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Paris Discovery Guide

Advertising & Affiliate Policies

Paris Discovery Guide is an independent website.  We are not part of a government tourist office, travel agency, tour or cruise booking company, or any other travel-related business.  We do not accept or publish paid content.  We have sole control over the editorial content included on the site.  

Paris Discovery Guide is reader supported.  We cover our expenses through advertising and affiliate relationships.  When you buy through links on the website, we may earn an affiliate commission.  For example, we affiliate with Google to display their ads ("Adsense"), and in return they provide a share of their advertising fee to us when an ad is clicked.  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.  Other affiliate relationships may compensate Paris Discovery Guide with a commission if you purchase their products (at no additional cost to you) after clicking on links in texts or images on the pages.  These commissions enable us to provide all the free content on this website, and continue adding to it without requiring a subscription, paywall, or membership fee to access the website's content. 

In the case of Google Adsense, Google selects the ads they show, so if you see an ad related to a topic that we've written about, its content reflects their ad placement choice, not ours.  They show different ads in different locations, so we don't see the same ads that you do.

In addition to Adsense, you may see other ads on the website. We do our best to make sure that ads look like ads, and won't be mistaken for content.  You may also see links to our affiliates, as well as to companies that are not affiliates.  We decline paid endorsements, as well as ads from companies that don't meet our quality criteria.  We also decline all requests to publish promotional content written by others.  We do not sell links.

We choose affiliates based on our belief that they deliver excellent value and in most cases have significant first-hand experience with them. 

For example, we book our own tours in Paris and other locations through Get Your Guide and Viator because they work with top tour companies in each location; we've always had positive experiences with them, and believe that you will too.  We book hotels through and  We book concerts and other tickets through ClassicTic and Viagogo.  We use GoLastMinute to find the cheapest airfares when we travel.   We shop for travel guide books as well as many other travel-related and non-travel related items through Amazon.

Paris Discovery Guide's current major affiliate partners include:

  • Amazon - Competitive prices, excellent selection, and sometimes free shipping. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.
  • - Posters and prints of Paris
  • - Excellent selection of accommodations, often at discount prices
  • ClassicTic - Excellent selection of tickets for classical music concerts
  • Get Your Guide - Tours to interesting places with top-notch guides and transportation
  • GoLastMinute - Excellent travel flight and hotel search tool for finding and comparing the cheapest flights and hotels; specializes in finding last minute discounts, special promotions, and unannounced flash deals
  • Google Adsense - Advertisements
  • - Excellent selection of accommodations, often at discount prices
  • - Excellent selection of travel packages and accommodations, often at discount prices
  • TripAdvisor - Good source of hotel reviews by visitors
  • Viagogo - Excellent selection of tickets for rock, jazz, popular, and other music concerts and top sports events
  • Viator - Tours to interesting places with top-notch guides and transportation

Please note that we do not accept direct advertising on  

Thank you for visiting Paris Discovery Guide - and enjoy your trip to Paris!

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Publisher, Paris Discovery Guide

Top photo:  Lion sculpture on fountain dating back to mid-1800s in front of Church of Saint-Sulplice in the 6th Arrondissement in Paris

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