Nomadic Matt’s Guide to Paris


Last updated: June 2022


It’s a city whose story has been told a thousand times over.

A city I fell in love with it the first time I ever visited.

Paris is everything you imagine it to be — cultured, sophisticated, romantic, beautiful, historic, stylish, and filled with music, wine, food, and life.

For first-timers, Paris can be intimidating. When should you go? What should you see? How do you get around? How do you avoid all those tourists? How do you avoid those high prices you’ve heard about?

That’s where this book comes in.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of information online, TripAdvisor reviews, and top-ten lists.

Who has time to wade through thousands and thousands of websites and reviews written by people who might not know a croissant from a baguette?

I used my twelve years of experience visiting and living in Paris to write this straightforward book so you experience Paris the right way.

This comprehensive guide features insider tips on places to eat, stay, and visit that will help you get off the beaten path and into the little secret spots free of tourists and full of locals.

With this guidebook, you’ll get to see Paris an insider view of the city!

How This Guidebook Will Help You

  • You’ll discover Paris’s unique, beautiful, inexpensive, and often-overlooked sights with my obsessively curated favorites to make your visit unique, authentic, and affordable.
  • You’ll get a list of my favorite and unique budget-friendly places to stay so you can avoid Paris’s famous high prices.
  • You’ll get the lowdown on all of Paris’s best neighborhoods – where to go and what to see, do, and eat – so you can know what area is best for you.
  • You’ll get my personal favorite places to eat in the city – from tiny cafes to markets, brasseries, and everything in between – so you know exactly where to go for a delicious meal. I’ve got a long list for the foodie inside you!
  • You’ll learn money-saving tips and budget suggestions so you know how to master the art of Paris on a budget.
  • You’ll receive two-, three-, and five-day itineraries to make planning your visit as easy as possible.
  • With detailed transportation information, you’ll know all the options for getting around Paris like a local.
  • You’ll get all the essential tips that make guidebooks so useful with information on tipping, visas, public holidays, embassies, currencies, emergency numbers, business hours, weather, and much, much more.
  • You’ll get inspired for your trip with my list of incredible books and movies about the City of Lights!
  • You’ll learn about how Paris became the city it is today with our in-depth history section!

Get the Definitive Travel Guide to Paris!

This book will help you navigate the city like a local, avoid crowds, and save money so you can travel to Paris cheaper, better, and smarter.

Last updated: June 2022
Details: 132 pages of budget travel advice

“I only had five days in Paris and wanted to make each one count. This guide was brilliant in breaking down each arrondissement so I could eat and explore the areas most suited to my travel style and budget. Matt’s suggested itineraries and personal recommendations were a huge time-saver for me. I will definitely be using more of his guides for my upcoming trips!” – Shannon

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your guide different?
Our books cater to budget travelers and focus on off-the-beaten-path and local destinations other guidebooks skip. Unlike other mainstream guidebooks, we don’t try to be everything to everyone. We’re here for the people who want to travel, not merely take photos. In addition, all of the information included in this guide is from firsthand experience, not internet research.
What makes you an expert on Paris?
I’ve visited the city multiple times per year since 2009, run yearly tours here, and even spent time living in Paris. All of the recommendations in this guide are my personal favorite places to see, eat, and drink.
What’s the difference between this guide and the information on this site?
While this website has a lot of great information on Paris, it doesn’t offer specific accommodation, restaurant or bar recommendations; neighborhood information; historical information; or important information like customs, laws, visas, and detailed transportation and emergency information. Ya know, all the stuff you turn to a guidebook for!
How will this save me money?
This guide was written for budget travelers by a budget traveler. It includes cheaper options for food, activities, and accommodation, as well as tips to save money while still having a high-quality travel experience.
Is this guide available in print?
No, it is only available as an ebook. You’ll be able to save this guide to your phone, Kindle, iPad, or computer so can access it on the road. It will work on any device and can be used on as many as you want.
Are there any special coupons inside?
Unfortunately, there are not. However, there are plenty of tips included to help you save money!
If I have any questions or concerns, can I contact you?
Of course! You can contact me via email anytime:
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