For the last 30 days, emails and DM’s have been flooding my inbox with the question, “Should I cancel my trip to Paris?” The simple answer is no. I personally wouldn’t and here is why.
Unless you have a physical limitation for walking and getting around by foot then you shouldn’t have a problem. I have had messages from people telling me that older family members struggled day to day and I know my dad would too. If I was traveling with my dad, I would cancel and reschedule for a later date.
The Metro Line 1 is fully functioning and stops at major monuments and attractions, Louvre and Champs Elysées included.
Getting to and from the airport has been the biggest challenge for readers. RER B is not reliable and I personally wouldn’t take a chance on it. I have terrible airport anxiety and get to the airport way too early. Use a car service and book ahead to make sure you have transportation to and from the airport.
Here are the car options that I have been sharing with readers:
I have used Victor Cabs in the past and they were reliable and safe. I have had lots of readers book with them through their website and have had no issues. The rate is around 75 euros and have extra money for tip.
Suntransfers was recommended by a reader and the price is 56 euros to/from CDG
Taxig7 the app is easy to book in English on your phone. My friend Katie recommends it and they have car seat options if you are traveling with kids!
Small businesses in Paris need your support. Tourism was way down for the month of December due to people cancelling trips. This is a key month for all retail and some small businesses are really struggling with the decline of visitors. Keep this in mind as you walk around the city and do a little shopping for you are friends at home.
I rarely use the Metro in Paris unless I am in a time crunch and it makes more sense to hop on the metro than to walk. Walking is my preferred method to get around the city. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes (Blondos are my favorite for colder months in Paris) and you are good to go. Take breaks at cafés to warm up if the weather is cold and people watch for a bit.
For my favorite walking shoes in Paris, you can refer to this post.
Also, if you need more ideas on what to Pack for Paris in the Winter, I have got you covered here.
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