Paris travel tips
The world's greatest city of romance
Paris is the most romantic city in the world. All year round people come to stroll along the Seine, gaze at great works of art and to dine on the finest food. It's a magical place to spend some time and has plenty to offer visitors planning a weekend trip or longer holiday.
When is the right time to visit Paris?
Paris has a mild climate and is a pleasant place to visit all year round. Visitors to Paris flock to the city to attend the huge number of cultural events that the city hosts. In June a popular event is the Fête de la Musique. July sees the Parc Floral taken over by the Paris Jazz Festival, with live music from 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Tourists can witness the end of the Tour de France at the end of July, or Bastille Day on 14th July.
What you need to know before visiting Paris
Visitors can save plenty of money if they plan to visit Paris' huge range of museums and art galleries. On the first Sunday of each month, the leading museums and galleries offer free admission, so visit then to make big savings. In general, Paris is cheaper than London, so you can budget for some luxury meals if you feel like it. The city is 1 hour ahead of the UK time zone, so adjust your watches before you arrive.
Local information for visitors to Paris
Getting from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city centre by train should take around 30 minutes and cost about EUR 10. You could also catch the Roissybus to Paris-Opéra for about EUR 11. Taxis from Charles de Gaulle cost about EUR 60. From Paris Orly Airport, take Tram T7 to Villejuif Louis Aragon or catch the Bus 183 to Porte de Choisy. You can also take the Les Cars Air France service to Gare Montparnasse or Etoile. If you fly into Beauvais take the shuttle bus service to Paris Porte Maillot which costs about EUR 17. From Paris-Le Bourget catch Bus 152 to La Courneuve and then take Tram 7, or the 350 bus all the way to Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord or Porte de la Chapelle. Using public transport is recommended, as taxi prices are much more expensive. Expect to pay about EUR 100 per person per night for boutique hotels. Budget hostels are also available.