PARIS, AMAZING THINGS TO DO
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Amazing Things To Do In Paris
France is amazing country to spend your holiday, especially Paris. If you are planning a trip to the fashion capital of the world, you are just in time to read this article. I am going to share with you amazing things you can do in Paris, as well as tips on avoiding a sour experience such as recognizing scammers and how to avoid them.
Furthermore, to have an awesome holiday get away in Paris, you need to understand the do’s and don’ts before taking the trip… don’t freight that is why we are here for you. Alright, first things first, you need to understand a few French such as;
Do you speak English? – Parlez-vous Anglais?
Hello- Bonjour, Salut, or Hallo
Goodbye- Au revoir
Lastly, know your numbers, at least one to twenty
These little things can really help you to flow and finding your way when you get to your destination. The good news is, those who cannot speak English will be more willing to help you if you can study a little bit of French.
Now that we have covered a little bit of French, the next thing is security; as happy as the thought of traveling to a foreign city, you need to also know that there a lot of swindlers watching out for unsuspected tourists to swindle their belongings and render you penniless. Please note that scammers are not peculiar to Paris, they are everywhere, patiently waiting to prey on innocent visitors.
There are two types of scammers you have to be aware of, the first kind; there would be people who are waiting-around and who would come up to you and say: ‘can you sign’, ‘sign for this’ for which is weird already.
This is what to watch out for; they will not tell you what or why you are signing. They just ask you if you can sign something for them. while this is going on, another person from nowhere will pick your wallet, phones, or any of your valuable belongings they can lay their hands on, so beware. When you encounter such persons, keep walking, do not try to ward them off, it may cause some ruckus- they will use the commotion to snatch whatever belongs to you.
The other set of scammers are people who sell tricky little stuff; one of the scammers may get you to buy some pieces of stuff, by quickly wrapping or tying the thing around your arm or wrist. Once it is already tired around your arm or wrist, you will be persuaded or compelled to buy it. So be watchful!
Now that we have ensure our security, let us move on to the fun part.
- Use a Public Transport When You Arrive in Paris
The first on our list may not sound fun to you, but if you are looking for cheaper ways to commute- it is advisable to use a public transport in Paris, or else, you may end up spending all your cash on transportation.
Besides, public transport is very efficient in Paris. Like if you want to go attraction centers like the Eiffel tower or Louvre, look out for the IERC Lines transport. They are very efficient. At some stopping point around these attraction centers, you will find them.
- Look Into The Paris Pass:
You can get the Paris pass either for two or seven days; it is a thick booklet of all of the things that you can possibly want to do in Paris. For the two days pass, it cost about two hundred dollars, but you have access to so many museum and some many other attractions you can get into. Just get it when you get here.
It comes with the public transportation pass. You can use it however as many unlimited times you want to use it within the day period you bought. The two-day pass can be used for two days. I definitely recommend it.
- Get a Credit Card That is Not Charged Foreign Exchange Fees:
I have the Capital One credit card. Capital One credit will only charge you for the conversion rate. They won’t charge you any other fee. The only thing you have to pay extra is the conversion fee, which if you go to most shops, they will probably ask you if you want to charge it in euro or US dollars. If you charge it in US dollars, you do not have to worry about the conv.ersion fee.
- Visit the Eiffel Tower:
Your vacation is not complete if you do not take a picture at the magnificent tower The Eiffel tower is the most attractive structure in the city. This is the most famous of all art monuments in Paris. T
he Effiel tower was actually built for the 1889 world fare in Paris that recognized the 100th anniversary of the French revolution. It is an amazing monument, and it is very beautiful and huge. It is entirely made of iron, and you can actually go up the tower
- Have a Continental dish and snacks:
The food is very different in France, but i would say give it a try. I had a continental breakfast in one of the cafés. The hot dog is nice snacks, and I will recommend you try it. Another is the Panini, I think I prefer the hot dog.
For anyone who loves art history, and learning about famous landmarks, you need to make a compulsory stop at the Sainte-Chapelle. The building is one of the famous landmarks in the city, and probably the whole of France. The Sainte-Chapelle is a very famous church in Paris, which is also known for its lovely stained glass windows.
- The Notre Dame:
This is another cathedral that is very famous. It such an amazing site. It is a huge church. Notre Dame is one of the biggest churches anyone can ever see in the world. So, if you are in Paris, do not miss out on this opportunity.
- The Louvre:
Of course, this is one of the places you to visit when you are in Paris. This place is known to house The Monalisa; the most famous painting in the world. In the Louvre, there are tones of amazing artworks you can explore the museum. Some people say it takes a week to explore the entire artwork in the Louvre.
- Pont Des Arts:
If you are coming to Paris with your loved ones, it is a good idea to come to Pont Des Arts. Where couples lock on their love and throw the keys into the river, as a sign of their love. So it is cool to see because there are a lot of padlocks there.
- Try the Hop On Hop Off Bus:
The Hop On Hop Off Bus basically shows you all the monuments and there couple different types of this Hop on Hop off the bus. To participate in the hop on and hop off bus, you need to get the Paris pass
There you have it, amazing things you can do in Paris