Paris, The city of the lights. Today we wanted to talk about a city in which we had the opportunity to visit several times and that you always have something due to its huge dimensions, how big is Paris!
Nowadays it is very easy to find articles on the Internet or at any kiosk ParisThat is why we are going to see Paris from the perspective of transport and how to get around the beautiful French capital.
First of all, as in most European cities before leaving, consider the following:
- Buy tickets online, you will save huge queues.
- Ask for the means of transport, there are always day bonuses for tourists.
- All shows usually have discount If you go with the tourist bonus.
- Both the Louvre and the Pompidou have exhibitions Temporary, inform you before.
- Eat And drinking in the center is what you have, you pay twice as much.
If you go more than one weekend we recommend you read What to see in Paris in three days
Visiting Paris at your leisure, how to get around?
Since Paris is huge and expensive too, let's see different ways to move according to all types of pockets.
Paris Pass in the tourist transport and entertainment voucher of Paris. It allows you to move around certain areas of Paris with unlimited transport and access to museums. For example, for 3 days it costs around € 100 and includes:
- Transportation in zones 1-2-3.
- Paris Museum Pass 2 days (Among them the Louvre)
- Bateaux Mouches Cruise
- Discounts in many galleries.
Hire the Paris Pass
Paris by bicycle
Little by little we dare to say that Paris is a cyclable city and therefore an ideal city forvisit her by bicycle. You don't have one? You rent it directly there, because one of the best ways to see Paris is by bicycle. At city center there are stations every 300m and best of all, the 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. Normally the first half hour is free, but regardless of this, cycling through this fantastic city is priceless, as it allows you to move around any part of the city at affordable prices. Let's not forget that Paris is one of the most expensive cities in Europe.
The "only" drawback of the service is that you have to carry your credit card, but except for this unforeseen we tell you to use it. You have two options, a € 8 / week bonus with unlimited trips or € 1.70 per day. Of course with this type of thing I do not move either by taxi or subway in Paris.
Paris by boat
If you like romantic moments Boat It is certainly something else. There are different routes and activities along the Senna, and today there are companies such as theCompagnie des Bateaux-Mouches which has been operating for more than 60 years, with many ships and many of them made of glass. There are several of them that are restaurant, and are possibly one of the places in the city of lights where they have been most requested, why will it be ?.
Every day they have departures for a romantic dinner at 8:30 p.m., and to visit the city they have schedules both morning and afternoon. Then we leave you the most interesting companies:
- Bateaux mouches
- Bateaux Parisians
- And if you want to treat yourself with your friends, for groups you are Yacht de Paris.
Activities in Paris
A comfortable way to travel and to good price It is hiring activities online. There are websites like that of Paris City Vision where you have a lot of tours around the center and around the city. With them you can go toVersailles, take a cruise on the Seine, go to a show at the Moulin Rouge or have Guided visits in the best museums in the city. If you have doubts about what to see in Paris, This is a good solution.
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Visit Paris (12 places)
In Paris there are many places to visit, but for a brief visit, perhaps from3 days, something just the truth for a city as big as this, you should not overlook the following places.
1 Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 at that time with its 300 meters it was the tallest building in the world. Today it is the symbol of the city of lights and you can visit its three floors. The second without a doubt, the one with the best views.
2 Arc de Triomphe
Located at the head of the Champs Elysees, in the square of Charles de Gaulle, it was built between 1806 and 1836.
Arch of Triumph
3 Champs Elysees
From the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde are the famous Champs Elysees, where it is one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in all of Paris.
Elisha fields from the arch
4 Louvre Museum
In 1793 it opened as a museum although it was previously a royal palace of pharaonic dimensions. Today it shows more than 300,000 works and is considered one of the best museums in the world.
Is recommendable Buy tickets online to avoid getting the tail scare.
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5 Notre Dame Cathedral
In the picturesque Ile de la Cité It is possibly the most famous cathedral in the world. It is in the historical heart of the city and is also known for the amount of gargoyles that houses its facade.
Notre Dame Cathedral
6 Place de la Concorde
With a egyptian obelisk In the middle of the square, it is the point where the beautiful Champs Elysees begin. It is one of the key places things to see in Paris.
7 Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
It is located on the hill of Montmartre and it's easy to see all over Paris for its white domes.
8 Grand Palais
It is the great palace of the fine arts of Paris next to the bridge of Alexander II. It was built for the 1900 universal exhibition.
9 La Defense
It is the most modern neighborhood in Paris and it is also the business district.
10 Pompidou Center
Avant-garde building, was inaugurated in 1977 and is specialized in modern art.
11 Magdalena Church
Neoclassical cut, is located near the Concordia square. Initially it was conceived as a church, then as a temple at the request of Napoleon soon to return to become church in 1842.
La Magdalena Church
12 Alexander III Bridge
It is the longest bridge in Paris. The first stone that was laid to raise this bridge was laid by the Tsar Nicholas II From Russia. It opened in 1900.
Before leaving for Paris
- Search and compare flights at the best price
- Lonely Planet Guide
- Airport Transfers
- Car rental found a 15% discount
- The best excursions in Paris
What tours do in Paris?
We recommend you read our article the 5 best tours in Paris.
- Paris Pass Card With it you can access the main tourist attractions and free transportation
- Boat trip on the Seine. A classic from Paris
- Excursion to the Palace of Versailles. You can't leave Paris without visiting it
- Skip the line Louvre Museum. The most famous museum in the world, any excuse not to visit it?
- Skip the line Eiffel Tower entrance. Possibly the most iconic attraction in the world
If you do not want to haggle and want to go comfortably and safely from the airport to Paris, we recommend that you hire a transfer from the airport. It is not expensive and worth it.
Where to sleep?
Paris is not famous for the quality of its hotels but for its high prices, that's why we recommend that you search in advance on networks such asBooking, that in time you can find some good offer.
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