About Paris

Paris, the very name conjures up the sublime feeling of being in love, the most sought after, intense, and immortal of all emotions. For eons, artists have depicted this exalted, euphoric sentiment in myriad ways, which have somehow become synonymous with the French capital also rightly called "The City of Romance" and "The City of Lights". Paris, Europe's most charming and aesthetically aligned city, is one of the hottest tourist destinations the world-over as it spells passion and the celebration of all things sensual.

It is here that all honeymooners and starry-eyed couples head to. It is the epicenter of the world for art, fashion, gastronomical delights, and culture. The mesmerizing aura of the city, its tree-lined boulevards, the classical bistros, enchanting museums, stately, awe-inspiring buildings, world-famous labels and brands, and last but not the least, the fascinating allure of her beautiful people. This city's beauty is further enhanced by its various monuments right from the majestic Eiffel Tower to the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is a must-see destination for all. Make haste, come and fall in love, and just let yourself be swept off your feet by this captivating earthly piece-de-resistance!

Public Transport System

Taxi, Big Bus, Métro (underground), Tram, RER suburban express train, PASSES AND REDUCTIONS.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: Medium

Mode & Cost of Transports

Big Bus Tours -

Classic 1-day tour, Premium 2-day tour, Deluxe 2-day tour

L’Open Tours – Classic 1-day bus tour, Premium 2-day bus tour, Deluxe 3-day bus tour

Foxity - Classic 1-day tour 1-day bus tour 1-day bus tour

Big Bus Tours: -    Green line – Paris Grand Tour. Green line: 2 hours.    Their one and only route last for two hours total.            
Red Route (day tours): -  Red Route: 2 hours 20 minutes    

Orange line – Montparnasse. Orange line: 60 minutes.               

Blue Route (night tour): -    Yellow line – Montmartre.  Yellow line: 60 minutes.                   

Blue line – Bastille            

 

Generally well-liked. In total, there are 10 significant stops on their classic route.    

With four times as many stops, this company definitely gives Big Bus Tours a run for their money.

 Four different routes and a total of 50 different stops providing access to over 100 notable sites in Paris.    

These orange and white buses are the least expensive option for hop-on-hop-off bus tours in Paris. this business offers fewer stops    

            

Every day from 9:30 AM – 6 PM.  Buses run roughly every 30 minutes at each stop.    9:30 AM – 6 PM. Buses typically run every 10-15 minutes April-Oct. and every 20-25 minutes in the winter.    Buses run every day from 9:30 AM – 6 PM. Buses run every 20 minutes    

Classic 1-day tour: - €34.20 for Adults,  €16.20 for Children (aged 4-12), Children 11 and under FREE (1 child per each paying adult)

1-day bus tour: - €34 for Adults, €17 for Children (aged 4-15)

1-day bus tour (Hop-on, Hop-off): - €18 for Adults, 

 

Premium 2-day tour: -  €37.80 for Adults, €18.00 for Children (aged 4-12)  

2-day bus tour: - €38 for Adults,  €17 for Children (aged 4-15)     

 Add a Seine River Cruise for an additional €9 for adults and €4 for children.    

    

Deluxe 2-day tour: -  €45.00 for Adults, €22.50 for Children (aged 4-12)

3-day bus tour: - €46 for Adults, €17 for Children (aged 4-15)                     

Add a Seine River Cruise for an additional €9 for adults and €4 for children.        

            

Red Route (day tours): Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Opera Garnier, Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee D’Orsay, Champs Elysees, Grand Palais, and Trocadero.     Green line – Paris Grand Tour – Palais Royal, Louvre, Notre Dame, Saint Michel, Musee Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysee, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Concorde Royal and much more.    Eiffel Tower, Opera, Concorde la Duree, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, L’Ecole Militaire and much more    

Blue Route (night tour): Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee D’Orsay, Champs Elysees, Grand Palais, Trocadero, and Gare Du Nord.    Orange line – Montparnasse – Saint-Germain: Petit-Pont, Observatoire Port-Royale, Esplanade des Invalides, Rue du Bac, Latin Quarter and much more.        

