Paris is one of those destinations that just about everyone wants to visit at least once in their lives due to the unique culture, style and sophistication of the French city.
Naturally, if you are heading off to Paris, you will want to fit as much in as you can and have as good a time as possible while you are there. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help ensure you make the most of your Parisian holiday:
If you want to make the most of your trip, it is a good idea to plan everything ahead of time, Doing so will ensure you can stay in the best hotels, get the best prices on flights and book popular attractions like The Louvre, which are always brimming with tourists and study trips ahead of time so that you can pick the quietest days (midweek) and ensure that you don’t miss out.
Book a hotel in the city centre
If you want to ensure you can pack as much as possible in, from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, then it is a really good idea to base yourself in the city centre where you will be close to many of the main attractions and close to public transport which will get you to the attractions further out in the city.
Always book restaurants in Paris
If you want to sample the finest that French food and wine Paris, and, in fact, Europe, has to offer, then it is a really good idea to book restaurants as far in advance as possible, because they can get, as you can imagine, pretty busy and the last thing you want is to be turned away from L’Avenue or L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon or wherever.
Explore on foot
If you want to get the true Parisian experience, then you need to spend some tie simply walking around the city taking in the sights, sounds and smells. Watch the stylish French women as they walk to work, head into the French pharmacies to check out all of the wonderful lotions and potions on display, hit the bakery for a morning croissant before spending a few hours sipping coffee at a street cafe and watching the world go by, and I can guarantee that you will be totally enchanted by the world around you.
Hit the river
Paris’s river cruises are not as famous as those in Venice, but they are every bit as wonderful. They enable you to see the city from a totally different vantage point where the bright lights of the city become even more magical when contrasted with the pretty natural surroundings.
Visit all of the museums and galleries
If you can possibly do so, it really is worth taking the time to visit as many of the museums and art galleries as you can in Paris because they really are home to some of the world’s most magnificent works of art, and most o them are free most of the time.
Have an amazing time in Paris!