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Things to Know

Here are a few practical tips and social tricks to better understand Paris and make the most of your first visit to France's capital.

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Best Neighborhoods

Here's a quick guide to all 20 Paris arrondissements, from the raucous jazz bars of the Latin Quarter to the leafy parks of the 19th Arrondissement.

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Day Trips

Whether you want to see exquisite gardens, medieval cathedrals or rambling forests, Paris has many great day trips on offer.

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Money and Costs

With savvy planning and a bit of local know-how, you'll find a wealth of ways to enjoy Paris without blowing your budget. Here are our top tips.

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Walking is the best way to explore Paris' individual neighborhoods, but you'll need the bus, metro and RER to go further afield.

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Free Things to Do

Paris is rightfully known for being expensive but there are ways to squeeze more out of your budget. Here are our favorite free things to do in Paris.

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Traveling with Kids

Whether you're traveling to Paris with babies, toddlers or tweens, we can help you find the right activities to keep the whole family happy.

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How one writer experienced the City of Light for under €450.

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