First Time in Paris: FAQs and Tips
First time in Paris? Here you will find the answers to the frequently asked questions – also known as FAQs – about it!
If you are in Paris for the first time, you may have questions about where to stay, an itinerary to follow and tips for visitors and travelers from any corner of the world.
First time in Paris, answers to the FAQs
- Where to stay?
When you plan your first time in Paris, you may ask yourself which is the best area to stay. Mostly if you are alone! But don’t worry. If you look for your accommodation through this page, you will be sure to stay in a selected one. If you prefer to choose by yourself, just take a look at the Arrondissement page, so you can have an idea about the different areas of Paris. And If you have any troubles with your accommodation, take a look at the Frankfurt Table.
- What about transports?
You may have lots of questions about transports whether if you are in a first time in Paris situation or not. Take a look at the transports page to know more about any transport in Paris. It could be useful to know something about night transports and transports passes too!
Plus, remember to collect information about how to go from the Airport to the city center and vice versa.
- Money in Paris: should you have a Visa?
Check with the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country to find out if you will need a visa to visit the country of your destination, especially for an extended time. Some countries have extremely detailed and complicated entry/departure laws and treat visits of a week or two very differently from longer stays.
- Should I start saving my money?
If you’re traveling to one area, check the cost of living there. If it’s high you’ll probably want to budget more carefully and save some money before leaving. The lower the cost of living the less you’ll have to save, but be sure to have a backup reserve in emergency cases.
- How can I get to Disneyland? And where can I collect more information about that?
Here I explain everything about the most famous amusement park in the world! From how to get there to ticket prices and events.
- What to see in Paris? Which are the must-sees?
- Is Paris safe to visit in 2019?
Of course. Unpleasant events happen everywhere. In the every-day life, Paris is sure because of the several controls. You will notice it immediately once you are in the city!
- “What should I avoid to visit in Paris?”
If you really want to visit something, who am I to say that’s not worthy? Anyway, if you aren’t in Paris for a long stay, I strongly recommend avoiding activities like going on the top of the Eiffel Tower. Even if it’s simple to go in that area, the queue to go on top is always long and not fast!
- Is Paris dog-friendly?
Of course! But I always suggest reading the rules of wherever you go. Find out how to stay in Paris with your dog.
- Which is the best museum pass?
I can surely give you advice about that here.
- What can I do for free in Paris?
You can take a look at the top 20 things to do in Paris for free!
Where can I get quotes about the first time in Paris?
I love quotes too. I collect my favorites quotes about Paris here.
Tips on Paris
- Talk to other people who have done a similar trip!
If you don’t know anyone personally, try any of the dozens of online travel web sites full of first-person travel stories covering every possible type of trip.
- Plan big and loose and read everything you can about what you are going to see in Paris!
There may be sights and attractions you didn’t know about. A rough outline of your trip might have three or four target points and a variety of ways to get between them. You don’t want to find out that the weather isn’t what you thought, or the guide book was incorrect, after committing to 6 weeks in a specific spot. Find out what’s the weather like in Paris?
Some trips will allow you more leeway than others. Travel plans in Asia can often be made day-by-day while summer travel in Europe should be organized at least a few weeks ahead unless you’re prepared to hunt around for hotel rooms and train seats.
- If you will need a public bathroom in Paris, you will probably pay 0.50 € to enter. Remember that floor numbers aren’t the same as U.S. ones. In Europe, we have ground floor/floor 0. It is the corresponding of the 1st floor in the U.S.!
- French people are nationalists: try to speak a few French words. You will make them very happy! Find out French Expressions to know when traveling.
- Take always small change with you!
- For your safety, provide you travel insurance.