Paris Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Paris
Paris is always a good idea. With its gorgeous architecture, stunning museums, beautiful outdoor spaces, non-stop nightlife and amazing food, it might just be the perfect city. Start here with my basic Paris travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Paris travel blogs.
When to Visit
Like most of Europe, the summer is high season in Paris, and the city comes alive with people revelling in the warm weather and enjoying the many green spaces. However, with so much going on year round, Paris really is a place you can enjoy at any time of year, no matter the weather.
Cool Things To Do
Visit the Louvre – It’s easy to get lost in the Louvre—the world’s largest art museum. While most visitors make a beeline for the highlights and spend a maximum of two hours in the museum, you could spend days wandering through the collections.
Lunch at the the Grande Mosque – In the 5th arrondissement, the impressive Grand Mosque is a really unique example of 1920s Moorish-style architecture, and it also houses a great Moroccan restaurant. I highly recommend getting the couscous and lamb tagine.
Explore the Latin Quarter – The Latin Quarter, a big student neighborhood in Paris, has this crazy, bohemian vibe and to spend the night in a dark, dank club with a bunch of cabaret performers is a truly unique experience!
There’s so much history to learn about in Paris it can be a little overwhelming to tackle it by yourself. Instead, check out this selection of tours in Paris.
LGBT – Gay Paris Travel Guide
Paris is very, very gay. And full of beautiful men! There are so many gay things to do in Paris, these are a few of the best things you should know about.
Les Mots à la Bouche – This cute, old-fashioned bookstore is the place to go in Paris for LGBT literature and more. With an impressive collection of novels, poetry, photography books, graphic novels, manga and erotica, this place has it all.
Open Café – A café, bar and restaurant, this is a great place to meet cute guys in a casual setting. They serve food in the daytime, and do a pretty great weekend brunch (obviously), and in the early evenings, they often have happy hours, so it’s a nice place to go before hitting the clubs.
Sun City – A huge and beautifully designed gay sauna with an Indian theme, this popular place is always busy. There’s a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, private cabins, dark room, video room, well-equipped gym and bar and entrance includes towels, condoms and soft drinks.
More gay travel resources here.
Paris Hotel Deals
Paris has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They can get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be useful for finding last-minute deals.
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