Quit dreaming about Paris and start planning!
**Updated for 2020**
Save money, beat the crowds and learn about Paris’ coolest “secret spots” with Essential Paris Travel Tips.
Few cities on Earth induce such passion, such wonderment as Paris. France’s capital, long drawing artists, writers, bon vivants, world leaders, fashionistas and travelers, holds an unassailable position in the hearts and minds of all who have ever strolled her tangled streets.
There’s simply something about Paris. It’s not only the plethora of illustrious art, seemingly endless museum halls, historic ghosts or acclaimed café scene. Paris seems to create its own heartbeat that, much like the mysterious attic of our childhood years, holds a fascinating allure; the city invites you to tap this vein and forever see the world and yourself differently.
“Paris, however – because of her purely fortuitous beauty, because of the old things which have become a part of her, because of her entanglement of buildings and tenements – Paris yields herself in discovery as an attic beloved in our childhood gave up its secrets.”
― Jean Cocteau, The Paris We Love
But if Paris is like a beloved attic from our childhood, it is becoming an increasingly crowded one. Over 15 million international tourists descend on the city every year. It’s now imperative for savvy travelers to make the necessary reservations, beat the tour groups and seek out lesser-known, “secret” spots.
In Essential Paris Travel Tips, I dispense my very best advice for traveling Paris. Gleaned from over 15 years of travels to the great City of Light, my secrets and insight will help you plan and execute the perfect Paris getaway. You’ll learn how to skip crowds, find the city’s best values and experience the city more like a savvy local than a bewildered tourist. Whether it’s your first time in Paris or you’re back for more, this book will teach you something new.
Essential Paris Travel Tips offers Paris travelers invaluable advice on how to make the most of a Paris vacation. Essential Paris Travel Tips includes little-known nooks and crannies in Paris, quintessential shopping experiences, travel hacks for skipping lines and saving time and money and everything you need to know for an awesome Paris experience — condensed into the most important travel tips for Paris.
Chock-full of Paris travel tips from a longtime Paris visitor and veteran travel writer, this Paris travel guide covers:
- Tips on how to avoid long lines in Paris
- Insight on how to make the most of Paris’ museums and attractions
- Advice on how to beat the Paris crowds and have the coolest Paris experiences
- Plus, tons of Paris shopping and eating tips!
This is the first book in the Essential Europe Travel Tips series.