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Plan your trip to Paris, France

Paris for Visitors is part of Europe for Visitors, a Forbes and Washington Post "Best of the Web" travel-planning site that has given unbiased advice to millions of travelers from around the world since the 1990s.

To begin planning a trip to Paris, click the links below:

arrow Paris Travel Guide (Main Index)

Parisian dog in stroller

Browse our complete list of illustrated travel articles about Paris, France.

arrow Where to Stay in Paris

Hotel in Paris

Our easy-to-read, step-by-step guide will help you pick the right neighborhood and lodging, whether you're looking for a hotel, a vacation apartment, or another type of accommodation.

arrow Paris Transportation

Paris Metro platform and rider

Read our tips on using the Métro (including tickets and fares), RER, buses, trams, taxis, funiculars, bike sharing, and Batobus water buses in Paris, plus our advice on ground transportion from Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Beauvais airports.

Also see our guides to Seine river cruises, Paris river cruise ports, and the new Navigo Easy stored-value transit card.

arrow Top 11 Tourist Mistakes in Paris (and how to avoid them)

Passage Interdit sign, Paris

Minimize frustration, save money, and have more fun in Paris by avoiding the most common traveler's goofs.

 arrow Paris Sightseeing

Sacre Coeur at night

Learn about museums, monuments, sightseeing buses, Seine river  excursion boats, cruising on the Canal St-Martin, the Île aux Cygnes in the Seine, inexpensive balloon ascents, a dog cemetery with live cats, reaching Versailles or Giverny by train, and other activities. (Two of our favorite spots are the newly renovated Paris Sewers Museum and the free Galeries Lafayette roof terrace.)

 arrow City Tours, Excursions, and Transfers  partner link

Versailles statue

Walking is the best--and cheapest--way to explore Paris. But if you've got limited time or mobility, or if you'd like to go farther afield, Viator's sightseeing tours and day trips are worth considering. (Airport and railroad-station transfers are also available.)

arrow Beauvais, France

Beauvais Cathedral.

Beauvais (just over an hour from Paris) is more than the site of Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport and a hub for Ryanair. Beauvais is also a pleasant city of 55,000 with one of France's great cathedrals, and it's easy to reach by train or airport bus.