    Yellow line – Montmartre – Grands Boulevards: Auber, Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Madeline and much more.        

    Blue line – Bastille – Bercy: Gare de Lyon, Gare d’Austerlitz, National Library, Hotel de Ville and much more.        

Metro
A single metro ticket costs €1.90 and can be used for one journey, including all connections. White-colored tickets can be purchased singly or in a book of 10 for €16, at the ticket offices or machines in metro stations. 
If you cannot produce proof of payment for the ticket inspectors, you may risk paying a fine. This ticket, valid for zones 1 and 2, allows you to travel anywhere in Paris. 

 
RER
In the RER, as long as you remain within the city limits, tickets and prices are identical to the metro (RER stations also have their own ticket offices and machines). If you are traveling beyond the city limits, you need to ensure that you are in possession of a ticket or a pass which covers your whole journey up to your destination in the Ile-de-France region. 

BUS

On the buses, you use the same tickets as in the metro, with no limit of distance (including suburbs), except on the Balabus, Noctilien and routes 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351. The bus driver can sell single tickets, be sure to have the correct change.


PASSES AND REDUCTIONS

There are a variety of different passes and reductions if you plan to use regularly the forms of public transport mentioned here. First of all, you need to know that transport is free for children under 4 and a half price for children between 4 and 11 years old.
  

Paris Visite
This pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3 or 1 to 5. The coupon slides into a card specifying your name, a photo is not required. The coupon can be purchased in advance and you should fill in the date you decide to use it and the number of the card. 

   

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.17
Cup of Coffee USD 3.51
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.17
Rice/Kg USD 2.34
White Bread USD 2.34
Eggs (12) USD 3.51
Combo Meal USD 9.37
Fine Dining USD 117.08
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 3.51
Domestic Beer USD 7.02
Imported Beer USD 7.02
Bottle of Wine USD 8.20
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 9.37
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.17
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.34
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1358.13

Do(s):

  • Book a furnished apartment to suit your budget and taste.
  • Save room for a variety of sweet treats.
  • Select the eateries where the locals eat.
  • Be mindful of your manners and try to learn a few French word and phrases.
  • Dress casually as the locals do.
  • Say “Bonjour” when engaging with another person. This includes all salespeople, servers, front desk, etc.
  • Seek out locals, or at least try to talk to them at a picnic or in a bar. But try to drop a couple of words in French.
  • Do wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can easily be layered. Pack a nice outfit for special occasions.
  • Do wear a scarf in the winter and fall.
  • Do spend at least an hour at a café terrace at some point during your trip sipping something.
  • Do refill your water bottle at any of the city’s outdoor water fountains. It is safe to drink.
  • Do eat things that you have never tasted before.
  • Do order a carafe of wine at lunch to share or for yourself.
  • Wine is cheap in France! Do taste it.
  • Head to an outdoor market, get some cheese, fresh baguettes and head to the wine store.
  • Do book a hotel that’s as central as possible to avoid wasting time in transit.
  • Go to Paris’s famous flea markets to find something totally unique to bring home.
  • Visit all of the touristy sights that you’ve been eager to visit.
  • Buy a travel guide. Much of the information listed is evergreen and will be useful.

Don’t(s):

  • Don’t come unprepared for the weather. Research the weather before you go and pack accordingly, when possible.
  • Don’t buy bottled water in a restaurant unless you like or need bubbly water. Otherwise, stick to a “carafe d’eau”. It’s delicious — and free.
  • Don’t buy an "ordinary" baguette. Stick to the “tradition”.
  • Don’t fuss over eating.
  • Don’t write off ethnic food in Paris. A lot of it is really good and unique. Just don’t fiddle with the American stuff.
  • Don’t tip needlessly in restaurants.
  • Don’t eat anywhere within a beret’s toss of a major tourist destination, especially Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower, or Notre Dame.
  • Don’t pay for breakfast in a hotel or hostel if you don’t have to. It will probably cost you about €9-14 for something that you get at the corner bakery for about €3-4.
  • Don’t touch those items in the minibar. Head to the nearest supermarket to pick up water, drinks, snacks, champagne, fruit, etc.
  • Don’t carry your passport and all of your credit cards with you.
  • Don’t fall for street scams. But don’t be freaked out by normal people. Simply avoid anyone who approaches you in an unusual manner.
  • Don’t let your guard down. Petty crime exists here.
  • Don’t take pictures of people in shops. They tend not to like it that much. It’s going to get awkward.
  • Don’t be entirely cheap. Sometimes a few extra Euros can go a long way.
  • Don’t feel you have to go to Versailles, even though it’s famous and big and glorious
  • Don’t bring a selfie stick. Many museums look down on them.

