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Paris

This city has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Paris contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world’s most visited tourist sites, like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido and much more. The city of Paris itself is officially divided into 20 districts called arrondissements, numbered from 1 to 20 in a clockwise spiral from the center of the city.

It is easy to get around the city as long as you buy a map called “Paris Pratique par Arrondissement” which you can get for about €3-5 at any news stand. The best and cheapest way to get around Paris is on foot, and secondly, using the Metro which is around one euro seventy cents for a one way trip of any length. Getting around by car is something you definitely shouldn’t even try doing, as traffic is very dense during the day, and parking is, on average, exceedingly difficult. However, getting around by scooter or motorbike is a great way to explore this wonderful city. Also, a bus ride is also interesting if you want to see more of the city. The Parisian bus system is quite tourist-friendly. There are several excellent boat services which make use of the Seine. As well as providing easy, cheap transport to much of central Paris, excellent photo opportunities abound. You can buy a day or 3 day ticket and hop on and off the boat as needed. The boats take a circular route from the Eiffel Tower, down past the Louvre, Notre Dame, botanical gardens then back up the other bank past Musee D’orsay. Be sure to check out more information below.

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