Paris Holidays

While Paris sometimes feels like a caricature of its own romantic perfection, the real Paris doesn't start to come alive until you interact with it in person. Start by smiling back enigmatically at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Then assess the grand Champs-Élysees and other boulevards from atop the Arc de Triomphe. Wander the orderly streets past ... Read more
flower shops and fresh vegetable stands until you reach the Jardin du Luxembourg, where you can watch families sail model sailboats in the historic fountains. Save Gustav Eiffel's masterpiece, The Eiffel Tower, and the lights of Paris, for the evening. As one of the most hyped cities in the world, Paris both lives up to and surpasses its clichés. Yes, locals spend hours sipping coffee in streetside cafes. No, Parisians do not seem to gain weight, no matter how much delicious French food they eat. Sure, your waiter might scoff if you say 'thank you' instead of 'merci,' but even this is starting to change. Paris is, gasp, modernizing. Gone are the smoke-filled restaurants (à fumée is outlawed in all public buildings) and perhaps soon, the 35-hour work week. But the romance will always stay.

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  • Eiffel Tower
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  • Louvre Museum
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  • Arc de Triomphe
    8.7746 reviews
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  • Notre Dame Cathedral
    9.2734 reviews
    Historic Site, Religious Centre, Church, Landmark
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The cliché goes that Paris in springtime (Billie Holiday, anyone?) is the ideal time for a visit, but Parisians will tell a different story. Winters are cold but festive, and autumn sees the Vendange, fashion ... Read more
week and a raft of conferences which can book out many hotels. The weather is probably most welcoming overall, however, between June and September. Consider that July and August are high season in Europe, and along with nice weather bring lots of tourists; a queue to enter the Louvre or other museums is much more likely.

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Safety7.2Some risk

Solo Female Travel Tips

Paris is a generally safe city but "the train stations at night are not the greatest location." "Avoid the Barbès- Rochecourt metro stop (in Northern Paris) after 10pm." A tip for the Metro was to not "sit close to the door on Paris trains -- ... Read more
sometimes people have their bag snatched as the perpetrator gets out just before the door closes." One theme was that after the attacks of the last few years, some are "...worried unnecessarily that things had drastically changed in France due to the media…(but) awareness is always important... to make sure it doesn\'t translate into…fear." As to dress, "if you look put together in a skirt or slacks, people will treat you better."

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its Solo Female Traveller Tribe to compile woman-to-woman safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

Paris reviews

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    Art & Design Lovers
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    Foodies
  • 7.9
    Luxury Travellers
  • 7.2
    Outdoor Enthusiasts

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It is packed. A taxi driver said that there are twice as many tourists as their population that visit every day. But, there is a reason for all that. The food is incredible, the place is littered landmarks and statues throughout. The only thing you’ll regret is leaving early. I’m going to revisit the discussion about food as I don’t think I touched on it enough. My mouth is watering just thinking about macaroons and other pastries.

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It was horrible. When i arrived airport, even no pocces imigrate.
So i just go out lol.
And im using rer b line but no one help, and the staff is just yelling too much. when i arrived metro and i try only few minutes opened the phone. And suddenly robber trrigrt gun my head. So luckrly my card and passport in my neck purse and in my cloth. There street really many peoples and so many texi driver in there. But they just look, nothing help. So i just too feel bad and they too rude. And im too luckily meeting Brazilian familly, so they are go with me my hostel. And next day im just go another country. Yea paris so cutures focus in the earth. But they goverment, and not safy and if possible i die, what dosnt care abt art? Art more valuable than humanity? It is too bad experiences. Its problem goverment.that not reason that only accept nother peoples. Goverment do not make any solu security ser

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Paris is as beautiful and amazing as everyone says. I wish I could live there!

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The best thing was my kind friends who I met in Paris. Always willing to help!

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This city made me fall in love with it, myself and my significant other. Magnifique

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It’s fun to go to Paris and see some of the architecture you’ve always hear about but honestly it’s a little overrated

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Streets smelled like pee even in the high end fashion streets. We even so a guy peeing in the afternoon on the street. Total disappointment! Not really the romantic city we expected.

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This trip was the best I've ever been on. Paris is my dream and I will never stop until I return.

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Amazing time and not as expensive as I thought it would be. I cant wait to go back in a few months!

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Everyone says you’ll get the Paris blues because it won’t live up to the expectation but I thought it was amazing from the ease of the transport to iconic views everywhere you look

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