Plan your trip to Paris, France
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.
To begin planning a trip to Paris, click the links below:
Paris Travel Guide (Main Index)
Browse our complete list of illustrated travel articles about Paris, France.
Where to Stay in Paris
Our easy-to-read, step-by-step guide will help you pick the right neighborhood and lodging, whether you're looking for a hotel, a vacation apartment, or another type of accommodation.
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 guides to Seine river cruises, Paris river cruise ports, and the new Navigo Easy stored-value transit card.
Top 11 Tourist Mistakes in Paris (and how to avoid them)
Minimize frustration, save money, and have more fun in Paris by avoiding the most common traveler's goofs.
Learn about museums, monuments, sightseeing buses, Seine river excursion boats, cruising on the Canal St-Martin, the Île aux Cygnes in the Seine, inexpensive balloon ascents, a dog cemetery with live cats, reaching Versailles or Giverny by train, and other activities. (Two of our favorite spots are the newly renovated Paris Sewers Museum and the free Galeries Lafayette roof terrace.)
City Tours, Excursions, and Transfers partner link
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 and railroad-station transfers are also available.)
Beauvais (just over an hour from Paris) 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 one of France's great cathedrals, and it's easy to reach by train or airport bus.
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