The secret to a successful trip is plenty of advance planning - and then knowing how to get around once you arrive.
Here is all the essential Paris information you need to decide when to visit, what to pack, what to do before you come, and how to get from the airport to the city.
You'll also find plenty of tips about finding your way around the city, including where to get the best maps, recommendations for useful guidebooks, and getting around on the famous Paris Metro (as well as how to see the city on wheels, by water, and on foot).
Plus, be sure to check out the information about French money, tipping, and even 10 easy-to-learn French words and phrases essential to having a great experience.
Decide When to Come
Best Time to Visit Paris
The most important things to consider when planning your visit ... More
Which Season is Best?
Spring or Fall? June or December? Everything you need to know to pick the right month ... More
When NOT to Come!
Huge events mean sold-out hotels and packed restaurants - find the times to avoid ... More
Plan Your Trip
More Planning Tools for You to Use
- Plan your trip in 10 easy steps - Use our free Paris Vacation Planning Guide
- Best Paris guide books - Paris Discovery Guide's recommendations
- What is the best Paris map? - Hint: It's cheap, easy to get, and will tell you everything you need to know
- Why visit Paris? - All the reasons why you're planning a trip to Paris!
Before You Leave Home
Fun Ways to See Top Paris Attractions
Getting Around in Paris
More Useful Information about Paris
Weather in Paris - What to expect each month and each season
Paris history 101 - Quick overview of everything you need to know about 2,300 years of Paris history