Countdown to Paris

Louvre museum in Paris France

I'm off to Paris in two days!

I haven't had a lot of time to plan out this trip, but I've just downloaded Frommers Day By Day guide to France, which I plan to pour over on the plane. Frommers is by far my favorite travel companion, much more so than Lonely Planet or any of the other big travel guides, and their iPhone app is fantastic. You can browse by location, the types of activities you like (food, museums, shopping, night-life etc). And my favorite feature is the day-by-day itineraries based on how many days you have in that location, for example, "The Best of Paris in Two Days". They also have great podcasts you can download so you can take yourself on a walking tour of the area.

If you've got any 'must-see' tips or off-the-beaten-track suggestions for me to do and see in Paris, leave me a comment below!

I'll see you in a few days, reporting in from The City of Light! And to get you in the mood, check out this incredible time-lapse video by Benjamin Trancart.