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Arrondissements map showing options for where to stay in Paris

Insider Tips for Choosing Where to Stay in Paris

Paris is a huge city and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Finding the right place to stay — whether you’re traveling solo, on a romantic getaway, or with your friends or family — can be a daunting task, to say the least.

Many first-time travelers hastily pick hotels based on name recognition or a price point, without realizing that that particular hotel may or may not serve the overall needs or desires of their trip.

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Christmas tree in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Best Places to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Europe

Traveling during the holiday season is something I think everyone should do at least once. In cities and towns of various sizes, you’ll see the local people spilling out into the streets each night, shopping, eating, drinking, singing, dancing, and socializing. And as a visitor, you’re warmly invited to mix with the locals and join the party.

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Red Metro street sign in Paris

Types of Tickets and Metro Passes in Paris: Which Will You Need?

So, you’ve decided to travel to Paris. How exciting! As a part of your planning, you’re researching how to get around the city and which tickets or metro passes in Paris are the best for your needs. My goal in this blog is to reveal the different options, the differences between them, and which logistics you should consider that will help you make your choice.

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Two kids in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris holding balloons and a suitcase

Paris With Kids: Family-Friendly Ways to See the City of Light

It’s easy to think of Paris as a playground for grown-ups — fine dining, high fashion, romantic strolls, miles of art galleries, engagement photos.

But the City of Light can also be a playground for young kids and teens, with many beautiful parks, fun foods, delightful entertainment, and ways to see galleries and museums that will engage their senses and make the city feel like it was made for them, too.

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View from the Eiffel Tower upon Parc du Champ de Mars.

The Perfect Itinerary Starts with These Sights in Paris

There is perhaps no city that looms larger in a traveler’s imagination than Paris — and rightly so.

The City of Lights. The City of Love. Fashion capital of the world. Ooh la la.

Everything from its picturesque cafes to its cool confidence to its iconic skyline speaks of an effortless embrace of all the good things that make life rich, pleasurable, and sweet.

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