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  • I found Paris France to be an exciting location and worth every penny spent to visit
  • The cost is about $26.00 per person, but well worth the money

    • by melvin brown

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      I found Paris France to be an exciting location and worth every penny spent to visit.

      The sites are breath taking. My wife and I visited the Notre Dame in Paris during the Christmas Season. The scenery was just fabulous.

      The transportation system

      is very similiar to the subway systems in Washington, D.C. or New York. The city was suprisingly clean and well take care of.

      All of the major sites are in a central location in the heart of Paris. Sites that are a must see include, the Pompidu- An art-building constructed as an art piece; the Louvre- It takes over 3 hours to tour the entire building. The Mona Lisa is located in the Louvre. The cost is about $26.00 per person, but well ...

      • Paris France
      worth the money.

      Food shops are located throughout Paris. We actually at the the Hard Rock Cafe in Paris. We sat at the table that Bob Marly visited.

      Hotels are similiar to the costs in New York City. We found our hotel in

      Travelocity. The room actually exceeded the pictures provided on the website. We stayed seven days and paid approximately $80.00 per night at a 3-star hotel.

      Overall, traveling to Paris, France was a chance in a lifetime and well worth every dollar.

yana says :

as someone who visited Paris many times and even lived there for 3 years, my opinion about Paris is partial.
yes, there is the obvious touristic sites very well-known and very impresive of course, but i have to say that from all the other capitals i visited in Europe (and world-wide), Paris is one of the mosat non-pleasent and non-welcoming cities…and yes, there are also obvious reasons for that too- big city with all the inconveniances, the famous french character which is usualy not very kind to tourists.

i will explane, a largly visited city like Paris invits all kinds of frauds and abusers. starting from taxi drivers or the awfull train from and to the airport which is you first and last experience at this city and continuing with most restaurants in touristic places that serves defrosted dishes form commecial super-markets and present them as an authentique “french-cuisine”.
actualy as a tourist with no references, you have almost no chance at all to taste good french food in Paris as there are very few good restaurants and they are very well-hidden. most-likely you will eat in a “tourist-trap” resataurant.
of cours, the workers attitude is not the most welcoming you can imagin.

anouther inconvinience is coming from a non-french- speaking country.
french people are well known for their lack of communication abilities in English, i will add and say that its a real cultural thing.
knowing English is actually considered embaracing for many french people and they would feel uncomfortable to speak it infront of their friends or Colleagues even if they speak it reletively good.
so if your looking for some instructions or information, you will probably have to manage by yourself (less in other parts of France but at least in Paris)

everything i wrote here is a generalisation of cours and surely there are nice french people also and its all based on my experience comparing to other big cities (such as Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, New york, London, Tel-Aviv, Seoul and more).
Irina says :

I cannot agree with you more on the language part. I study French and French culture and as I was talking to French people, I discovered that they are very proud of their nationality, culture and language. They actually don’t bother speaking English, they’re way too arrogant, way too cool for that. So my biggest advice for people coming to France is to learn a little bit of French, just some words and phrases. Obviously, I don’t generalize all French people, neither am I saying they’re bad people, but that trait in their characters that doesn’t let them treat foreigners same way they treat their fellow countrymen is inevitable and you’ll see that, if you visit France.
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