DC is definitely a walkable city, and a beautiful one at that! I tried not to take any underground transport until I was so tired I could fall over. There’s just too much to see, and if you’re staying downtown, the White House, Congress, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc are all within a nice brisk walk.
To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed in Paris. The city seemed to be covered in dirt and graffiti and it was so crowded, I had to miss a bunch of the attractions, like the Eiffel Tower. Of course there were some beautiful portions of the city, and sitting on the other side of the Seine eating cheese in a boat across from Notre Dame will be a memory I’ll always cherish.
But how does one get around, especially when little French is spoken?