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Getting Your Kids Ready for Paris

Traveling to Paris with your kids is an amazing adventure, but its understandable that you might be worried that they won’t appreciate the rich history which pervades the city. In this article, we will discuss the different ways you can help your children learn more about the history of Paris before and during your upcoming trip!



Preparing your kids for your trip is an important, but often overlooked, part of the planning process. You need to instill a positive image of the country your visiting and begin to prepare them with interesting tidbits of history so they can make positive connections while on the trip that will increase their knowledge intake and enhance the enjoyability of the trip. By building a positive image of the country you will be visiting prior to your trip, you can enhance your children’s’ curiosity and inspire them to make connections, making the trip more enjoyable on all fronts.

Children’s books set in Paris are an excellent way to peak a child’s interest. History for Kids in ParisWith beautiful illustrations of famous monuments and interesting tidbits of Parisian culture, children’s books are a great way to introduce your child to the sights of Paris before you even leave. This way when your child sees the Arc de Triomphe in person, they’ll be excited and remember the importance of the structure because they remember seeing it when you read them Madeline.  Check out Goodreads for a Definitive List of Children’s Books Set in Paris.


YouTube videos and movies are also a great way to teach your children about Paris before leaving. There are billions of videos on the web for every topic you can think of including French history. Just search “History of Paris for Kids” on YouTube and you are destined to find videos History of Paris for Kidsthat can help educate your children in a fun and comprehensible way. Watching films is another great way to introduce your child to the Paris.  Animated classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame or The AristoCats are a simple and enjoyable way to get your kids interested in the French culture and history of Paris. There are so many wonderful movies to get your kids excited and ready to go! Here are just a few examples of great movies for kids that are set in Paris.






Arriving in Paris

After getting your kids excited for the trip, the next step is to actually go! Luckily the fun doesn’t stop when you arrive in Paris. There are plenty of museums and activities for you to do with your kids in Paris. Many museums have interactive activities for your kids to keep them engaged in the learning.  For example, the Louvre has a guided treasure hunt to make the learning more interactive and fun. These activities are a great way to introduce new information to your kids. There are also many kid-friendly museums. No matter what they are interested in, you will be able to find a place that they will love.

The Chocolate Museum in Paris, for example, is a great place for any child (or adult) with a sweet tooth. The Palaces intricately decorated, and history-laden rooms will captivate your children. Stop in the Tuileries Gardens, which are the perfect spot for your active toddler to run around and chase birds while you admire the serenity and beauty of the park. You can even teach your child about modern art at the Musée en Herbe, which focuses on teaching young kids on how to approach modern art.  Not to mention, your kids can take an adventurous boat ride where they will love splashing through the Seine and learning about all of the famous buildings and monuments on the riverbank.


ParisByM can help you plan the perfect trip for you and your kids. With a vast knowledge of Paris and the opportunities within, ParisByM is able to custom make your itinerary to fit all your needs. Book with us to make the best, most educational and fun experience for both you and your kids.


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A nice and cheap hotel in Paris

Follow our personal review of Hotel Victoria 2 stars hotels. Even though it is a 2 stars, Victoria hotel has a good value for money and it might be your cheap hotel Paris. Thanks its simply dedication for their guests good rooms and location we really can recommend you this place.

What you will find at Hotel Victoria – from 79€


cheap hotel ParisThe Hotel Victoria Paris is situated in an alleyway away from the Parisian noisy traffic creating a very quiet and relaxing environment. Hotel Victoria has 103 rooms in 4 floors which are most recently renovated. The single and the double are pretty small, but their good shape makes the space very comfortable. The triple rooms are larger and also perfectly adapted for a family of 4 people. Each room is equipped with the basic amenities and the modern decor is embellished by black and white photos of Paris. The rooms have either a view on the courtyard or on the quite door entrance street. The breakfast is a buffet composed of milk, yoghurt, drinks, (coffe,tea and chocolate, orange juice) baguette, cereals and fresh croissants. The price range is from 79€ to 150€.

Who is it for?


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Hotel Victoria being a 2 stars hotel, can be hardly likely suggested to who is looking for a luxury option. However it will be a very good solution for who have not a huge budget and not wants deny to themselves the quality. We can suggest hotel Victoria to couples, families and young people who are looking for a cheap hotel Paris.

 Why choosing Hotel Victoria?


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Hotel Victoria in Paris is located in 2 Bis Cite Bergere in the 9th district, between Opera Garnier and Place Vendome. The entire area is surrounded by cultural meeting places as the famous Palais Royal, shops and restaurants as “Bien Bien” for a real Thai cusine experience, “Chipotle Mexican Grill” and the famous american chain of “Hard Rock Cafè“. Within minutes walking there are Galaries Lafayette and Printemps shopping-mall. The closest metro station is Grands Boulevards line 8 and 9. Book in advance to not losing the opportunity to stay in this nice and cheap hotel Paris.

Location of Hotel Victoria in Paris


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Nice hotels in central Paris

The following article talks about nice hotels in central Paris, based on the specific comparison parameters of hospitality, service and customers satisfaction. What you see below is a scattered selection of 4 nice hotels in central Paris.  Have a look and feel free to follow one of our recommendation.

Hotel Elysees Ceramic


Nice hotels in paris Hotel Elysees Ceramic is a 3 stars hotel located 2 minutes walking from Ternes metro station and 5 minutes from Arc du Triomphe. Hotel Elysees Ceramic  is in one of the most elegant avenues of Paris which is full of shops and it is well-linked to Eiffel Tower Palais des Congres and Paris’s airports. The building was built in 1904 by a French creative architect donating the typical Art Nouveau design that characterized that time. The face is made up of a spectacular ceramic works and with the balconies of iron make the face unique and unmissable.

nice hotels in parisA beautiful and calm courtyard is hidden at the back of the hotel offering you a refuge away from the noise and traffic city center. This ideal space will be perfect to enjoy a glass of wine or having your peaceful breakfast in the summer time.


Hotel des Arts – from 110€


nice hotels in paris Hotel des Arts is located a 10 minute-walk from Sacré-Coeur with a special view of Paris.  The hotel, exposing the works of local artists celebrates their legacy. As a 3 stars-hotel it has rates a little higher with a range of 110 € – 200 € per night, but it is worth it thanks to comfortable rooms and artistic décor which create a memorable experience.


