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November 2, 2023
Is Paris Safe to Visit?

Paris is a wonderful city to visit, but a lot of travelers have concerns about how safe it is for tourists. While we understand your concern, the truth is that this European destination is a beautiful, safe city to visit for the most part. Even so, our tour guides still have plenty of tips and […]

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October 26, 2023
Where to See the Christmas Lights in Paris

During the holiday season, Christmas lights are among my favorites. In the Winter, it gets dark early in Paris, so the lights are available to enjoy starting as early as 5pm. In addition, the lights are on display on the streets and public buildings, so there is no need to book ahead of time, or […]

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October 25, 2023
Tips for Visiting Paris in Winter

There are a lot of excellent reasons to visit Paris during the winter, not the least of which is more affordable airfare and hotels. Additionally, you also get to experience some of the festive traditions of the city and France in general! As local walking tour guides, we not only live in Paris in the […]

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October 24, 2023
The Best Christmas Markets in Paris

In Paris for the holidays? Be sure to visit some of the dozens of festive and lovely Christmas markets throughout the city. Below we cover what we think are the best, brightest and jolliest Marchés de Noël in the City of Light! Besides the markets, there is so much more to do in Paris at […]

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October 23, 2023
Christmas in Paris

Christmas markets were not invented in Paris, but the city of light has caught up rather fast. Each year, some markets return, others see life for the first time, and I have new favorites. You will find these markets to be very geared to food - both regional dishes and season specials. Regional dishes might […]

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September 29, 2023
Luggage Storage in Paris Train Stations

One of the easiest ways to find luggage storage in Paris is to visit one of the larger train stations in the city. This post will cover each station that offers storage facilities, including details about where to find them, prices, hours, and other important information. Paris Train Stations with Luggage Storage Some of the […]

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September 23, 2023
Luggage Storage at Charles de Gaulle Airport

This post will provide all the details you need to know to store your luggage at Charles de Gaulle Airport or nearby. We include storage locker locations, prices, hours, and more. Bagages du Monde You might be stuck at Charles de Gaulle Aiport just to find a nearby storage option. A storage option near an […]

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August 14, 2023
Pere Lachaise Audio Map

This map shows the stops on our audio tour which you can purchase on the booking page. If you'd like to add this map to your Google Maps app so you can follow along using GPS, just click the square bracket in the upper right hand corner. Helpful hint: If you want to use Google […]

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June 30, 2023
Which Currency is Used in Paris and France?

Like the rest of France, Paris uses the Euro (€) as its official currency. The Euro is widely accepted throughout the city for all transactions, including purchases, dining, and transportation. The Euro is the official currency of France and most other EU members. You will find 7 denominations of Euro as legal tender in Paris, […]

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September 30, 2022
Louvre Museum Tickets and Tours

This post covers how much you should expect tickets to the Louvre Museum to cost. We also include information about tours of the Louvre and notable exhibits you might want to see. TICKET PRICES Without a discount pass, general admission to the museum is €17 if reserved online in advance for timed entry and €15 […]

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August 18, 2022
9 Things to do in Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens, known as Le Jardin du Luxembourg to the French, sits on Paris’ left bank, steps from the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement.  It was commissioned in 1612, along with the construction of a palace, by Queen Marie de’ Medici, the second wife of King Henry IV.  Inspiration was taken from the Boboli […]

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August 14, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.” Who am I to argue? I’m a London and Canterbury tour guide, specialising in museums, and I also take my clients to visit the great museums of Paris: the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, and the Catacombs. I recently led a group of four adults […]

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August 5, 2022
20 Must-See Paintings and Art in the Louvre

When you start planning your visit to the Louvre, it can be pretty overwhelming. This world-famous institution is home to fine art paintings, sculptures, archaeology, design, furniture, and iconic architecture. But while you’re sure to enjoy the Egyptian collection, Venus de Milo, and Winged Venus of Samothrace, the paintings are worth the admission fee alone. […]

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August 3, 2022
Where to See the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is one of the most beloved paintings portrait in the world, but it can be difficult to find.  This post provides tips on the easiest ways to see this historic piece of art, as well as directions on where to go and how to spot the Mona Lisa. Where in the Louvre […]

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July 19, 2022
Paris Catacombs Tickets and Tours

This post provides details about how to find the catacombs of Paris, guided tours you can take, and tips on safely enjoying a self-guided tour. We’ll also cover some of the best ways to save money on this activity. Tickets to the Paris Catacombs If you’re feeling confident enough to explore the catacombs on your […]

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March 28, 2022
Which Paris Metro Pass to Buy

Sometimes when we're leading one of our free Paris walking tours, our guests will ask about how to get back to their hotel or find a popular attraction they want to visit. That's one reason why we decided to write this article to provide information about buying transit passes in Paris, including details about ticket […]

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