Click here to send us your inquires or call (852) 36130518

Paris

Look Before you Book - Holiday Videos Online Now!
Average Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Temp: 6 7 12 16 20 23 25 24 21 16 10 7
   
Resorts
International Removals
Overseas Removals
Car Shipping

Auto Transport
Front Page
Holiday News
Holiday Help Desk
Holiday Airport Guide
Holiday Health Guide

About Us

We comply with the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007. Any solicitor (or registered European lawyer) we refer you to is independent from us and will give you impartial and confidential advice. You are free to choose another solicitor (or registered European lawyer). We have an arrangement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors (IM) where we will introduce clients to them, and they pay us a yearly fee.  Under no circumstances will you be asked to reimburse Irwin Mitchell for any of their payments to us. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors is completely independent of RealHolidayGuides.com and will always act in your best interests. Our agreement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors does not affect the advice they give you, which will always be impartial and confidential.
Thomson Holidays - Click Here

Thomas Cook Globe

Special offers

Google

 

Paris

What's it really like?

Paris rarely disappoints visitors who are looking for a romantic sightseeing city break but there are some pitfalls, mainly in the sheer size of the city for exploring and the litter and graffiti that blights its beauty.

Paris is the world's most visited city thanks to its superbly preserved architecture, not to mention its fame for fashion, food and arts (make your own jokes!) so expect huge crowds at any time of the year.

August tends to be the quietest month when locals head for the beaches but the old tradition of restaurateurs locking up for the holiday is dying out.

There are however, some peaceful retreats. Straddling the river Seine are several formal gardens to relax in when the weather's fine and when planning a trip to Paris add a day-or-two to explore the many nooks and crannies that hide dozens of quaint avenues and back streets. There are some hidden gems, many of which would be the star attraction in some lesser cities.

When visiting Paris on a short break or a budget it's worth making an itinerary of your personal must-see landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Champs Elysees and plan your routes on the Metro. Don't try driving! You won't even be insured to drive in the mayhem of traffic that surrounds the Arch de Triumph

Almost every street and boulevard is lined with caf�s and restaurants which give it that unique Parisian atmosphere.

Note 1:

Restaurants, caf�s and hotels all include a service charge of between 12% to 15% however, many waiters still expect a few coins unless the service was particularly bad.
Caf�s often charge more for a table with a view so the cheaper option is to eat or drink towards the rear of the establishment.

Note 2:
The French are proud of their language and most prefer to communicate in their native tongue so if you only speak English try to meet them half-way and flatter them with a few well-rehearsed phrases .

Shopping: Paris is one of the world's shopping capitals for the finer things in life like perfumes and fashion but don't expect many bargains. One of the city centre malls dates back the 1800s, another department store is officially classified as a historic monument. Others like the Forum des Halles haven't stood the test of time and are now looking tatty.

The Eiffel Tower - the most famous landmark in Paris looming 320m above the city and notorious for its lengthy queues for the lifts. It is possible to walk up the first two levels and still enjoy the views. Early morning is the best time to avoid the biggest crowds. There are places to eat and souvenir shops on various levels. It is also possible to book a table for a meal and jump the queue.

Notre Dame -The Cathedral is open from 7:45 am to 6:45 pm and some parts may be interrupted during Masses and Services. The entrance for the tour of the bell tower is on the street at the side of the church. It includes quite a bit of climbing - 387 steps so access may be difficult for some. The Great Bell is the most popular attraction followed by gargoyles. The views over Paris are breathtaking.

The Louvre - A not-to-be-missed experience but allow one full day, at least to enjoy the exhibits. The ideal way is to plan two shorter visits on separate days which would be less exhausting. The entrance is through the glass pyramid and the fee is often reduced after 3pm.

Arc de Triomphe - This famous arch is located at the furthest point away from the Louvre at the other end of the Champs-�lys�es. The detail on the stone carvings is breathtaking, along with the 284 steps up a narrow winding staircase. There are tiny areas up the spiral staircase where climbers can take a breather. It may be possible to use the lift. The views are worth the climb.

Disneyland - Based on the American versions in Orlando and California, the theme park's main attractions are zoned-off into Frontierland, Adventureland with its pirate themes; Fantasyland which is based on the famous Disney characters and the modern Discoveryland with its focus on space. Our reporter found much to be improved upon during a visit in December 2010. The public toilets in the Disney restaurants were often unclean and foul smelling and smokers were lighting up in many outdoor areas. 

Back to top

Holiday Guides Front Page

Advertise Here

Excellent Rates

Wycombe Abbey| private school hong kong| English primary school Hong Kong| primary education| top schools in Hong Kong| best international schools hong kong| best primary schools in hong kong| school day| boarding school Hong Kong|