Wednesday, August 15, 2018

City of Love, Paris

 

One of the most visited city in the world is Paris and I am thankful that it´s my first travel destination. It sounds weird because I am from Philippines and moved in BarcelonaSpain. You might think that it´s not my first travel destination, but Philippines and Spain are already my home.

From my city, Barcelona, there are a lot of ways to go in Paris because we are just neighbours. You can just take your cars. There is also a train that goes directly in France. You can take that in Estacio de França. The fare varies depends of the day of your departure. And lastly by airplane that you can book your cheapest flight by this blog.

Paris is everyone´s dream destination. And I feel honoured that it is my first travel destination. But it is indeed best for couples. So book your flights already with your loved ones.

Air France
 



Me and my friends travelled in Paris last 18th of November 2016. We booked it 1 month before our flight directly from Air France. Plane ticket cost us 75€ and additional 15€ for our 32kg check-in baggages. For our hand luggage, we had 12kg allowance.

The price of our flights depends on the day of your departure. Let me help you book your cheapest flight through this blog.

Apartment
Now, for our accommodation we chose an apartment for we were 6 persons and we wanted to save. We booked an apartment from Airbnb for 4days and 3nights that cost us 75€ each for the whole stay. We can say that the apartment is too far away from the pictures but the location is great for it´s near to subway and some tourist spots. (I didn't have any picture of the apartment for it´s not instagrammable)

But there are ways to get a great accommodation with cheap price. Here is my blog about things to look for while searching for a great accommodation.

Transportation
Just like any other places, you have a lot of choices for the transportation. From the airport, we took a taxi going to our apartment that cost us 80€ for all of us and our luggage's (yes, there is an additional fee for every luggage). And for our daily transport, we took the metro and just bought a 10rides ticket that cost 14,10€ good for 3zones.



The price for their subway ticket depends on the zones. Zone 1 is most likely the centre of the city.  Price goes up for other zones. There is an office in the subway where you can ask how the zones work and what is the best type of ticket to get. And just for additional information, machines in subway don´t take 50euro. So better bring the exact amount or smaller bills.


I can say that subway in Paris is one of the busiest subway and the most difficult to understand. So always be careful with your things and plan your trips ahead of time! 

Places to Visit in Paris


While traveling, you should do some research on  where to go. It depends on how many days you are going to stay on that place and also depends on your preferences.


Eiffel Tower 
Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous tourist spot in the world. It was build on January 28, 1887 and named under Gustave Eiffel. They light it on every night. 





Sacré-Coeur
Going down the Sacré-Coeur you will encounter a big and long street where you can buy souvenirs and foods. We tried the famous crepes in just the corner and I can say Paris truly has the best crepes!



Moulin Rouge

Arc de Triomphe



Notre-Dame de Paris




La Louvre



 


Christmas Village





What to expect in Paris     
Let me be honest with you guys. I know Paris is your ¨dream destination¨ since you´re a child and still now. But let me tell you honestly what to expect or my review about Paris. 

First, the Eiffel Tower. It looks really great with the lights on it. I can´t say anything bad about it. It´s indeed romantic! But before or after that ¨light¨, it´s just a normal tower. 

And their transportation, trust me, it´s the busiest transportation in Europe (I´d been in 3 countries in Europe so trust me). 

I know Paris preserves their city but they are not clean. I know it´s the government´s fault. I just hope they can fix it and the illegal immigrants as well. 

But one thing is good in Paris and that´s their tourist attractions. It is indeed great and you won´t see that in other countries. My favorites are Eiffel Tower at night and La Louvre. I hope you can come and visit this city.

Videos

Let me share you some videos that my friends did for our Paris trip :


36 comments:

  1. Aha... I am adding this to my travel bucket list. It's really a helpful guide for those who wish to visit Paris. :)

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  2. Very enticing to visit Paris. Great content, Great place! Keep it up ! :)

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  3. Looks like a great trip! Thanks!

