I'm travelling for the first time to Paris (for 6 days) and I really would like to feel the parisian way of life!
Do you think I should buy a paper guide or only walking in Paris would be enough?
Should I manage to get internet there or it's well indicated and I don't need google map?
Do you know any websites with good adresses to go out ? (local restaurant, bars, events, unusual places). Or even better a mobile app which works as a tourist guide book ?
What do you advice me to do/eat/experience which is typical for Paris (I mean not only for tourists)?
I've already been in Prague and I regret I didn't know some things like the oppening hours, do you have the same travel experiences as me? What did you regret to not know while you were abroad?
Thanks for your help and any tips you have
Paris has so much to see. I enjoy Paris immensely every time that I go there. I would definitely try their creperies while there. They have so many good ones and there is even a section in Paris where there are many creperies located close together. One that I really enjoy is "Creperie de Josselin". Also, if you like souffles, then try "Le Souffle a Paris". They will require reservations.
I find the easiest way to get around is to use the Paris Metro. It is the fastest and easiest way to get around. I would definitely have a google map. Any guide books could help. A lot depends on your interests. Try surfing the web to find things that interest you. The possibilities are endless.
Paris should be visited in 3 ways:
- an organized way
for which a Map/guide is very useful : look at the places you want to go, selec those.
then plot those on a map, and organize per geographical zone
the best sits on top, then you stop when you are fed-up / late.
- a disorganized way
being lost in Paris is just great.
- daytrips can be organized
like Versailles, or Provins but I'd limit myself at one daytrip for a first visit.
For food, there are close to 20 000 restaurants in Paris, there are guides (parisbymouth ?) :
- and check the menu which is always outside of the restaurant.
I have been in about 100 restaurants in Paris, if you tell me what kind of food you'd like and what budget (roughly) and where, I can give some recs - but they will be according to my tastes only !