Sunday, 31 August 2014

Rock Your Layover: Paris

Paris-plage (PARIS,FR75) (3875984944)
Summer layover in Paris? Check out Paris Plages, on the banks of the Seine.
Have a layover coming up in Paris? Wondering what you could do with your time? Here's a little inspiration.

We've gathered the following resources - tips, stories and layover ideas - to help you get the most out of your time here.

In a nutshell:

Paris Eiffel Widely considered to be the world's most beautiful city, romantic Paris is brimming with history, culture, fashion, food and design.

With a large part of the city a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, is it any wonder the City of Lights is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations? Where better to have a layover?
Free:Paris Free Sightseeing Tours
Top 10 Free Things to do in Paris - the Guardian
Always-Free Paris, Sometimes-Free Paris, Almost-Free Paris - Parislogue
Paris for Free - ParisInfo (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Unique:Paris Dinner with Parisian Hosts
Picks:After-Hours Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers
Skip the ine Arc de Triomphe Summit Access and Champs Elysees Highlights
Private Guided Layover Tour of Paris including Roundtrip Transport
Shop:Paris Shopping Tour: Discount Couture
Teen Shopping Tour in Paris
St-Ouen Flea Market (Marché aux Puces St-Ouen) Tour
See:The Paris Pass 
Paris Discount Cards: Passes & Benefits - Parislogue
Hop:Hop On Hop Off Bus - several to choose from
Do:Paris Layover Ideas & Stuff to Do in Paris
Eat:Paris by Mouth
My Paris - David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen
The 100 Best Restaurants in Paris - Time Out
Paris Best Cheap Eats - Time Out
Cooking Classes - from croissants and macaroons to gluten-free pastries (tours)
Tips:No Reservations: Paris - Anthony Bourdain
The Layover: Paris - Anthony Bourdain
A French Guy’s Practical Tips for a Quick Trip to Paris - Olivier Knox
10 Tips for the Perfect Paris Trip - Girls Guide to Paris
Finding free WiFi in Paris - Parislogue
Watch:YouTube: Paris city guide - Lonely Planet
YouTube: How to use the Paris Metro - Rail Europe
Look:Pinterest: Paris
Read:Paris on Amazon.com
My Paris Kitchen
To/from the airport:Make sure you know which Paris airport you are flying in and out of - there are several!
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA)
Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG)
Paris Vatry Disney Airport (XCR)
Good to know:Paris - Eiffelturm Paris transportation is, unfortunately, prone to strikes, so it is a good idea to have a Plan A and a Plan B for your airport transfers. The train from CDG airport is a good option.
Being a major international city, there are plenty of travel scams in Paris  - be alert.
Tourist info:ParisInfo (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Tourism Roissy-en-France Tourism
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