This year was quite good for me, I had the change to visit two important cities, London and Paris, if you are interested you can read my post about London here.
I really wanted to see Paris for a while, a mean everyone is talking about it, and my wish came true in May. I flew from Romania (Iasi) to Paris with Blue Air (Romanian low-cost airline company) and the cost for two tickets round-trip was 85€, I bought the tickets with 9 months ahead and it was also a discount.
I explored the city in 3 full days, it might sound crazy to see Paris in 3 days, but we managed to spend the time wisely. The weather in May was beautiful, my advice is to check the weather before you leave, I recommend you Wunderground and Foreca.
From and to airport (one person) – Beauvais Airport
– bus: 30€ round-trip (with Airport Shuttle)
The price is quite high because the airport is situated 75km from Paris, in 1 hour and a half you are in Paris at the Porte Maillot bus station very close to the Arc de Triomphe.
– train: 15€ one way (check prices here)
Keep in mind that the train station is situated 6km far from the airport.
– taxi: over 140€
I think we all know that Paris is not a cheap city, so for my first time in my life I’ve rented an apartment. I was quite scared at first, but all went very well, I’ve used Airbnb to search for a nice apartment situated near the Eiffel Tour, I’ve paid 178€ for two nights. Unfortunately, I no longer have the link to our apartment, but pay attention to the reviews and fees. If you don’t fancy renting, check Booking and TripAdvisor for hotels, you might find also great deals.
What to see
You can’t go to Paris without seeing the symbol of the city, I really recommend you to go on top (check the fees here), the view is stunning.
After sunset at every hour there is a light show, don’t miss it.
If you want to meet with Mona Lisa this is the right place, check the entrance fees here.
Such a beautiful building and the entrance is free.
Arc de Triomphe
Palace of Versailles
Is situated outside the city, you have to get the RER train with destination Versailles Château-Rive Gauche, the yellow line. Look on a map in the metro/RER station to identify it.
I have to warn you that early in the morning you might have to wait in a very long queue, at the tickets (check them here) and the entrance. I have to be honest and say that is not like I was expected, maybe I had very high expectations.
Overall it was a very interesting trip, I really enjoyed my time in Paris discovering the European culture.
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