Crystal Hotel – from 230€


nice hotels parisCrystal Hotel is located in 24, rue Saint-Benoit in the Saint-Germain district of Paris. It is a historical building which began to be famous thanks artists and writers who stayed there for the last 60 years. The entire surrounding area is crossed by narrow streets where you will enjoy antique shops, art galleries and restaurant as the famous Procope cafè. The Medieval Museum is to a 10-minute walk and Jardin du Luxembourg is just 500m away. Some parts in the hotel have just been renovated and the new reception area provides a big and light space in order to welcome in the best way their guests.


Hotel le Petit Paris – from 200€


nice hotels in parisThe 4 stars Hotel le petit Paris is located in rue Saint Jacques right in center of Latin Quarter. The Pantheon and Luxembourg Gardens are just within few minutes walking. During the Napoleon III time the building was a home and during the Belle Époque it became a hotel hosting lot of artists of Montparnasse. The famous singer Jim Morris stayed there for a while.

nice hotels in parisThis boutique hotel has been designed by Sybille de Margerie, an interior design with a well-established reputation in that field. Every room is specially designed to convey a unique sensation of quietness. The style is a combination of contemporary light with fine fixtures and furniture. At Hotel le petit Paris the guests have access to a library lounge; city garden and public car close by. Complimentary tea and Coffee are available throughout the afternoon in the lobby.

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Paris Metro Prices

How do metro tickets work in Paris

For all the needs, RATP, the public transport society of Paris, provides you many possibilities of choice for metro tickets in Paris and not only. Single ticket, ticket comprehensive of travel pass to visit Paris, return ticket to the airport or unlimited ticket for traveling throughout the capital. We list for you the different ticket options with unrestricted access to all public transport in the Ile-de-France region. There are available special offers, designed for tourists and occasional travelers.

Paris Visite

Metro tickets ParisIt is a travel card valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1-3 or 1-5. The validity period starts at midnight on the first day and ends at midnight on the last day. Based on which zones you chosen, Paris Visite allows you to travel on: metro lines, RER lines,(RATP and SNCF) Transilien SNCF, Ile-de-France, the Orlyval line,(linking Orly Airport to the RER B) and the Montmartre funicular. It is the most complete solution of metro tickets in Paris.


Ticket t+

Metro tickets ParisIt costs 1.80€ and from all the metro tickets in Paris is the most appropriate solution for occasional travellers and visitors not wishing to use the Paris Visite travel card. If you buy 10 tickets in the same time you will save money.(14.10€ compared to 1.80€*10=18€) Ticket t+ allows you the access to all the public transport in the Ile-de-France region and the following connections:

  • metro/metro
  • metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris
  • bus/bus
  • bus/tram and tram/tram for 90 minutes between the first and last validation

Link to RATP website for more information.

Others interesting transport ticket:


It costs 11€ and it links “Operà” to “Charles de Gaulle Airport”. It takes 75 minutes and departs in 11 Rue de Scribe – 75009 Paris. The frequency is every 15/20 minutes.


It costs 7.70€ and it links “Place Denfert Rochereauto” to  “Orly Airport”. It takes 25/35 minutes and departs in Place Denfert Rochereauto – 75014 Paris. The frequency is every 8/15 minutes.


It is a train ticket and it costs 9.30€. It links “Antony station” to “Orly Airport”. It takes 6 minutes. The frequency is every 4/7 minutes.

Open Tour

From the the open top deck of our buses you can enjoy amazing views. It is a travel card valid for 1, 2 consecutive days for 4 routes and 5 connation points and more than 50 stops in order not to miss anything.


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Nnapoleon's tomb

Napoleon’s tomb


Napoleon’s tomb is located inside the Hotel National des Invalides, precisely under the Dome des Invalides. We will help you discover this fantastic place by going back in time.

What will you see?

Napoleon's tombThis royal chapel was built between 1677 and 1706. The interior designs glorify Louis XIV, his armies and his power. During the reign of Napoleon Bonaprte, the church was used for military activity.

Napoleon's tombNapoleon died on May 5th, 1821, on the island of St. Helena. His body stayed there until 1840, when it was transferred to Les Invalides while his tomb was being built. The infamous tomb is made up of red quartzite and is surrounded by a laurel crown. Eight “victories” are sculpted on it to symbolize Napoleon’s campaigns. There is a statue of the Emperor in the back of the tomb to symbolize him and his empire. During Napoleon’s reign, he accomplished many things, the most significant are depicted in the circular gallery surrounding his tomb in the form of bas-reliefs: administrative centralization, State Council, Civil Code, Concordat, Imperial University, court of accounts, code of commerce, Major Works and the Legion of Honor.

Who is it for?

The visit to Napoleon’s tomb is for everyone. The visit won’t take up too much time, either. It should take about 45 minutes.

How to plan your visit?

To visit Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides, we suggest 2 options:

Official Les invalides website  BUY YOUR TICKET

  • Tickets bought online are queue jump tickets, so you don’t have to wait at the till.
  • Tickets must be printed at home – you cannot enter the museum without these printed tickets.
  • An additional administration fee of €0.95 applies to tickets bought online.


Napoleon Walking Tour in Paris with a Historian Guide – 129€ BOOK NOW

  • This is a special 3 hour tour of the Louvre, Les Invalides, Place Vendôme, École Militaire and the Legion of Honor, all of which are monuments related to Napoleon.


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B&B Paris

Paris is one the most visited cities in the world. As the years pass by, the accommodation prices have been getting higher and higher. Despite the increasing prices, this city is full of B&Bs that manage to keep their prices low without losing their quality. We are happy to suggest to you a few options for an inexpensive stay in Paris.

B&B Paris – La Chambre Parisienne 


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La chambre Parisienne B&B is located in 8 Rue Du Delta in the 9th district of Paris. It is just 700m away from Sacre-Coeur Basilica. The double private rooms available feature a private bathroom fitted with a shower or bath. Every room is a good size, with a large wardrobe and a coffee machine. The price is 130€ per night, breakfast and Wi-Fi are included.

B&B Paris Chambre d’Hôtes Annelets


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Chambre d’Hôtes Annelets is located on  4 Rue des Annelets in the 19th district of Paris. The area is quiet, safe and easily accessible thanks to metro line 11 stopping at Place des Fetes or Jourdain, two stations that lead directly to place de la Republique. Or, the line 7bis stops at Botzaris. This B&B Paris is very close to Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, a park where you can take a walk, breathe in the fresh air or discover the Temple de la Sibylle. Chambre d’Hôtes Annelets offers a private double room and a private bathroom. The room features a wardrobe and access to a private courtyard. Every morning, breakfast is served to your room. There are many restaurants in the surrounding area. Price per night is 110€, with breakfast and Wi-Fi included.

