The Best European Cities For UK Students - Paris

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Based on the factors you selected, the city perfect for you is… PARIS Culture Paris is the cultural hub of Europe. Known for its art, theatre, music, language and fashion, there’s not much to fault in the way of culture. World renowned art museums include The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and Musée d’Orangerie. Students go free to museums in Paris, so when you’ve spent all your money on pinot noir, you’ll never be without something to do. Easy to get around the city At just six miles across and with a population of just 2.3 million, for a European capital city Paris is pretty small. Tools like Citymapper provide little excuse to get lost. Public transport in Paris is easy to navigate, and it’s cheap. Under-26s get a discounted fare on buses and the Metro, which runs late into the night during the weekends. Easy trips back to visit family For those who get homesick, a huge benefit of studying in Paris is its proximity to the UK. The Eurostar takes just over two hours from London St. Pancras, meaning popping home for the weekend is not a problem. Flights between London and Paris are frequent and usually cost under £100 return if booked a few weeks in advance. Paris nightlife Paris has some of the best nightlife in the world; there are clubs, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Popular student districts include the Latin Quarter, Bastille and Saint-Germaine, where there are bars and clubs to suit all budgets. Avoid Champs-Elysées if budget is an issue as prices are hiked up in this tourist trap, but it’s a great place for some window shopping. The way you dress is important in Paris and clubs often have a strict dress-code, so do your research before heading out.

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