Never been to Paris and need some advice on what to do? We asked backpackers what their favourite thing to do is as soon as they touch down in the French capital. Here are some of the best comments...
Melissa Elaine DeCastro
Get lost! I love getting lost in my favourite places. Just walking around to who knows where.
Brent James Farrell
The first things you should do in Paris are Jagerbombs and then party!
Go to Sacre-Coeur basilica and take in the city with a crepe in hand!
There’s a lovely cookie bakery called Scoop Me A Cookie. It was a spiritual experience! Go and get a big box of cookies and head over to Le Mur Des Je T’aimes.
Make friends with the French people… They really know their history and culture and are willing to show you around Paris.
Have a pint or glass of wine on la terrace of Belushi’s Canal! There is nothing that will make you happier about being in that magical city than sitting on that terrace in summer with some new friends!
Loosen up your shoes, roll your sleeves and take a walk from St Christopher’s Inns Paris to the Eiffel tower. I did the same 3 years back. Was an experience of it’s kind.
Grab a bottle of wine and some cheese and watch the sun set on Montmartre.
Regina O Connor
Climb the Eiffel tower- no lifts! & see the scenery 360, spectacular!
Go to Marche St Quentin for brie, baguettes, wine and bring them to Parc Buttes-Chaumont (pictured below) for a picnic.
Book into St Christopher’s Inns Paris and visit Belushi’s bar. Loved it when I stayed there last year.
Go to Versailles.
Walking tour with the resident hotties.
Eat a warm nutella crepe and visit the Catacombs
Find the authentic liberty statue. It’s not easy!
Get a coffee and a croissant and walk down the Seine.
If you arrive in the evening, walk along the river to the Eiffel Tower- looks magnificent during the night.
Definitely get lost in the Marais. One of the rare places on earth where you don’t mind being lost.
Grab a macaron.
The more I travel, the more last-minute it gets. Once you've arrived, if you don't have euros yet, cash machine is a must. It's worth getting a lot out at once because you're usually charged for the privilege. Don't risk putting it in a wallet - Paris is notorious for theft. Keep it in a purse belt with your passport and bank cards.
Esmail Mohammed Jobran
Hot Espresso and a Fresh Croissant
Go for a kebab! Seriously they are heaven there!
Go to St Michael then Shakespeare and Company!
Sword fight with baguettes. En-guard
Definitely a sunrise at Sacré-Coeur Très belle!
Install tinder. You have seen parisian guys, right?
Go to the crepe stand by the Eiffel Tower and then get a photo! Oh and go out at QUEEN Nightclub near the Arc Du Triomph - best club in Paris!
Sip on a cappuccino in Cafe Du Flore in the Saint Germain neighbourhood and people watch…