Paris travel guide
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It has been a while since I traveled to Paris. I have actually been on two occasions, both of which were by land and ferry. I have put together this Paris travel guide to help you decide what to do and where to go on your next trip to Paris. Interested in a long weekend in Paris? Check out this perfect three day itinerary.
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You have a few options. I am going to focus on coming from the UK as that is where I came from and have experience in.
You can fly there. Simple. I suggest using Skyscanner as it is by far my favourite option for booking flights. Skyscanner has so many different ways to search that it is hard to find a flight that is out of your price range if you can be flexible.
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You can use the ‘cheapest month’ option to find out the cheapest time of year to fly from your starting point, or you can view the whole month and pick the days with the cheapest flights to leave.
By boat/bus and ferry
One of the times I went to Paris was by car and on the boat at Dover, another we used a bus to take us as it was for a school trip.
You can also grab a train and travel through the Euro Tunnel to get to Paris.
Arriving in Paris
When you arrive in Paris you want to be able to get to your destination as quickly and safely as possible. Most likely you flew into Paris and want to get from the airport to your hotel. I recently read an article about a Parisian local who was robber in her own city when using the train so for me that is off the cards, I cannot risk my laptop being stolen so I began to find other options for my next trip.
For the safest and quickest transfers I recommend t2transfer. You can read all about their airport transfers here. To get around in Paris you can use their transportation systems, there are a lot of options and you will not be left without choices. Check out this comprehensive guide to the Paris transportation system for more information.
I am a huge fan of booking.com and Agoda and you can find out why here (link to another article of mine.) Agoda lets you earn air miles when you sign up for certain frequent flyer programs and Booking.com gives you a free destination guide for the place in which you book a hotel. Use this link to get yourself £15 free booking.com credit for your stay in Paris.
We stayed in a campsite near the city in a caravan when we went with family. It was a lot of fun with a lot of options for us to do as a family.
There is lots to see and do in Paris, you can find out in detail about that on the Lonely Planet. While I was in Paris we sadly missed out most of the major attractions but we did make it to Disneyland. For the top 15 things to do in Paris check here.
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You want to make time to see these popular sights when you go to Paris;
The Eiffel Tower
The Arc De Triomphe
There are also a lot of war memorials in and around the Paris area, such as Flanders Fields in Ypres, which are truly fascinating for the history buffs out there. We spend the majority of our time at the historical sites rather than the most famous ones.
You can also do day trips to nearby Belgium. We enjoyed a day here and bought some lovely chocolates and saw some great museums too.
There is a lot to do in Paris, as you can see. If you care to venture a little further you can enjoy the wonderful French countryside and even visit other countries for the day. There is a lot of history in Paris to see so it is always useful to plan your trip well before you go.
Have you been to Paris before? What did you enjoy most on your trip?
Did I miss anything important out of this Paris travel guide? Let me know in the comments
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