Planning Your Trip
When to Go
April in Paris may be a cliché but it is still a good time to visit. Spring and autumn are both pleasant and there are plenty of parks and tree-lined boulevards to enjoy. Although certain restaurants close in August, when most Parisians take their holidays, there is still plenty to see and do.
Choosing an Area
The Left Bank is a good choice if you like a Bohemian atmosphere of cafés and student life. The Marais has many museums, shops and restaurants and the Opéra and Louvre quarters are central to everything. To save money, stay just outside the centre and use the excellent ...