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Quick facts about France, Paris

 
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added on 7th of March, 2008
Population: 60 million

Major Airports: Charles de Gaulle Airport – Paris (CDG)

Currency: Euro - EUR ($1 US = $0.83 EUR)

Language: The national language is French.

Documents: Valid passport and return ticket, a visa is not required when visiting for less than three months. Valid U.S. driver’s license is needed for driving in France, minimum age to rent a car is typically 24 years old, and the rental car company will also provide a “Carte Grise” and insurance required for driving in France. If you want to make sure you have all the appropriate documents you should check in with the closest French Embassy or Consulate.

When to Go: Overall France has a temperate climate. The winters are cold, summers are hot and little rain. There are better chances of warm and comfortable weather from June through September.

Getting There: There are over 30 major US cities that have direct flights to Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport, making it convenient and affordable deals can be found.

Getting Around: The French train system is by far the fastest and most practical method of transportation. The SNCF is one of the most efficient systems and their super fast TGV (high-speed trains). Most of the towns in France can be traveled around via metro, tram systems or bus. If you prefer to rent a car, remember that the French drive on the right hand side of the road and because of the highway tolls and high gasoline costs, it is expensive especially if you are not traveling in a large group to be able to split the costs. However, you can always get a better deal when you plan in advance as they are several Fly and Drive special packages.

 

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Paris, FranceOf course, the Parisian experience would never be complete without a visit to the Moulin Rouge. This all too famous attraction features several cabaret shows like the extravagant cancan performances. Moulin Rouge Paris still remains a top choice among tourists. The Crazy Horse and the Le Lido Paris are also famous cabaret attractions. Entertainment in Paris is known for its quality and variety. Considered as fanfare for the sense, Paris is a frequently hosts multitude of festivals, especially during summer. The Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier are two of Paris’ popular venue for ballet and opera productions.... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Paris

Getting around in Paris - Dec 18, 2008, by Wazling
At that time, when i've been there, it was really nice, 'cause you could find at every corner a bar, restaurant or coffe bar, where you could eat and drink something. I had pleasant experiences with the Chinese restaurant and bar next to... Read more »

Visit the Eiffel Tower - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Eiffel Tower is considered the symbol of Paris and one of the most nonconformist architectural piece of art in the world, even if at first it was met with skepticism. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and inaugurated in 1889. The tower... Read more »

You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... Read more »

Quick facts about the Louvre Museum - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Louvre is the largest museum of history and art from France and one of the most important museums in the world. It is located in the heart of Paris in a former royal palace, Louvre Palace. It includes a wide variety of works of art... Read more »

Top things to do in Paris - Jun 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is an important cultural center of fashion, entertainment and gastronomy.The most recommended periods to visit Paris are spring and autumn. Why? Because the agreeable temperature provide better... Read more »

 
 

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