Perhaps no other city in the world is more synonymous with fashion, culture, and art than Paris. This global leader in literature, historic craftsmanship and tourism, is unparalleled in beauty, charm and romance. Traveling to Paris can be a challenge especially with all the amazing places to see and the vast cultural differences. We've searched high and low to find the best apps that will help tourists and residents of Paris. So, check out our list of the best Paris apps for the iPhone and make your stay a successful one.
The best Paris apps for iPhone
6 Aug 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Going to the City of Lights? Grab the Paris Metro Map app by Mapway, and make the absolute most of your time in the most romantic city on earth. The app features a route planner as well as a full map of the Paris metro system. Features include an easy-to-read map of the Paris metro system, which allows you to both zoom and pan. Search for a particular station, or locate the station nearest to your current location. The app integrates with Uber and Twitter, and includes real time departure information. Be sure to shut off your GPS in the background, to preserve battery life.
- Paris metro map
- Search for a station
- Find closest station
- Zoom and pan on map
- Integrates with Uber
When you are travelling you need to soak in as much as you possibly can to fully experience your destination. Travellers used to pour over pocket guides, desperate not to miss any important detail. Get Paris. by PocketGuide, a handy tourist app that works offline and figures out exactly where you are by using GPS. A recording, voiced by a local guide, will describe the points of interest nearby. Forget reading text, just listen and enjoy your tour with your own personal virtual tour guide. PocketGuide will take you on location based audio walks, show you the most important sights, or let you explore the road less-travelled.
- Tourist app
- Virtual tour guide
- Works offline
- Location based audio walks
- Explore the road less-travelled
Whether your date cancelled on you last minute or you have alienated your friends because of your social awkwardness, Headout, available in cities like Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, and Las Vegas, lets you find out what's going on in your town. Discover new activities around you by reading reviews of other people so you know what to expect. Receive last minute discounts and book your tickets in-app.
- Discover interesting activities around you
- Last minute discounts
- Book with two simple taps
- Review and read reviews
- Available and active in dozens of cities worldwide
Any smart traveller knows that it is important to watch your iPhone’s roaming charges when travelling. Wifi Map is an app that is a great alternative to help you avoid expensive roaming charges. The app shows users where to find and access WiFi hotspots while travelling outside their regular service area. The app provides locations, passwords, and tips. Users can search by cafe, by current location and more, and even share the best spots on social media. Wifi Map gives you access to a crowd sourced and community based hive-mind of information, and it is entirely free….unlike your cellular data charges!
- Alternative to roaming charges
- Find free WiFi when travelling
- Access passwords
- Search by location
- Free WiFi hotspots information for iPhone
When in Paris you have to see Gustave Eiffel’s glorious tower. Be sure that the Eiffel Tower reveals all its secrets by getting the Eiffel Tower Official Visitor Guide. Featuring high-definition, the official visitor guide brings you an hour of audio, 360-degree panorama, and enables visitors to the tower to identify over 70 famous sites, from the observation deck. Get access to all necessary visitor information, such as hours, pricing, dining, and more. The best part of this essential Paris tourist app, is that once installed, users have full functionality, with absolutely no internet required.
- Official Eiffel Tower app
- 360-degree panorama
- Works offline
- Free Eiffel Tower app for iPhone
Are you visiting Paris like millions of other tourists? If you want to be set apart from the hoards, simply avoid the predictable and cliched tour of Paris and instead experience something truly unique and off the beaten trail with Hidden Paris. This app guides users along the tourist road less-travelled and reveals the the mysterious side of this iconic city. Check out fascinating street art, the oldest tree in Paris, hidden art by famous masters, enigmatic symbols in the Louvre, and much more. Discover unusual and quirky sights in the city of love, and delight in its endless secrets.
- Unique and quirky points of interest
- Discover the secret side of Paris
- Hidden art
- Mysterious points of interest
- Free tour guide app for iPhone
Essential gear for the Parisian Disneyland experience, Maps for Disneyland Paris will help you navigate the happiest place in Europe like a pro. So much more than just maps, the app will help you plan your park experience, from advising as to wait times, the location of bathrooms, restaurants, and more. Select an item on the map and the app will show you a photo and detailed information about the attraction, or search for rides or dining locations by name. The app works completely offline, but activate your WiFi to get up to-the-minute wait times. The app also offers everything you wanted to know about Walt Disney Studios.
- Essential gear for visiting Disneyland Paris
- Find attractions, bathrooms, and more
- Information about Walt Disney Studios
- Search feature
- Works offline
Get a “taste” of the authoritative guide to Parisian food with The New Food Lover’s Guide to Paris - Sample. Tour Paris with Paris’ most credible guide to the best of the City of Light. The app is quick and smooth and full of fantastic facts for an enjoyable read. Search by category, restaurant, or neighborhood, get addresses, refer to a glossary of French culinary terms, and much more. This delicious app is brought to by author, food critic, cooking instructor and journalist, Patricia Wells, who has lived in France for over 30 years. Amuse your bouche with this Sample app for free.
- Guide to Parisian food
- Full of fantastic facts
- Search by category, restaurant, or neighborhood
- Glossary of French culinary terms
- By Patricia Wells
- Real time weather details
- Weather stations and cams
- Quick and easy to use
- Accurate weather updates
- Arrival and departure times
- Real time data and alerts
- Parking and shopping guides
- Check in areas and boarding gates
- Interactive maps and GPS
- Can view in different languages
- Audio by native speaker
- 200 common terms
- Unlock over 1000 terms
- No internet needed
- Search through the words
- Highlight important words
- Details on Paris monuments
- Best shops, bars, restaurants, clubs
- Book hotels through app
- Offline maps of Paris