It’s always a good time to visit Paris. This incredibly unique city should feature high on everyone’s bucket list.
If you’ve never visited this exquisite city before, planning the trip might seem intimidating. Not only is there a lot to do and see, but France’s biggest city is also one of the most expensive places in the world.
It’s expensive, vast, and difficult to navigate if you don’t speak French. So, if you’re on your first trip to this city, here’s how you can make the most of it:
Book in Advance
Life is generally easy for the well-prepared. Luckily, there’s plenty of ways to book in advance and plan your journey in a way that lets you make the most of the city even on a tight budget. Reach out to Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, an associate of the Regional Tourism Committee (CRT), so they can help you book all your hotels and transportation before you arrive. The help desk on the ground floor of L’Homme can help you get hotel bookings, museum passes, tickets to Disneyland, concerts, and cabarets. The multilingual service guarantees you peace of mind as you get to know the vast city.
Plan a Romantic Adventure
Yes, the most important destination in the city is the Eiffel Tower, but isn’t that too mainstream and cliche? Why not plan a romantic evening for you and your partner at one of the many rooftop gardens or quaint cafes that dot the streets of Rue Mouffetard? The “Pont des Arts” or love bridge is also wildly popular with couples.
Go Off The Beaten Food Trail
Besides love, culture, art, and music, Paris is incredibly well-known for its cuisine. Step away from the touristy restaurants and head to Le Chateaubriand or Agape Substance. These restaurants are run by young and upcoming chefs with a unique twist on traditional Parisian food. Alternatively, you could head out to Le Marais for the best falafel you’ve ever had.
Paris Museum Pass
You can’t go to Paris and not see a museum. Instead of going to every museum and buying expensive tickets, buy the Paris Museum Pass. This pass gives you access to the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, the Rodin Museum Louvre, Versailles Palace, and many others for half the price. Another benefit of buying the pass is that you never have to wait in line for any of these attractions.
No matter where you’re from or what you seek, Paris has a lot to offer. From priceless art to chic boutiques, it’s impossible not to fall for this city’s unique charm. If you’re planning your first trip to the French capital, follow these simple tips to make the most of your journey.