2024 Olympics. Read on to find out what the beautiful new Eiffel Tower park will look like.