On a quiet, sunny, Wednesday morning in April, our first full day in Paris, we lost ourselves in the steep and cobbled streets of Montmartre, one of the most historic and interesting neighborhoods in Paris.
We took the metro from our hotel to the Abbesses station and stepped out right into the heart of Montmartre. Before we left for our trip, I remember worrying about taking the metro in Paris. Would it be safe? Confusing to navigate? Would we get irreversibly lost since everything was in a foreign language?? But fortunately the metro was a cinch to figure out. And we felt completely safe on the trains and in the stations. And as for getting lost, the Google Maps app works in Paris too. You just type in where you want to go, and it tells you exactly what train to get on, where the train station is, and what station to get off at. It was a lifesaver in London and Paris!