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VISIT PARIS

Paris is the number one tourist destination in the world, so it’s no wonder people are always looking for tips and great spots when visiting the city. This page is designed to pull all the resources I’ve created over the years conveniently in one place. First, it is necessary to know that Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements, or districts. Each one has a personality of its own, and each one is great in its own way. One of my favorite projects I’ve done is the Tour de France project,... Read The Rest →

ABOUT

Anne Stark Ditmeyer is an American freelance designer / editor / consultant based in Paris, France whose work has a strong emphasis on connecting creatives across continents.  Anne founded Prêt à Voyager on Bastille Day 2007 as a creative outlet to explore the intersection of travel and design. She has visited 46 of the 50 U.S. states, traveled to over 30 countries, studied abroad and been around the world aboard Semester at Sea. However, for Anne, travel is not about where you go, but how you see the world. Her... Read The Rest →

Bloggers Guide to Paris

I’ve written about Paris countless times, so much so that I even created a Visit Paris page on my blog. But the fact remains that when it comes to certain subjects there are others who are far more expert than I. So I figured I’d put together this post which I’m dubbing the “Bloggers Guide to Paris” where I help introduce you to some other great people and resources for exploring the city by linking to some of my favorite posts they’ve written. I’m sure there is so much I’ve... Read The Rest →

Paris Travel Tip #5

The metro (and bus) is a fantastic way to get around Paris, and you can save both time and money by buying a carnet or book of 10 tickets, which can be used on the bus, metro, and RER (within zone 1-2, which is mainly where you’ll be with the exception of airports and Versailles). There are weekly and monthly passes, which are great if you’re here for a long time and expect heavy ridership, but there’s a small fee up front (~5 Euros) and you’ll need to have a... Read The Rest →

Paris Travel Tip #4

Tip #4 : Use your phone or camera to photograph the mundane – ie. bus route, store hours/names – to act as a cheat sheet and reference later. Whenever you’re in a new place, it takes a little while to get your bearings. Yet, even as someone who has lived in Paris for a few years, things like bus routes still don’t come naturally to me. The bus is a great way to see Paris, as you’re always above ground and can see where you’re going and better understand how... Read The Rest →

Paris Travel Tip #3

Tip #3: McDo has the most reliable + free wi-fi in the city. Leela was in town this week and found herself happily on vacation, disconnecting by staying in an apartment without internet. However, for trying to meet up, lack of internet made it a bit more challenging. But as soon as I told her all McDonald’s in Paris have free wi-fi she was set. As many cafés that do have wi-fi tend to close early, when my internet is down at home, on several occasions I’ve found myself working... Read The Rest →

Paris Travel Tip #2

Tip #2: Don’t look any further than the walls of the metro to find out what’s happening around the city right now. You don’t need to open a book, newspaper, magazine, application or website to find out what’s going on in this city. From museum exhibits to concerts, and special events sponsored by the city, it’s all plastered right in front of your eyes – literally. I’m constantly thinking “oh, I have to catch that before it closes” thanks to a poster in the metro. It’s the ultimate unintentional multi-tasking... Read The Rest →

An {almost} French Christmas

By far the best thing about being abroad over the holidays is being adopted. I was lucky enough to be invited to join my friends Catherine and Caroline‘s to join their family for Christmas in Picardie, less than an hour north of Paris. The second best thing was that it was all a fairly last minute plan. I was told which train station to get off of at, but other than that I didn’t really know where I was going. I always have thought experience gifts were the best, and... Read The Rest →

Paris Address Book

Habitué is the French word for “regular.” For this guide I wanted to create a resource of my favorite places in the city that I find myself frequenting the most (it’s part cheat sheet for myself when trying to figure out where to take my friends when they visit – I have 3 here this week, for a total of 7 this month!). You’ll notice that there aren’t that many restaurants on the list (not eating out is how I afford to live here), so you can trust that anything... Read The Rest →

Tour de France: Paris by Arrondissement

20 arrondissements and 19 guest bloggers later the ‘Tour’ de France, Paris edition has come to a close – for now. All my guest bloggers did such an awesome job sharing their neighborhoods, I wanted to put them all in one easy to find place, and create a giant resource, whether you’re looking for some weekend inspiration or a new Paris read. Mille mercis to everyone for their great work! Bon week-end à tous! The last 2 digits of Parisian zip codes refer to the arrondissement or district. There are... Read The Rest →

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