Paris can be seen as the most interesting city of Europe and probably even as one of the most amazing city’s worldwide.
Paris can be seen as thé most interesting city of Europe and probably even as one of the most amazing city’s worldwide.
People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience this fairy-like city. Paris is the city of love, inspiration, art and fashion. The night scene, the Eiffel tower and the warm atmosphere will make you feel directly at home. Paris has a lot of interesting architecture and museums to offer, and is also a Walhalla for shopaholics. A city as Paris is one that everyone should visit and experience.
Paris is beautiful in every single season. The continental climate in Paris is characterized by warm and sunny summers, moderate winters and has no extreme temperatures. The average temperature in summer is about 25°C in July. In winter the temperature drops until an average temperature of 2°C in January.
Travelling around in Paris is really easy. Whether you take the metro, the bus or the RER suburban trains, the whole city and the Ile-de-France region are very well covered.
Metro: The quick and easy way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. The Paris metro has around 300 stations, their entrances marked by a big yellow “M”, and 16 lines, numbered from 1 to 14, 3 bis and 7 bis.
Bus: Don’t hesitate to travel by bus, it’s a great way to discover the city. There are a wide variety of routes, many of which go though the city centre, along the Seine River banks or through well-known historical areas.
RER (suburban express railway): The RER is a huge rail network covering most of the Ile-de-France region. It consists of 5 lines referred to by the letters A, B, C, D and E. Within Paris, the RER operates in more or less the same way as the metro. If your RER station has a connection with the metro, you can use the same ticket for the whole journey.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.70 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price): 65.00 €
Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel): Designed and constructed for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (the World Fair), Gaze up at La Tour Eiffel during a twilight picnic or enjoy a Parisian panorama by walking or taking the elevator up to the top.
Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris): The cathedral itself is free, but you can climb the 387 steps to the top and see Montmartre to the north, the Arc de Triomphe to the west and St-Sulpice and the Panthéon to the south for a extra cost. Notre Dame is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Musee du Louvre: Is now the world's largest art museum and many also regard it as the best. It's here that you'll find a trio of greats, the enigmatic "Mona Lisa," the curvaceous Venus de Milo, and the headless Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur): Rising high above Paris, the Sacré-Cœur looks more like a white castle than a basilica. Towering over the eclectic neighborhood of Montmartre, this 19th century masterpiece is easily recognized by its ornate ivory domes.
Versailles Palace (Chateau de Versailles): Today, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometers southwest of the French capital. Centuries after King Louis XIV resided in the resplendent palace and wandered the immaculate grounds, it became the site of the Treaty of Versailles signing, which ended World War I.