I’m really excited to interview Jay Swanson of Paris in my Pocket about Paris, France. Jay’s tips for the best things to do in Paris are awesome because he traveled to Nice to teach English and fell in love with Paris on a weekend trip. After his teaching gig was up, he returned home for a few years before moving to Paris in 2017. He loves the Paris lifestyle, walkability and the culture.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Paris je t’aime, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Paris
The local airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is about a 30-minute drive from the city. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Jay says that if you’re staying in the heart of Paris, there’s no need to rent a car. The public transportation in Paris is excellent and affordable. Visitors can access trains, the subway, trams, buses, and more with single-use tickets or multi-use passes good for a day, week, or month.
Places we talked about on the Paris, France podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Jay Swanson about Paris, France. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Paris, France
- Green dots = best things to do in Paris, France
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Paris, France
Who is Jay Swanson?
Jay Swanson arrived in Paris in 2017 for a job that didn’t exist on a visa no one had ever seen before. Somehow, he made it work. He’s an American author and YouTuber who shared his entire experience starting over in Paris through daily vlogs – including finding all of the most delicious niche and international spots to eat across the city.
Today, his videos, guide, and recommendations have led thousands of happy visitors to have the trip of a lifetime in the City of Light.
Jay wanted to share these links with our listeners:
- Substack Newsletter – Welcoming in 2024
- Patreon Video – Stop Waiting
- YouTube Video – Friends in the Far Reaches of Paris
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Akang Claudy-Ann Ekinde of Tourism Forever Cameroon shares the best things to do in Douala, Cameroon. In this episode, we talk about seeing the animals at the Douala Edea Reserve, exploring the Ekom Nkam Waterfalls, and buying local crafts at the Marche des Fleurs local market. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Paris
To learn more about destinations near Paris, France, check out our episodes below:
- Sacre-Coeur, Free Museums & Fashion Week in Paris, France
- Antique Shops, Notre Dame des Anges & Villa Datris in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France
- Belfry Tower, De Halve Maan Brewery & Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium
- Exploring The Old Market, Botanical Garden & Library Tower in Leuven, Belgium