Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting Paris

You’ve booked plane tickets, found the cutest AirBnb of all time, and bought all the guide books you could find. And now, it’s time to ditch them.

In this video from YouTube channel Love and London, Paris-based expat Rosie of Not Even French gives viewers important tips on what to do, how to act, and what to avoid in Paris. Top recs include bars like Le Perchoir (one of our top favorite Paris rooftop bars) and Rosa Bonheur (a Seine-side must-go), gardens like the Jardin de Luxembourg and Buttes Chaumont, and the Atelier des Lumières gallery. Rosie also gives hints on what to wear (“smart casual”), how to pronounce things like La Seine and Champs-Élysées, and how to not get pickpocketed (absolutely critical).

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For more insider tips on things to do in Paris, check out this article on where to get crazy cheap discounts if you’re a student or under the age of 28, from movie theaters to monuments.