If you were planning your first trip to Paris, what information would be helpful

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  1. mbwalz profile image87
    mbwalzposted 4 years ago

    If you were planning your first trip to Paris, what information would be helpful to your planning?

    I run a web site to help people plan trips or even plan for them. I've been many times and sometimes I forget what steps aren't obvious to someone planning their first trip!

  2. Jon Green profile image89
    Jon Greenposted 4 years ago

    Be prepared for being short-changed, and world-class sarcasm!

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I give advice about how not to experience that. I'm sure some people still do, but I haven't in years! But I'm pretty friendly and I find that's works pretty well no matter where you go! Hope you give it another go - well worth it!

    2. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can honestly say we were worried about being mistreated from so many stories about it, but we were well-treated and had only one small example of being short-changed.

      I think being polite helps most of the time.

  3. saitam profile image79
    saitamposted 4 years ago

    Buy the Eiffel tower tickets online, it will save you time on the queue.
    Be careful about some of the suburbs areas.
    If you have enough time, catch a train to Versailles.
    Eat a Macaron, it is expensive, tasty and "typical" modern times cake.
    Be prepared to unfriendly people, even people working at tourist desks

    That's it for now, but Paris is an huge city with lots of places and landmarks to visit, so plan carefully.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Versailles IS well worth it - but be aware of the long walk from the train station to the chateau. Buying online is a great idea.  With 70 million tourists in town each year, you can bet that patience runs thin sometimes. Smile a lot and be patient!

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    Everything to visit, what restaurants have delicious treats, the wait lines for all of the well-known visitors cites. The wait to go up the Eiffel Tower is about 2 hours. I don't even want to know how long it takes to get into the Louvre. The line goes up the stairs, down a long hall, and along one entire side of the building. Try to speak French as much as possible. It is a sign of being polite that they greatly appreciate. They dislike Americans because they think we are too fast, loud, and don't appreciate the little things. But if you tell them you're from Texas, they'll like you better.

  5. promisem profile image97
    promisemposted 4 years ago

    Learn about the public transportation options and how far it takes to walk to each attraction if you stay in the city center.

    I also agree it's helpful to know a little French, even if it's just a few words. English is commonly spoken at hotels, but it's not as common elsewhere.

    1. mbwalz profile image87
      mbwalzposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's certainly great advice. I always say, never underestimate the time it takes to actually get some place! And English really isn't spoken everywhere, so smile a lot and butcher your French, but just make the effort - well worth it!

  6. dis-cover profile image80
    dis-coverposted 4 years ago

    Site parispass.com and parisinfo.com was very useful to me.

 
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