Paris Tourist Trap Tips by Pieter11
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On the way up to the Sacre Coeur, taking the main stairs right in front of the church, you cannot get around without seeing the African so called "bracelet guys". There young guys hang around on the stairs waiting for potential victims to come by: young couples, single women or women in small groups. They start a small conversation, shake your hand, and as soon as they have your hand they tie a small bracelet around it. And because there is no way you can get them off of your arm, they demand money. The prices they ask can get as high as 10 euro's for a worthless pieces of wool.
Unique Suggestions: One simple solution for this one: just say no and at all times never give them your hand.
Don´t buy your souvenirs here!
The Notre Dame and the Sacre-Coeur. Two beautiful churches in Paris. But the prices around these churches can make a huge difference.
I checked out a shirt at 300 metres from the Notre Dame. The price was € 30,-. I didn´t buy it. Later, at 300 metres from the Sacre-Coeur I saw exactly the same shirt for only € 15,-. Half of the other price!
So if you want to buy a souvenir, don´t buy it in the citycentre, but just go a little bit outside of the centre and buy it there.
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