Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Wherever you are in Paris, there is always something happening. The city feels alive, and you certainly won't have time to be bored. You could spend a week visiting the city's famous attractions - the Eiffel Tower, NotreDame, The Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees to name just a few.

Paris is rather expensive, so it isn't the ideal place to visit on a budget. You would be better to spend a couple of full days in Paris, rather than a week of budgeting if you are travelling on limited funds.

Visitor suggestions

Must do

Enjoy a French coffee and a croissant at one of the many cafes located along the banks of the River Seine.

Must see

No visit to Paris would be complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower Paris

Something eye-catching

The Louvre Museum is the permanent home to the Mona Lisa and a host of other famous works of art. Tickets can be booked online at the Louvre website www.louvre.fr/en

Something different

The cemetry at Pere Lachaise is the resting place to a host of famous faces of the past including Chopin, Ocar Wilde and Jim Morrison of the Doors. See a virtual tour at www.pere-lachaise.com

Getting around

Hire a bicycle from one of the many cycle rental shops located around the centre Paris. There are cyclists everywhere in Paris. The cost is around 15 € per day (for 8 hours) for adults.

When to visit

Late spring time or early autumn is the perfect time to visit Paris with temperatures from around 15-20 C daytime maximum. Summer time is generally warm and sunny (20-30 C daytime maximum), but there can be a lot of rainfall.

Paris Airports

Orly Airport

Charles de Gaulle airport is located around 15 miles to the north east of Paris. The airport is the 2nd busiest in Europe, handling over 60 million passengers in 2012. The airport is connected by rail to the centre of Paris and to Gare du Nord station (Eurostar station).

Orly Airport is situated 12 miles from Paris and is smaller than Charles de Gaulle.

Typical taxi fares from both Paris airports to the centre cost around € 30-40.

There are plenty of hotels around both airports, with typical prices around € 70-100 per night.

Most of the Hotels offer a shuttle bus service to the airport, which is useful if you are arriving late or departing early.