B&B La Cour du 5ème – Chambre d’hôtes


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Located right in the 5th district, the Chambre d’hôtes is just a 10-minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens and Censier-Daubenton, with a metro station just 300m away. This property features a suite room decorated in black and white tones. The private bathroom has a walk-in-shower and all the necessary amenities. Breakfast is prepared daily, but you will have unlimited access to a tea and coffee machine in your room. Rue Mouffetard, where you can find plenty of bars and restaurants, is just 250m away.

B&B: My Open Paris


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B&B parisLocated in 12th district, “My Open B&b Paris” is a 10-minute walk from Place de la Bastille, not far from the Gare de Lyon train station. In a 20-minute walk, you can reach the Notre Dame Cathedral. “My Open Paris” offers apartments and studios. The style is old-fashioned and designed with traditional décor, characterized by wooden floors. Each apartment and studio has a garden available to access. The standard Studio and the Superior Studio are suggested for couples or 2 friends, whereas the deluxe apartment can host up to 4 people. Some rooms have a TV and a DVD player. The fully-equipped kitchen is available for guests. The price is from 180€ per night, with breakfast and Wi-Fi included.

Why you should choose a B&B solution for your trip?

B&Bs in Paris are perfect for people who are looking for something a little bit different from the usual hotel and people who would like to save some money. Through our review, you can see the different ways in which a B&B in Paris can be characterized. Staying at a B&B will make you feel more at home. B&Bs provide the comfort of a hotel and at the same time, the liberty of using all the house’s spaces. Above all, most B&Bs in Paris have great hospitality thanks to the kind and friendly owners. Furthermore, with this type of accommodation, you will have a private room and oftentimes, a private bathroom. In some cases, there will be the kitchen available, but it is usually shared with the owner or other guests. Not to mention, breakfast is always included in the price.

Location of the 4 suggested B&B Paris


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Musée Picasso

The musée Picasso of Paris was created in 1968 thanks a French law permitted to pay inheritance taxes with works of art instead of money. When the wife of Pablo, Jacqueline Picasso died, her daughter paid the taxes with works art. The collection has grew up thanks many works purchased or gifts.


Why should you visit Musée Picasso?

Musée picassoThe Parisian collection of Picasso is the only one in the world to set out with a specific record sculptures, engraves, paintings, studies, notebooks and illustrations. The whole in order to recreate the artist’s creative process. The Musée Picasso Paris collection comprises over 5,000 works and thousands of archived pieces.


History of the place

The Musée Picasso is located at Hotel Salé, a palace built 1656 in the middle of in Marais district. Hotel Salé designed by the architect Jean Boullier it is considered one of the finest historic houses of the area. After some national debate the Hotel Salé was selected for to be Musée Picasso. Link to Wikipedia website for more information.


What will you see?

Musée picassoAt the Musée Picasso you will  admire the permanent collection which includes:

300 Paintings among the most important large preparatory paintings for the “Young Ladies in Avignon” ; ”Still Life with Chair Caning” large Cubist paintings “Man with Guitar and Man with Mandolin” ; an exceptional series of assemblages, decoupages and constructions from his Cubist period (1912-1916); then “Women at a Fountain or “The Pipes of Pan” and  “Memento mori”.

Picasso’s sculptures: which Pablo made up to celebrate his paintings. These sculptures are one of the most comprehensive collection artist’s objects.

Prints and engravings

Library and documentation of 11,000 publications

Giacometti Furnishings: 50 items of furniture designed by Diego Giacometti exclusively for Hôtel Salé.

In addition the permanent collection, at Musée Picasso will take in place several special expositions: 

musée picassoPicasso Sculptures: March 8 – September 18, 2016

Miquel Barceló. Sol y sombra: March 22 – end of June, 2016

Picasso-Giacometti: October 2016 – January 2017


Who is it for?

The musée Picasso is suggested for who is interesting in Picasso’s works or would like to discover his incredible artistic life. Couples, senior citizens and families are welcome to the museum.


How to plan your visit?

The Musée Picasso is located in 5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris. The place is reachable by metro getting out in Hotel de Ville, Saint Paul line 1 or Chemin Vert, Saint Sebastien – Froissart line 8. Admission to the museum is free for disabled visitors and one accompanying person.

For individual tickets – Musée Picasso official website – From 12.50€


For small groups we suggeste – “Le Marais Art Walking Tour + Skip-the-Line Picasso Museum – From 45€


You will explore the Le Marais district in a 1.5-hour guided tour and you will discover the many famous painters who have lived and worked there. After that you will reach the Musée Picasso and with your skip-the-line ticket you are ready for a self guided-tour.

  • Explore  the Marais district in a 1.5 hour walking guided tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • All the entrance fees are included


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Hotel Victoria Paris

Our personal review of Hotel Victoria in Paris, in a city of thousands hotels,  derives from an accurate selection. Thanks to its simple dedication to its guests and a traditionally designed building this hotel is what you are looking for your own luxury vacation.


What you will find at Victoria Palace Hotel – from 324€

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The building was built in 1913 and the hotel Victoria in Paris opened the same year. It is made up of 7 floors with 63 rooms available. Hotel Victoria in Paris is a 5 stars hotel, for law classification it is not under the denomination ”Palace hotel”,  but its design details, dedication and impeccable service position it in the first in the mind of highly selecitive customers. Thanks to the precise architectural project the rooms are all soundproofed in order to give perfect privacy to each guest. The windows have double glazed, the rooms are separate from the corridors by a second door and the furniture is made of wood which keeps the environment very cozy and relaxing. The bathrooms are all decorated in marble and each has a full-size bathtub equipped with a  shower-head, a washbasin, a very large mirror, a 1600-watt hair-dryer and a toilet (in the Jusior Suites separate from the bathroom). Furthermore Hotel Victoria in Paris has a meeting-rooms which can easily either hosts tables of 18 people or 40 people for a cocktail party. The restaurant has been planned for breakfast use only, but for any snacks the kitchen is available to the guests. The price range goes from 324 € to 810 €.

Who is it for?

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Hotel Victoria in Paris is suggested to family or couples. A special welcome is served to children from 4 to 12 years old staying at least 2 nights. There will be a box filled of toys and sweets, further each child can also choose a book of Paris where the child’s name and the date of their stay will be written into as a lasting keepsake of their visit.


