Preparing to visit any new destination is both exciting and daunting. With so many things to do, and so little time to do it, deciding the details is usually bamboozling!
That’s where travel startup ‘Insidr’ may help. Born in Paris in 2015, Insidr is a community of travel enthusiasts from all over the world. Their goal is simple but ambitious: to help foreign travellers prepare their trip to Europe with the most useful content and recommendations.
Insidr is designed to distil all the best experiences you can imagine in Europe into one experience-based online resource. It’s easy to find yourself spending more time than you expected trawling their pages which are filled with great tips and ideas for your next trip.
Taking France as an example, we’ve selected a few of the best articles to give you an idea of the types of guides you can find on Insidr.
We’re sure you’ll agree that France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. While Paris is a tough destination to beat, the countryside beyond the capital is even more beautiful. (And that goes beyond just talking about taking a day trip to Versailles.)
With a perfect mix of nature, heritage, culinary delights, and culture, the experiences these beautiful towns have to offer is limitless!
Insidr curates many of the great experiences dotted around France that to many remain hidden gems: For those who are into history, you cannot miss the D-Day Beaches, along with the Mont Saint Michel area in the northern part of the country.
While you’re in the area, don’t forget to hit some of France’s quaint and charming towns like Dinan, Cancale, Bayeux, Etretat, Honfleur, Deauville and Saint Malo, the guides to which are all located on their website.
And you can’t leave France before visiting Giverny to marvel at Monet’s house and garden! But in case you’re in the dark about doing it, you can read about the experience here.
For show-goers, Insidr also has a roundup of the best shows in Paris. If you didn’t realise how many different kinds of shows there are in the city, prepare to be educated! From cabaret shows at the Moulin Rouge to comedy shows in English, it seems like there’s truly something for everyone.
And just as you would expect from an insider’s guide, these articles not only introduce some of the best shows in the city, they also include the best surrounding restaurants and cafes so you always know where to go afterwards.
And then, it’s onto night time activities. Forget the idea that to “see” a new place, it must be on a perfect sunny day. Sure, you can walk around without feeling insecure, take easier photos, and hit the shops, but while that’s still true, what’s also true is how different and exciting a city can be by nightfall. Paris especially.
Reading the piece on Insidr about the range of different things one can do at night in Paris will have you booking flights and dreaming about glamourous escapades in no time.
From hitting world class clubs to sailing down the Seine on a slightly cheesy river cruise (one of the article’s suggestions is taking an evening cruise with Vedettes de Paris) there is certainly something for everyone.
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