Holidays In Paris

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Holidays In Paris
Paris, France
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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and visiting it should be on every traveller’s list! But, despite being packed with sights to see and things to do, navigating this historic city can sometimes be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. To help you out, we’ve created this detailed travel guide full of tips and tricks that will make your trip to Paris the best it can possibly be!

France is situated in Western Europe, bordered by Spain and Andorra to its south and east, Switzerland to its northwest, Germany to its north, Italy across Lake Geneva to its west. Paris is located in northern France, in the region of Île-de-France.

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Paris Airports

Fly to Paris. The three major airports are Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais. Coming in via Charles de Gaulle, you’ll arrive in France at Terminal 2E or 2F.

  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)

Charles de Gaulle International Airport, or simply Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle) is an international airport serving Paris, France. It is located within portions of several communes (one of them being Tremblay-en-France), 12 km northeast of the city center, in a large loop of the Seine river.

  • Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

The Orly Airport is situated 14.4 km (8.8 miles) to the south of Paris. There are also two train stations that run in and out of town, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse and Massy TGV, which are both easily accessible from Orly via public transportation or cab services.

Paris Orly Airport Bridge
Paris Orly Airport Bridge

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Transport ways to move from the airport to visit Paris

The easiest way to get from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to central Paris is by train. The RER A4 line runs from CDG airport into central Paris, terminating at Chatelet-Les Halles station in Les Halles. Trains run every 15 minutes and take around 30 minutes, depending on how many stops are taken.

Paris public transport

Trains are a great way to get around Paris. Tickets can be bought from stations and machines using cash or credit card. If you’re only visiting for a few days it may make sense to buy multiple tickets rather than an individual journey ticket as each journey you take within 90 minutes of buying a ticket is charged at 50% of full price.

Sights & Attractions

  • Eiffel Tower

The most notable landmark in Paris, and arguably all of France, is without a doubt its most recognizable structure: The Eiffel Tower. Built for both scientific research and to serve as a universal exposition of French engineering prowess, Gustave Eiffel’s behemoth was constructed in just two years (1887-89). Visitors can currently scale it on two different levels (elevators are available on each) or ride up via an incline elevator at ground level.

  • Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is one of the most famous museums in France and indeed in all of Europe. If you’re thinking about holidaying in Paris, why not make it an activity to explore all that there is to see at The Louvre museum? With over 35,000 pieces of art and artefacts on display you could easily spend a few days exploring every nook and cranny within.

You can rent a car in Paris which is a great option for families and those who want to drive around and see as much of Paris as possible.

  • Versailles Palace

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Versailles Palace is one of France’s most iconic buildings. Set in 90 acres of beautiful grounds, it attracts over 10 million visitors a year. Your entry ticket includes access to several stunning museums, as well as parterre gardens and a famous mausoleum-turned-chapel. After exploring inside, pop out into Cour de Marbre – that’s Marble Court in English – which boasts some beautiful statues and superb views across the palace gardens. Rent a car is relatively inexpensive, and you can get from place to place quickly, making it easy to visit several landmarks on your list in one day.

Paris shopping

Paris is one of Europe’s fashion capitals, with a wide range of shops for all budgets. Find classic French brands and fashionistas alike in neighborhoods like Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Rue Étienne Marcel. Or pick up contemporary European designers at Avenue Montaigne near Champs Elysées or in Marais nearby to Place des Vosges.

Paris Nightlife options

Paris has always been regarded as one of the best party cities in the world, and even though the French nightlife scene has suffered in recent years due to increasing policing, it’s still possible to find some great places if you know where to look.

  • L’Arc Paris

The club is two-tiered, with an underground room that has a DJ spinning on Saturdays; upstairs, patrons can enjoy house music played by resident DJs. Expect to see hipsters and young professionals dancing under strobe lights at L’Arc. If you get hungry or thirsty, there are food stalls selling sandwiches to keep you energized all night long.

  • La plage

La Plage is one of Paris’s most famous nightclubs. You’ll hear mostly electro house, with some techno on weekends. If you get tired of dancing or want to grab a drink, you can step outside to grab some fresh air on their beach terrace. It’s open from 11pm until 6am.

Paris Arc De La Defence
Paris Arc De La Defence

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