The Hotel Victoria neighborhood.

hotel victoria ParisVictoria palace hotel is located in 6, rue Blaise Desgoffe in Montparnasse area close to Notre-Dame-des-Champs ( line 12) and Saint-Placide (line 4) metro stations. Within minutes walking there is the Musée Bourdelle an art museum mostly for sculptures and statues and the Luxembourg Gardens are just 850m away. The good location of the hotel makes most of the important museums and attraction of Paris easily accessible. Furthermore the area is surrounded by many restaurants such as “Il forno di Napoli” a typical Italian restaurant or Chez Marcel a really charming French restaurant or for a tasty homemade crepe “La Crêperie Bretonne. The Montparnasse area is one of the most walkable place in Paris, with hidden boutiques waiting for you in the passages of this quarter.

Location of Hotel Victoria in paris



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Hotels in Saint Germain

Why not look for an accommodation in the quarter that was the center of the existentialist movement? Saint Germain is one of the quarters of the 6th district of Paris and it bears the same name of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a burial place of kings during the medieval period. We can help you find a hotel in Saint Germain in Paris. Here are some suggestions.


Hotel des Marronniers – from 99€


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The Hotel des Marronniers is located in 21 rue Jacob, 5 minutes walking from Mabillon and Saint Germain des Pres metro stations. The Hotel des Marroniers, with its fantastic rooms and its enjoyable garden, is what you are looking for for your relaxing holiday!

Why book at the Hotel des Marronniers?

The rooms are fully furnished with new amenities and they are decorated with a special design. The veranda is accessible until 11.30pm and you will have the possibility to drink a tea or read a book in totally calm environment, despite being in the city center of Paris. The price range from 99 € to 230 € per night.


Hotel Saint Germain – from 139€


hotel saint germain parisHotel Saint Germain in Paris, with the same name of the quarter it is located in 88 rue du Bac close to the Latin Quarter. It is 5-minute walk from Rue du Bac (line 12) and Saint Germain (line 4) metro stations. For more information about the metro system, click here. Furthermore, in Rue du Bac you will find “Le Bon Marchè,” a department store about with a wide range of goods at reasonable prices and the Chapel of Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

Why book at the hotel Saint Germain?

The Hotel Saint Germain Paris is a 3-star hotel with the highest level of service and hospitality. The rooms are bright and spacious; they offer an ideal cozy environment, paying attention to detail with antique furniture and fine fabrics. From the Classic to the Suite, you will find rooms decorated in relaxing colours. The price range goes from 139 € to 289 € per night.


L’Hotel – from 350 €


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Credits: L’Hotel

L’Hotel is located in the north side of the quarter near the river bank, within walking distance from the Saint Germain des Pres and Mabillon metro stations. L’Hotel was built in 1828 and it became the leading hotel on the Left Bank. Thanks to the design work of Jacques Garcia, l’Hotel won many design awards. Furthermore, Oscar Wilde lived at l’Hotel at the end of the 19th century, adding historical value to the hotel.

Why book at L’Hotel?

The individually designed rooms, special fabrics, original works of art, and spacious bathrooms will have you feeling as if you’re staying in a sanctuary. If you’re looking for something to do outside of your room, l’Hotel has a Hammam Pool and an Afternoon Tea room. The pool and the steam room are open every day from 8am to 9.30pm. After a day-walk in Paris, why not relax a while in the warmth of hot water? In the Afternoon Tea Room, you will have the chance to try selections of French pastries, delicate finger sandwiches and tasty scones with strawberry jam. L’Hotel would be a perfect place to stay in Paris. The price range goes from 350 € to 800 €.


Hotel Esprit Saint Germain – from 330€

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Credits: Hotel Esprit Saint Germain

The Hotel Esprit Saint Germain is located in 22 Rue Saint-Sulpice in the 6th district (center of the Saint Germaint quarter) and a 5-minute walk from Mabillon metro station. This 5-star hotel won the award of Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Worldwide in 2013. This hotel is ranked in a high-market hotel position and has 28 rooms designed with specific architecture rules, in perfect harmony with the Parisian rules of style.

 Why book at the hotel Esprit Saint Germain?

The rooms go from the classic to the prestigious, from suites to penthouses. All of them have different interiors with a cozy leather style, rich fabrics and warm colors, and modern technology. The Hotel Esprit Saint Germain keeps its high reputation thanks to its fabulous service, according to customer satisfaction ratings. Guests are welcome in two lounge-rooms, either having a coffee while reading a book in the Library lounge or drinking a tea in front of the fireplace in the other lounge. For the most sportive, the gym is available on the 6th floor. The range price is from 330 € to 880 € per day, which is slightly more expensive than the other hotels presented but if you are looking for a luxury hotel, it is worth the price.


Why choose this quarter?

In the 1940s and 1950s the philosopher and founder of existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre and his companion the writer Simone de Beauvoir had their own house in Saint Germain. There, Sartre developed most of his philosophical thoughts and the environment inspired de Beauvoir. Many stories talk about their presence in most of the jazz clubs and cafés of the neighborhood, which today have become the most crowded places in Paris. Two of the most famous are “Les Deux Magots” and “Le Procope”.


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Best hotels in Paris

Generally for people the term “best” is a very personal characteristic, but after a specific selection process we are happy to present our selection of the best hotels in Paris possible. After an accurate work of visual selection and of meetings with many hotel directors we are pleased to present you with these 5 suggestions.


Hotel Astrid – from 150€


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Hotel Astrid bears the name of the queen of Sweden who had spent lot of time in Paris and where she died. Hotel Astrid is a 3 stars hotel with an ideal located close to Arc de Triomphe in rue 27 Avenue Carnot in the 17th district. A 19th century building is really well-located, surrounded by many shops, bakeries and good restaurants such as a delicious French brasserie, l’Ecluse CarnotThe quarter is like a little village and staying there will give the sensation having all under control.

Why book at Hotel Astrid?

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The hotel Astrid has been run by a family since 1937 building an always higher customer satisfaction. The hotel, at the ground floor, has just renovated the lounge room where the large windows let in plenty of light giving you a sensation of relaxing. Meanwhile having a drink or your daily breakfast. The Hotel Astrid based its strength on their hospitality and the whole staff will be helpful for all your needs. The design is mostly contemporary with paintings embellishing the decor. Hotel Astrid, even if located on the edge of a big avenue, is completely soundproof and the rooms are very quiet. The rooms are a good size and most of them have a small balcony with a spectacular view of Arc de Triomphe. Prices start from 150 € per night. An exceptionally good value for money, filling up very quickly, so be sure to book well in advance!


