This guide of tips for traveling to Paris It will help you organize your trip to one of the most charming and most visited cities in the world.
Although there are thousands of things to do, a walk along the banks of the Seine at sunset, find the Gioconda in the Louvre, get lost in the neighborhoods of Montmartre or Le Marais, go shopping in the Champs Elysées or climb to the top of the Tower Eiffel, are just some of the experiences that will make this city become a real obsession and just think about returning again and again.
Based on the times we have traveled to the City of Light, the last one during a trip to Paris in 4 days, we have made this list of those that we believe, are the 10 essential tips for traveling to Paris. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although any time is good to make a trip to Paris, it is the months that go from June to September when the weather is more pleasant and there is less chance of precipitation. Despite this, this era has the great disadvantage that the prices of accommodation in the city center skyrocket at the same pace as the queues are extended to access the main tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or The Louvre.
To visit the city with more tranquility and save on hotels, it is advisable to travel in spring and autumn, two seasons that if you are lucky with the cold and rain, they are also perfect.
The worst season is winter when the cold and short days greatly limit the possibilities of making good use of the city, being only the recommended Christmas period, when the streets and shop windows are decorated with Christmas motifs and several street markets are mounted .
2. Entry requirements when traveling to Paris
For travel to Paris, if you are Spanish or from a European Union country, you will only need to carry your ID or passport, without the need for a visa. If you are not a citizen of the European Union, we advise you to consult the page of the French Embassy of your country or that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to see what are the mandatory documents that depend on the type of relationship that the two countries have.
Another of the almost mandatory requirements is to carry the European Health Card, which allows you access to French public health. If you do not have the card or want to be covered in more complicated situations such as a repatriation, we recommend you take out the best possible travel insurance.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
The Eiffel Tower
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