Plan your trip to Paris

Paris useful information to help you plan your vacation

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How to get to Paris, France, by train and airplane

 
You can get a Paris Museum Pass for 2, 4, or 6 days (Photo courtesy of the Paris Museum Pass)

The tourism information office of Paris

 
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How to see the best of Paris, whether you have half a day or a full week

 
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From the Metro (subway) and the bus to taxis, shared bikes, and other transportation options in Paris

 
An indication of sightseeing costs (and why the Paris Museum Pass make so much sense) (Photo courtesy of the Paris Museum Pass)

Typical prices and costs in Paris faced by visitors and tourists

 
Right by Notre-Dame, the historic Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu still takes patients (Photo by Zenstar)

General safety info, hospitals and pharmacies, emergency numbers, pickpockets, and more

 
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The most useful hints, tips, and advice for a Paris trip

 
 (Photo compilation by Reid Bramblett)

Enjoy free admission to various Parisian sights and monuments (along with skip-the-line privileges), discounts at other attractions, and even transportation

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to France and getting around France: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in France

 
Skype is the cheapest way to make international calls (Photo by Skype)

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within France

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
American Express traveler's cheques in a variety of currencies (Photo )

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in France

 
Only use a bank ATM (or official exchange bureau at worst). This place doesn't look very legit to me. (Photo by Anna Hanks)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues