City of Light – Paris.

Are you planning a trip to Paris after lockdown? If the answer is yes or you’d like to know more about the City of Light, I have some tips for you! 

1. Cash or card:

Credit cards are mostly accepted everywhere in the city but I’d recommend having some cash on you as well. You can use them for tips, or buying little gifts while walking and exploring the streets. You’ll need Euros but some vendors may accept American Dollars. Lastly, but the most important thing is: tell your bank that you are travelling abroad, in case there’s an emergency or they won’t allow you to withdraw cash from the ATM.

2. Metro:

Taxis are quite expensive in Paris but, the metro is very quick and budget friendly for travelling around the city. It might seem a little bit confusing at first but after you’ve figured it out, it is very easy, trust me! You can purchase a single ticket or a booklet which is good for a family (we’ve done that on our way to Disneyland).

3. Walking:

I know that everyone wants to see the big attractions like the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre but walking on your first time will give you a very unique way to experience Paris. The streets are so beautiful and you might discover something amazing which was hidden from the tourists eyes.

4. Purchase tickets online:

The queues are sooo long! I imagine you don’t want to waste your time by waiting for your attraction ticket so I’d definitely recommend buying them online. It might be cheaper as well with a deal.

5. Restaurants (get food from the local shop):

Paris is not very cheap, to say the least but it is definitely worth visiting a restaurant. Me and my husband decided to have a romantic dinner together which was the best thing ever, our waiter was so funny and friendly, I’ll never forget that experience. But if you don’t want to eat in a restaurant 3-4 times a day, you can find some budget friendly local shops in the city as well.

6. The language:

I’ve visited Paris twice and honestly, I was fine with my English but sometimes they find it hard to understand you. Not everyone can speak English so, some body gestures may be needed to help explain.