I used to love going here primarily for the experience. I adore the architecture throughout the city, and it’s lovely going on walks just to take it all in. The shopping can get pricey, but I like going to the market just the same. This is another one of the world’s great cities with a very rich history.
It definitely helps to know the language though. I know some people who haven’t had great experiences largely due to the language barrier. It does help to try speaking the language, for the most part.
People on the roads are a bit crazy and crossing streets in the main areas can be quite difficult. But the most satisfying places in all of Paris seem to be the areas with less tourist congestion.
I still say it’s largely worth the trip, but definitely worth the time to go around and see the things you really want to see. There’s too much to get around to in just one trip!
over 7 years ago