- By John
- On Oct 18, 2018
- Travel Tips
The overwhelming amount of things on offer in Paris can be a real challenge for first-time visitors. That’s why every needs some practical tips for visiting Paris in order to avoid mistakes. Book the bus tours from Paris to begin your trip nowdays.
Parisians Eat Dinner Late
Parisians tend to eat dinner around 8 or 9:00 PM. Many good restaurants won’t be open until 7:30ish PM, as they close between lunchtime and dinnertime.
My personal recommendation for a typical Parisian restaurant would be a historic Polidor Restaurant founded in 1845. The interior of the restaurant is basically unchanged for over 100 years. They have great escargots and steak tartare if you want to try some French snails and raw beef mixed with spices and an egg. Woody Allen used Polidor as one of the locations for his time travel fantasy, Midnight in Paris, so who knows, maybe you’ll meet Zelda Fitzgerald there too.
Don’t Think That Paris is a City Just for Lovers
While many romantic comedies portray Paris as the city for lovers, with boyfriends proposing in front of the Eiffel Tower and taking girls on romantic walks along the Seine, this image can often be very far away from reality. Paris is a great place to travel solo, as you can people watch and appreciate everything in a different way you would with your partner.
You can also easily meet people in Paris too as there are many solo travelers in the city! If you don’t believe me just check how many hostels are in town just to give you an idea.