25 Essential Paris Tips in 8 Minutes to help you get started on the right foot when planning for Paris. Grab the guide at https://get.parisinmypocket.com/guide and find all the other perks before you visit Paris by becoming a member of my Patreon http://patreon.com/jayswanson and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:
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There are a lot of tips for visiting Paris, these are 25 quick tips to visit Paris and get the most of your trip to Paris, France, when you make it over after planning your vacation to Europe. I hope my tips for Paris travel help!
00:00 – Intro
00:11 – 1. Don’t stay here
00:30 – 2. Stay here
00:34 – 3. Electric plugs & adaptors
00:48 – 4. You can charge phones and laptops
01:06 – 5. Where to get a French SIM card
01:22 – 6. Glowing green signs
01:34 – 7. Where to get painkillers
01:43 – 8. 24hr pharmacies
02:09 – 9. Emergency Numbers
02:30 – 10. Non-emergency medical app
02:36 – 11. Best coffee with a view in Paris
02:48 – 12. Taxis from the airport
03:10 – 13. Don’t get stuck cashless in a taxi
03:21 – 14. Avoid possible taxi scams
03:33 – BONUS: Don’t forget to take some video!
03:47 – 15. Use flat rates to compare with rideshare apps
04:08 – 16. Best, least-taken photo of Sacre Coeur
04:38 – 17. Best app for managing Metro tickets
05:14 – 18. Paper tickets don’t transfer
05:23 – 19. Not all metro doors work the same way
05:37 – 20. Use the toilet you paid for
05:47 – BONUS: Can’t find the toilet? Look here
05:55 – 21. Cars can’t turn right on red
06:11 – BONUS: Which stoplight is mine?
06:20 – 22. What’s that RED plus?
06:42 – 23. Tipping in France
06:50 – 24. Tipping by credit card in France
07:08 – 25. The magic word that changes everything
07:36 – Want more? I wrote a whole book on visiting Paris and it’s great!
My name is Jay Swanson – I’m an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base – at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlogged daily for 3+ years, and love pizza a little too much.
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How long have you lived in France? Over four years now, holy cow.
What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS
You’re always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? – I made a “Draw My Life” video that explains a lot here: https://youtu.be/-MrvL37jTKM
Where are you from originally? – Pullman, Washington – a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).
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Aren’t you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? – Yep. But not too badly – I tend to be careful when I do.
Why are you living in #Paris? – Because I’ve always wanted to; I feel at home here: https://youtu.be/4Vivf6MqMxQ
Do you speak French? – Oui. https://youtu.be/va1QjaHgij8
Do you make money off YouTube? – Ha, sorta. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first total $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly.
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