The Paris Tourism Office on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is a good place
to find out about all that's happening in the City of Light. You can book
museum tickets online and avoid long queues on the day.
Paris is the world's favourite tourism destination and home to several of the
most visited monuments - and your Romantic Paris Rental is ideally
situated to take advantage of it all!
The best way to visit Paris is on foot and it's a very manageable city. Of the next
best option is public transport.
The metro is world-renowned for being efficient, fast, frequent and safe. However,
don't neglect the buses! You can see more of Paris from a bus and get where you
want to go too!
From the apartment: Romantic Montmartre is wonderfully located for public
transport. The local electric bus, the Montmartrobus, stops almost outside the
door and will take you around the neighbourhood
The nearest metro stations - just a few minutes away - are Abbesses or
Lamarck-Caulaincourt, both on the versatile line 12 - which will take you to
Concorde, the Left Bank and Montparnasse, and allow you to link easily to
anywhere else in Paris. The no. 80 bus from down the road on rue Caulaincourt
will take you directly to the Eiffel Tower.
You can buy a multi-day pass, Paris Visite, allowing unlimited travel on the bus,
metro, tramway and RER networks in Paris and its suburbs. The pass comes with a
booklet of reductions, including reduced entry into several monuments, including
the Dali museum up the road.
One of the great pleasures in Paris is the
variety of wonderful cuisines. Check out our
restaurant guide in the apartment for
suggestions in the area, and add your own!
Or take a class at Cook'n with Class in
Montmartre and learn the secrets of French
cuisine! Great fun and a great gift idea for
friends! The classes are in English.
|A trip on a bateau mouche is a great way to
see the city
|If you feel a need to get out of the city, there
are several big parks on the outskirts of Paris.
The most famous is the Bois de Boulogne,
where you can go for long walks, have a picnic
horse-riding. There's also the Bois de
Vincennes in the east.
Farther afield, explore the Chateau de
Versailles built by Louis XIV, the Sun King,
and its wonderful gardens; or the Chateau de
Fontainebleau and its forests; or the Chateau
de Chantilly (yes, where the cream comes
from!), complete with the original moat.
Or visit the famous flea market
at St Ouen: Les Puces
|Want to cool off? Take a stroll or enjoy a picnic
along the re-looked and super-trendy Canal
Saint-Martin in the east of the city.
For the best ice cream in Paris, try Berthillon.
Join the queues at the original Berthillon
stands on the Ile de la Cité, esp in front of the
restaurant Le Flore en l'ile.
Also available around the city. Delicious!
It may sound like a cliché, but you really can't leave Paris without visiting the
Eiffel Tower. You can avoid the lines by booking your ticket online. Or take the
After dark, on the hour, every hour, some 30,000 bulbs sparkle and dance in a
spectacular light display.
|The Palais de Chaillot offers the
best view of the Eiffel Tower
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|The city of Paris offers free wireless
access to the Internet in numerous public
places. You'll find it mainly in pubic
libraries, museums and parks. For more
information see: wifi.paris.fr.
Map of Paris
The French capital is a joy to explore, whether you're interested in
architecture, museums and art galleries or you'd rather check out the
fashion stores and hip nightclubs. Or maybe you're just hoping to soak up
the atmosphere of this beautiful city while sipping a glass of wine on a
sunny café terrasse.