Paris Travel Tips

Paris was originally a Roman City called Lutetia. It is the most visited capital in the world and known as "The City Of Lights" Paris was given its name because it was one of the first cities to have a street lightning system. It is a dog friendly city and some of the restaurants allow dogs, it has been estimated there are half a million dogs in the city. Each year there is a best baker competition and the winner gets the opportunity to bake for the president. One of my favourite buildings is the beautiful ansd iconic building Notre Dame, I hope they will be able to restore the catherdral, it is not only visited by many people from around the world but is also part of history.

Getting to the city

Paris has two airports Paris Orly Airport and Paris Charles De Gauelle Airport. You can also get the Eurostar direct from London St Pancras International to the centre of Paris, the journey time is 2 hours and 16 minutes https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/train/france/london-to-paris

Travelling from Paris Orly Airport

If you are travelling by public transport you can take the Orlyval Metro to Anthony Train Station and change to lines RER B or RER C. It is a 60 minute journey and the cost is 12.10 Euros. There are also airport buses from Orly. The cheapest bus service is OrlyBus that goes to a Metro station in Paris and South of the River where you can get a connection to the Paris Metro https://www.paristoolkit.com/airport/paris_orly_bus.htm

Attractions and Things To Do

Paris is easy to get around the Paris Metro has 302 stations. If you would like to learn more about the history there are 1,803 monuments and 173 museums. For artists I can recommend Louvre Museum, it is the world's largest art museum https://www.louvre.fr

For any lovers of French food you can book a 3 hour tour that includes sightseeing of the city and enjoying French cuisine in the historic areas Montartre, Le Marais and Saint Germain. For more details visit their website https://www.secretfoodtours.com  Another tour food lovers would enjoy is Pastry and Chocolate Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Pres where you have the opportunity to go to chocolate and pastry shops and try some samples of pastries, handmade chocolates and bread. The price is £86.00 and tours run for 3 hours.

If you are interested in going to see film sets during your visit, there are a variety of movies that have been filmed in the city including Mission Impossible Fallout (2018), Amelie, La Haine (1995), Paris Je T'Aime, Aristocats, Midnight In Paris, The Dreamers and Paris Blues. For more information on visiting filming and movie locations you can book with companies such as Paris Movie Walks that take you on a 2 hour and 30 minute walking tour to one of the most popular filming locations Montartre. Tours run from November to March and April to October, the price is £76.96 https://parismoviewalks.co.uk

These are a small selection of images available to purchase on my online Etsy Shop, I took them whilst on holiday https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NatashaBalletta?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=25957287

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