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

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ABOVE: Look back when you leave, and remember to return.

Mistake #11: Saying "Adieu" instead of "Au revoir"

To its admirers, Paris is more than a city--it's also a habit, or even an addiction. You can see this in the Paris guidebook section at your local bookstore:

The point we're trying to make is that Paris isn't the kind of place where travelers come only once.

Many visitors--especially those who live in Britain or on the Continent--come again and again, and pretty soon they're fantasizing about buying an apartment in Montmartre or a pied-à-terre on the Left  Bank.

Our advice:

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Top 11 Tourist Mistakes in Paris:
1. Here, today, gone tomorrow
2. Arriving in high season
3. Staying in the wrong arrondissement
4. Commuting from the suburbs
5. Lugging overloaded bags
6. Sightseeing by the numbers
7. Booking unnecessary tours
8. Driving in Paris
9. Overspending on local transport
10. Being easy prey for pickpockets and purse-snatchers
11. Saying "Adieu" instead of "Au revoir"

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