Paris Travel Guide | First Time Visiting Paris

We never finished discovering Paris as the capital of France is rich in monuments, museums and discovery.

An ancient heritage

Its rich heritage has made? Paris a capital of yesterday and today. With its prestigious history, the capital presents an exceptional concentration of art treasures and culture with 180 museums and monuments. Everything is done for tourism in Paris.

Museums

The illustrious names of Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Rodin, and Picasso are represented. To share as many heritage unusual, most Parisian museums are open on weekends and most of them offer a visit at night one night a week.

Monuments

Each district of the city has its own architectural treasures: towers, churches, palaces, arches, bridges or fountains are witnesses of 2000 years of history. Every evening a special magic floats on the city when 276 of its monuments are illuminated. By the development of these magnificent sites, the capital deserves more than ever the nickname City of Light.

Paris, the cultural capital of France

Plays, concerts, major exhibitions of painting, photography or sculpture, opera, folk festivals. Paris welcomes in fact every year hundreds of major events and, whatever the period of your stay, you will be pleased to let you into a cultural life still booming. It also brings together the largest libraries in the country, the famous BNF ( National Library of France ) and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

How to Find the Best Hotels in Paris

Although Paris is one of the world’s top tourist cities, it is possible to plan a vacation there on a budget. While some hotels in Paris are quite expensive, you can find lots of high quality cheap places where you can stay as well.

Book your hotel reservation early if you plan to visit Paris as rooms go quick in the most visited city in the world.

Hotel prices often vary by the season. Fashion week in Paris is the most expensive time to visit Paris (mid-January until the end of June).

Some Paris hotels insist you leave your room keys at the front desk if you leave the building, requiring you to obtain it once again upon your return.

Be prepared to show your passport to the concierge at a Paris hotel.

Always ask to see the room before you accept it. Often a hotel has a luxurious lobby, but the rooms may not meet the same standards. Keep in mind that hotels with only one or two star ratings can still offer good value for the money.

Paris hotels often lock their doors during the night time to increase security.

Some cheaper Paris hotels will only take cash as a form of payment, be sure to check before you attempt to check-out.

You might find it more helpful to decide where you want to go and what attractions you want to see before making hotel reservations.  Although most Paris hotels have elevators, some of the older hotels do not. This could be a problem if you travel with a lot of luggage.

Search Paris travel sites for hotel deals, especially if you are traveling to Paris during the off- season.