Getting Around in Paris


Are you excited to travel to Paris? While waiting for the date, it’s a good thing to prepare for your trip. Have you already researched how to get around the city when you’re there? If not, read on.

On foot
Paris is a walking city. Meaning, you can explore the beauty of the city using your feet at least once. This way, you would be able stop and have a closer look of those moments that you could have missed otherwise. If you don’t want to get lost, it is advisable that you upload the Google Maps app to your smartphone. Never miss the fun so make sure to bring your camera. For sure, tourists will stumble across different colorful doors, amazing courtyards, and other multiple gems that you might have missed if you took Métro.

By Bike
Have you visited Paris before? If so, it is likely that you have already experienced the grey Velib bikes. These bikes can be rent and returned at any of city’s stations. For those who are visiting Paris for a shorter time, it is advisable that you opt for a 1- or 7-day ticket by means of using the machines you can find in every station. You can even buy tickets online. One tip. Do take note that the traffic in the city can be aggressive though it usually depends on the place where you are biking.

If you want the quickest way to get around the city, Metro is the best option for you. Even though the local people usually complain about how crowded the cars can get, and hassle the Métro can be, there’s no other way for you to getting around the city quickly and easily. For tickets, they can be purchased at machines in every station. Be noted that various Métro lines are identified by various colors and numbers, hence making it easy for you to navigate your maps.

Getting around in Paris using a bus can be both a perk and awful. Why? Granted, you will indeed have the chance to see and explore the city’s beauty, which is ideal for your sightseeing experience sense of direction. However, it may mean that you need to face the hassle of standing squeezed in between crowded fifty people who are on the same route. Apart from that, the bus system can be hard to learn especially if you are a newbie. It’s a good thing that through modern apps, it makes it easier for you to locate out how you would be able to access the city using bus. For tickets, you can buy them on the bus. Also, the bus maps that can be found at the station as well as on the bus, are pretty of great help since they are easy to understand. Having said that, it will surely help you in finding the best stop in Paris.

One of the best things that you can do to get around in Paris is book a taxi. Your journey going to your desired destination will surely flow smooth if there is already a taxi waiting for you. And take note, there are lots of taxis available to take you to your preferred place in Paris.

Final Thoughts
There are lots of ways you can get around city and explore its beauty. If you want to take some time experiencing the city while taking a much closer look on every corner, by foot is the best option. If you want a quick travel, metro will do best. It’s just a matter of personal preference.