A first Timers Guide to Paris.
With so many new 'Petite' friends and first timers heading to Paris we have been re-capping the practicalities of Paris to help you plan, prepare and book for a smooth arrival and overall experience.
Part 1: Navigating the Metro
The Paris metro system is the easiest way to get round the city. Opened from 5.30am to 12.30am everyday. Many of the stations are worth a visit in their own right with beautiful tiling (Liege, Line 13), fantastic murals (Abbesses, Line 12) or the Louvre (Line 1). Free maps are available at any metro station. See our brief tutorial for the Paris Metro HERE.
Address: 290 Ave Daumesnil 75012 Paris (via staircase entry cnr Rue Lyon) Metro: Bastille
2. Marche des Enfants Rouge: The ‘Market of the Red Children’ is the oldest undercover food market in Paris built in 1615 named after a nearby 17thC orphanage. This is a small yet vibrant Parisian market loved by locals. Fresh prepared food you can eat in the cafes inside, bouquets of vibrant flowers, the wide selection of obscure wines, bounties of organic richly colored fruits and vegetables, meat, cheeses. Try the the homemade hamburger stall (local favourite) and Turkish delights.
Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne 75003 Metro: Filles- Calvaire or Temple