Paris is beautiful!!
This city is the most beautiful city I have ever seen!! But for making things easy one should have enough knowledge of french language.And do get metro map when you arrive in Paris.It is very important beacause travelling in metro is very cheap.You can buy metro pass too. When I saw Louvre..then Eifel Tower..and then had enjoyed in Sein river cruise.I felt I have come in the dream city.2 days in Paris were most memorable for me.I wish ,I could visit Paris again and again.
Maps of Paris and Paris transportation network
For free, printable PDF's of street maps of Paris (broken up into specific area's) and maps of the bus, train and tram networks as well as bus tour maps go to
What Kind of Traveler Are You?
So what kind of traveler are you? What is it that you're looking for in a vacation? Perhaps you're the sort that enjoys being pampered at the resort spas? Maybe you go for the adventures in culture such as museums, literary pursuits, castles, jazz clubs? Or maybe you're the sporty type who is in for an adventure? On vacation or holiday some may like to visit the ocean to lie on the beach maybe watch the sunrises & sunsets - is that you?
Whatever type of traveler you are, it is imperative to know if you are traveling with others that way you can best figure out an itinerary to fit all types. Discuss what you like, decide what your expectations are for the upcoming trip, that way everyone gets a little bit of what they want from the trip & everyone comes out happier. As for me I'm definitely cultcha! I love the museums, the expansive cathedrals, the soaring architecture, the language, literary haunts, jazz clubs, bookshops, people watching, seeking the final resting places of certain folk (i.e. Oscar Wilde, Madame Curie, Victor Hugo, Napoléon). These are the things that make me happy!
Photo: April 2003
The people are gracious and friendly...
You must try to speak French. They will appreciate your efforts.
If they can, they will try to speak English if they recognize that you are struggling with the language.
We found everyone to be helpful and friendly.
Chilly Evenings in Paris
Even when it's warm during the day, it cools down quickly in the evenings in Paris. I always try to pack extra light, and since I was going to Spain after Paris, I decided to leave behind a jacket. Mistake! It felt seriously chilly there once the sun went down. No wonder all the women go around in coats and scarves in the middle of summer.