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Paris on foot | Some walking itineraries

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What could be better to discover the French capital and its treasures than wandering the streets of Paris on foot! Here is some advice and some places to go to get the most out of it. Paris, a city to visit on foot Whether you want to discover Montmartre with its village atmosphere or go […]...

Itineraries , Practical informations , Thematic itineraries


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September 24, 2015 | 4:59 am |

Coming to Paris |Practical information

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From the airports Paris has two international airports, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle to the north and Paris Orly to the south, and one economy airport, Paris-Beauvais (European low-cost companies): more than 526 cities in 136 countries converge on Paris every day. You then have to travel the remaining 23 km from the first airport, the 14 […]...

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January 21, 2015 | 11:36 am |

Public holidays in France | Holidays that often have historical roots

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Public holidays in France are legal holidays as outlined by article L 3133-1 of the Labour Code. The 1st of May is the only holiday that is by law a non-working day for all employees, except in certain services and institutions (hospitals, public transports…) where work cannot be interrupted because of the nature of the activity. […]...

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July 8, 2014 | 6:02 pm |

Useful Info | Museums and Monuments

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Some information about visiting the cultural highlights of Paris – the handy hints, the insider information. Free entrance to museums Generally speaking, entrance to all national museums is free of charge on the first Sunday of every month. They are free for European students under the age of 26 and under-18s all the time. Often […]...

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October 17, 2013 | 9:34 am |

Getting around Paris | On the River Seine

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As Prévert sang, “The Seine is lucky, she has no worries, she meanders along by night and by day”. It sounds like an invitation. To visit Paris is also to discover the river Seine from its marvellous banks and quaysides, and also by taking a boat trip. Taking a tour on a bateau-mouche is one […]...

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October 17, 2013 | 9:30 am |

Getting around Paris | Unusual Modes of Transports

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Try visiting Paris differently, using unexpected modes of transport ! Some addresses: Neovelo – mid- and high-end electric bicycle rental for visiting Paris 27 rue de Cronstadt, 75015 Paris – Tel : +33 (0) 1 40 43 93 04 – Metro : Convention Cabrio Tour – offers an open-air tour of Paris aboard a “fun, chic […]...

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October 17, 2013 | 9:28 am |

Getting around Paris | By bicycle

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The city of Paris encourages Parisians and tourists alike to get around the capital by bicycle. To do so, the municipality increased the number of cycle lanes, sheltered corridors and dedicated cycling streets, closing the banks of the Seine to road traffic on Sundays between the end of March and October. A bicycle hire service […]...

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October 17, 2013 | 9:27 am |

Getting around Paris | By Autolib’

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Self-service electric car rental stations all over Paris. The concept is one of car sharing, where you can take a car from a station close to your hotel, for example, and drop it off at another station close to a place that you want to visit. Several kinds of subscription are available, including a 1 […]...

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October 16, 2013 | 3:43 pm |

Getting to Paris | By plane, train, car, bus…on horseback

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By plane…Paris is serviced by two airports that are located relatively close to the capital: Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly. To find out about flight times, visit the website www.adp.fr – Tel : 39 50 (from inside France) or 01 70 36 39 50 (from abroad). Getting to the capital from Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle : Roissybus : they run […]...

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October 16, 2013 | 2:27 pm |

Getting Around Paris | Public Transport

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Nothing could be easier than getting around Paris, whether by metro, bus or RER. The Metro Without a doubt, the metro is the easiest and cheapest way to visit Paris. It is mostly an undergound system, with 300 stations spread all over the capital. With a small map that you can pick up at any […]...

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October 16, 2013 | 2:22 pm |

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