This post was last updated on August 27th, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Paris can be a confusing city to the first time traveler. Thankfully there are many excellent iPhone apps to help you make sense of this great city. Here’s out roundup of awesome Paris related iPhone apps.
App Name: Paris2Go
App Description: This is a high quality offline searchable map and guide for Paris. Enjoy full-ranged, reliable traveling with Paris2Go, never seen before in regular city guides. Want to read more than three paragraphs about the Eiffel Tower? Paris2Go provides pages of in-depth and updated historical data, facts and trivia. Additionally Paris2Go includes a high quality and zoomable map of the whole city. The map is fully offline available and allows browsing without an Internet connection. The map provides search for street names.
Paris Metro iPhone App
App Name: Paris Metro iPhone App
App Description: Paris’s metro system is a very confusing system – it’s not as easy to make your way around as it is on the London Underground. This app simplifies things greatly. It’s easy to use and features everything you’ll need to plan your Paris Metro journey. This is a must have app for Paris and it’s cheap.
App Name: Rick Steves’ Historic Paris Walking Tour iPhone App
App Description: I’m a huge Rick Steves fan. He makes international travel less scary and makes you a better traveller. I’m happy to report that he’s now got a great line of iPhone apps out now that provide an interactive multimedia tour if Paris, right in the palm of your hand. This innovative app combines text, audio and video to help you navigate your way around paris. This is a must have!
App Name: Soundwalk Paris St Germain des prés
App Description: Soundwalks are audio tours that use the cityscape as a backdrop for a fiction, like in a movie. You can escort Virginie Ledoyen through a romantic flanerie at the steps of musician Benjamin Biolay’s in Saint-Germain-des-Prés… Paul Auster evokes the memory of the World Trade Center for you… Jazzy Jay takes you to the Bronx to tell you about the birth of hip-hop…
One neighborhood, one talent, one story. You install Soundwalk on your iPhone, then take a one-hour tour guided by the voice of an iconic figure from the city. Each character intimately unveils her neighborhood. Walking in the shoes of an insider, you can saunter through the back doors and secret courtyards, and listen to interviews with neighborhood residents. Actors, scenario, original soundtrack… Soundwalk is a cinematographic experience set in the real world.
App Name: Talking French Phrasebook
App Description: A simple little talking French phrase book to help you navigate Paris and not look like a complete idiot when you speak the language.
App Name: Oxford Translator French Pro iPhone
App Description: A much more robust app for French translation on the iPhone. A must have if the above app doesn’t do everything you need it to do.
App Name: Lonely Planet iPhone Paris City Guide
App Description: I LOVE the Lonely Planet iPhone apps, they are all so well put together, have the best feature set and will help guide your way in a confusing city like Paris. They are a little pricier than other iPhone apps, but it’s worth it.
App Name: Frommer’s Paris iPhone App Guide
App Description: Frommer’s also has an excellent Paris city guide and it’s a good complement to the Lonely Planet guide. It’s always a good idea to have more than one guidebook on hand in case one misses information that the other one has.
App Name: Paris Charles de Gaulle(CDG) Airport Guide (France) iPhone App
App Description: Great guide to the airport in Paris, which can be a very confusing place. Read up on the plane and be prepared with this useful and excellent guide to the Paris Airport.
App Name: Paris City Slicker
App Description: Excellent guide to Paris that includes a map, tours, videos, audio and more. Very well put together apps.
App Name: Top 10 Paris from DK iPhone App
App Description: Quick and easy guide to the top sites in Paris. Cheap and useful if you don’t want to invest in a full fledged guidebook.