Image of a watercolor painting of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Postcard Press Picks:
For Traveling to Paris

Paris is one of the most popular cities in the world. From the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame to the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe to the Moulin Rouge and more, there is so much to experience. On the surface, it’s a breathtaking city, but when you dig a little deeper, you’ll find thousands of years of history and culture to explore.

Because there is so much to do, it may be a little overwhelming. But if you want to plan the perfect trip to Paris, you need to know exactly what you want out of it. Do you want to experience the city like a local? Do you want to learn more about its history? Do you want to immerse yourself in art and architecture? Or maybe you want to eat, drink, and write like the famous artists and authors of the past? After all, there’s a reason Paris has always been a destination for those seeking creative inspiration.

No matter what you’re looking for, you can find it in Paris. You just have to know what you want, and then how to get it. That means doing your research. So, for this Postcard Press Picks, we’re focusing on this glorious city—instead of the entire country—so you can start planning the most rewarding trip for you.


Image of the Louvre Museum and Pyramid, Paris
The Louvre can be an essential experience but also overwhelming. It is impossible to see everything in just a few hours. So, it’s important to decide on what you most want to see and develop a game plan before you even arrive.

Must-See Attractions

Paris is a bustling metropolis with must-see sights and experiences around every corner. Grab your favorite travel guide, and start deciding on the big, must-do activities you want to add to your itinerary. Then, turn to the internet to make sure they’ll be worth it!


Image of the Catacombs of Paris
Below the surface of the city, you’ll find the burial grounds of more than 6 million people in the Catacombs of Paris. Creepy and fascinating, be sure to do your research so you can truly appreciate the experience.

Hidden Gems

The must-see attractions are important but they aren’t the only things worth experiencing. You have to get off the beaten path to immerse yourself in a destination and ensure a rewarding journey. With such a rich and storied history, Paris is a treasure trove of hidden gems.


Image of outdoor cafe table with wine, cheese, and bread laid out.
Cheese. Bread. Wine. Just a few of the quintessential culinary delights in Paris. Take an afternoon break and do some people watching while enjoying great food.

Foodie Adventures

Don’t forget about the food! Anywhere you go, the local staples are a great way to learn about the city’s culture and people. Paris offers a variety of culinary delights that you must try.


Daytime image of Mont Saint Michel, France
Mont Saint Michel is just one of the memorable day trips accessible from Paris.

Day Trips

You could easily spend an entire week in Paris and not see everything, but sometimes, staying in one place for too long can get a little monotonous. When you plan to be in one place for multiple days, think about breaking up the time with a day trip or two. Luckily, Paris provides many opportunities to explore beyond the city limits.


Black and white photo of the Paris Metro's "Metropolitain" signs with French buildings in the background
If you’re going to visit Paris, it’s important to know how to get around. Get acquainted with the Paris Metro before you arrive.

Practical Information

When you travel anywhere, it’s important to do your research, so you’re not caught off guard or unaware of basic (but important!) information about your destination. It’s all part of being a respectful traveler.


Have you been to Paris? What was your favorite experience? What tips and advice would you offer your fellow travelers? Let us know below!


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3 thoughts on “Postcard Press Picks: For Traveling to Paris”

  1. Hello,
    Thanks for putting together this great collection of content, and for featuring the 25 unusual things to do in Paris article I wrote for Theatre in Paris! This is a really useful roundup of press picks, and I would love to share with the Theatre in Paris network! Unfortunately, it seems the link is incorrect, and I wanted to provide the correct URL:
    Many thanks again and keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Amanda,Thank you so much for bringing that error to our attention; we updated the post. I’m so sorry we overlooked it. Thanks for checking us out and for the great content!

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