Travel guide to Paris

Facts

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Local name
Paris
Inhabitants
2.077.537
Timezone
GMT+ 1 hour

Best time to visit

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During August all the locals leave Paris and go travelling thereby leaving the city to the large crowds of tourists. All though Paris in August is very popular among tourists, tourists can be found all year in France's main tourist attraction. Paris is very hot during summer time where the air pollution gets really bad. So if you have a chance to go in April use it. In April the weather is mild and pleasant and flowers have started to bloom in Paris parks.

Literature

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Lonely Planet Paris

Culture and entertainment

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Paris is culture. Here you have all the possibilities in the world to satisfy your need for culture or entertainment. Whether you like the ballet or experimental theatre Paris has it. With all sizes of scenes, theatres and operas you can find what suits your taste. At rainy days more than 80 different museums and 200 galleries offers a fantastic refuge.

Accommodation / Hotel

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All sorts of accommodation can be found in Paris. The hotels cover a wide price range. The city also has a good selection of hostels and B&B, so you should be able to find something to suit your taste. Book your hotel in Paris here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are a lot of taxis in Paris. Since getting them on the street can be difficult it is best to book them in

Other transport

Paris metro is world famous from movies, songs and terrorist attacks. The underground is the nerve of the city transporting thousands of locals and tourists on one of the 13 routes between more than 300 stations. If you prefer to stay to the ground, Paris has very good busses that move with considerable ease in Paris paralysed traffic. On a sunny day try the bato busses that sails between different sights at the Seine.
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