There’s a reason why tourists from all over the world visit Paris each year. This is a city that appeals to everyone, whether you’re interested in history, culture, food, wine, or all of the above.
Each time you visit you’ll find more to love in this city, and you’re likely to discover new and wonderful spots like restaurants, cafes, museums you hadn’t yet visited and parks that are perfect for picnics.
When you’re visiting Paris it’s a good idea to make sure you have your airport transfers sorted so you can head straight to your hotel after arriving and get out and explore the city instead of trying to find a cab or figuring out public transport.
Here’s why you should visit Paris:
A city that feels like a town
While there’s plenty to do in Paris, it has somehow retained the atmosphere of a smaller town, with a large focus on community and buying your cheese from the local cheese shop, your bread from the local bakery etc. In this way, Paris is a great place to visit or even stay awhile if you like larger cities but also a sense of belonging.
A vacation that won’t break the bank
You may be surprised to learn that a trip to Paris is less expensive than you think with so many options for accommodation, including hostels, hotels and AirBnb, cheap public transport and even discounts on attractions for young people and students, you’ll find that Paris is a great place to eat and stay cheaply while soaking up as much culture as possible.
It’s remarkably safe
While tourists need to be aware wherever we go, and tourism has taken a hit after the November terror attacks, Paris remains a very safe place to visit. While it’s never a good idea to flash your cash and valuables or linger in the street reading a map and showing everyone that you’re a lost tourist, Paris is a good place to go if you want to focus on seeing the sights and don’t want to constantly be worrying about crime.
You can eat like a king (or queen)
There’s a reason why French food is popular all over the world, and Paris has food ranging from street-cart snacks and small local restaurants to some of the best restaurants in the world. Whatever your budget, you can stock up on delicious breads, cheeses, wines, baked goods, handmade chocolates and lots more, so be sure to visit the many markets and local stores.
There’s so much to see
Between the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe and the many, many other sites and museums, you’ll need at least a few visits before you feel like you’ve seen most of the main sites. And Parisians have plenty of free festivals, street performers entertaining crowds and symphony, opera and ballet if you want to get a good dose of some culture.