I’ve been to Paris on two occasions in the past, but the thing is, I can’t really say I’ve fully experienced the place in the way I want to. Both times I went were back in the 1993 and 2003 and I’ve got to admit that I didn’t know what traveling was all about back then, both trips were tours with school and college, and during the college trip we spent most of the time at Euro Disney.
Since I can say I’ve been ‘in to travel’ I’ve been to some big European cities in Germany, Italy and Norway, all these trips were great, but made me more unsatisfied with my two trips to France and increased my eagerness to visit Paris once again.
When looking at the city in online and offline travel guides, there’s so much to do, a simple look at some of the Paris attractions tickets on offer can give you an idea of the fun, culture and sightseeing that’s on offer in the city. Paris isn’t a city that’s famous for being cheap, but if you’re smart you can book accommodation at reasonable rates and invest in things like the ‘Paris Pass’, you can enjoy the city without spending a lot.
The ‘Paris Pass’ is something that backpackers will be interested in, and something that I will consider buying when I’m heading to the city again. The Pass gives you a Paris Metro Card, which has the potential to save you a lot of money on transport and getting around, also included is admission to some of the top attractions in the area, such as the famous Musée du Louvre.
Even though I’ve already been, I think a fun idea would be to visit Disneyland Paris again, it’s not just for kids, adults can enjoy it just as much. There’s a Universal Studio’s within the park and I remember the Aerosmith Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was a brilliant ride!
I think Paris is a city where there’s something for everybody, you can enjoy a night out, eat some great food, take in some of the sightseeing culture, or get some Moulin Rouge tickets and enjoy the local shows. It’s worth taking a look at the calendar of attractions and shows on before you visit, so you’re aware of what’s on and at what time so you don’t miss anything.
Overall I’d say revisiting Paris is pretty high on my travel ‘to-do list’, and I’d consider working it within a trip around France to visit some of the other cities in this fascinating country. A north-to-south loop followed ending with a relaxing on the beach in the city of Nice in the south sounds good to me! I’d maybe even visit Monte Carlo whilst I’m there.