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Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III, Paris - France
[A classic view of the Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III.]

Nomadic Notes Blog Posts

A day in Paris is better than no day in Paris – My report on a day in Paris.

Aussie-style cafes in Paris – Australian coffee shops have become a thing in Paris, so of course I had to pay a visit.


Paris hotels – Search for discount hotels in Paris with lowest rates guaranteed.

Apartment Review: Paris apartment rental by Only-apartments

Books About Paris

A Year in the MerdeA Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke.

Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job – and finds out what the French are really like. Based on Stephen Clarke’s own experiences and with names changed to “avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author’s legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit.”

Paris LettersParis Letters by Janice MacLeod.

Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice saves up for an extended trip to Europe. A few days into her stop in Paris, she meets Christophe, a cute butcher who doesn’t speak English. Via sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays, but her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again.

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in ParisThe Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter.

Baxter highlights the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, including the favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writers who have called Paris their home. Baxter’s chronicle reveals how walking is the best way to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Paris (Travel Guide).

Travel Guides

Paris Tourist Office – The official website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. – website and free weekly eNewsletter for travel, hotels, food and wine, reviews and more for Paris and France.

Colleen’s Paris – Paris travel and personal tips for Parisians at heart.

Girls’ Guide to Paris – A one-stop shopping website for everything that is Paris, from hotels to shopping to spas to pastry shops written by Paris insiders and residents.

I Prefer Paris – An ex-New Yorker’s insider’s guide to Paris.

My Paris Trips – Ex-Parisian utilizes frequent return trips to guide Paris visitors from a traveler’s point of view, but with local experience.

Paris Escapes – travel tips including unique sights, restaurants, and shops that the guidebooks miss.

Paris Insiders Guide – A guide to
Paris travel guides. This site reads all the guide books and tells you what not to buy.

Paris Voice – Webzine for English-speaking Parisians.

Paris Must See – Restaurants, shops, museums and hotels.

A Paris Guide – Matt Barrett’s guide to Paris.

Paris Logue – Paris travel guide to hotels, apartments and weather.

The Hip Paris Blog – Insider tips and insights on dining, shopping, culture, renting, and living in Paris.

Paris Attitude – Travel guide featuring culture, accommodation, and things to do.

Paris For Kids – By David Robert Hogg from My Little Nomads.

Paris Blogs

The Paris Blog – Life in Paris from an expat perspective.

Paris Breakfasts – Blog by Carol Gillott who paints Paris by watercolour.

God I Love Paris – From Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate).

Articles About Paris

A three-day expedition to walk across Paris entirely underground – Journalist Will Hunt, who made the crossing with a group of urban explorers, recounts being menaced by rainwater and rats — and meeting fellow subterranean wanderers along the way.

Paris Syndrome: A first-class problem for a first-class vacation – “At least 20 people this summer – most of them Japanese – have suffered from the disorder after realizing Paris isn’t what they expected.”

Blog Posts

3 days in Paris: All the tricks you need to avoid madness – A guide to get the most out of a short visit, by

DIY: The best places to visit in Paris – A handy list of the biggest highlights in Paris for first timers, by

Getting the best out of Paris – By

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris – By

Shortcut City Guide to Paris – By

14 do’s and don’ts in Paris – By

Which Paris tourist attractions should you visit? – By

Envelope yourself in Paris culture – By

A cheat sheet for Paris first-timers – By

Four days in Paris – By

The Arc de Triomphe up close in Paris – By

How to make the most of 3 to 5 days in Paris – By

30 things to do in Paris – By

Is Paris the city of love? 10 romantic things to do in Paris – By

How to spend 3 days in Paris: Itinerary and travel tips – By

Paris by night – a walking tour with a local guide – By

Four days in Paris and giving modern art another try at the Pompidou Center in Paris – By


Paris By Mouth – A guide to food and wine in Paris. Includes reviews of restaurants, bistros, wine bars, bakeries and shops selling cheese, wine, pastry, chocolate.

David Lebovitz – An American food writer living in Paris.

Discount Passes

Paris Pass

Paris Pass – This is a great if you plan to do nothing but sightseeing. Buy a card for a once off price (depending on the duration) and get free entry to over 60 sights and tourist attractions in Paris. The pass also includes free travel on the Paris Metro system.


Find and book Paris tours and activities on

Is a day trip from London to Paris worth it? – By Samantha Duffield at


Eiffel Tower sunset, Paris - France
[Watching the sunset behind the Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III.]

Paris Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my visits to Paris.

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