Hotel Relais Bosquet – from 180€


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Le Relais Bosquet hotel is a 4 star hotel perfectly located, very close to the Eiffel Tower, to the enjoyable street market in the rue Cler and to les Invalides. The area is delightful and gives you the exact Parisian enjoyable experience walking through the avenues next to the Eiffel Tower.

Why book at Hotel Relais Bosquet?

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At le Relais Bosquet hotel the reception is very cozy and the team is always helpful answering all your questions and giving tips about the numerous attractions and monuments to see in Paris. The rooms are fully equipped and of good size. The personalized design will create a different atmosphere in each room. The top floor rooms are more expensive because they have the Eiffel Tower view.  However the view will take your breath away. Prices range from 180 € to 350 €


Hotel Edouard 7 – from 220€


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Hotel Edouard 7 inspired by the name of the King of England, son of Queen Victoria who reigned in 19th century. He came to Paris due to a bad relationship with his mother who was a conservative person. Edouardo loved Paris where he could enjoy the free atmosphere that differed Paris from the rest of Europe. Hotel Edouard 7 is located in the heart of Paris in 39 avenue de l’Opéra, in one of the most luxury and prestigious quarter of the city.  Galleries Lafayette is at just few minutes walk and Louvre museum is reachable in 10 minutes.

Why book at Hotel Edouard 7?

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Hotel Edouard 7 is a 4 star hotel which was renovated in 2014 keeping most of the orignal  design details that Edouardo inspiration brought there. The furniture, the décor and the service is very satisfactory. The rooms are 69 bedrooms and 10 suites all of good size and very luminous. The restaurant “La cuisine de l’E7” has a fine cuisine changing its menu seasonally. Meat and fish are from local producers, while fruit and vegetables are derived from organic farming. While located in Edouard 7, everyone is welcome to dine at “La cuisine de l’E7” restaurant. For any conference the hotel has 2 meeting rooms (one 55 m2 and one 43 m2) available and for the most sportive there is a fitness center. Prices range  from  220 € to 650 € per night.


Hotel Raphael – from 300€


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Located a few meters away from the Arc de Triomphe it’s a beautiful typical old Parisian mansion. It has a kind of old-fashioned charm that makes it my favourite, with a real spirit, very romantic (some old mirrors in the corridors of the hotel have little stains from old time for instance, you feel as if you are in someone’s home). It offers an exceptional view on both the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

Why book at Hotel Raphael?

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The interior design is a bit old fashioned and traditional, the wood is included in most of the décor details and with the ancient mirrors all around the hotel give you a very warm sensation bringing you back to the beginning of the 20th century. There are not many rooms but all very cozy, well designed and different from each other. There are even a few suitable triple rooms for families available. There are 2 amazing suites with their own balcony and a 180 degrees view on Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. They have been renovated with a special design by Chanel for a showroom in 2014 which has remained. They are simply amazing. We are proud to place Hotel Raphael in the our category of best hotels in Paris. Prices range from 300 € to 2000 € per night.


Hotel George V – from 1200€


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Hotel George V bears the name of King of United Kingdom in 19th century. It is located a few meters from the Champs Elysées and the Louis Vuitton flagship store. From here you will have a 360 degrees view of the city being situated in the exact centre of Paris. All the major attractions are easily reachable from here such as, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe etc. The George V hotel is a “5 stars Palace Hotel” the highest category of hotels in the world and it is part of Four Seasons Group.

Why book at George V?

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Hotel George V is for the most demanding! As 5 stars Palace hotel it includes the two  famous gastronomy restaurant, le Cinq and le George. It is one of the most luxurious and best hotels in Paris, all the rooms are very expensive starting from 1200 € night. The breakfast is not included, 46€ for the Continental, or 58€ for the American breakfast per person. Getting a room at Hotel George V is an exceptional way to experience a stay, the hospitality service is perfect.



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Cheap accommodation Paris

Cheap accommodation in Paris

Are you a group of young people, a last-minute traveler or much simpler someone who does not want spend a large amount of money on accommodations on your Parisian trip? Find your cheap accommodation in Paris form our selection. Save money and use it for others activities on your trip. Here are some suggestions.

Generator Hostel – from 35€


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Generator Hostel Paris is a big chain company present in many cities in Europe. It is situated in the 10th district (Place du Colonel Fabien) a 2 minute walk from Coloniel Fabien metro station and 15 minutes from Gare Du Nord.

The style is designed to meet all the needs either you want relax and rest or you want join different events planned inside the hostel.  As a big company you will never have unpleasant surprises about cleanness or other problems. The quality of the rooms, beds and bathrooms is guaranteed. The rooms go from 10 beds mixed dorm to the private rooms, with relative prices from 30 € to 99 € per night. Generator hostel is the cheap accommodation Paris you need. The gorgeous rooftop terrace is waiting for you with its fantastic city view.


Hotel Kensington – from 75€


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Is a good value close to the Eiffel Tower the Trocadero plaza, Ecole Militaire and Invalides. It is run with elegantly by the always present owner Daniele. The Hotel Kensington offers all the advantages of a boutique hotel. It’s an unpretentious place with mostly small, basic, but well-kept rooms. The Champ de Mars, just besides the hotel, will offer you the possibility of beautiful walks in a quiet along the grass. The price range goes from 76 € to 118 € per night with a view of the Eiffel Tower.


Hotel Royal Phare – from 100€


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Hotel Royal Phare, facing the busy Ecole Militaire Metro stop, is an humble place with 34 unimaginative but perfectly suitable rooms. Rooms on the courtyard are quietest, and have a view of the Eiffel Tower from the fifth floor up. The Hotel is currently being renovated, with a new design and furniture are planned. It will reopen on 1st of April of 2016 more beautiful than before. The price range go from 100 € to 140 € per night.


Chambres-Hotes: “Toit Chez Moi” – from 90€


cheap accommodation paris Chambres-Hotes is a rental search developed in France and most of their properties are right in Paris. This platform gives the opportunity to find many valuable accommodations with fantastic quality service, cleanliness and hospitality. If you are looking for a stay in the Parisian countryside you can even find it here. In some cases you will share the flat with the owners in others you will not. It depends how the owner configures their ad on the site.

