on Jun 28, 2012 @ 05:56 pm

I have been to Paris several times because it is a few hours away from where I live. I don't know where to start...It is a great place to visit and it really is beautiful. Usually when I go I take a train there and back as a day trip so I can't recommend any hotels. This is one of the worst cities for pickpockets, so beware. Also there will be a lot of people in front of the Eiffel Tower and other places with hands full or a roll out mat full of little Eiffel Tower keychains and touristy items like that. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM! I've heard you can actually get a fine from buying from these people.Whenever they see police they run for it, it is quite comical actually. Here is a short video i found: 
They try and pester you to buy from them, but just ignore them.

Also the bakeries and cafes in France are to die for. My version of heaven is a French Cafe. The coffee is great, the atmosphere is chill, and the french bread and pastries are delicious. Oh and Crepes!

Paris would be a great place to take kids as well. They have a Disneyland for one. When I went to Paris for the first time as a kid I basically just remember Disneyland, The Eiffel Tower, and the Versailles Gardens. Oh and I remember running around the Louvre.

I don't recommend riding those on-off buses, even if you are going to be there for a short time it really is best to walk around the city and take the metro, you see much more that way in my opinion. 

Also I recommend getting the Paris Pass it allows you entry into a lot of museums and lets you to skip lines and allows for free city transportation. I think it really is worth it. 

Oh and don't make the mistake of trying to drive in Paris. The drivers are crazy and there are plenty of free city bikes, there are metros, cabs, buses, and easy walking routes. Don't try to drive! Also Europeans are pretty strict about their bicycling rules, if you are going to rent a bike, be careful of other bikers and follow the rules of the road. 

Anyway that's pretty much the most tips I can come up with right now. Please post your own or ask me questions (but I can't guarantee that I will know all the answers)!!

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Loved the sites! on Jun 28, 2012 @ 07:28 pm

I traveled to Paris the second week in March this year with a tour group. We had a wonderfun time siteseeing, and weather was perfect. Because I was with a tour they worned us ahead of time what to do and what not to do while there. I bought a wallet that hung around my neck and tucked into my shirt.

I totally agree the food is so good. Fresh bread, cheese, pastries,and croissants that are to die for. I am not a bad fan of the meat though as I like mine well done.

We visited the Louvre, Arch De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, The Palace of Versailles and the Catacombs of Paris. Paris is a beautiful city at night with most attractions are lit up.

Fast food, like burger places did not seem to be everywhere like here so it must be much more healthier to live there?

Is there a Tim Hortons in Paris?

Tim Horton's on Jun 28, 2012 @ 07:32 pm

No I don't think so, but I know for sure that there are lots of Starbucks.

Paris...My Favorite City on Sep 12, 2012 @ 02:13 pm

I love Paris and have been there about six times. I absolutely love walking around the city. However, the last time I was there I had just bruised the bone in my foot, so I took the Hop On/Hop Off Buses. That was the best thing ever. You can ride them to different areas of the city, jump off, walk around, and hop on the next bus when you are ready to move on to the next site. I try to make it a habit to take the Hop On/Hop Off bus tour in each new city, if they offer it.

Oui oui on Sep 12, 2012 @ 03:01 pm

I love paris, it's gorgeous, love the historical significance of it and the architecture is amazing.

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