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Things to do in Paris


Paris has been the most visited city in the world for decades. Known as the city of lights and the city of love, Paris attracts millions of tourists for its iconic monuments, art, fashion, food and history: from Napoleon to the French revolution to the Nazi occupation, Paris has gone through a lot and continues to inspire. A lifetime would not be enough to explore everything this city has to offer, but we can give you a few tips on where to start.

Ready to experience Paris? Start with our Free Tour of Paris, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.




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Airport transfer

CDG Airport: The train RER B departs from CDG airport and goes to different stops in Paris like Gare du Nord or Saint Michel Notre Dame. 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 €8.7. Or take the Orlyval express train to Antony station. From there, you can get to the city center by train.

BEAUVAIS Airport: If you are travelling with Ryanair you will probably arrive at the Beauvais Airport. Beauvais is located an hour away from Paris. From Beauvais to Paris: Go to terminal 1 or 2 and take the shuttle to Porte Maillot (Metro 1). From Porte Maillot you can take the metro to the city centre or the shuttle from Pershing Parking. Shuttle costs about €17.

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Public transportation

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 €14.90, it is much cheaper and quicker to get around.

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While we advise you to remain vigilant, most guests enjoy the city without incident.

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Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.

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We offer an array of different walking tours and activities in Paris; from the original free walking tour to the Versailles half-day trip or the pub crawl – all led by expert, local guides. If you are looking for a fun, informative and unique way to discover Paris and all its secrets, you can join us on any of the tours below.


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