How to Be a Good Tourist: Paris Edition

Part of responsible tourism in Paris is making an effort to speak some French with the locals.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SEVILLE | SAN SEBASTIAN | LISBON | ROME Thinking of visiting Paris? You’re not alone. The city’s visitor bureau announced an uptick in tourism, citing more than 40 million tourists in 2017 with 23 million hotel arrivals.  Despite suffering a lull in tourism, Paris has exceeded its prior visitor numbers. […]

5 Rules You Should Be Following in Paris to Eat like a Local

Our final tip for eating like a local in Paris: savor every moment around the table in good company!

In a culture that revolves around food, the French have not only perfected the art of cooking, but the art of dining as well.  And in a country also deeply in love with rules, naturally these two elements of French culture—dining and rules—make perfect bedfellows.  Whether you’re coming to France for the first time or […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Paris

One of our top Paris travel tips is to take the metro without paying too much for it.

Paris, like any other city, has a mode d’emploi—a sort of unwritten user manual for making the most of it.  If you don’t know the basics, it can be as frustrating as trying to put IKEA furniture together without the instructions. And nobody likes sticking out as a tourist, especially in an impossibly chic city […]

8 Tips and Tricks You Need to Beat the Lines in Paris

Skip the line at Paris' most regal residence by seeing a concert or the opera at Versailles.

For many visitors, Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—and who wants to spend it waiting in line? Paris Pass is one way to skip the line, but it’s a hefty investment and unless you’re a really high-octane sightseer, you probably won’t get value out of it. The Paris Museum Pass, on the other hand, might be […]

The 5 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Paris

A Seine dinner cruise is one of the worst tourist traps in Paris there is.

Paris may be one of the world’s top destinations, but that doesn’t mean side-stepping Paris tourist traps is easy.  Communicating in a new language and understanding French cultural norms is only part of the process. In evaluating the best plan for your trip to the City of Light, it’s necessary to look past the clichés […]