We suggest you Chambre d’hôtes “Toit Chez Moi” which is located in 45, rue Damrémont, 18th district just a 8 minute-walk from the Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre. You will have a private double room and a private bathroom, instead the kitchen and the living-room will be shared with the owner. The breakfast is daily prepared and if requested traditional meals could be cooked by the host. Available the air-conditioning for the summer and really nice fireplace will heat your winter. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and an eletric kettle. Why not try this cheap accommodation in Paris!


Our selection process

Bear to mind, inexpensive accommodations are often not located in central areas and sometimes it might take a little extra time to get the center of Paris. Cheap but not bad quality! All the accommodations we are talking about are considered cheap as in a good value for the money and inexpensive. The quality is guarantered!

The choice is yours: apartments, hostel or value Hotels

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Many are the ways to find a cheap accommodation in Paris. The apartment solution will give you access to a kitchen and give you a home-y experience.  Allowing you to manage your space as you like and why not organize a dinner for everyone staying there (all is based on the kind of propriety). Remember than many times apartments ads are described as inexpensive but in reality are rented luxury apartments. For the hostel solution you will probably share your room and the others spaces with others people but in many cases you will find hostels with private rooms available at low prices.  If you are looking to meet new people the hostel experience is perfect for you.

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Hotel Esmeralda Paris

Hotel Esmeralda in Paris

Are you planning a trip to Paris, want to stay in the city-centre and have a limited budget but do not want to stay in a hostel?? The Hotel Esmeralda Paris will give you a very nice hotel experience.


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Opened over 150 years ago, Hotel Esmeralda Paris bears the name of the girl who inspired the famous French poet Victor Hugo. It is an original hotel that kepts its ancient style. I personally stayed in this original hotel and I can recommend to you this hotel as very comfortable and welcoming.  The experience made even better, thanks above all, to the fantastic view of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Seine river and the park of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre where there is the church of the same name and the oldest tree in Paris, planted in 1601.

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Due to the building dimension there is no lift, but the stairs are not difficult to climb with baggage. You will have the possibility to choose among different rooms with their own personal furniture, inspired by artists such as Victor Hugo, Maurice Béjart or Serge Gainsbourg, which were regularly hosted by the Hotel Esmeralda Paris. You will never feel disoriented during your stay, thanks the excellent reception service which will help you with information and suggestions as much as possible.


Who is it for?

We suggest this Hotel Esmeralda Paris to young people, couples and to all who wants stay in a central place in order to reach easily all the Paris beauties and the entertainment. With a price range of 85€ for a single room to 150€ for a triple room Hotel Esmeralda Paris has one of the best values in the city-centre.


Why choosing Hotel Esmeralda?

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The Hotel Esmeralda Paris is situated in the heart of the city, in the 5th district near to Notre Dame Cathedral in the famous Latin Quarter.  It is within walking distance from Maubert-Mutualité and Cluny-La Sorbonne on metro line 10 and Saint-Michel and Cité metro line 4, as well many buses lines.  All of the historic sites near the Seine are reachable with a short 5 minute walk. Furthermore, crossing the Ile de la Cité you can easily visit the famous Le Marais quarter with its great night-life and shopping streets. Nothing more needs to be said about the fabulous position! How many others places are so central that you get to stay across the river from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris ?

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How to find the best Paris vacation rentals?

When visiting Paris, I am sure we all want something that is worth the price, whether it is the accommodation, food, tickets to several activities and monuments and so on…

When it comes to vacation rentals in Paris, there are a whole lot to choose from. But how to find the best ones?

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“Living room view from the beautiful apartment I stayed in, one of many wonderful properties by Paris Perfect”- Georgianna Lane

First of all, the website PARIStay offers a wide range of both long – and short term rentals in Paris. You can rent an apartment in the very city center, or a bit outside of Paris. Prices are affordable, and you can choose the style of the apartment you want to stay in during your Paris vacation!

Secondly, another great website for finding vacation rentals in Paris is ParisAttitude. There is a great range of vacation flats and apartments in Paris… Choose your favorite! There is a very clear overview of the process of renting an apartment, and you can just type in the dates of when you want to visit Paris, and the best available apartments comes up! Make sure not to miss checking this website out, when you are choosing your Paris vacation rental.

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Enjoy Paris, while living in an beautiful apartment…

Third website we recommend is ParisPerfect. As they explain: “Your Paris Perfect experience begins with a hand-picked rental from the most trusted agency in Paris. Our expert team will help you plan your vacation from start to finish to ensure a trip of a lifetime.”

The website contains an great overview of the apartments provided, and as extra info there is several guides for your Parisian stay!

Last but not least, we all know Airbnb, which is just becoming more and more famous… Live like a real Parisian, by renting out an apartment of a host living in Paris! It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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3 Cities to Include in your European Tour package

I hereby want to complete a guide, whereas you can pick from our selection of 3 cities in your European tour packages…

Barcelona – the charming and diverse city!

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Barcelona is an amazingly beautiful city.

Barcelona is known for being an more and more international, beautiful and a city with a lot of possibilities for everyone, no matter age and gender. Barcelona is set on the northeastern Mediterranean coast, and has a warm, pleasant climate, sandy beaches, really good cuisine and excellent art and architecture!

You can either walk through Barcelona, to get that genuine, authentic experience that you only can do by walking through the streets, and perhaps getting in touch with other tourists or the locals… You can, however, also discover the lovely Barcelona by a hop-on-hop-off-bus, with an open-top.

There are three different routes included in one ticket and 44 stops at interesting places, such as Plaza de Cataluña, Via Layetana, the cathedral and its cloister, Gothic Quarter, Plaza Sant Jaume, Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell, Villa Olimpica and the Port Olimpic, up the Montjuïc Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and harbor and perhaps visit the Poble Espanyol, which is a Spanish village.

Barcelona is the perfect place if you want to shop, or walk around the amazing Ramblas! The Gothic Quarter is very famous, and for those interested in art; there are many museum, which includes the Picasso Museum!

London – one of the greatest cities in the world!

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London is full of activities and sightseeings!

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities, and for good reason; there is a lot of things to do, and some days London is like a bag of candy, that never gets empty; always something to see, and always something to explore. You should definitely include it as part of your European tour package. You can either stroll down Oxford Street to shop, dine and explore, or you can take an open-top sightseeing bus tour, so you have a choice of routes around famous landmarks so you may get on and off wherever you wish.

