Paris Travel Guide and Tourism

Paris is magnetic, plastered across the vision boards of dreamy-eyed, budding travellers around the world. Start with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral for an understanding of Paris’s multilayered history. When you visit the city’s major attraction, the Eiffel tower, try reserving tickets ahead of time, to skip the long queues. Although there are many, many such things and attractions you must visit in Paris, don’t miss out on a leisurely walk under the shaded trails by the Seine, or unwind at the lush promenades of Jardin des Tuileries. Attend a poetry reading in an old bookshop and enjoy the illustrious cabaret of The Crazy Horse. This glittering city of light is all about understated, yet glamorised experiences - wandering the Parisian streets, walking the avenues and bridges, listening to the hum flowing out of bistros and bars; musicians in the metro and that particular scent of old, used books at the Shakespeare and Co. Paris is also a shopaholic’s Mecca, with a number of high-end shops and hidden flea markets. For those led by their stomachs, don’t leave Paris without getting your hands on their baguettes and macarons. And of course, many many glasses of wine.
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Best Time to Visit Paris

Peak Season is from March to May. These months usher in the spring season to Paris. The weather during these months is the best time for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Shoulder SeasonJune to August welcomes the summers to Paris. These are the months when the city receives the most sunshine.

Off-season: November to February are the winter months when the tourists start thinning out. Henceforth, the accommodation and travel costs reduce.

Budget for Paris

For Budget Travellers: INR 3000 - 4000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 1350-2000
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 700-1000
  • Public Transport in metro and buses: INR 130 - 550
  • Sightseeing: INR 300 - 500

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 5000 to INR 6000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 2500 - 3500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 1500 - 2500
  • Local transport in subway train and taxis: INR 250 - 500
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 600 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 7000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 600 and upwards
  • A 6D Paris Pass: INR 4000 and upwards

Visa Information for Paris

Visa is mostly not required for a visit of up to 90 days or at all for EU nationals, with France being a member of the Schenegen Agreement. Indians and some other nationalities need a Schengen visa. There are no border controls for the countries that are a part of the treaty, such as the European Union (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Citizens of Australia, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and many Latin American countries do not need visas to visit France as tourists for up to 90 days. Als tourist visas can't be extended exceot in the case of emergencies. For more information, head to this website.