Travel by train to Paris, France

It is fantastic, tragic and sublime

As the star of Europe, Paris has earned its right to have its name in the spotlight. Quite simply, it is responsible for some of the greatest art of all time, from the kitchen to the stage. As a result it has attracted lovers of French culture and romance for centuries! Stroll along river Seine and get a glimpse of the unique districts as you pass. Marvel at the architecture from the towering steel structure of the Eiffel Tower, to the dominating gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. Take a piece of the Parisian art home with you with some high fashion, or a portrait painted in Montmartre. At night, enjoy a moment of stillness at the steps of The Sacre Coeur. Be swept by her beauty and watch as the twinkling lights of Paris kiss its lovers goodnight.

Suggested stay
3 nights +

Things to do in Paris, France


Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France
Paris L’Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
Discover the iconic attractions of Paris at your own pace on a 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of the captivating French capital. Aboard a distinctive double-decker bus, admire the streets of Paris and enjoy excellent views from the open-top upper deck.
 
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Chocolate and Pastry in Paris, France
Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour
Discover and taste exquisite bites of France’s illuminating capital on a 3-hour culinary tour of Paris. Listen to interesting commentary of Paris’ rich historical heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
 
 
From €90
 
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Night view. Paris, France
Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show
See Paris at its best during this nighttime tour that includes a show at the Moulin Rouge. You’ll start with an illuminations tour past the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other famous sights, then head to the Moulin Rouge, home of the cancan.
 
From €169
 
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Places to stay in Paris, France


We have carefully selected the following list of hotels, based on ratings, customer reviews, location and price. Choose from three classes:
1. Economy – good quality at a reasonably low price. 2. Comfort – a little extra luxury for a good price. 3. Premium – the finest features for a luxurious stay.

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Hotel Left Bank Saint Germain
Hotel Left Bank Saint Germain is located in a lively district, right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Pres the hotel is a romantic retreat for visitors to the ‘Old Paris’. Guests will find a number of restaurants and cafes surrounding the hotel and is an easy walk to Notre-Dame, The Ile Saint-Louis, and the Latin Quarter.

Within the City Center.

Best Western A la Villa des Artistes
Best western a la Villa des Artistes in the heart of the left bank where guests can soak up the peaceful atmosphere while taking a stroll around Saint Germain des res and Luxembourg Gardens. The hotel is decorated in a artistic tradition of Montparnasse in the 1930s’, with rooms in a variety of styles of minimalist contemporary with soft undertones. Paris’s attraction is within a short walk from the hotel.

Within the City Center.

Hotel des Grands Hommes
A beautiful hotel located in an 18th-century building across from the Panthéon. The Luxembourg Garden is just a few minutes walk away and as well the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. A Metor Station is just steps away from the hotel providing access to other parts of Paris. The hotel’s atmosphere is refreshing with a mix of colorful fabrics with baroque details. The hotel is classic yet contemporary.

Within the City Center.

 

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Hotel le Lapin Blanc
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Hotel le Lapin Blanc is in the lively 5th district, across from the Middle Ages National Museum, near the Metro Station. This chic and discreet hotel is the ideal place from which to discover Paris. Stay at this hotel and you will be immersed in the mysterious atmospehere of the Latin Quarter. For some rooms, the bathtub or walk-in shower is set inside the bedroom

Within the City Center.

Hotel La Lanterne
The Hotel La Lanterne is a unique, independent boutique hotel with Parisian chic style. The furnitures and decoration has been selectively picked with high quality material to create an atmosphere of elegance and comfort. Tucked away in a private garden, guests can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The Notre Dame Cathedral as well as the other attractions is a short walk from the hotel.

Within the City Center.

Newhotel Roblin
Located on the Place de la Madeleine, the hotel is in between the Opera and the Champs Elysees giving it a ideal location within the heart of Paris. The hotel was recently renovated by interior desinger Flamant, who has given the hotel a unique atmosphere with a subtle blend of styles that is inspired by famous Parisian district. The hotel is filled with soft, warm tones, bright spaces and featuring bold and class furnitures.

Within the City Center.

