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No trip to France is complete without a stop in Paris. Known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is the perfect place to visit for a special occasion. It’s ideal for an anniversary trip, honeymoon or a romantic getaway, putting it at the top of many Canadians’ travel bucket lists.

The city is popular not just with Canadian travellers: it was named the most popular travel destination in the world, with more than 30 million travellers having visiting France's “City of Light” in 2013. With the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral, there are countless ways to spend your days in Paris, and with international travel insurance, you can travel stress-free.

Travel tips for Paris

From world-famous landmarks, French bistros and wineries, historical sites and year-round tourist attractions, it’s no wonder France is the number one country in Europe visited by Canadians, and Paris is at the centre of it all. Spend your days by taking a relaxing trip on the Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, checking out the Arc de Triomphe and WWII historical sites, shopping at world-class boutiques and stores, sampling wine at O Chateau or enjoying an opera at the Opéra National de Paris, and you will have no trouble filling up your schedule.

When visiting Paris, it’s recommended that you use the metro (subway) to get around – the transit system is extensive and more cost-effective than taxis. To beat the crowds, plan to visit museums and other popular tourist destinations on evenings if they are open late. Most are open late at least one night per week. It is a good idea to brush up on your French, as many locals do not speak English. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, as petty crime is common, especially in tourist areas.

Travel insurance for Paris

Whether you are staying for a few days or a week, or even longer, having dependable travel insurance in Paris will give you the peace of mind in knowing you are covered. You can focus on enjoying the one-of-a-kind experience you can only get in Paris.

From unforeseen emergency medical situations, accidents or even lost luggage, Blue Cross has you covered when you are in Paris. Contact us today to get a travel insurance quote or get a quote online.