So, you've saved up and are finally going on your dreamy French vacation. You feel like it is the perfect holiday for you after a tiring year spent entirely indoors.
But how can you make the most out of your Paris trip? Let's find out!
Paris is one of the world's busiest tourist attractions, so if you don't want to waste time waiting in lines for tickets to popular tourist haunts such as the Eiffel Tower or The Louvre, just make sure that you book everything before you visit.
While your Paris trip is probably going to be a safe one, it's crucial to be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Pickpockets thrive in places crowded with tourists, so make sure to keep your bag in front of your body at all times.
Do not put your wallet or phone in your back pocket and keep all of your valuables in a zipped compartment in your bag that is not exposed to potential petty thieves and pickpockets.
Your holiday can get a little expensive if you fall sick in a foreign country or have your luggage stolen. So, before you go, it's a good idea to buy travel insurance, so your health and your valuables are protected in case of an emergency.
A little thing about the City of Love that bothers some people is that debit and credit cards with the magnetic strip do not work there. Instead, you need the chip-and-PIN cards that all of Europe uses.
Sure, those heels will look great in your romantic Eiffel Tower couple pictures, but the blisters on your feet at the end of the day will not be worth it.
While public transportation is a big thing in Paris, visitors still explore most of the city on foot. To avoid painful blisters on your feet while on your Parisian vacation, it's essential to pack comfortable shoes.
Unlike in the US, you don't have to tip in Paris. Waitstaff earns a living wage there, so while it is a good idea to tip 5%-10% of your bill, it's unnecessary.
However, if the service in some restaurants or cafes is exceptional, you can show your satisfaction by tipping.
If someone approaches you at the airport claiming to be a taxi service, do not take them up on their offer. Most traditional taxis in Paris do not have meters on them and will cost you an arm and a leg. Use public transport instead!
Already dreaming about having dinner at the Eiffel Tower and wandering around Champs Elysees, aren't you? In that case, make sure to be well-prepared and enjoy the sights of the City of Love without facing any difficulties.
If these little tips made you feel like visiting France, we hear that Paris is great at this time of the year!