It was our second visit to Paris and hope to go back many more times. August is definitely the month to go because most of the Parisians are gone on their vacations and the traffic is greatly reduced which makes for an easier and more leisurely visit. The Metro is very easy to use. Knowing just a little French helps. Just by saying bonjour brings a smile most of the time. Since Paris is broken up into arrondisements or areas it is easiest to visit a few at a time. There are so many quaint nieghborhoods, parks, and cafes. So much amazing history and architecture! I highly recommend a trip to Paris! From Paris we traveled the Seine to the Normandy Beaches on a river cruise. Loved every minute. Each morning the scenery had changed and we were in a new town or city.