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What No One Tells You About Traveling to Paris

Travelers Today       By    Naj Gulanes

Updated: Nov 16, 2016 05:00 AM EST

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If you are traveling to Paris for the first time, you will definitely find everything you need in this charming and culture-rich city. After all, it is not just the fashion capital of the world, Paris has an endless history of arts and culture that you can drown in. 

From its cafés, restaurants, and parks and to its museums, you will find tons of entertaining and coolest things to do in Paris. According to CNN, you can find 3 of the world's top museums in Paris such as the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, and Musee d'Orsay.

With all its glitz and glamor, there are a few things that no one tells you about visiting Paris until you've seen or experienced it for yourself. Here are a few things that you should know before you travel or visit Paris.

Look But Don't Touch - You can find a lot of glamorous parks and gardens in Paris. But, most of these have a strict policy against lounging or picnics to maintain its beauty. 

You can enjoy the beautiful sceneries in the park and gardens but don't walk on the grass. If you want to experience a relaxing picnic at the park, don't worry since you can always find a couple nearby that offers more lawn accessibility. 

The Amount of Smokers - Smoking is extremely popular in Paris that it is even socially acceptable to smoke even at a young age.

According to World Health Organization, there is a high tobacco smoking rate in France. Outdoor terraces are a haven for smokers since there now a law against indoor smoking. So, you have to be prepared for the clouds of smoke in Paris. 

Jungle in the Sidewalks - Most new travelers see Paris sidewalks as a war zone where people tend to walk straight into you.

But soon you will realize that Parisians require less space than you do. They have a smooth movement where each person walking towards each other slightly turns their body to allow the incoming person to pass through.

Businesses Closed on Sundays and Mondays - Most often stores in Paris are closed on Sundays and don't open until last Monday or Tuesday.

So, if you want to get your shopping done, do it before these days. For those who want to spend these days for shopping, they can head to nearby Marais.

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