Top Tips for Paris Trip Planning

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Top Tips for Paris Trip Planning
Once you’ve committed to planning your dream trip to Paris, nothing will stand in your way. Here are some of our tips and tricks to help make that trip an easier reality while you plan. When and how do I book a flight? One of the first things to keep in mind is the time of year you’re planning to travel. Booking a flight and a hotel will change in price depending on the “on” and “off” seasons for tourism in Paris. According to US News, the cheapest time to travel from the United States is in mid-January and during the winter, however the best recommended month weather-wise is between August to September. If you choose to fly in the popular high season, the flight can be as much as $1000 more. Flight aggregators, like Kayak and Expedia, can provide useful flight comparisons. These platforms search through a vast number of airlines to show flights and fares sometimes up to hundreds of dollars cheaper. Google Flights is a highly recommended tool for travel search, locating low prices quickly, and you can even set price alerts so you’ll be notified when prices on the route change. Skyscanner is also terrific, particularly because you can search with flexible dates. Another website we recommend is ScottsCheapFlights. Sign up and you’ll receive email notifications for cheap flights from your airport of choice. A paid membership option is also available (in both Premium and Elite categories), which provide added perks. If you’re more spontaneous with your trips, this site is a must. Plane going to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, photo by Simon Champagne on Unsplash What about COVID-19 regulations? The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we travel the world. It’s important to keep track of the regulations regarding both your departure and return flights: airport rules, airline regulations, border requirements. For Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, masks are recommended but not required, as of May 2022. The airport still has COVID-19 testing centers that can be used by appointment. All other facts and questions about the airport’s policy can be found on the Paris Aeroport official website. Air France is the most frequently used airline to get from the United States to Paris, and they are also recommending masks on board, though not requiring them. Delta follows suit. An important additional note: As of June 12, the United States is no longer requiring that air passengers traveling from a foreign country show a negative COVID-19 test, or documentation of recovery from Covid-19, before they board their flight. Flying post-Covid, photo by Lukas Souza on Unsplash Where should I stay? Recommended neighborhoods to stay in Paris include the Latin Quarter, Le Marais, Montparnasse, and Montmartre. However, there are 20 districts to choose from. And because the city is quite small geographically, even an outlying arrondissement is a quick metro ride away from the city center.

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Emily Sanders is a freelance writer, journalist, and lover of the little corners of cities that want to be explored. She has a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design and currently lives in Dallas, Georgia.


  • Lauren Golden
    2022-06-30 09:25:52
    Lauren Golden
    When it is hot in Paris I have worn cropped tapered pants and a nice T-shirt with sandals most of the time. I saw a lot of sun dresses also.