Paris Travel Tips Holidays In France

Paris travel tips: Paris is one of the most popular destinations in the world for a city break. Only London and Bangkok attract more guests each year. The sights of Paris are numerous and large parts of the banks of the Seine are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Paris Breaks

Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre from the sights in Paris, but there is much more to discover in the French capital. Historic buildings, beautiful gardens, fantastic views, Paris offers something for every visitor.

Paris travel tips

To give you a brief overview of your city break, this article summarizes 20 of the top attractions in Paris. They are great for exploring in 3 days or on a weekend and many are within easy walking distance.

Flight to Paris

The fastest option to reach Paris is the plane. From many cities in Germany, Austria or Switzerland start daily various flights to the French capital. You can even find cheap flights with less than 100 €. Times, prices and tickets can be found at Skyscanner or Momondo.

Paris travel tips: From the airport to the city, there are many possibilities. If you travel with several people, then a private driver or a group transfer in a minivan is worthwhile, as the train journey is very expensive.

You also have the option to travel by train or long-distance bus (for example Flixbus) from many destinations in the surrounding countries. The duration is of course much longer and the prices can vary greatly. More information, as well as tickets and prices, can be found at Omio (https://www.omio.com/)

Paris city tour

Tip: With the Paris City Pass, you can visit many museums and attractions for free or discounted. Also, the price includes the ride on the Metro, the bus, etc., and thus you can move through Paris at no additional cost.

Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile

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The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile, in French, Paris travel tips is one of the most famous sights in Paris. He stands on the Place Charles-de-Gaulle at the end or beginning of the Champs-Elysées. The star-shaped square is surrounded by 12 streets that merge them all and form a roundabout around the triumphal arch. You can reach the Arc de Triomphe through an underpass because the busy road is not suitable for crossing. You can climb the nearly 50 meters high triumphal arch over 284 steps and enjoy a magnificent view from there. Admission is 12 € and is open from 10:00 to 22:30. You can buy tickets online before if you do not want to queue.

What to do in Paris

Champs de Elysee

The Avenue des Champs de Elysee starts right at the Arc de Triomphe and leads you to the Place de la Concorde. The boulevard is less than two kilometers long and one of the shopping highlights of Paris travel tips. Several fine boutiques of well-known brands line up here. But otherwise, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées offers a lot. From cinemas, theaters, restaurants to parks and some well-known attractions, there is plenty to see and do. Incidentally, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is most beautiful every first Sunday of the month when it is car-free.

Champs-Élysées

There will also be big parades (for example on July 14th, the national holiday of France), the Champs-Élysées Film Festival or the New Year’s countdown at the Arc de Triomphe. Even if you do not feel like shopping, it’s worth taking a walk along the Champs-Élysées.

La place de la concorde

Between 1755 and 1776, King Louis XV had the Place de la Concorde, the largest square in Paris built (68,470 m²). It lies between the gardens of the Louvre, also known as Jardin des Tuileries, and the Champs-Élysées. Surrounded by two fountains, the large obelisk with its golden point is the highlight of the Place de la Concorde. He is 23 meters high and was handed over to France by Egypt in gratitude for helping with the translation of hieroglyphs.

Place de la Concorde

Incidentally, around the obelisk, there are also bronze moldings on the floor. The obelisk itself is a pointer that has made it the largest sundial in the world since 1999.

Places to stay in Paris

To explore Montmartre and the rest of Paris, the district is a great starting point. Although Paris is expensive, Hotel paris montmartre has good and affordable hotels, and yet you are in the thick of things. The ibis Hotel Paris Montmartre we have chosen for our stay and can recommend it. The rooms are not too big, but have everything you need. A cozy bed, air conditioning, TV and a bathroom.

Make sure that your room is in the direction of the cemetery (write in the respective booking page for the extra requests), so you get a great view over Montmartre.

On foot you can explore the bohemian district and metro or bus stations are nearby, to get through the rest of Paris. Other hotel in Pari, of course in other parts of the city, you can find here.

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