With each new iPhone version Apple releases, the iPhone has quickly become an essential travel accessory.
One of its best capabilities are the endless apps you can download to help you with your travel needs, like currency conversion and interactive maps.
If you’re headed to Paris, check out my guide on the best Paris travel apps.
Table of contents
- Learn or translate French with these mobile apps
- Convert local currency to euros with these apps
- Decide what to do in Paris with these travel guide apps
- Explore the museums of Paris with these mobile guides
- Explore Paris on foot with these walking tour apps
- Find the best restaurants in Paris with these apps
- How to get around Paris without a car
- What’s on your list of the best Paris travel apps?
Learn or translate French with these mobile apps
First up on this list of best Paris travel apps are a few French language and translation apps.
My favorite language learning app is Duolingo.
Duolingo makes learning languages super easy using quizzes that incorporate speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Mondly: Learn French FREE – Conversation Course and Learn French with Babbel are also both great options for learning French.
For translation, check out iTranslate – Language Translator & Dictionary.
Convert local currency to euros with these apps
To keep track of currency conversions, the best of the lot is XE Currency.
Currency by Jeffrey Grossman is another trustworthy option.
Decide what to do in Paris with these travel guide apps
One of the best Paris travel apps to consider is some sort of city guide.
If you don’t want to bog down your phone with a ton of apps, I recommend Guides by Lonely Planet.
This app offers not just tips on what to do, but also has a currency converter and phrase book.
Another great feature of this app is that it can show you things to do based on your location!
Smarter Paris, created and maintained by Parisians, is jam packed with things to do, including one-off activities like concerts.
Smarter Paris also includes audio walks and a concierge service (in the premium version).
If you’re looking for luxury, check out the LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDE or Paris: Wallpaper* City Guide apps.
For off the beaten path options, check out Indie Guides Paris or Secrets de Paris.
Explore the museums of Paris with these mobile guides
While many of Paris’ museums offer audio guides, there are several apps available that can provide audio tours, museum maps, and more.
Paris Museums 4-in-1: Louvre, Orsay, Rodin & Orangerie is a collection of apps for 4 of Paris’ major art museums.
Not visiting all of them? No problem – they can be downloaded individually too!
If you’re taking a day trip out to Versailles, check out Palace of Versailles and Versailles Gardens®.
You’ll get more out of your visit with the information from these official apps.
Explore Paris on foot with these walking tour apps
The Girl’s Guide suite of apps include walking tours based on select interests.
If you’re into shopping, check out Girl’s Guide to Paris: Shopping & Sightseeing.
Foodies should definitely check out Girl’s Guide to Paris: Paris Foodie Walks.
Lastly, Girls’ Guide to Paris: Celebrity Walks – Girls’ Guide offers a walk through Paris in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ eyes, as well as another for Audrey Hepburn fans.
For a closer look at Paris sites used in movies, check out Paris Movie Walks.
Find the best restaurants in Paris with these apps
Forget Yelp! In Paris, use TheFork Restaurants for restaurant recommendations.
If you’re on a mission to find the best and the most noteworthy dishes, check out Global Foodie: Checklist and Guide to World Foods, which will also help keep track of your foodie bucket list conquests.
How to get around Paris without a car
This app saved my booty many times when trying to navigate the Paris metro system!
If you prefer private transportation, use Allo Cab. Allo Cab is like Uber or Lyft, but for cabs.
Lastly, discover Paris via bicycle with Guide Paris à Vélib.
What’s on your list of the best Paris travel apps?
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite apps are for traveling abroad!
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This post was originally published on February 16, 2017. It was last updated on October 16, 2022.