It’s every travelers dream to visit one day the city of love and lights: Paris! Walk down the narrowed streets in the footsteps of Voltaire, Sartre and de Beauvoir, and have a coffee in a bohemian Parisian café – c’est la vie!

For your perfect hostel experience, have a look at the 3 best hostels in Paris.

As Paris is one of the most popular destinations, we wanted to share with you our 5 Secret Tips for Paris + 1 Extra Tip.

With our Geeky Guide Paris and the included secret recommendations you will discover the hidden gems of Paris.

In addition, we collected +28 fun things to do in Paris including roller blading, picnic pizza, and party boats.

Sick of the touristic tips you find everywhere? Then this guide is your handy solution. As always we keep it simple, awesome, and non-touristic – completely for free!

We also have 5+1 secret things to do in Lyon for you – again, only authentic hidden gems!

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This guide is completely for free and non-touristic,
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The Secrets to Paris include:

  1. Parisian bloggers love it: the most favorite Café in Paris (for insider)
  2. An authentic restaurant with french cuisine: C’est du nanan!
  3. Super fun jazz-bar in a museums atmosphere – interesting, right?!
  4. 3 beautiful outdoor spots to hang out, have a wine, and watch the world
  5. A super-local Creperie: Crêpes deluxe and on budget

Extra Tip: from here you have a great view all over the city – for free!

Extra Extra Tip: Honeymooning in Paris? Check out this useful blogger article.

7 COOLEST Things to do in Paris

Here are our best recommendations for things to do in the city of love.

1. Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs are quite something to visit, very unique. Go underground and experience the dark side of the French capital. There are also night tours available . One of the perfect things to do in Paris at night!

2. Canal Cruise

Hop on a boat along the river Seine and join a beautiful 1-hour cruise for the sunset. There are also cruise ships by night. You can find prices and schedule directly here.

3. Go up the Eiffel Tower

This is a serious must-do. Make sure you book your Skip-the-line ticket for Eiffel Tower before you go.

4. For Families: The Aquarium

This aquarium is a special experience for families, especially the kids will love it, being curious about the magnificent sea world. Find schedule and prices here.

5. Louvre Museum

A Must-visit, even for the ones that do not like museums. The Louvre Museum is worth it a visit or two!

6. Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Access

I love this building. Go up there and enjoy a view from here.

7. Versailles

The last sight on this list is the Palace of Versailles, former home of France’s famous Sun King. A day trip that comes with the French glamour.

5 Star Hostel in Paris? No, but the 3 best hostels

Are you looking for a great Hostel in Paris? Currently, there is no 5 Star Hostel in Paris.

Find the 3 best hostels in Paris right here including a booking recommendation.

  1. Generator Paris
  2. Les Piaules (my best recommendation!)
  3. St Christophers

You can also contact us via Instagram, and we will recommend you the best hostels in Paris.

Hostel Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List