Paris (France)

Paris Travel Guide and Trip Resources

James Whitesmith

City of love (and a hundred other things)

How to introduce Paris? Alternatively dubbed with superlatives like the city of Romance, the capital of Fashion, the city of Light, and probably one of the cities in the world that is most densely packed with world famous historical attractions, this city is a must-visit if there ever was one.

With attractions like the Eiffel Tower (pictured), Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe and many many more inside the city, as well as Versailles just outside of town, the list of places to visit in Paris is seemingly endless. As these attractions come in such large numbers and in some cases are overwhelmingly huge (the Louvre would take many days to see in totality), coming up with some kind of action plan before visiting is useful. Not to mention that this is also the world capital of fine wining and dining and that you can do some serious shopping here...

What sets Paris apart and gives it its romantic image is the fact although the city is huge, it is filled with charming neighbourhoods that manage to create a more intimate feeling than many medium-sized cities manage. In a sense it is village life inside of the big city. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Paris is a city in France's region of Ile-de-France. It has a population of 2,243,833, is situated at an altitude of 108ft and the best airport to fly into is CDG (Charles De Gaulle, Paris)
  • The main spoken language here is French, and the average English skill is low
  • The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Ile-de-France, France)


Paris Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

45 46 54 59 66 73 77 77 70 61 50 46

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

2.1 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.6 2.2 2.5 1.7 2.2 2.4 2 2.3

More Paris travel resources

Travel guides and articles
Lonely Planet: Paris, About: Paris France Travel Guide, Fodor's Travel: Paris, Travel + Leisure: Paris travel guide, Time: 10 things to do in Paris, Guardian: 10 best free things to do in Paris, Wikitravel: Paris
Useful resources
Paris Metro, Paris Tourist Office

Paris Attractions (Foursquare)

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