Travel tips and useful information about your trip in Paris, cheap hotels and transportation in Paris, France
First of all I have to mention that I have been in Paris couple of times so far. It is a great city, plenty to see there – many architectural and historical places, modern art galleries, restaurants and food chains, shops and many many other interesting spots. I am not going to mention each single place you should visit because I am pretty much you are familiar with places like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe or the Notre Dame cathedral. You shell dig and find your favorite places in the net or just go there and take a look at everything (in case you can stay longer).
Paris 1001 photos
Last year I came upon a very interesting book called Paris 1001 photos which basically shows most of the interesting places in Paris with short descriptions. It is very handy because with you can pick the places you would like to see most and don’t waste any time. There was one small drawback with this book though, it was in French and I myself am not very good with this language. This brings me to one of the major issues with travelling in France, local people usually speak only French and it is quite rare to see a sign or anything else written in English. Honestly it gets quite annoying when the stuff at the airport or in the hotel knows just a few words in English, Paris and France in whole are one of the most popular destinations in the world after all.
As for the cheap hotels I have stayed in couple of these and frankly they are not so good or at least not as good as these in Germany lets say. There are many hotels in Paris and most of them are qute expensive but you can find plenty of affordable ones as well. These on the other hand usually have some problems, from tiny dark rooms to no hot water and bad communication, you can find it all in the cheap Paris hotels. The main reason for the uncomfortable accommodation in most hotels there is probably the architectural heritage that is kept strictly in one of the biggest and oldest cities in Europe. It is very possible to find yourself in a 100 year old building which was preserved in time and will give you the impression of going back in time with some 50-100 years.
|Arc de Triomphe|
Another interesting way of transportation is taking a rickshaw from Champs-Élysées, the most popular street in the world.
All in all one can have a very nice stay in Paris as long as there is good preparation for the trip. Paris is a big city and in order to stay comfortable in such location you need to do small research and go there prepared. That will guarantee you an unforgettable experience from Paris, the city of lights and love (they say).