Top 10 sights
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The 10 things you simply must see in Paris
Everyone falls in love with a different part of Paris. Whether you visit for the romantic gardens, the bohemian streets of Montmartre, the couture fashion, or the art history: there is always another gem waiting for you around the corner.
Planning Your Visit
What should you know before you arrive in Paris?
In a city this crowded with people and this steeped in tradition, you should decide which attractions you want to see in advance. Know which museums are a must-visit for your group. Make dinner reservations. Decide which neighborhoods you want to explore. Figure out how to beat the crowds at the Musee d'Orsay.
How big is Paris?
If you haven't been to Paris before, you may be surprised by how sprawling the city is compared to other, more walkable tourist destinations like Rome or Barcelona. (You can certainly walk -- but the Métro will help you zip around quicker!) Try to organize your sightseeing by neighborhood, so that you're not racing across the city several times a day.
How many days should you spend in Paris?
It depends! It really will help to prioritize what you want to see before you go, and map out how long it will take you to see everything on your list. You could easily fill five days with tours and major attractions -- but remember to dedicate time to strolling down the Seine, shopping your way through the Marais, and drinking a Kir Royal at a sidewalk cafe.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- As is European tradition, the French go on holiday for most of August -- meaning that it actually might be the best time to go! The city will be a little less crowded, and you'll be able to experience Paris at a slower pace.
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What people are saying about Paris
Easy access to this beautiful church. Be advised, the stunning walls of stained glass are on a second level reachable by a narrow spiral stone staircase. The upper level is open and the glass is the main draw. Going downstairs are a few exhibits and gift shop with some very nice items. There is an audio guide for an e tra 3€ which we passed on but was probably a good idea.
Hervé was an excellent guide. impeccable Englosh and lots of knowledge about the louvre and the art he showed us. His enthusiasm was catching - I could have gone on listening to him for ever! thanks!
Great experience and a fun way to see some of the sights. Easy to find and some great photo opportunities. I will definitely use next time I’m in Paris.
We could have just biked on our own but we are glad we did not because We learned a lot we would not have known without the guide.
Order in the entrance. Calm and well organized people. Beautiful place. I must come back to enjoy it more.