More and more apps are available on our smartphones to make our daily lives easier, so why not make the most of this while staying in Paris? Route planners, news, real-time traffic updates, tips on what’s on in Paris … there are an astronomical number of apps that can help you! Here are our top 10 apps to help make your life in Paris stress-free.
Apps for exploring Paris
This app is available on iOS and lets you list your favorite places on a map. Paris is a big city where you can discover new places and visit somewhere new every day. It’s the ideal tool to mark out plans for trips and then find them instantly on a map.
Paris Tourist Guide
This is the perfect companion for a trip to Paris. Enjoy detailed maps that are available offline, a list of the most visited places and excellent advice.
Secrets of Paris
Secrets of Paris is a unique app that gives you a daily secret about the City of Light. So now you can discover its hidden passages, winding streets, the most unusual monuments or new restaurants. You can also save your favorite places to find them easily later.
Apps for getting around Paris
This app is essential if you take public transport because it provides information about the Metros, buses, Vélibs, Transiliens, RER and taxis. The app also provides schedules, routes, nearby stations and calculates the best route based on real-time data. The app covers Paris and the surrounding region, as well as other major cities and European capitals (Berlin, London, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Barcelona) and some large cities in the United States.
The Vélib’ app has become an essential tool for cyclists. Use it to find out about the real-time availability at Vélib’ stations in Paris and its 30 neighboring municipalities. You can also check your account on your smartphone and see if you have an active Vélib’ rental.
Apps for eating and drinking in Paris
This is an app that lets you enjoy your favorite restaurants almost instantly, as your orders will be delivered by bike within 30 minutes. You can order delicious burgers, sushi and the most authentic pizza in Paris and enjoy it from the comfort of your own rental apartment.
Happy City is a guide to the best happy hours in your city. The app makes it easy to find a nearby happy hour with a geolocation system. You can also look for the best Happy Hour according to specific criteria, such as your favorite cocktail or chosen neighborhood.
Practical apps for Paris
Life in Paris is often so turbulent that a short stroll can often feel like a full workout. Now you can measure the time you spend walking or shopping in one day. It is even possible to connect it with health and wellness apps, such as a Fitbit and other activity sensors.
If you live in Paris, you will probably want be up-to-date with the latest news in the city and in the Paris region. The Le Parisien newspaper provides comprehensive national and international news, as well as local developments from the Ile-de-France region. With this app you can keep up-to-date at all times and share items that have captured your interest on your social media sites.
Wifi in Paris
This is a simple and efficient app that is very useful if you are traveling to Paris and find that you have little or no internet data connection. It provides you with a list of public sites and spaces with a wifi hotspot.