Alongside our Ayo information and travel guide here are some additional Ayo recommendations for your visit to Paris.
Before leaving for a trip to Paris – or anywhere else in France for that matter – be sure to learn a few basic French words and/or phrases. Most French people do speak at least a bit of English but they don’t enjoy doing so. To start off, good and helpful phrases in French for example are “Bonjour” (engl. hello), “Où est…” (engl. where is…) and “merci” (engl. thank you).
Drinking alcohol is permitted from the age of 18 and smoking is not allowed below the age of 16. Smoking is not permitted in public buildings in France. Be careful and take care of your belongings when out and about in Paris, as pickpocketing is pretty common. If you forgot to bring some things from home, there should be no issues as most shops are open until 8pm and some even longer. To try and forget as little as possible though, keep the Ayo packing list and packing guide to hand when preparing for your trip.
Paris is known for it’s fantastic French cuisine. Keep in mind that when visiting a nice restaurant the staff will seat you, do not seat yourself. For an espresso on the go, make a stop at a street café where espressos are very cheap.
Next to the main sights listed on our Ayo travel website, remember that larger museums have free admissions on the first Sunday of each month.
Finally, no trip to Paris is Ayo complete without trying at least a crêpe, pain au chocolate and macarons. The perfect location for this has to be the beautiful Avenue des Champs-Élysées.