Hi folks, 28 year old female student here!
I'm going to be in Paris from July 29th through August 18th. I will be studying at the Alliance Francaise on rue Raspail for 2 weeks, and during that time I will be staying at the Citea in Vanves, on blvd Jean Bleuzen. After that, I am booked at the Hotel Residence Monge on rue Monge for 6 nights.
I am planning to get the Carte Orange mensuelle, as I will be doing a lot of metro travel during my stay.
I am planning to use my debit card primarily, as it is a Bank of America acct., and I can get no-fee withdrawals at BNP atms in Paris.
I am also excited for the open air cinema festivals that will be happening while I'm in the city.
Also, I am planning to do 2-3 day trips: Versailles, Chartres, and possible Parc Asterix.
I would love to hear any tips, warnings, and generallly interesting info you have to share!