The Top FAQ on Visiting Paris (And Yes, Mr Mime is available)
Before coming to Paris we always have hundreds of questions that we will research online. Today we put the FAQ (frequently asked questions) of all time about Paris.
On Visiting Paris
Is Paris a city worth visiting?
Yes, it’s an experience. And Eiffel Tower is in the Top wonders of the world right?
What is the must visit in Paris?
If you have 1-3 days in Paris, these are the places that you should go to experience. 2-3 days is actually more than enough. You may want to explore day trip out of Paris like Mont Saint Michel. You can check out guide here.
+1 Day - The Louvre (1 day)Eiffel Tower (Maybe after Visiting Lourve, Go there for the Sun set)
+1 Day - Notre Dame Cathedral (2-3 hours)Sacré-Cœur (2-3 Hours)
+1 Day Try Palace of Versailles (1 day)
Is Paris Tourist Friendly?
To me, Yes. But it is subjective. If the tourist is courteous and respectful of the local culture and people, they are very friendly.
Do they speak English?
Most people do speak some English, though not all. It is really appreciated if you try a little French. Bonjour, Merci, Pardon, are pretty easy to learn.
You can learn simple phrases here.
How do I avoid looking like a tourist in Paris?
Avoid looking at a map, nowadays you can get that on your phone anyway. But why you want to do that?
How is the weather like in Paris?
Much depends. It can get below 0°c during winter and as high as 40°c during summer. Check out the hourly forecast.
Is it expensive to visit Paris?
Eating out is certainly expensive. A Big Mac Meal cost €7. Air tickets ranges from S$1200 onwards for SIA depending on season. Avoid coming during summer when the French are having their summer holidays.
Check out our Post on the Cost of Living in France to get a good idea.
On Eating in Paris
Are meal times fixed in Paris?
Most of the restaurant yes. Lunch 12pm – 2pm. Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Usually Asian and Fast Food operate all day. If you miss the timing, GG!
Is there Asian Food in Paris?
You siao ah? Go Europe looking for Asian food. Try out their French cuisine lah. After your holidays, go back eat your Chicken rice.
No lah, if I really crave leh how?
Have, a few lah. But standard not as good. Maybe try China Town at District 13. Tricotin.
How about if I want to buy some Asian Titbits?
Wah lau, you very Jialats leh. You stay a few days go back home country liao, still miss Asian stuffs for these few days meh.
But, try out Tang Feres. Hearsay is the biggest Asian Store in Paris.
Is Tap water Drinkable in Paris?
Yes, they are safe. It will be better if it is cold. Boiling Hot water produces some white particles. Read Hard Water
On Public Transport
What is the best way to travel around Paris?
Public of course. It is well connected. Within 1km you will have a Metro station. Use @ratp
How much is the Metro Tickets?
1 ticket is €1.90. Bundle of 10 is €14.50 - Check out Ratp
Where to get the tickets?
Tickets are available at automated machines located in the majority of all station. They have English translation too.
Can pay by Credit Card?
Yup, you can.
How to get to Disneyland?
Check out here at Ratp . Public Transport is very convenient to get you to Disneyland.
On Safety and Security
Is it safe in Paris?
It’s always good to be vigilant. Tourist packed areas tend to have more petty crimes. Pickpockets are common. Scam as well.
On Shopping in Paris
Where is the best place to shop?
- Rue de Rivoli - boutique bargains to high-end fashion
- Boulevard Haussmann – Upmarket Department Store
- Rue St Honoré – High End luxury fashion
- Avenue des Champs-Élysées – No doubt about it.
Try to travel light and keep your wallets safe when you are hands full of shopping bags. You are a prime target of Pickpockets. #dontsayineversay
On Pokemon Go
What about Mr Mime?
Actually quite random, because we caught it in our small town away from Paris. So it much depends on your luck.
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