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Things to Know

Plan your visit to Paris with these top tips on etiquette, health and safety, and know what to do if something goes wrong.

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Best Neighborhoods

Get to know Paris with this guide to its 20 different city districts called arrondissements.

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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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Discover architectural jewelry, local design, vintage finds, and tiny treasures in Paris' independent shops and markets.

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