Costa Rica News – A Costa Rican, Andrea Quesada Méndez, moved with her daughters to Paris. She also lived there as a child and has become somewhat of an expert in tourism there. She provides a few tips for ticos wanting to visit.
It’s important to take tours and excursions only from official companies, those that are listed on the France Tourisme website. Others sell bracelets in the street that end up being scams or disappointing tours. You should always get a physical address in advance.
You can easily spend months getting to know Paris but need at least three days to see the basics. You can’t miss watching a sunset from the third floor of the Eiffel Tower, a night cruise on the Seine or the Louvre Museum. There are unlimited passes for museums and monuments worth looking into.
Hop on hop off tourist buses are inefficient and expensive. An easy subway application is a better bet.
Menus are always available outside restaurants to check the price range. Those on a budget can save by ordering the dish of the day in most places. Crepe stands are also a great option. Tap water is safe to drink. A glass of wine is cheaper than soda.
Airbnb has convenient prices. Hotels on the outskirts of the city are affordable and the metro service gets you to the center fast.
The best time to visit for the nicest weather and most affordable prices is in May and June and from September to November.