From here, you will be able to view the city’s iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and Madame Tussands just to mention a few…

And the extra plus? You can go from silver to gold in an short amount of time; you can take the train from London to Paris! You can make your own way to London St. Pancras railway station and take a beautiful train ride to Paris, romantic French capital. You will have a chance to enjoy a bit of the countryside in the comfort of a high-speed train.

Paris, the City of Lights

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Paris with a view on the Eiffel Tower…

So you arrived to the most beautiful city, and the opportunities are many… You can find one of our many guides or blogposts on ParisByM, when you include Paris in your European tour package. You can enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Paris, in a hop-on hop-off double-decker coach, and from here view all the famous landmarks such as the Opéra, Place Vendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arch of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and more. Do not forget to buy one of our packages at ParisByM, for your perfect Parisian experience!

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Things not to do on a short trip to Paris

Paris’ seductive charm are legendary, and for a very good reason. A very wise man once told me that Paris is the runway model of all cities, and I tend to agree. At every turn, and every corner Paris is confident, charming, inspiring and beautiful. But with that said, when I had my first visit to Paris, and found myself elbow to elbow on Champs-Élysées avenue with so-called stereotype tourists; their camera bigger than the Eiffel Tower, trying to capture everything and pushing other people in order to do so, with no regret, I wondered what all the fuss was about.


So from that experience, I want to complete a guide about what not to do and where not do go – especially when on a short trip to Paris.

The Champs-Elysées was once – and alright, still is – the most beautiful avenue in the world. However, the assets have risen and fallen many times over the years, and if you do not know better, you will find yourself visiting only the global chain stores, and oh.. if you want to cure your hunger on the restaurants on the avenue? Well, try not to. The cafés are full of tourists, and you are very lucky if you find a local sitting on one of those. They would rather be caught dead, I’ve been told.  Instead, if you want to experience that old-fashioned Parisian life, go to Paris’ covered passages, because these used to be Paris’ very first malls, and there you will find French designers, antique book dealers, art galleries, funny Parisian toyshops if you bring your child(ren) and I can go on, and on. I highly recommend Galerie Vivienne, which is north of the Palais Royal. You won’t regret. This is one of my advices, of what not to do, when on a short trip to Paris.

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Upscale shopping mall in Paris at the Palais Royal. This photo was taken on June 30, 2011 by AJ Brustein.

Regarding searching for the perfect place to dine and wine with your loved one, try not to get stuck in an over-priced restaurant. And dear God, there is many of those. A pure-tourist trap, and is among what not to do on a short trip to Paris!

Paris is known for holding no less than 66 Michelin Restaurants, but unless you want to spend as much money on a something-course dinner, as you did on your plane ticket, you should instead go to this article to find whereas you can get fine French cuisine for affordable prices, or go through this article, which shows the best meals, desserts etc. for under 10 euro.

If you find yourself in Paris in the middle of the highseason, and go to Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, do not be disappointed if there is a crowd bigger than the Universe. It can easily happen. Instead, try to explore the less known! Actually there is a lot of Paris’ lesser-known museums, which contains just as important and beautiful art – and you can make sure you will not be elbowed out of the way by a photo-snapping arm. You’ll find Monet’s famous Nymphéas (water lily) murals in the Musée de l’Orangerie, at the far end of the Tuileries Gardens. The Musée Marmottan is home to the world’s largest collection of Monets. And the Musée Rodin, housed in a luminous villa with a lovely garden, is one of the most romantic places in all of Paris. Do not miss!

Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l’Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.


You want to get that authentic Parisian experience? Then walk and dress like Parisians do! This may come off as a bit arrogant, but clothing do says a lot. Try to leave your tourist shorts, white tennis socks in sandals, or any clothes, which makes you look like you’re going to climb Mount Everst. Do not misunderstand me, Parisians tend to wear casual clothes, but in a very clean and coordinated way. Complete your look with your best shoes, as you will be walking for hours like the actual tourist you are. But please, do not commit the fashion faux pas.


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Casual, all black and beautiful! Credit: Pinterest.

Last but not least, I will highly recommend not to explore the city by taxi, when on a short or long trip to Paris. Try to stroll (or in French:  flâner) through the Parisian streets, which is the best way to explore hidden, magic corners by yourself. Or “to walk the city in order to experience it”, which are words to live by in the City of Light. If you cannot walk that much, take the metro to the wished location. There is a metrostation (almost) everywhere.

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‘Flaner’ in Paris… Credit: Daniela Fili Di Poesia, Pinterest

Lastly I want to highly recommend to buy skip-the-line tickets on ParisByM! It saves you a lot of time, when on a short trip. Or(!) if you want to experience the treasured spots in – or outside of Paris for one day or more, go ahead and check out our VERY beneficial packages. You won’t regret! For me personally, my next to-buy is a trip to Versailles.

This were my recommendations of what not to do when on a short trip to Paris. Beware that this is my own experience, which I gladly wanted to share with you.

Have a really nice day!

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A nice program for a 3 day trip to Paris

Paris is always full of people from all over the World, who comes to see the City of Light, to explore, discover and making memories…

My first 3 day trip to Paris

When I came to Paris the first time, I only had 3 days in Paris to do so.I was having dinner on the most beautiful avenue Champs-Elysees, where I happened to meet a very interesting Canadian couple, who said that they have visited Paris ten times. Yet, they haven’t seen it all, they said. So I was kind of stressed out. Where should I begin? I only had 3 days in Paris , and I did not have any program whatsoever.

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My 3 day trip to Paris recommendation

I decided to complete this 3 day trip to Paris for you, from my own experience. If you furthermore want tips to your Parisian fairytale, go ahead and read our guide here!

From my opinion, you have to explore the Eiffel Tower (read our guide to the Eiffel Tower tours here!) The Louvre (MONA!), Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles.

The very first day, I lived in the neighborhood of Montmartre, which is so cozy and full of life… Anyhow, ou HAVE to see Sacre Coeur Basilica, but in order to do so, you have to take the tram – or hike up. You can see Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower from there. There is art galleries, cozy and beautiful shops and much more. After you indulge the atmosphere you can go down and take the nearest metro to the Eiffel Tower.

3 day trip to Paris

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It’s easy to stop at the Arc de Triomphe on the route between Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower, so you can easily hop off, take some pictures, and continue your journey. When you arrive to the famous Tower, you have some options – you can take the lift to the observation deck, or you can go all the way up. Remember to purchase tickets at ParisByM before going, so you save some time. Afterwards you can go to the lawn, where you can chill out, listen to some music, eat some cheese, bread, more cheese and drink some rosé. I did. C’est ça, la belle vie.

