P A R I S

Paris is the capital of France of which it is the most populated city: more than 2.5 million inhabitants intramural and 13 million in the agglomeration. The climate is oceanic with average temperatures in September of 19 ° during the day.

The currency is the Euro. The CB visa is widely used and there are many ATMs.

2,185 monuments and 206 museums, an extraordinary heritage !



The top things to do on a first-time visit: enjoy a panoramic view of the city at the top of Eiffel Tower from a 324-metre height , admire gargoyles at Notre-Dame Victor Hugo’s beloved,and stand at the top of the tallest hill in Paris at the Sacré Cœur Basilica . Not far from Notre-Dame the, Sainte Chapelle with its beautiful stained glass windows is also well worth visiting.

A short distance from Champs-Elysées, the Grand Palais , a huge stone, steel and glass structure, hosts prestigious exhibitions . The Arc de Triomphe Built by Napoleon offers a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the city.

In the heart of Paris, the Louvre, is a former royal residence which was transformed into a museum after the Revolution and has since become the world’s most visited museum. The musée d’Orsay houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world.

Another must-see is the Palais Garnier, with its ornately decorated façade and its ceiling painted by Marc Chagall. Finally, a trip out to the Père Lachaise cemetery offers the opportunity to pay homage at the tombs of many famous people.

How to get to and around Paris :

The Métro is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to get around Paris. There are 16 metro lines and some 300 metro stations; the entrance is indicated by a large yellow letter ‘M’.
Metro tickets cost € 1.90 each (€14.90 for 10 [ask for ‘un carnet’]). You can buy tickets at automatic ticket machines in metro stations, in tobacconists.
Web site : Metro, RER and tramway map in Paris

Bus : there are numerous bus lines and many buses go through the centre of the city, along the banks of the Seine, and through historic districts ...
Use one metro ticket for travel. Remember to punch your ticket!
Web site : Bus map in Paris

The Taxi .You can take a taxi :by hailing one in the street (it is free if the sign on the roof is lit up and green) or at a taxi rank.
There is a minimum charge to be paid, whatever the length of the trip. It varies depending on the pick-up location.Taxi is more expensice than public transport.