Night Life

Have you ever thought about the nightlife in Paris? Unforgettable and eccentric! The city of love truly comes to life once the sun goes down. The nocturnal atmosphere includes party venues, bars, clubs or cafés. If you are ready to dance the night away, and want to get past the velvet ropes and onto the dance floor of the party venues you have to master the dress code to blend in like a local. Bouncers are a part of the nightlife in the bars. Usually, they are polite, but if for some reason they do not allow you inside, you can always move to the next club or bar. The city of light offers entertainment choices for couples and singles to enjoy their night in a manner suitable for each. Take off and make a choice on how you want to spend an evening in Paris.

 

Must See

  • Cabaret: Experience cabaret, visit the Lido, the Crazy Horse, and the Moulin Rouge.       
  • Catacombs in Paris.  
  • Enjoy food tour: Take a food tour to know more about French food and wine with a walking tour through the romantic neighborhood, Montmartre.
  • Find your inner child at the funfair museum enjoying the rides, carousels, merry-go-rounds, swings and more. 
  • Visit the most typical Persian market the "Enfants Rouges" (Red Children).

 

Experiences

  • Little red door: Have the best cocktails here.
  • Enjoy the one-man comedy show, how to become a Parisian in one hour. This is one of the best.
  • Look for free events where entertainment varies from concerts to photo exhibits to festivals.
  • Swim at Piscine Josephine Baker, that is a swimming pool on a barge.

 

Activities

Le Cercle Central
Casino
2 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4.7 kms
Wild Spirit Safari
Safari
32 bis rue Perignon, 75015 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4.3 kms
Thoiry ZooSafari
Safari
Rue du Pavillon de Montreuil, 78770 Thoiry, France
Distance From City Center
53.5 kms
Les Plus Beaux Safaris
Safari
2 Place Adolphe Max, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.3 kms
Parc Zoologique de Paris
Zoo
Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.3 kms
Nouveau Casino
Casino
109 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4 kms
Zoo du Bois d'Attilly
Zoo
Route de Chevry, 77150 Férolles-Attilly, France
Distance From City Center
42.4 kms
Casino de Paris
Casino
16 Rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4.7 km
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Zoo
Bois de Boulogne, Route de la Porte Dauphine à la Porte des Sablons, 75116 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
7.4 kms
Le Petit Casino
Casino
17 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
1.9 kms
Plage de la Côte des Basques, Biarritz
Beach
Beach Cote des Basques, Boulevard du Prince de Galles, 64200 Biarritz, France
Distance From City Center
782 km
Vernet Benjamin
Safari
20 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
3.8 kms
Les Calanques de Cassis, Marseille
Beach
Massif des Calanques, 13009 Marseille, France
Distance From City Center
745 km
Safari
Safari
14 Rue Auguste Perret, 75013 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.6 kms
Golf du bois de Boulogne
Golf
61 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
13.4 kms
SKISET GROUPE - CLS
Ski
424 Bureaux de la Colline St Cloud - cedex, 92210, France
Distance From City Center
12.2 kms
Aquarium de Paris - CineAqua
Zoo
5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.6 km
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Zoo
57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
Cercle Clichy Montmartre
Casino
84 Rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.2 kms
Jardin des Plantes
Zoo
57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
St Jean D’Aulps (La Grande Terche)
Ski
2961 Route de la Moussiere d'En Haut, 74430 Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, France
Distance From City Center
600 kms
La Haute Route
Ski
33 Boulevard Henri IV, 75004 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
1.9 kms
Snow Emotion
Ski
55 Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75116 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
6.2 kms

