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Paris for Visitors is part of Europe for Visitors, a Forbes and Washington Post "Best of the Web" travel-planning site that has given unbiased advice to millions of travelers from around the world since the 1990s.

France been reopening for travel (albeit with some recent backsliding) and it isn't too early to consider a trip next year. To begin planning your 2021 visit, click the links below or go directly to our Paris Travel Guide.

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ABOVE: Three Parisian pups perch along the Seine at the Port de Javel Bas, which is used by river-cruising ships.

Plan your trip to Paris (2021):

arrow Paris Travel Guide (Main Index)

Parisian dog in stroller

Browse our complete list of illustrated travel articles about Paris, France.

arrow Where to Stay in Paris

Hotel in Paris

Our easy-to-read, step-by-step guide will help you pick the right neighborhood and type of accommodation.

arrow Paris Transportation

Paris Metro platform and rider -

Read our tips on using the Métro (including tickets and fares), RER, buses, trams, taxis, funiculars, bike sharing, and Batobus water buses in Paris, plus our advice on ground transportion from Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Beauvais airports.

Also see our guide to Paris River Cruise Ports and the new Navigo Easy stored-value transit card.

arrow Top 11 Tourist Mistakes in Paris (and how to avoid them)

Passage Interdit sign, Paris 

Minimize frustration, save money, and have more fun in Paris by avoiding the most common traveler's goofs.

 arrow Paris Sightseeing

Sacre Coeur at night

Learn about museums, monuments, sightseeing buses, Seine river  excursion boats, special-interest tours, balloon ascents, a dog cemetery with live cats, and related topics.

 arrow City Tours, Excursions, and Transfers  partner link

Versailles statue

Walking is the best--and cheapest--way to explore Paris. But if you've got limited time or mobility, or if you'd like to go farther afield, Viator's sightseeing tours and day trips are worth considering. (Airport transfers and the Paris Pass are also available.)

arrow Beauvais, France

Beauvais Cathedral

The capital of Oise, in Picardy, is more than the site of Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport and a hub for Ryanair. Beauvais is also a pleasant city of 55,000 with many local attractions (including one of France's great cathedrals), and it's easy to reach by train or airport bus.