Why the Paris Visitors Center should be your 1st stop in Paris

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The Paris Visitors Center on Rue des Pyramides

Despite being blurry eyed from jet lag, you are likely eager to hit the streets of Paris to see all that there is but before you get started, I recommend your first stop be a quick visit to the Paris Visitors Center on Rue des Pyramides.

First, they have the BEST FREE metro/city map out there! Yes, you can get a free metro map at the metro ticket windows but the map provided by the Paris Visitor Center has so much more information. On one side is a metro line map with site indicators while the other side also has site indicators, as well as, street names and metro stops. It is extremely helpful to have both when trying to find where you are and where you are going. I’d advise picking up two! (RATP – the Paris public transportation company – does offer a free metro app but I always like to have a paper one, just in case.) Continue reading