Shopping

The Ternes Market
Antique Markets
3 Rue Faraday, 75017 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
6.6 km
Biron Market
Antique Markets
85 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Distance From City Center
6.5 km
Brocante Atmosphères
Antique Markets
4 Bis Rue Delouvain, 75019 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
6.1 km
Brocante Hétéroclite
Antique Markets
111 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
La Maison de Poupée
Antique Markets
40 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.4 km
Marché Dauphine
Antique Markets
132-140 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Distance From City Center
6.4 km
NORDIK Market
Antique Markets
13 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
1.9 km
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen
Flea Markets and Bazaars
93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Distance From City Center
7.8 km
Marché VERNAISON
Flea Markets and Bazaars
99 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Distance From City Center
6.4 km
Paris Flea Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
99 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
7.7 km
Paul Bert Serpette
Flea Markets and Bazaars
110 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Distance From City Center
6.6 km
Puces d'Aligre
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Place d'Aligre, 75012 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
3.2 km
Puces de Vanves
Flea Markets and Bazaars
14 Avenue Georges Lafenestre, 75014 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.8 km
Vanves brocante flea market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
6.1 km
Bring Home France
Handicrafts and Souviners
3 Rue de Birague, 75004 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Jojo's Souvenirs
Handicrafts and Souviners
51 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
5.5 km
La Super Marquette
Handicrafts and Souviners
65 Rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
1.9 km
Salon Du Chocolat
Handicrafts and Souviners
Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
15.2 km
Carrousel du Louvre
Shopping Malls
99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.1 km
Galerie Vivienne
Shopping Malls
5 Rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Italie 2
Shopping Malls
30 Avenue d'Italie, 75013 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4.0 km
Passage des Panoramas
Shopping Malls
11 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
3.2 km
Passage du Havre
Shopping Malls
109 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris, France
Distance From City Center
4.2 km
So Ouest
Shopping Malls
31 Rue d'Alsace, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France
Distance From City Center
7.6 km
  • A béret. This knitted woolen hat is often associated with Parisian artists.  
  • A marinière. A long-sleeved jersey that was worn by the French Marine. 
  • Wine is France’s ultimate symbol and the most consumed alcohol in the country. 
  • Cheese. There are over 365 types of cheese. You can gift your favorite ones to someone.
  • Salt. In France, there are many different varieties of salt that are all very different from each other but are all really good.
  • A saucisson. Saucisson is basically a sausage that can be cooked or dried. This delicacy is usually made of pork meat, the average price is 7€ per unit.
  • Foie Gras. It is almost a tradition for French people to eat some at Christmas.
  • A scarf. It is a fashionable accessory that will keep you warm and stylish for the whole winter, the prices start at 20€.
  • A Louis Vuitton handbag. Their handbags and travel cases are well-known and worn in the entire world.
  • Beauty products. In France, there are many unique soaps and skincare products that foreigners love and wish to find in their home country. Bioderma, La Roche-Posay, Avène, L’Occitane Posters or Postcards,
  • A French knife
  • A bottle of perfume

Official Language

French

Other Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

2.27 (Millions)

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 15°C

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TimeZone

02:38 AM (GMT +02:00)

 

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Ambulance

15

 

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Police

17

 

Electric socket

Type E
Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport - CDG

Airport Name / IATA Code

Orly Airport - ORY

Best time to visit

April, June, October, November:This is the period when the weather is mild and enjoyable and the tourist crowds are smaller than in summer.Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance

Moderate time to visit

March, May, September, August:moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. August is the second busiest season for tourism in Paris, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Worst time to visit

July, December, January, February:The warmest time of year is generally mid-July where highs are regularly around 27.2°C with temperatures rarely dropping below 16.4°C at night.Weather is too cold in winter.These times of year are the slowest with tourists.Tourists are unlikely to visit Paris in December.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 5.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.30

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 37.50

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