Planning to visit Paris in France for a holiday or city break? If so, this site can help.
visitPARIS.co.uk provides you with all the information and web links you are likely to need, including flights to Paris from the UK, Paris hotels and accommodation options, what to see and do in Paris as well as other useful Paris guides and resources. All gathered here in one place - simple really, but hopefully useful.
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How to Get There? Flights and Travel to Paris from the UK
- By Plane: There are lots of flights available to Paris from the UK. The best flight options are provided by Air France, British Airways, easyJet and flybe who operate flights from various UK cities to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the main airport for Paris.
In addition Ryanair fly from Manchester to Paris Beauvais Airport (though this is 85km north of Paris, three times further away than CDG!) from Manchester Airport.
To find the best flight deals to Paris from the UK, use flight search engines such as those from Expedia.co.uk, Skyscanner or CheapFlights.co.uk.
If you want to hire a car from the airport, try RentalCars.com for good deals.
- By Train: Use Eurostar. Journey time is just over 2 hours from London.
- By Coach: Use Eurolines.
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Where to Stay? PARIS HOTELS, B&Bs and Hostel Accommodation
- Try Booking.com for a good selection of Paris city-centre hotels, from budget to 5-star. One of the very best hotel providers with a hassle-free cancelation process if you change your mind later.
- Or use the search box below from HotelsCombined.com to compare prices and find the best hotel deals.
- Hostelworld.com: Paris hostels for backpackers
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Why visit Paris? SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS - What to See & Do
Essential sights include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.
The Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmarte is one of many beautiful buildings in the city and Montmarte is one of the nicest areas of Paris to walk around in general (made famous from the movie “Amelie”).
For culture and art, there are plenty of museums to keep you occupied, such as the Louvre Museum (containing the Mona Lisa), Musée d'Orsay, the superb Musée du Quai Branly for world artifacts, the Rodin Museum, the Picasso Museum and the Georges Pompidou Centre for modern art. [Top Tip: Most museums have free entry on the first Sunday of the month].
No doubt kids will be more than happy to head to Disneyland Paris. An additional theme park to visit would be Parc Asterix. For grown-ups, the Palace of Versailles makes for a good day-trip, even if you just walk around the massive gardens for free.
To chill out and relax in Paris, why not take a River Seine cruise or stroll though the Jardin du Luxembourg gardens or one of the many other parks.
Lonely Planet’s list of sights and attractions in Paris provides further details on what to see and do in Paris while you are there.
And then there’s always cafes, tasty food and French wine...
TOURS: There are a lot of good walking and bike tours available in Paris to cater for different interests. These are a good way of getting a quick overview of the city (without getting lost). Good tour options include Fat Tire Tours Paris and Sandeman’s Walking Tours. If you feel less energetic, hop on a red double-decker sightseeing bus. Seine River Cruises are available via Bateaux-Mouches.
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Extras: MORE INFO, Resources & Useful Websites for PARIS
Paris is the capital of France and the country’s largest city with a population of around 2.2 million inhabitants.
For a zoomable map of Paris, click HERE. You’ll also find this Paris Metro Map useful.
For the latest weather forecast, see the BBC’s Paris Weather guide.
Plenty more information on Paris for visitors can be found at the official Paris Tourist Board website and also Wikitravel’s Paris Travel Guide.
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