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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, FranceParis, the city of love, fashion and perfume has been receiving visitors for decades. They come here to discover art, history, a way of life, romance or to discover themselves. So much has been written about Paris that it would be hard to write anything new, still there are a few things that might arouse your interest. There are so many sides of this city that it would take more than just a vacation for you to discover all of them. First of all it is the capital of perfume. You can get perfumes in every street, the market if full of intriguing scents and if you don’t find your favorite here you won’t find it anywhere. Of course... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Paris

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 »

The wonderful France - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the quaint countryside, the vineyards, thick... Read more »

Ein Besuch in Paris - Jun 14, 2009, by mary
Wo liegt Paris? Paris ist die Haupstadt von Frankreich und liegt im Norden. Ca. 10 Millionen Einwohner hat Paris. Der Fluss Seine fließt durch Paris hindurch und teilt die Stadt.Welche Temperaturen hat Paris? Die... Read more »

Public transportation in Paris - Aug 16, 2009, by erato
Paris is indeed an amazing city with world famous monuments and people. It is as beautiful as they say but still causes many surprises for a first-time visitor like myself.Paris - Transportation There are two different cities, one under... Read more »

The good old France - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Bonjour! France c'est magique! France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the... Read more »

 
 

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