Paris, one of the most heavily touristed cities in the world, fascinates visitors with its architecture, its 6 500 years of history and particularly the magic in the air, which some visitors notice faster than others.

The City of love is multifaceted, full of contrasts but never boring. Impressive attractions stand alongside romance, countless shopping opportunities, restaurants without end from «très» chic in the evening to simple at noon. The many lights of the city turn an evening stroll into an especially romantic experience and those looking for some excitement should check out Paris´ wonderful nightlife.

Paris is ideal for exploring on foot: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Notre Dame, these are also mandatory sights. Shopping fans simply must add the «Galeries Lafayette» and the «Au Printemps» department store with its terrace offering a panoramic view.

City Facts

  • Location

    In the northern part of France in the Île-de-France region.

  • Population

    About 2.2 million

  • Size

    105 km²

  • Public transport

    Very well developed underground network.

  • Climate

    Moderate climate zone.

  • Best time to visit

    June through September; May is the rainiest month.

  • Good to know

    Don’t plan a boat ride on the Seine when the water level is low, because the high embankment walls make it difficult to photograph the attractions.

  • Nice to know

    There are supposedly around 10 000 restaurants in Paris.

  • Airport

    Paris Charles de Gaulle, about 26 km outside the city centre.

  • Bus

    Roissybus: this shuttle service runs between the Paris Opera station and all the terminals at Paris CDG (except Terminal 2G).

  • Railway

    The RER (rapid train) departs from Terminal 2 for the Gare du Nord station in the inner city. The train runs every 15 minutes. The trip takes about 25 minutes without stopping.

  • Taxi

    There are taxi stands at the following stations: Terminal 1 – Exit 24, Terminal 2A – Exit 6 / 2C – Exit 14 / 2D – Exit 7 / 2E – Exit 12 / 2F – Exit11 / Terminal 3 – Exit of arrival hall / 2G – Blue door