Tips for Paris from an Expert
We went to Paris last summer. When it comes to flying low cost airlines like Transavia it is best to book as early as possible. We got some really cheap ticket from AMS doing this. Like 5 months in advance! We took the train back to Amsterdam.
The hotel where we stayed was the Hotel de l'Europe near the Gare du Nord station. we chose this hotel because we wanted to be close to the train station from where the train departed back to Amsterdam. The cost of the room was 40 euros a night. A simple hotel, clean and quiet.
We visited to the Louvre (cliche). The museum is so large that one could be a full week and still not see all of it. I suggest you decide what Art works you going to see before going to the museum, and then go to those first.
For something great to do: Take a river tour the Seine will give a touch of glamour to your memories for Paris.
And also try walking to tourist attractions: it's not such a big town and the traffic can be bad - you might be quick. It is the best way to get to know it, although watch out: Be careful with around the bridges on the river. We got hassled by a load of Romanian/Gypsy types who wanted money from us. Unfortunately in Paris they walk a lot and they approach the tourists with excuses of course they have other intentions.
I recommend NOT taking the green bus tour of Paris. For me, it didn't explain anything important about the places it went. Do it with BIG BUS, which tells the story of every monument, palace or emblematic place that you pass. We tried both.
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