What You Need to Know Before Visiting Paris

What You Need to Know Before Visiting Paris

First up, the best time to plan a trip to Paris is during the spring when the tented patios of the cafés are dismantled and people come out from their winter hiding places. In the spring, the romantic city springs to life. Paris can be reached by one of two airports, the Charles de Gaulle or Orly, or of course by train as France has one of the best rail networks in the world. You can even get to Paris by taking the train from the UK on the famous English Channel rail line.

Once you arrive in Paris, the Parisian metro, which is an integral part of Paris, is a highly convenient method of travel. There is also the commuter rail service or RER which can take you from one destination to another with its express trips. However, one of the best ways to travel when in Paris is simply by walking, as this will enable you to enjoy the many boutiques, shops and cafes that spill onto the sidewalks of the city. Paris is of course very renowned for fashion, and it’s better to take your credit card along when you go!

Last but not least, make sure that you learn a few key phrases in French as the natives always appreciate a bonjour when entering a shop and an au revoir upon leaving.

 

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