Some people travel to Paris and fall in love forever with the city. Others get there and fall victim to tourist scams that overshadow their entire experience. A visit to one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world should be a life-enriching experience. If you want to ensure that you and your escorts will not regret visiting it, you best be aware of these tourist traps in Paris:
The Parisian shopping centers
If you love shopping, you have undoubtedly heard about large centers such as Galeries Lafayette or Printemps. These exciting venues have an almost mythical presence in the Parisian landscape. They have been featured in postcards, movies, and adverts for the town since the early 20th century.
However, the locals never shop here. An escort Paris would never buy her favorite shoes or jewelry from one of these grandiose locations. In fact, the overpriced merchandise is mostly a tourist trap that invites foreign visitors to pay exorbitant costs for regular apparel.
The view from on top of the Eiffel Tower
When you travel to a famous destination, you want to get the ultimate selfie on top of the best-known location, so you can have something to brag about to your friends back home. When visiting Paris, you must get to the top of the Eiffel Tower and get a panoramic view of the city. At least, this is what most travel guides recommend.
The truth is that getting to the top of the Eiffel Tower is more disappointing than you would expect. First off, you need to buy tickets for you and your escorts with months in advance. Next, you get to Paris and wait for hours in line to board an elevator to the top of the tower. Once you get there, you have to make your way through a large crowd to get to one of the edges and take a shaky picture with twenty other people that you do not know.
Moulin Rouge and cabaret shows
Dance shows that involve semi-nude girls and cabaret music have been advertised in Paris travel guides for more than two centuries. Popular locations like the Moulin Rouge have made this kind of shows even more famous over the years.
Unfortunately, nowadays attending a cabaret show is nothing but a stale, touristy attraction. The once-in-a-lifetime experience that the organizers promise it to be is just an overpriced family fun activity that will create a large crater in your budget, especially if you want to bring your escort Paris along.
The Louvre Museum
Everyone wants to get a glimpse of Mona Lisa’s smile when visiting Paris. Your escorts will inevitably ask for you to book them a visit there, so you should include it on your list. Unfortunately, few people know that once you get into the Louvre museum, you will get the feeling of being in an overcrowded metro station.
The Louvre gets so many visitors per year that it is virtually impossible to have a pleasant experience while being there. If your escort Paris is claustrophobic, then you should entirely avoid this overrated venue.