City of Lights


Paris by Locals

          Paris has always been an icon as the beautiful, romantic, exciting vacation city for every type of traveler from every corner of the globe.  In fact, Paris is so famous as a vacation city that it's easy to forget that millions of people who grew up and live in Paris call the city of lights home.  And any local Parisian knows that the beauty of the Eiffel tower, the curvy streets of Montmartre, and the stunning grandeur of the Arc de Triomphe is just the tip of the iceberg in a city jam packed with hidden treasures like weekend markets, international food, disguised speakeasies, and the secluded sanctuary parks, perfect for picnics.  Whether you're looking for local tips on logistical info like taking the metro or want recommendations on the best lesser known area's, restaurants, and café's the city has to offer, we've done some of the research for you so you can make the most out of your trip, all in one place. 

Avoiding pickpockets
local & hidden paris
Taking the metro


The best trips are well rounded!  Whether you want to bring out your inner kid or splurge on a posh night out, check out our other sections to see how other adventurers and locals see Paris!

Tour with a local
how to eat like a local
breakfast in paris



Nicholas Willis

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Palo Alto, CA 94304

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