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AVoid these tourist traps and scams in Paris

6 Tips for Avoiding Tourist Traps & Scams in Paris

As one of the world’s most-visited cities, Paris relies on tourism to thrive economically. While that’s generally a mutually beneficial thing, it has its downsides. For one thing, certain areas can seem devoid […]

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Do You Really Need Travel Insurance for a Trip to Paris & France?

For this first article in a new series of practical tips I’ll refer to as “Paris Trip Planning Q&A”, let’s tackle a boring, but entirely necessary, question. Readers have often asked me this: […]

Paris in May: How to Enjoy the Mid-Spring Glory in 2019

  Representing the glorious apex of springtime in the French capital, Paris in May is a wildly popular time to visit. Millions of people throng on the city during this month alone, hoping to […]

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Best Time of Year to Visit Paris? There’s Charm in Every Season

  In all the years I’ve covered Paris, the question I’ve been asked more predictably than any other is “When do you recommend I go?” Again and again, I’ve disappointed those hoping for […]

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