 

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Citadines Suites Louvre Paris
Situated in one of the most vibrant parts of Paris, Citadines Suites Louvre Paris is a contemporary chic hotel. Ideally located, the hotel is opposite the Comedie-Francaise theater and the Grand Louvre museum and is only a few minutes away from the Opera. The neighborhood offers a mix of high-end contemporary shopping venues,cafe and culture.

Within the City Center.

Regina
The prestigious Hotel Regina is located in the center of Paris, overlooking the Louvre museum and the finest part of the Tuileries Garden. It is an ideal place to go shopping and visit museums. The hotel has taken upon a classic style throughout its interior and rooms with spectacular view of the Musee d’Orsay, the Dome des Invalids and the Eiffel Tower.

Within the City Center.

Le Burgundy Paris
The Le Burgundy Paris hotel features a classic decor of ageless Parisian chic and a blend of innovative modernity. Cosy and intimate, the atmosphere of the hotel is warm that is enhanced by the talented artists. the hotel is in a prestigious location at they very heart of the fashion district. A short stroll will take you to the place Vendome and de la Madeleine and a number of restaurants.

Within the City Center.

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Arriving in Paris

There are two main airports in Paris: Orly (ORY) and Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

How to get from Paris Orly to the city centre?:

  • By bus/airport shuttle Air France (available for passengers of any airline). Buy your ticket online here.
  • By taxi: price between €40 – 50 approximately.

How to get from Paris Charles de Gaulle to the city centre?:

  • By train: The easiest and cheapest way to get into the centre of Paris.
    Take: RER B (blue) train line from terminals 2 and 3. Heading in the direction of: Robinson, Antony or St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.
    Tickets one way: €9.25. You can buy the tickets from one of the blue ticket machines (not yellow machines, as they sell only TGV tickets) or from a rail agent in a booth.
    Journey time: 50 minutes approximately.
    The train will stop at the main train stations in Paris such as Gare du Nord.
  • By bus/Roissybus:
    They run every 15 to 20 minutes daily.
    Tickets one way: €9.25. You can buy the tickets on the bus; paying with cash is the only payment method accepted.
    Journey time: Up to an hour.
  • Night buses (N140 and N143): run 7 days a week.
    Tickets one way: €5.70. You can buy the tickets on the bus.
  • By bus/airport shuttle Air France (available for passengers of any airline). Buy your ticket online here.
  • By taxi: price around € 50 approximately.

 

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At the train station

Paris has a big rail network with six train stations, of which Gare du Nord is the most important one.
Services: Most of the trains stations have Left Luggage and Lockers facilities, Banks and Exchanges and Information Desks.
For more information about a specific train station, visit the SNCF website, here (only in French).

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Discover Paris

On foot: Most of the main sights of Paris are contained within a small are, so it’s worth discovering them by foot. Collect a map at your hotel or from a tourist office, and make the experience in Paris your own.

By metro: It is an easy and cheap way to discover the most central areas in Paris.
Tip: As you probably going to spend most of your time in zone 1, the best way is to get a ticket when you are there, at the metro station (price single fare: €1.70) or get a ‘carnet‘ (10 single tickets for €13.30). Avoid buying metro tickets from travel agencies before you get to Paris, as it will most likely be more expensive.

By bike: Vélib is the Paris share bicycle system. You can get your tickets directly at the terminal, by following the instructions. Then, your bike will be released and you are ready to start your two-wheel adventure in Paris. Every bike terminal is located within 300m from each other, so you can drop your bike at any moment.
Price: one-day ticket, €1.70; 7-day ticket, €8.
Please keep in mind that bicycles are not allowed on the metro.

By boat: There is a company called Batobus, with stops along the Seine river. It is an alternative way of transport if you are looking for a scenic experience. Just hop on and off the boats at the docks.
Price: one day pass, €12 and 3-day pass €17. Passes are valid all day long.

Best time to go
All year round!

Language spoken
French

Weather forecast
Check the weather forecast here.

If you are planning to visit Paris in August, keep in mind that this is the time of the year when locals fled the city to go on vacation, and therefore many museums, restaurants and shops will be closed.

Avoid taxis if you can, especially during the night as fares raise considerably. Keep an eye on the metro schedules in order not to miss your last connection.