Plan your trip to Paris

Paris useful information to help you plan your vacation

The exterior of Paris-Est (Photo by Doods Dumaguing)

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

As cool as this vintage guide looks, please get an up-to-date one (Photo by peonyandthistle)

The tourism information office of Paris

The arrondissements of Paris (Photo by Hmaglione10)

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

 (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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

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

 (Photo by Juanedc)

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

 (Photo in the Public Domain)

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

How to get by in any language (Photo )

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

You'd pay a 3% foreign transaction fee on all purchases with this Chase Visa card (and many others) (Photo courtesy of Chase Bank)

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

Those peanuts in the minibar don't cost just peanuts—they cost €7! And since when was a bottle of water worth €4.25? (Photo by Rick)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues