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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.

To begin planning your Parisian holiday, click the links on this page or go directly to our Paris Travel Guide:

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ABOVE: The Navigo Easy stored-value transit card will soon replace cardboard transit tickets in Paris, but you can buy and use it right now.

Plan your trip to Paris (2019-2020):

arrow Paris Travel Guide (Main Index)
Browse our complete list of illustrated travel articles about Paris, France.

arrow Where to Stay in Paris
Our easy-to-read, step-by-step guide will help you pick the right type of accommodation and neighborhood for your visit.

arrow Paris Transportation
Read our tips on using the Métro, 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)
Minimize frustration, save money, and have more fun in Paris by avoiding the most common traveler's goofs.

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

arrow 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 transfers and the Paris Pass are also available.)

arrow Paris for Visitors: Mobile
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