Avoid the metro at rush hour
Take a stroll instead.
During rush hour, commuters pack into the Paris Metro like sardines in a can. If you plan on sightseeing between 8am-10am or 5pm-7pm, it’s quicker and more comfortable to explore on foot. Besides, the handsome Haussmann boulevards of Paris lend themselves well to walking.
Save time by skipping the line.
Think outside of the box
Find the alternative sights of the French capital.
If you need a break from the crowds, skip big-name sights and head for lesser-known gems. Try the observation deck at Montparnasse Tower instead of the Eiffel Tower; cruise along the Canal St. Martin or the Marne River instead of the Seine; search for the hidden highlights of the Louvre; or enlist the help of a guide to discover alternative arrondissements.
Escape the city
Head into the countryside.
Explore at night
See art in the evening.
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