I went to Louvre the second day. ART, baby! It was amazing. Much more than I expected it to be. There isn’t a corner left out. So captivating, and overwhelming. Loads of people are standing in front of Mona Lisa, trying to take a picture or 50 of her, so beware of the crowd. You may get squeezed a couple of times, but to be quite honest, Mona is quite underwhelming to see. Just my opinion…

After that, I visited Notre Dame, and I have to say that it is really something you CANNOT MISS when in Paris. I have a hard time describing the feeling you get, when you enter the cathedral. The line may seem long, but it goes fast. And btw, it is completely free. If you can miss 5 euros per person to enter the rooms with all of the treasures. It was amazing. Whoa.

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Notre Dame cathedral, Bondarisilviuphotography

I strolled down the avenue afterwards to taste macaroons from the famous bakery Paul, which is located a few steps from Arc de Triomphe, and right down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

In the evening, I booked a trip to the Seine River – well, actually a sightseeing-boat, whereas you can capture all of the highlights of Paris. It was very romantic and nice. Dinner was eaten at one of the restaurants nearby Notre Dame. There is so many authentic, cozy restaurants and shops to be found there. Very Parisian.

The very last day, I ate le brekky at Le George V (café) on Champs-Elysees. There you can get a complete brunch which consists of croissants, fresh juice, omelette, coffee and toasts with jam and butter for like 5 euros… And at the same time, you can observe the people walking up and down the avenue – very inspiring!

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I had some magical 3 days in Paris, and this trip actually gave me to lust to be a part of the ParisByM team, and provide fantastic trips to people all over the world, who got the same wanderlust.

I hope you enjoyed looking back at my Paris trip with me, and got some inspiration on the way in order to create your own program.

Oh well, there is really no cure for Paris – at least I know by now.

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Places to See in Paris in 3 Days

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Must-See Sights & Attractions in Paris in 3 Days:

Although just 3 days is not enough time to see all of the treasures that Paris has to offer, you can still have a great time if you plan your trip wisely.  Follow the comprehensive schedule below to ensure that you have an amazing stay in Paris!

Day 1

The best way to start off your tour of Paris in 3 days is to hop on a Bus Tour. In 2-3 hours you’ll be able to see many of Paris’ most famous sites, from the grandiose Grand Palais to the historic Moulin Rouge (tickets here).

After riding around the city, stop at Paris’ most iconic landmark – La Tour Eiffel.  Take in all of its beauty by having a picnic on the Champ de Mars, and afterwards take the escalator up to the very top for a stunning view of the city.   (Note: wait times for the escalator is around 2 hours; but you can get an equivalent view by climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, another iconic landmark in Paris. Get ticket here).

End your day by walking along the historic Champs-Elysees, one of Paris’ most lively areas known for its plentiful shopping and tasty cuisine!

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Day 2

Start off your second day by taking a day trip to the world’s most renowned castle – the Château de Versailles, a 1.5 hour train ride from Paris (train tickets here). Take an hour long tour of the exotic interior, and then stroll around the magnificent gardens and fountains.

After Versaillescheck out the Louvre – the world’s’ most famous museum.  Skip the lengthy lines by purchasing a Fast Track Ticket (link here) and begin exploring all of the illustrious works that the museum has to offer, from the Mona Lisa to the statue of Aphrodite.

End your day with a relaxing and romantic river cruise along La Seine. See Paris from a completely different angle –  glistening in the sunlight or illuminated by the moonlight

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Day 3

Start off your last day by visiting the wonderful neighborhood of Montmartre – the hill upon which lies the magnificent Sacré-Coeur.  Walk around the cobblestone streets of the enchanting 18th arrondissement – the neighborhood that inspired the works of some of the world’s most famous artists, like Pablo Picasso.

Next, go and see some of these outstanding works in Paris’ second most popular museum – Musée d’Orsay – filled with paintings from the world’s most famous impressionists, from Monet to Renoir to Degas.

End your stay in Paris by checking out one of the city’s most marvelous and historic cathedrals – Notre – Dame de Paris. Take a guided tour of the magnificent interior, but come around 9 AM if you’d like to climb up the 387 steps to the top for another wonderful view of the city.

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There you have it – here’s my comprehensive guide on what to see in Paris in 3 days.  Have a wonderful stay in the City of Lights and Love!

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Advantages of a Trip Planner in Paris

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With our world being connected with the click of a button, there are many ways you can plan a vacation. Over the last few years, booking vacations online has become very popular and some believe that travel agencies may become ‘extinct.’ However, that is not the case as trip planners have many benefits that are not accessible online. Here are some advantages of a trip planner in Paris:trip planner paris

1) Save Time and Money

Why take time to plan a vacation when someone can plan it for you? Planning a trip online, especially when comparing multiple prices on multiple websites, can be time consuming. Using a trip planner saves you the time and hassle of this. Trip advisors are usually able to get deals that are even better than what’s offered online, this will save you money when planning a vacation to Paris.

2) Experts of the Field

Trip planners know all sorts of information that can help you during your vacation, why? Because it’s their job!  Trip planners are familiar with which hotels and restaurants to go to or to avoid, as well as which sites, shops, museums, and monuments you have to see and the best way to see them. This information adds to the quality of your trip.

trip planner paris3) A Full, Efficient Program

Planning is complicated, especially when you’re not familiar with your destination. Is the Louvre closer to the Eiffel Tower or the Champs-Élysée? How do I get tickets to l’Arc de triumph? A trip advisor in Paris will know the answers to all these questions and how to make your days efficient whether your sight-seeing all day or want to do a bit of shopping!

4) Access to Benefits and Prices

Most trip planners have been doing their job for a while and have pre-established relationships with hotels, restaurants, private guides, and local tourist spots. An advantage to a trip planner in Paris is that these connections may get you into that fully booked restaurant you really wanted to try, or past that 30 minute waiting time at L’Arc de triumph.trip planner paris

trip planner paristrip planner paris5) Provide a Safety Net

Whether you like to believe it or not, there are multiple things that can go wrong on your vacation to Paris. This is where a travel agent can be very beneficial. If something goes wrong, your travel agent can work with you to sort the problem out.

6) Add Value to your Vacation

Overall, using a trip planner add value to your vacation. Trip planners in Paris are going to be experts on the area and are motrip planner parisre than willing to give you their advice, expertise and connections based on your wants.

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