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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

Paris 2010 Everyman Guide

Written by frangliz on 29 Jul, 2010

I already owned the Rough Guide to Paris but felt that it was too heavy to take with me on a short trip where I would be walking around the city a great deal. I went in search of a guide book that was lighter…Read More


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The Rough Guide to Paris

Written by frangliz on 09 Jul, 2010

The Rough Guide to Paris begins with a 'Colour Section' on glossy paper consisting of an introduction, information on what to see and when to go, and twenty things not to miss. There are plenty of colour photographs as well as inserts on the Metro,…Read More


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Discover Paris on Foot

Written by frangliz on 03 Jul, 2010

Any traveller needing a guidebook to Paris is likely to be spoilt for choice. Anyone interested in walking the streets of France's capital city and discovering less well-known sights, however, would find "History and Mystery: Paris" a delightful book. The guide gives details of twenty-four…Read More


Traveling in Paris, France

Written by meiji15 on 02 May, 2010

A friend of mine, the one who volunteered to take on the challenge to tour me around Paris, always says, ‘Paris est une sorciere’ or as what I have learned from the internet, translates to ‘Paris is a witch’. For a person who is about…Read More


Top Ten Things to See and Do in Paris

Written by AnythngArt on 16 Mar, 2010

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris is a city for the senses. Not only has it captured the imaginations of romantics the world over, it is a city of art and culture. Tourists flock to this city on the Seine…Read More


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Towers and Museums; Eiffel Tower to Pont Alexandre III

Written by dkm1981 on 08 Jan, 2010

The first thing you think of when you're planning a trip to Paris is the Eiffel Tower. It is visible from almost all parts of the city, but is not really in walking distance from the centre. The area around the tower is an obvious…Read More


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Tracing the Revolution; Bastille to Notre Dame

Written by dkm1981 on 08 Jan, 2010

Bastille is the area to the west of the city that was once home to the famous prison. It is reached by taking either Line 1, 5 or 8 to Bastille station. Nothing much remains of the prison now; the last remains have been moved…Read More


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The Quartier Latin; Place St Michel to the Pantheon

Written by dkm1981 on 07 Jan, 2010

The Quartier Latin is one of my favourite places to visit in Paris. It makes for a great area to walk around, soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing life as it could have been for some of the famous writers and philosophers that spent time…Read More


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From the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre

Written by dkm1981 on 07 Jan, 2010

The Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre are probably two of Paris' most visited attractions, after the Eiffel Tower, and both for very good reason. However it is what links the two attractions that I find fascinating and that makes for a very enjoyable walk…Read More


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4 Disneyland Paris

Written by dkm1981 on 19 Dec, 2009

Everyone who is anyone knows what Disney is about, and Disneyland Paris is no exception. With that in mind I decided that you don’t need another rundown of the attractions in the park, but that it would be more useful to offer some tips and…Read More


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