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Visiting Paris

Some people will always have Paris. Some of us just feel like we’re always hearing about Paris. With all the Francophile fanfare, you might expect that the city’s well-documented joys, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées, are overrated. They’re not. And neither are some of the less trumpeted things to do in Paris; try adding Sainte-Chapelle to your list of key stops like the Louvre and Notre-Dame.

Wherever you go (and whatever you eat), the City of Light and its pleasures are hard not to love, even when traveling alone in Paris. Drift down the Seine on a boat tour or dine at one of thousands of restaurants offering diverse cuisine, from traditional... Read More
Some people will always have Paris. Some of us just feel like we’re always hearing about Paris. With all the Francophile fanfare, you might expect that the city’s well-documented joys, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées, are overrated. They’re not. And neither are some of the less trumpeted things to do in Paris; try adding Sainte-Chapelle to your list of key stops like the Louvre and Notre-Dame.

Wherever you go (and whatever you eat), the City of Light and its pleasures are hard not to love, even when traveling alone in Paris. Drift down the Seine on a boat tour or dine at one of thousands of restaurants offering diverse cuisine, from traditional French to African to Indian.

In short, everything wonderful you’ve heard about the city is true, and you can expect amour at first sight. Conveniently, Paris is full of lovely hotels, especially romantic hotels, where you can revel in your newfound appreciation for the capital of France. And if you want to fall in love with the city before you go, check out these gorgeous photos by IgoUgo travelers. Then find a flight and practice your best bonjour, mon amour!    Close

Stories and Tips Paris

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Paris on a (very) tight budget!

Written by krazy4koreankimchi on 05 Oct, 2013

It was my life long dream to visit Paris, so I planned, scrimped and saved and in June of 2013, I went. Paris is what everyone say it is plus more. It can be expensive, but if you plan right, it is do-able even on…Read More


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Le Ventre de Paris: shopping mall and recreational space

Written by marif on 26 Mar, 2012

Crowded with people, chock-a-block with attractions and crammed with tempting activities day and night, the ‘premiere arrondissement de Paris’ is unquestionably the city’s hot spot and fashionable area.Being the geographical centre of Paris and a major transport hub through which most metro and RER lines…Read More


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La Defense: an exposition of modernism in all its forms

Written by marif on 20 Mar, 2012

A twenty-minute metro ride on Line 1 or a RER ride on line A leads one to the city’s western outskirts of La Defense, a major commercial district dedicated to business, offices and administrative centres.Consisting mostly of endless rows of towering skyscrapers and outstanding buildings…Read More


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Between Point A and Point B

Written by two cruisers on 05 Mar, 2012

The three of us found that sometimes the most interesting, surprising adventures come along while traveling the streets of Paris between points of interest.Stalled in traffic leaving the EuroStar station, we saw an unusual parking lot. Cars could jump the curb on a boulevard and…Read More


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Take the Metro

Written by two cruisers on 29 Feb, 2012

In London we loved the cab rides. In Paris we learned to love the Metro. Our hotel was a block from one station and two blocks from another. The price was right. Now all we had to do was get our courage up for the…Read More


A Walking Tour of Paris

Written by Cindy Grant on 09 Jun, 2011

Without a particular destination in mind, just walk the city! It's so beautiful, and easily walkable. There is always something to see, a cafe to discover, artist along the Seine to watch. One of my walks began outside the Cite Metro station…Read More


Time Travel By Metro

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Feb, 2011

Having spent significant amounts of time in cities like Beijing, Seoul and Shanghai, I am used to using some of the most ultra-modern mass transit systems in the world. As a result, I am extremely au fait with sleek and shiny carriages whirring along between…Read More


Bypass those queues

Written by jipp05 on 07 Jan, 2011

Paris is such an beautiful city with so many amazing museums to vist. Unfortunately it is also one of the most visited cities in the world and at nearly every one there will be a large queue and this is where the Paris museum pass…Read More


Understanding the strike

Written by BlueJay21 on 18 Oct, 2010

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." – John SteinbeckIt's such as coincidence my last visit a mere 6 years ago the SNCF (folks who runs the metro, trains and TGV) were striking, little did…Read More


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Hiring and Riding Velib Bikes in Paris

Written by sararevell on 21 Aug, 2010

The idea of riding bikes in a foreign city was initially a little intimidating. I ride a bike almost every day in London and am aware of the constant dangers that riding on the city roads presents. However, when I ride in London at least…Read More


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