Planning Your Trip

It would take centuries to complete the stunning Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.It would take centuries to complete the stunning Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Paris on Your First Visit

At Paris Unlocked, we tend to focus coverage on lesser-known corners of the French capital, and encourage readers to look well beyond the obvious and the wildly popular. But for first-timers, getting to […]

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Paris in November: Why to Embrace the Short, Cozy Days

Many tourists don’t even consider visiting Paris in November, fearing that they’ll be “regaled” with icy rain, miserably dark days and grumpy locals. But while it’s certainly not for everyone– and you occasionally […]

Notre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative CommonsNotre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative Commons

Paris in September: A Welcome Return After the Lull

  Most locals recognize Paris in September as the true new year. Following a long summer hiatus, residents return home from vacation and get back to work. This is the season of turbo-charged […]

A sunny day at Luxembourg garden. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reservedA sunny day at Luxembourg garden. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved

Paris in August: How to Enjoy the “High-Low” Season in the Capital

  Carrying on from July’s mass exodus of local residents to beaches in the south of France, Paris in August is an odd and interesting time to be in the capital. It’s arguably […]

Parisian buildings as seen from the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou-- another essential spot on a first trip.Parisian buildings as seen from the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou-- another essential spot on a first trip.

Yes, It’s Still Safe to Travel to Paris. Here’s How to Secure Your Trip.

Following 2015’s tragic terrorist attacks in the French capital-– and others around France and Europe since– many travellers are anxiously wondering “Is it still safe to travel to Paris?” A quick look at […]

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