Paris

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

Biggest metropolitan and the capital city of France. Paris is always been in the top list of the cities. historical and modern, art and architecture, culture and cuisine. city of love and a lot more.




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
25 km north east of city centre. This is one of the biggest and a major airport of Paris. RER: 10.30€ to RER B stations, Bus: 12€ Shuttle bus (to Opera metro station) every 15-20 min, other bus options are about 6€ to different parts of the city. Taxi: 50-55€

Orly Airport
15 km South, there is no direct train connection. but easy to take RER from Orlyval(light rail, 6 mins). Bus: 8.50€ Orlybus(Denfert-Rochereau Metro station) every 10-15 min. there are several other options too like, Monorail connection to tram and bus, you can also use bus 183 for 2€ to Porte de Choisy from Orly. Taxi: 30-35€

Beauvais Airport
90 km north, This airport is in Beauvais city. No direct train connection, but you can take a train from Beauvais city railway station 5km (reach here by bus or taxi) to Paris Gare Du Nord station. Shuttle Bus: 17€ to Porte Maillot(depends on flight arrival), Taxi: 120€ (approximately)

Getting around

Public Transport
Public transport network in Paris is big and intensive. it is operated by RATP company which consists, Metro, Bus and urban trains (RER).

Can be purchased from automatic machines or ticket desks in stations, don’t be panic if you see only gates when you enter there are few only entry/exit gates in some stations, so try different entry. transport maps are found on bus stops and metro walls, also mini maps are available free at desks.

Paris transport are divided in different zones. zone 1-3 are central paris zone 1-5 are outer city which includes airport(seperate ticket if using airport bus) disneyland and versailles.
More information on Official Website

Tickets:  Single t+ ticket (Zone 1-3) 1,9 €, Valid for 90 mins after validation. inter transfers are allowed but transfer to different mode like bus-metro is not allowed. 10 single t+ ticket(Zone 1-3) 16,90 € /7,45 € (kids), Valid for 90 mins each after validation, other single ticket rules apply. 1 day pass(Zone 1-3) 12 €/6 € (kids), Unlimited use in public transport til 5:30 am(day starts/ends). 

Pompidou Center


See & Do

Eiffel Tower: 
tower | opening hours: 9 am to 12:45 am, Lifts: 9:30 am – 11:45 pm, Stairs: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, tickets: 2nd floor – lift/stairs -Adult: €16.30/ €10.20, Youth(12-24): €8.10/ €5.10, Children(4-11): €4.10/ €2.50. Top – lift/stairs+lift – Adult: €25.50/ €19.40, Youth(12-24): €12.70/ €9.70, Children(4-11): €6.40/ €4.90. , address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, Visit website phone: 8 92 70 12 39

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris: 
church | opening hours: Closed for restoration after fire on 15th April 2019, tickets:  , address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris. Visit website

Musée du Louvre: 
museum | opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm (sat to mon, thu), 9 am to 9:45 pm (wed, fri), Closed: tuesdays, 1st jan, 1st may & 25th dec, tickets: General ticket : €17, Free entry for under 18/ under 26 (EEA), disables & support. Free entry on the 1st Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9:45 pm, address: Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris, Visit website phone: +33 1 40 20 53 17, email: [email protected]

Arc de Triomphe: 
landmark monument | opening hours: 10 am to 10:30 pm (oct-mar), 10 am to 11 pm (apr-sep), Closed: 1 Jan, 1 May, 14 Jul, 8 May & 11 Nov on mornings and 25 Dec, tickets: Free to explore. Admission: €12, Youth outside EU: €10, Free: for under 25 (Eu), 1st sunday (nov-mar), address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle, 75008 Paris, Visit website  phone: +33 1 55 37 73 77

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur: 
church | opening hours: Basilica: 6am-10.30pm everyday, Dome: 8.30am-8pm (may-sep) & 9am-5pm (oct-apr), tickets: Basilica is Free to explore, Dome: €6 varies*, address: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, Visit website  phone: +33 1 53 41 89 00

Champs-Élysées: 
iconic street | opening hours: open area, address: Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris.

Centre Pompidou: 
museum | tickets: Adult €14, free for children

Disneyland Paris: 
Amusement park | tickets: Adult €51+, free for children

Domaine National du Palais-Royal: 
palace | tickets:  free

Grand Palais: 
exhibition hall | tickets: Adult €14, free for children

Les Catacombes de Paris: 
catacomb | tickets: Adult €14, Children €11

Luxembourg Gardens:
gardens | tickets: free

Moulin Rouge:
cabaret | tickets: visit website for tickets 

Musée d’Orsay:
museum | tickets: Adult €14, free for children

Palace of Versailles:
palace | tickets: Adult €12, free for children

Palais Garnier:
opera house | tickets: Adult €14+, free for children

Seine River




Activities
 

Nearby Places

Versailles – 20km
Palace of Versailles is a great mark of French history. it is one of the biggest palaces in Europe and the world. one can spend all day roaming around the gardens and museum here.

Disneyland – 35km
Who needs an introduction to Disney theme park, it’s located just outside east of city, connected by RER A

Provins – 70km
Provins is located south-east of Paris, it is a beautiful medieval town which is listed by UNESCO world heritage site. find more about Provins here

Reims – 150km
This beautiful historic town is famous for champagne. there are lots of activities of champagne tasting and tours offered by the city.

Disneyland Paris. Photo by Lovie Tey on Unsplash


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