I arrived in Paris in France from the U.K by Eurostar for £80 return. It took 2 hours and I pre- booked my ticket from Eurostar’s website about 2 weeks before departure with no problems.

Paris is France’s capital city, commonly known as “the city of love” and is a major city in Europe, with a global centre for fashion and gourmet food. It’s beautiful 19th- century cityscape is zig- zagged by the River Seine and its boulevards. Paris has big landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame cathedral, and the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré is widely known for its cafes and fashion shops.

Paris is a picturesque 19th- century city and really is a city you must visit at least once in your lifetime so be sure to add this to your bucket list.

Hostels and Hotels were reasonably priced in Paris as was everything else.

Paris is a city that has huge amounts to offer, from exciting museums to famous landmarks and streets packed full of coffee bars to sit back and relax.

The food is a very good price, you should expect to find a lot of snails, steak tartare and souffle dishes across the  menus.

Paris really is an amazing city packed with things to do in order to keep you very active.

Paris is a very nice large city and certainly has enough to keep you entertained for at least a week.

Getting from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to the city centre of Paris

Paris Airport

Paris’s Airport is approximately 25 km from the city centre.

The train (RER B) will take you from Paris airport to Paris city centre for 9 euros (£7) one way and it takes 50 minutes.

 The Roissybus will take you from Paris airport to Paris city centre for 9 euros (£7) one way and it takes 1 hour.

A taxi will take you from Paris airport to Paris city centre for around 60 euros (£47) and takes around 40 minutes, not in peak times.

Travelling Around Paris

For travel within the city of Paris, the Paris Travel Card gives unlimited free travel on the Metro, RER, Bus, Trams, SNCF between zones 1 to 3.

A 72 hour travel pass costs 27 euros (£21)

A 48 hour travel pass cost 20 euros (£15)

A 24 hour travel pass cost 12 euros (£9)

Do not forget to activate your travel card on the first journey or face a big fine.

Click the Logo for the great company I used for my Paris Pass.

This company also offers other passes in case you only plan to see just museums.

France’s, Paris Pass

The Paris Pass is your best companion when in Paris, entitling you to over 60 attractions free, fast track entry privileges, a hop- on- hop- off bus tour, a Travel Card to get around Paris and a guidebook to plan your trip.

2 days: 129 euros (£101)

3 days:: 159 euros (£125)

4 days: 189 euros (£148)

If you’re in Paris for a few days I really would recommend getting the Paris Pass as each attraction itself can cost around 14 euro’s (£11), around 5 attractions a day and you’ve saved.

My perfect Marilyn Monroe themed hotel in Paris, France.

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Highly recommended, with just a 10- minute walk to the centre.

Accommodation, Eating and Drinking in Paris, France

Hotels and hostels budget for every price range with:

Hostel’s in the centre of Paris can be found for around 25 euros (£20) per person.

3- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast can be found from around 63 euros (£50).

4- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast and spa facilities can be found for around 152 euros (£120).


If you’d rather, you could find a 5- star hotel for 1270 euros (£1000+).

Restaurants are all over Paris and are not too expensive.

If you’re looking for a 3- course meal in a mid- range restaurant you could expect to pay 25 euros (£20) and a beer for 5 euros (£4).

If you were to look for a single course meal in an inexpensive restaurant you could expect to pay 10 euros (£8).

For nightlife in Paris

Paris has great night live with good bar crawls, look for the “ Paris Pub Crawl”. Joining Paris Bar Crawl costs 15 euros (£12) on the door, or only 13 euros (£10) if you book online in advance. Included is the entry into the visited venues and 4 free shots.

This pub crawl really makes for a good night out in Paris.

Museums worth a visit In Paris, France

 Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris.

The Musée d’Orsay museum in Paris, It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux- Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.

The Petit Palais is an art museum in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, home to the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts.

The Grand Palais des Champs- Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais, is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex.

Les Invalides, commonly known as Hotel national des Invalides, or also as Hotel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments.

Things to do and must see’s whilst in Paris, France

No visit is complete without seeing the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Notre- Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic cathedral and climb the towers.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs- Élysées.

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics.

The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese- American architect I.M. Pei, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace.

The Place Charles de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l’Étoile, is a large road junction in Paris, France, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues including the Champs- Élysées.

Palace & gardens with 17th- century arcades of shops & Daniel Buren’s striped columns in a courtyard.

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979- seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera.

This list really could go on and on so make sure you have a good few days in Paris.

Free things to do Whilst in Paris, France

Notre-Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic cathedral free to enter however the towers charge a fee.

Parc du Champ de Mars grab a blanket, buy a french stick, french cheese and enjoy the lawns.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris.

 Montparnasse Cemetery is a cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, part of the city’s 14th arrondissement.

A nice walk along the streets of Belleville.

The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

The Church of Saint-Séverin is a Roman Catholic church in the Latin Quarter of Paris, located on the lively tourist street Rue Saint-Séverin.

Also plenty of churches and cathedrals to pop in, however, a few have an admission fee.

I spent a few days in Paris, France before I then headed home for the U.K.