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  4. I love Paris and can't wait to go back!! All your pictures and descriptions are beautiful:)

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  5. It feels like we oursleves are travelling...

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  6. I would love to visit Paris! Even if it was just a weekend to dance around the streets, eat some cake and drink some coffee, bliss!

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  7. What an awesome trip Barcelona is my favorite place to visit and then going to Paris would be a dream come true. Your pictures are fabulous.

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  8. I love Paris. I think it is one of those cities you can’t help but fall in love with. I loved walking and exploring while there and also the night cruises were great.

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  9. Barcelona and Paris are definitely amazing destinations! I guess being a New Yorker I am never intimated by subway systems! :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  10. I love Paris! I was lucky enough to spend (some years ago..) my 18th birthday here. I cannot wait to return!

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  11. I am so glad I got to experience it las fall and see so many of these landmarks and places with my own eyes. It is such a beautiful city with lots of character.

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  12. It looks like you had a great trip to Paris. I haven't been yet, but I would love to go one day. You have ticked all the touristic places Paris has to offer.

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  13. I love your photos. I need to get back to Paris one day. The last time I was there I was a teen.

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  14. I think it may be time for me to get a passport. I would love to travel to Paris.

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  15. I do love paris! Such a cute city with so many things to see! Living in London and having used the paris metro, i can say both are rather easy to use if you look at maps and know where you want to go.

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  16. I'm so in love with all the pictures! Seems like you guys had a blast. Paris is always memorable. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo
    Candace
    Http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  17. I’ve been to Paris a few times and have loved it - head east and hit Champagne next time - TOTALLY worth it

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  18. I would love to visit Paris one day! The Eiffel Tower is at the top of my list, and I hadn't even thought about the crepes. :) YUM! Great information to help plan!

    Teresa
    https://www.SunflowerstoSTEM.com

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  19. I hope to travel to Paris this year with my husband. I can just imagine how amazing the food will be!

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  20. Paris has always been in my bucketlist. And this post is informative, saving this post. I'm surprised looking at the subway map, it's certainly confusing. Also it's great that you were with friends.

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  21. Your pictures are so beautiful! I love Paris, and I really hope I will be able to visit it one day!

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  22. Paris is a dream trip for many. Glad you had a wonderful time with your friends.

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  23. The city of Love indeed! Spending Valentine's in Paris is what I'd want to experience. Their night life is so amazing and it's so beautiful at night.

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  24. Paris is a destination that I hope to visit someday for its architecture, food, and wine. I love staying at an Airbnb whenever I travel. It makes me feel like a local even though I am a tourist.

    I need to make a plan to visit Paris. I need to go!

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  25. I want to go to Paris someday! I love your pictures! I definitely would want to see the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge (I love the movie).

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  26. Paris is a place that is definitely on my bucket list. It is filled with incredible history and amazing places to visit!

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  27. It looks like you had a lot have fun. A lot of great photos too. I have been to Paris twice and it is okay I guess. Maybe it is time for me to go again, lol!

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  28. We are working on getting our passports to start really traveling. I can't wait to visit Paris.

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  29. I've always wanted to go to Paris. Most of my family has been already. I can't wait for my turn.

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  30. I've been to Paris a few times and while I like it, it has never been one of my favorite cities. What I do appreciate most about it is that there are so many things do and see each time you visit.

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  31. Paris is one of the cities on my bucket list for visiting! I loved your photos - it makes anyone want to fall in love with the city of love!

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  32. I always want to visit Paris this place is in top of our bucket list. An avid traveler myself, I would love to visit this place.

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  33. I would love to visit Paris! Its my dream place to visit. I love you photos but
    get a bit jealous of you.

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  34. Paris is truly a dream destination for most of us, but now it slowly bursting its bubble. The crowd, pickpockets, trash everywhere, dirty rues, impolite French, and the protests makes Paris now a best place for others.

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  35. I would love to go there one day! Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  36. I will be honest Paris is at the bottom of my travel list at the moment. But I know eventually I will go great blog on the recap!

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