Some of you might wonder where is Paris. Is it in France? Is it in Europe? Where it is?
Well, to answer quickly to your question I’ll say „yes” to both of your questions.
Yes, Paris is in France and yes, Paris is in Europe, because France is in Europe.
More than that, Paris is the capital of France and the largest city in the country.
It has a total population of about 12 million inhabitants and is considered to be one of the most important cities from Europe.
Starting with the 17th century, Paris played a major role in European history and economy being a major centre of commerce, finance, diplomacy, art, fashion and science.
The city of Paris is located in the Ile-de-France district in the north-central part of the country.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Paris was in 2019 the second most expensive city in the world after Singapore.
That is quite impressive I must say!
The city is full of attractions! You will need weeks to visit the entire city and its wonderful places! But before you plan your trip to Paris let me give you some tips and useful advice about this city!
1. Use ATMs to get local money
For your trip to Paris, you will need the same currency as for France because it is Paris in France.
In other words, you’ll have to have euros with you.
The cheapest and safest way to get euros when in Paris is to withdraw the money from any ATM.
There are no hidden commissions for withdrawal. The only commission is the one applied by the bank where you have opened your account.
We advise you to pay with credit card where possible, but keep in mind that most of the shop require for cash for transactions less than 10 euros.
2. Get travel insurance
When travel to Paris it is better for you to have travel insurance because medical services are really expensive.
I bet that the last thing you want is to spend your holiday budget in a hospital. That is why I advise you to buy travel insurance before you go!
The cost of the insurance is way lower than the medical services!
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3. Dine-in at one of Eiffel Tower restaurants
This is the ultimate experience you need to try when in Paris! You not only can see the town from the above, but you have the chance to eat a great meal in a very romantic and beautiful atmosphere.
The prices might be a little higher than usual but hey… you are eating your lunch or your dinner in Eiffel Tower!
Don’t be worried about getting up! You have priority at the elevator if you have a reservation at a restaurant from the top!
4. Prepare for crowds at the Catacombs
In many guides, you will find that the Parisian Catacombs are included in the off the beaten path list.
This is so not true! This attraction is almost as popular as the Eiffel Tower! The crowds wait in the queue for many long minutes just to enter and see the skeletons from beneath the city!
5. Catch the sunset from the top of Arc De TriOmphE
What can be more beautiful than seeing a sunset with the Eiffel Tower in the foreground?!
This is possible is you climb the Arc De Triumph and wait for the perfect shot!
So, yes, is Paris in France and yes, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
A holiday in this city is something you should do at least once in your lifetime! A weekend is not enough for this city! You will need at least one week!
Book your accommodation in the heart of the city at Hotel Dupond-Smith and explore this wonderful city as much as you like.
Notre Dame Cathedral is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel, while Louvre Museum and Opera Bastille are 1 kilometre away.