Paris is a dream vacation city for people from all over the world. A global capital of art, heritage, culture, fashion and gastronomy, the pages of your travel diary cannot be complete unless you visit this enchanting Capital city of France Paris.
Once in the city, you can feel the magic swirling in the air, the beautiful architecture of city leaves you spellbound. But being the third most visited city in the world, Paris is also one of the difficult city to find your way around. But with technology at your hands you can easily navigate through Paris with just like a local. That’s what insidr Paris does for new travelers in the city.
This is my first trip to the paradisiacal Paris and only city of France that I covered in this Summer 1016 Europe Trip. In this world of Always staying connected and very high costs involved for International Roaming, a local sim card is must for your all travels.
Since most of the times during this trip we travelled in various cities of Italy and Switzerland, One smart Europe plan card ( Read How to stay Connected in Italy) was sufficient for our needs, but in Paris you need to buy separate sim card. During one of my search on twitter I came across this service Insidr Paris, these Guys very helpfully told me about this, and asked if I would like to experience it. I checked on their website and was quite impressed with what the service offers.
A beautiful stay in the city was made even more delightful with the amazing services of insidr. Specializing in rental digital communication devices packed with many useful features for travelers, these folks have made Paris travel for International travelers very convenient.
How Insidr Paris Works
Insidr Paris is basically a preloaded LG G3 smartphone that runs on the Android operating system and comes fully equipped to help you navigate the city. Just like anything you book before going to a new city, you book Insidr service online. They have different plans to choose from. One to three days in Paris costs users €29 ($33); four to seven days costs €45 ($51); and anything for eight days or more gets a rate of €6 ($7) a day.
You can inform them about your arrival date and time, they deliver the phone at time and location which is convenient to you and pick at your convenient location too. The phone has local call and text facilities along with pre loaded Internet. You can make the phone Wi-Fi spot for upto 5 devices. So all our smart devices were connected during whole time. How awesome is that 🙂
Now comes the best part of travel, Phone comes loaded with maps categorized by neighborhoods, traveler profile, and the Insidr team’s top recommendations across the Paris. In addition to this there is community of 60 local Parisians who answer your queries in discovering true essence of Paris. It was real fun to discover the city with these helpful tips they keep broadcasting from the group through out the day.
The most memorable thing as a foodie traveler for me is to discover various food joints and some of them just known to locals for real experience of food. I discovered a lot of them Thanks to this service. They even have a map for Vegetarians where travlers can discover vegetarian food options in Paris. For me personally, I can never forget the joy of discovering a south Indian food joint Sarvana Bhavan in Paris when I was almost dying to eat Indian Food in Paris. If you are an Indian and have not eaten Indian food for almost 3 weeks you know what I mean 😀
Insidr is a perfect, handy tool for a tourist in the city of Paris, I feel without Insidr my 5 Days in Paris would not have been as magical as they were. From staying connected with family over calls or clicking and sharing photos on Instagram or navigating my way around streets/rui of Paris Insidr took care of everything. And ever helpful team (two of them I met personally Matt and Nina) was just what you need to make your experience even more beautiful. I can’t wait to return back soon !