CDG Airport: The train "RER B" departs from CDG airport and goes to different stops in Paris: Gare du Nord, Châtelet les Halles, Saint Michel Notre Dame, Luxembourg, Port Royal, Denfert-Rochereau, Cité Universitaire. It costs €10 and takes about 40 minutes. Alternatively, the Roissybus connects you to metro station Opéra for €11.50 each way.
ORLY Airport: The Orlybus will take you to the metro station Denfert Rochereau for €8. Or take the Orlyval express train to the station Antony. From there, you can proceed to the city center taking the RER B.
BEAUVAIS Airport: If you are travelling with Ryanair you will probably arrive at the Beauvais Airport. Beauvais is located 1H from Paris. Please be aware of the traffic and take it into consideration not to miss your flight! From Beauvais to Paris: Go to the terminal 1 or 2 and take the shuttle to Porte Maillot (Metro 1). From Porte Maillot you can take the metro to Paris City Center or the shuttle from Pershing Parking. Shuttle costs about €17.
Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.
The Parisian public transport system comprises a huge metro network, buses and the RER, a train that connects the city center to neighboring towns. If you will be using the public transport quite frequently then buy a book of 10 tickets for €14.40, it is much cheaper and quicker to get around.
Paris Visite card
You can also buy a Paris Visite card, which is valid between 2 to 5 days in all 5 zones of the city. The "real city center" is zone 1-3 (includes Paris main attractions). Zone 1-4 includes Versailles. Zone 1-5 includes CDG airport and all the Parisian neighbourhoods. If you are in Paris for a few days and only want to enjoy the city center we recommend you to buy a zone 1-3 pass
Many people are worried about travelling to Paris after the terrorist attacks from 2015. While you are asked to remain vigilant, don't let these events discourage you from visiting this beautiful city.
In France, the tip is always included in the price. You can give a little bit extra if you like the service, but you don't have to.
While you will do fine with just English at the biggest tourist attractions and hotels, the French are known for either not speaking English so well or not looking amused when tourists don't even make an effort to learn some keywords in the local language.
Bonjour - Hello, good day
S’il vous plaît - Please
Merci - Thank you
Je suis désolé - Sorry
Pardon, excusez moi - Excuse me
Je ne parle pas Français - I don’t speak French
Parlez-vous Anglais? - Do you speak English?
Je suis perdu - I am lost
Combien ça coûte ? - How much is it?