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5 Practical Tips for Visiting Paris in 2021

Best tips during pandemic

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There is nothing more frustrating than after saving for months, or even years, to be able to make the dream trip, and when it finally arrives, something goes wrong that can end up disturbing the plans.

Just like anywhere in the world, Paris can book some unforeseen events, but rest assured that many of the things that may happen during your trip can also be avoided with some tips and good pre-boarding planning.

Location:

Before choosing which hotel to stay in, it is very important that you have defined your trip’s purpose. If you are a tourist going to Paris for the first time, try to stay within the city’s historic center, close to the best means of transport or close to the sights you want to visit.

If you are one of those tourists who are dying to visit the famous Eiffel Tower and still enjoy staying close to it, the Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel is the perfect option for you. It is located just steps from the Tower and offers easy access to the city’s main public transport.

But if you prefer to be more in the center of Paris and close to the main stores for shopping, you can opt for the Hotel Elysees Ceramic, just 5 minutes walk from the famous Champs-Élysées avenue and 3.4 km from the Louvre Museum.

Transport:

Although some people say that it is difficult to use public transport in Paris because it includes many lines and stops, but without a doubt, they remain the best option for getting around the city quickly and economically.

Did you know that in Paris there is no place that is more than 500 meters away from a metro station? Then, during your trip choose to buy the “Paris Visite” card that will give you unlimited access, during the days you stay in the city, both for the subway as well as for other means of transport that will help you to visit the sights that you want to know so much.

Attention: Don’t forget the map !! It will be extremely important for you to know how to get to your destination without getting lost.

As seen on RATP France on 28 Feb 2021. For the updated prices, please click on the link.

Safety:

Paris can be really charming, but unfortunately, it is not immune from the violence of big cities. Malicious people take advantage of the opportunity where there is a large group of people together to steal wallets, cell phones, and documents. So, it is very important that you do not leave the hotel with enough money, ideally, you should always try to leave everything on the card if possible, and also do not use objects that attract attention.

Pay close attention not to fall for false games, tickets, or petitions that are very common to offer to tourists visiting the city.

Attractions:

Undoubtedly, visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and other quite famous tourist spots in the city is the most anticipated part of the trip to Paris, but without a good planning these unique moments can give way to a headache and an uncontrolled stroke.

It is essential that you program yourself and find out what you want to know, for example at the Louvre Museum. This museum is huge and impossible to visit in just one day. So if your schedule is tight, prioritize what you most feel like watching and avoid going through the wait waiting in line. Also, research the days when the museum is usually less crowded and take the opportunity to visit it.

If you prefer you can also opt for the “Paris Museum Pass” which will give you access to several museums and will help you avoid the boring queues. But don’t forget to check if the museum you want to visit is included in this pass.

Food:

Food is often one of the most expensive items on a travel budget, but if you are one of those who like to taste and enjoy the cuisine of a different culture than the places you visit, then please do not limit yourself when it comes to food.

A really cool tip is to search for restaurants that are not usually frequented by tourists. This is because they tend to be more expensive and fuller, so choose to look for different restaurants to avoid queues, high prices and be able to have a unique experience that perhaps no one has yet lived.

That is it from me. In case you have other useful and practical tips from the land of love, please share your comments below.

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