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Have you been to Paris?

Have you been to Paris? Tell about it!

On this Sunday I will head to Paris for the first time of my life. I am excited but also a bit nervous to be honest. I am afraid that I will be disappointed because of my overly high expectations. I try to tell myself that the French can be a bit rude, that the city must be full of tourists and I probably will manage to find the worst tourist trap restaurants. I have actually even avoided travelling to Paris. I want to like it so much, I want to let the city to charm me but I am afraid  that it won’t happen. But that’s why I need you!

This is what I would like to see or experience:

  • The Eiffel tower
  • Louvre
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee D’Orsay
  • Luxembourg’s park
  • Seine river cruise
  • Pere Lachaise cemetery
  • Montmartre
  • Shakespeare and company bookstore

I think this time I have to skip Versailles for the lack of time

What I would like to know from you, my beloved Paris travellers:

  • Have I missed something?
  • Is the train the best method of travelling from the airport to the city centre? Taxi is out of my budget.
  • Is museum/ Paris pass worth it?
  • Is cash the king like in Malta or are cards accepted in kiosks and cafeterias?
  • Any restaurant recommendations for solo traveller?
  • Where to get what you need for picnic?
  • How to dress chic and pack light?
  • Is it worth buying online tickets in advance to Louvre?
  • Are the museums on the first Sunday (free entrance) too full, should I even bother?
  • Any other tips?

Big BIG thanks for all the answers and tips!


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