Travel options in Paris

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Travel in Paris

The French capital is one of the easiest to get around in and with so many things to do in Paris, you'll have tons of fun. In fact, one of the best ways to see the city is on foot. Paris is actually a surprisingly small city and it’s perfectly possible to walk from one major sight to another. It’s healthy, cheap and you’ll see more of Paris en route but remember to bring sensible walking shoes. Truth to tell, Paris isn’t a great city for cycling though some may disagree. Typically driving in the city is erratic and overly fast. That coupled with very narrow backstreets in parts won’t make cycling a real option for many. For the same reason, car hire might be best avoided unless you’re brave.

Top things to do in Paris

Explore Medieval Paris with a Local

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€20.00 p.p.

Batignolles: a Parisian Village!

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€35.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€27.00 p.p.

Local ways of transportation in Paris

On the other hand, the Metro is fantastic with very regular services and affordable prices. It’s hugely popular with locals and is considered the best way to get about in most situations. Sadly, pickpockets on the Paris Metro often target tourists so do keep your wits about you. Performance artists (sometimes beggars and other scammers) are a regular feature on trains though they’re officially discouraged and you won’t see much of them at peak commuting times, when they’d typically get short-shrift from the locals. Some of the Metro stations are works of art themselves, including their world-famous art nouveau ironwork in places.

You’ll also see genuine street performers in the underpasses and they are good and usually genuine. Buses are also widely used though the route system is a little complicated but local tours through Withlocals will help you to get through that quickly and easily. City-center parking is available in Paris but it’s relatively expensive if of the garage variety – as you would expect where space is at a premium. Parking spaces can be small and cramped, so a real test of your parking skills! Taxis are widely available, licensed, controlled and not too expensive if you stay in the city itself.

Top eating experiences in Paris

French Dinner for Food Lovers

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€30.00 p.p.

Gastonomic Experience with your MasterChef

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€89.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€27.00 p.p.

Luxury transport in Paris

You can, of course, hire all sorts of luxury transport such as stretch limos and executive saloons etc. These will usually come with an expert chauffer and you’ll be glad of that because some of the city’s traffic systems appear entirely illogical and designed only to generate insanity in the poor drivers who have to navigate them. Private aircraft and helicopter hire is also available if your budget will allow. You can also hire various types of luxury boat for use on the Seine to create an unforgettable experience.

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Vicki Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Michel was a delightful and gracious guide. Due to circumstances over which we had no control our original time slot had to be changed, and he worked with us to find an agreeable alternative. He shared not only tastings, but the history of the Marais area. The 10 tastings were delightful and varied. His knowledge of wines enhanced those tastings. I highly recommend his tour

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Fifi Inka and Sebastien
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French Dinner for Food Lovers

Inka and Sebastien made my short stay in Paris quite enjoyable. Dinner with them included great conversation, laughs, wine, and, of course, great food! At first I thought it would be awkward meeting two strangers for dinner -- boy was I wrong! They made me feel like part of the family -- so much so I didn't want to leave. Warm, inviting, and knowledgeable about so many things which kept the conversation flowing. When I'm back in Paris I plan on joining them again through WithLocals.

If you want to walk away from your Paris trip smiling with good memories ... see Inka and Sebastien.

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Baran Joao Luiz
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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

I had never done a shooting tour with anyone before, so when I booked I wasn't sure what to expect. Joao was very cheerful and friendly from the time he shook hands with us till he said bye. We walked the steps of this talented photographer in literally his backyard. Long-time a local in Montmarte neighborhood, Joao knew the history behind the local stores, the streets and the community. He interrupted his stories to only take photos of us next to some iconic features of the town, as well as with the view from Sacre Coeur as the backdrop. I just received my edited photos, which all look stunning. Highly recommended experience and tour guide in Paris!