A beautiful, romantic city
Set on the River Seine in northern France, Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. It has fine restaurants, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Moulin Rouge.
Attractions, tips and the best time to travel
Paris is a good place to visit at any time of the year. There are many holidays and festivals that are a good way to discover the city. In June there is a Féte de la Musique and there is a Paris Jazz Festival at Parc Floral in July. During the Jazz Festival there is live music every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm. The Tour de France happens in July and Bastille Day is celebrated on 14 the July.
Before travel consider this important information
Paris is set at Time Zone CET, which is at + 1 hour compared to the UK. There is free admission to state museums first Sunday of every month. The cost of living in Paris is cheaper than in London. Food quality is good.
Local information about arrival, accommodation and transport
From Charles de Gaulle airport to central Paris take train RER B, the journey takes 30 minutes and costs about 10EUR. For travel to Paris-Chatelet les Halles take Roissybus to Opéra. The journey takes 1 hour and the cost is 11 EUR. A taxi costs from 60EUR. To reach Orly take Tram T7 to Villejuif - L.Aragon. Bus 183 goes to Porte de Choisy, the Orlybus goes to Denfert-Rochereau or take "Les Cars Air France" to Gare Montparnasse or Etoile. A taxi costs from 50EUR. From Beauvais there is a shuttle service to Paris Porte Maillot. It costs 17EUR and takes 1 h. 15 minutes.
The airport is located approximately 80km from Paris. Taxis are very expensive. To get to Paris-Le Bourget take Bus 152 to Station "La Courneuve - 8 Mai 1945" and from there catch Tram 7, or take Bus 350 to Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord or Porte de la Chapelle. There is an Airport Shuttle service to "Le Bourget"-Station then take RER B. Hotels are expensive but Paris has Boutique Hotels priced from 100EUR per person, per night. There are inexpensive hostels. Public transport is straightforward to use. There is the Métro, overground trains (RER), buses and trams that are much cheaper than taxis. If travelling by car allow time for traffic jams. Learn a few words of French before travelling.