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Visit Paris, the capital city of France, to explore its famous landmarks, rich history, and vibrant culture. Don't miss the opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum, and savor the excellent French cuisine at the city's many restaurants and cafes. Enjoy a stroll along the Seine River, wander through the charming neighborhoods, and experience the lively nightlife that Paris has to offer.

Location

Paris is the capital city of France and is known around the world for its beautiful architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. Visitors can explore the city's famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum, which houses some of the world's most famous artworks. The city is also known for its excellent cuisine, with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries offering delicious French dishes and pastries. Visitors can stroll along the Seine River, wander through the charming neighborhoods, and experience the city's lively nightlife.

History and Culture

Paris has a long and storied history, dating back to the Roman era. The city has played a central role in French politics, economics, and culture for centuries, and has been a major center of artistic and intellectual activity since the Middle Ages. Paris is home to numerous museums, galleries, theaters, and other cultural institutions, as well as iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum.

Average Length of Stay

3-4 days

Attractions

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Louvre Museum
  • Montmartre
  • Champs-Élysées

Day-Trip Ideas

  • Versailles
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Champagne Region

Transportation

Paris is served by two major airports: Charles de Gaulle and Orly. The city also has an extensive metro and bus system, as well as taxis and bike rentals. Many of the major attractions in Paris are within walking distance of each other, making it easy to explore the city on foot.

Accommodations

Paris has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from budget-friendly hostels and hotels to luxurious apartments and boutique hotels. Prices vary depending on location and season, but visitors can expect to pay around €50-€150 per night for a mid-range hotel or Airbnb rental.

Food and Drink

Paris is known for its world-renowned cuisine, including dishes such as steak frites, croissants, and macarons. Visitors can find affordable meals at local markets, cafes, and brasseries, or splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants. Some traditional dishes to try include escargots, bouillabaisse, and coq au vin. Don't forget to enjoy a glass of French wine or champagne with your meal.

Safety

Paris is generally a safe city for tourists, but visitors should be aware of pickpocketing and scams, particularly around major tourist attractions and on public transportation. Some common scams to watch out for include street vendors selling cheap souvenirs and people offering to tie a bracelet on your wrist. Be sure to keep an eye on your belongings and be cautious when approached by strangers.

Languages Spoken

French is the official language of Paris, but many locals also speak English and other languages such as Spanish, Italian, and German. It's always a good idea to learn a few basic French phrases, such as "Bonjour" (hello), "Merci" (thank you), and "Où est la station de métro?" (where is the metro station?).

Currency

The currency used in Paris is the Euro (EUR). Visitors can exchange currency at banks and exchange bureaus, or withdraw cash from ATMs using a debit or credit card. It's a good idea to inform your bank of your travel plans in advance to avoid any issues with your card.

Climate and Weather:
Paris has a temperate oceanic climate, with mild summers and cool winters. The best time to visit is from April to June or September to November, when the weather is mild and the crowds are thinner. Summers can be hot and crowded, while winters can be chilly and rainy.

Cost

Paris can be an expensive city to visit, but there are plenty of ways to save money. Visitors can find affordable accommodations, eat at local markets and brasseries, and take advantage of free museums and attractions. 

The cost of visiting Paris can vary depending on what you choose to do. Expect to spend around $60-$110 per day on food, transportation, and activities. Here are a few estimates to consider:

  • Admission to the Eiffel Tower: $16 for adults, $8 for children (12-24 years old)
  • Admission to the Louvre Museum: $15 for adults, free for visitors under 18 years old
  • Public transportation: $1.90 per trip on the metro or bus, or $14.90 for a pack of 10 tickets

Miscellaneous

  • Tipping is not expected in Paris, but it is customary to round up the bill or leave a small amount for good service.
  • It's polite to greet people with a handshake or a kiss on each cheek (called "la bise"), even if you don't know them well.
  • Parisians typically eat dinner later than Americans or Brits, usually around 8-9pm.
  • Keep in mind that many shops and restaurants close on Sundays, so plan accordingly.

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๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$88

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Family

$285

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per night)

$125

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$115

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per week)

$850

๐Ÿ  Apartment (per month)

$3,450

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per week)

$805

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per month)

$3,300

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$450

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per week)

$3,150

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per month)

$13,500

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$45

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per week)

$315

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per month)

$1,350

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$90

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per night)

$135

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per week)

$900

๐Ÿ  Airbnb (per month)

$3,700

๐Ÿฝ DInner (for 1)

$23

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ Dinner (family)

$90

๐Ÿฒ Food

$38

๐Ÿ” Lunch (for 1)

$15

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ” Lunch (family)

$60

๐Ÿณ Breakfast (for 1)

$8

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿณ Breakfast (family)

$30

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee

$4

๐Ÿฅค Coca Cola (0.3L)

$3

๐Ÿฅช Sandwich

$8

๐Ÿฅ– Bread

$3

๐Ÿฟ Snacks

$8

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$7

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$2

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$15

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tips

$4

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$13

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$20

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$3

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$3

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$88

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$450

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Co-working

$30

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per day)

$50

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per week)

$350

๐Ÿš™ Car Rental (per month)

$1,400

๐Ÿท Wine (glass)

$9

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