Sunday, January 20, 2013

Planning a Trip To Paris? Arm Yourself with These Quick Tips

Paris…the city of light, romance and culture is much more than what you have read in the books or what you expect it to be. With the urban and posh lifestyle blending in harmony with centuries old culture, Paris trips brings you an experience that will enthrall and awe you.

Whether it’s a walking tour to Versailles Palace and Gardens, a riverside scene that takes in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, and Seine, or the a panoramic view of the city from a hotel window, it doesn't take a lot to convince someone that Paris is one of the world’s most picturesque cities. 

The best time to visit Paris is during summer when the longer days make it easy to stretch your sightseeing. Winter can be chilly and dark, but you may get good deals on airfare during this time.

If you are planning a trip to this beautiful French capital for your honeymoon, a family holiday or a business visit, here are some important Paris travel tips that will come handy:

The city is served by three main airports namely Orly International Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport, and the Beauvais. There are airport shuttles available outside to take you to your desired location. Although there is no central station in Paris, there are six different stations connecting the city with the rest of Europe.

Paris is best explored on foot as it gives you the pleasure of admiring the beautiful French architectural structures and move about at your own pace. You may opt for the guided walking tours available or grab a map and simply follow your heart. Other modes of transportation to get around the city are buses, taxis, rental cars, metro and bicycles.

The most convenient way to see the various tourist attractions spread across Paris is to take the Paris Museum Pass that allows you entry to more than 70 museums and monuments located in the city.

Besides the museums, some of the other sights worth including in your itinerary are Arc de Triomphe, The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Sainte Chapelle, and Opera Garnier.

When the sun sets, Paris comes alive with thousands of lights illuminating the city and people flocking to the bars, nightclubs and theatre to watch the spectacular evening shows. The world-renowned Moulin Rouge is a must-watch and the number one show in Paris. It is rightly said that you haven’t seen Paris until you see it at night when the Parisians show their real bonhomie side.