Paris Travel Tips
Planning a trip to Paris? When visiting the most romantic city in the world, you don’t want to miss a thing. Paris is filled with restaurants, café’s, museums, monuments and attractions that can jam pack your holiday with culture, history and experiences to remember for years to come.
Paris Charles de Gauille Airport
This international airport is situated only fourteen miles from Paris and is one of the busiest European airports. Charles de Gauille Airport handles both international and national flights and gets overcrowded during busy times.
The airport offers restaurants and bistros where you can relax while waiting for your flight and also has car rental companies, bus terminals and airport shuttles available to get you to your destination with ease.
Getting around Paris is easy, there is such a large network of buses, trains and commuter rails to get you where you want to go. The metro track runs for two hundred kilometers and is home to three hundred and seventy stations. The metro trains usually run from 5.30am to midnight.
Regional trains run between the Paris suburbs and also run from 5.30am to midnight, while the public bus system is extensive and runs from 6.30am to 21.30pm, but there are night buses available which will run until 1am.
Tickets generally range from 1.50 Euro for a single ticket, though a carnet is a book of ten tickets which can save you a lot of money. The metro pass is an unlimited ticket which you purchase for two to five days depending on the length of your stay. The metro pass gives you access to all the public transport during your stay and it also offers discounts on certain attractions in Paris.
Restaurants and Cafes
Paris is bustling with street cafes, fine dining restaurants and quaint bistros giving the whole family somewhere to enjoy. Dining available from traditional French cuisine to Chinese take-outs, there is no end to the international flavors available on the Paris strips.
Prices vary depending on the restaurant you choose, bistros can cost up to 50 Euro per meal. The advantage is that many restaurants open late into the night, so you always have somewhere to go for a late night snack.
If you’re eager for a night on the town when visiting Paris you will not be disappointed. Paris is home to many busy nightlife districts whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a sumptuous cocktail or a glass of wine in a trendy wine bar.
Oberkampf is a popular nightlife area; it does get very overcrowded but is where the Parisians go, so it will be something to remember. Bastille district is aimed at the younger crowd with music venues, nightclubs and late night cafes while the Champs-Elysees is a great night out if you want to get dressed up.
Museums and Schedules
Paris is home to over seventy museums and a museum pass is the best way for you to enjoy some heritage and culture while visiting the most romantic city in the world. The museum pass gives you access to all the museums without needing to wait in line and you can visit each museum as many times as you wish during your stay.
When buying museum passes bear in mind that anyone under eighteen gains free entry into museums anyway, so buying a pass for a teenager will be a complete waste of money.
Museums are usually closed on a Monday or Tuesday and are open from 9am to 6pm the rest of the week.
Museums and monuments that are open seven days a week include the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
There are some attractions you must see when visiting Paris and these include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.
Of course if you’re looking for fun and exciting attractions to do with the children during your stay spend a day at Disneyland Paris, Sea Life, Parc Zoologique or see the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione Paris.