Paris Travel Planner   Paris Travel Planner & Guide
Your trip to Paris, France: when to go, airport transport, itineraries & costs, restaurant areas, hotels & apartments/flats, Wifi, laundry, finding your way in Paris, guided tours, churches, museums, parks, Versailles, Giverny, Euro Disney, excursions and lots more...

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Plan your trip to Paris so you get the most and best out of it.

When to Go

Paris is Paris, and anytime is a good time to visit. Or is it? Here's the answer.

Airport Transport

You've arrived, perhaps jet-lagged, at the airport—Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY), or Beauvais-Tillé (BVA)—and you just want to get to your hotel as quickly, easily and economically as possible. More...

—Here's how from CDG.

—Here's how from ORLY.

—Here's how from Beauvais-Tillé.

Itinerary Planning

An hour of planning gives you the best chance to use your time most enjoyably in Paris, with or without children. What are the best plans for 1, 2, 3, 4 to 5 days, one week or more? Here are suggestions.

Plan Your Budget

Some travelers think Paris is expensive. We think it's no worse than any city of its size and sophistication, and there are lots of ways to get the best value for your money. Here they are.

Hotels & Apartments/Flats

Paris lodging costs are not outrageous if you know where and how to look (including hotels at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport). Renting an apartment/flat for a few days or a week can be a big money-saver, and more comfortable. More...

Paris Hotel Map:

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Finding Your Way Around

What's all this stuff about arrondissements, Left Bank and Right Bank, Métro, RER trains, and Île-de-France? What about Paris transportation? Here's what you need to know.

Staying Safe in Paris

Paris is a big city and, like all big cities, it has pickpockets, thieves, robbers and scammers. Do our Paris Safety Checklist to stay safe in Paris. More...

What to See & Do

Paris is a feast of pleasures: panoramic views, beautiful architecture, world-class sights, churches, bridges, museums, parks and gardens, tours & walks, and lots to do with kids. Here's the menu.

Paris Transportation

It's fast, it's efficient, it's everywhere, and it's cheap—even free—if you know some tricks. Here they are.

Paris Cafés & Restaurants

Everything you've heard about Paris restaurants is true—good and bad, satisfyingly cheap or astoundingly expensive. But there's lots more, and it's not just about restaurants. Here's how to eat well in Paris.

Chez Janou Restaurant, Paris, France
Picture yourself at a Paris restaurant...

Excursions from Paris

Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, Disneyland Paris, the châteaux of the Loire, even the Normandy D-Day beaches and Mont St-Michel are possible day-trip excursions from Paris. Here's how.

Christmas in Paris!

Paris is wonderful at Christmas time! With its many Christmas lights, Christmas markets, and beautifully decorated department stores, it's a fun place to celebrate. More...

Planning Your Visit: 1, 2, 3+ Days

Finding Your Way in Paris

Paris Hotels

Airport Hotels & Apartments/Flats

Paris Restaurants

What to See & Do

Paris Transportation




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Eiffel Tower at Night, Paris, France

Above, the Eiffel Tower at twilight, Paris, France.



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