PARIS TRAVEL TIPS

Paris, also known as 'The City of Love' is an all time favourite destination for travellers from all over the world. It is the capital and largest city in France and is a world leader in fashion and culture. With the Champs Elysees recently declared as one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets, travellers need to make their Euros stretch as far as possible, which is why Expedia.co.uk has created this bespoke desintation page filled with travel tips and inspirational videos to help give you the best experience possible!

Many popular attractons include the Louvre to see the famous Mona Lisa or a trip to the oldest can-can theatre in Montmartre – this beautiful city is the perfect destination for tourists. But what do Parisians get up to in their own city? Here, the Paris destination experts offer their insider tips that you won’t find in the guide book:

Insider top tips for visiting Paris

  • Paris is an all time favourite destination for travellers from all corners of the globe. A visit to the Louvre to see the famous Mona Lisa or a trip to the oldest can-can theatre in Montmartre – this beautiful city is the perfect destination for tourists. But what do Parisians get up to in their own city? Here, the Paris destination experts for Expedia.co.uk offer insider tips you won’t find in the guide book:Jump the queues with a Paris pass, which allows entry to some of the city’s best museums and galleries. Book before you travel at www.expedia.ie. For a decadent dinner in beautiful surroundings head to the newly-opened Opera. This stunning restaurant offers delicious traditional and modern French cuisine
  • Don’t waste your spending money by tipping. In France, a service charge is always included in the price so there’s no need to leave a gratuity unless you want to show your appreciation for outstanding service
  • Forceleb spotting, head to Le Baron nightclub near the Champs Elysees
  • For a night out with the sophisticated Parisian party crowd, head to the Odeon district – the bars on Cannette Street (La rue des Cannettes) and Princess Street (Rue Princesse) are lively and packed with locals towards the end of the week
  • To get around Paris, stop of at one of the city’s 1,200 Velib stations and cycle around the city. Simply pick up a bike and drop it off at another station when you want to stop and look around

Or, travel through Paris in true French style with a Citroen 2CV tour. Watch this video for more information:

 

  • For some festive fun, head to the Christmas market on the Champs Elysees to taste delicious local delicacies and buy some unusual, handcrafted gifts
  • If the Champs Elysees falls outside your shopping budget, head to Le Marais district for some of the city’s most cutting edge and stylish fashion boutiques
  • Want to spend a majority of your time doing something a little different but don’t want to miss the classic tourist destinations altogether? Head to www.expedia.ie. to buy your ticket for a Paris Express Sightseeing Tour, which allows you to take in all the city’s favourite tourist hotspots in just two hours
  • For better service, try to speak a little French. Even just a ‘bonjour’ or ‘merci’ will impress bar staff and waitresses and they’ll be much friendlier

Parisian women are famed for their flawless style and elegance. To learn the sophistication of a French fashionista from the experts watch this video: