Trip to Paris

You are planning a trip to Paris, France. This page answers frequently asked questions:why should I do a trip to Paris?, what's new in Paris?, is Paris ok for a honeymoon or anniversary?, what should I do in four hours, one day, two days?, when should I plan my trip to Paris?, do I need a passport?, can I take French goods back home?.

Paris city guide: Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Paris city guide: Coach tours
Paris tours
Paris city guide: shopping
Shopping
Paris city guide: nightlife
Nightlife
Paris city guide: restaurants
Restaurants
Paris city guide: hotels
Hotels
Paris metro
Paris metro

Why should I do a trip to Paris?

Paris is known for her monuments (Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe) and museums (Louvre, Orsay, Centre Pompidou). Paris is also fantastic for shopping, specially fashion, and gastronomy. Last, but not least, Paris is the romantic city of the world, the prime choice for honeymoons and wedding anniversaries.

Is Paris ok for a honeymoon or anniversary?

Definitely yes. Have a look at our suggestions for wedding anniversaries and honeymoons at all ages.

Moulin Rouge in Paris
Paris tourism: nightlife
Trip to Paris: Luxembourg Gardens
During your trip to Paris, do sightseeing

What's new in Paris?

There is regularly something new and exciting happening in Paris, worth alone another trip.

In 2014, we had the inauguration of the renovated Paris Zoo, of Ratatouille, the new attraction of Disney Studios Paris. The left bank Seine river pedestrian quays were opened to the public. The Eiffel Tower got a new perspective with glass floor view (watch video).

The extended Paris Picasso Museum and the amazing Fondation Louis Vuitton will open in October 2014. Philharmonie de Paris, a spectacular concert hall in Parc de la Villette, will be inaugurated in January 2015.

Philharmonie de Paris in Parc de La Villette
Philharmonie de Paris in Parc de La Villette
Visit Versailles Palace on a tour
Trip to Paris: visit Versailles Palace

What should I do in Paris?

You have 7 hours between flights at Charles de Gaulle Airport: try our 4 hour Paris walking tour. You have one day: go on a one day guided tour to see the most of the city. You have two days: go on a guided tour the first day. Spend the second day focusing on what you prefer: shopping, museums, sightseeing. You have up to a week: focus each day on a particular district: Ile de la Cite, Le Marais, left bank, Champs Elysees, department stores district. Spend a day outside of Paris: Versailles or another famous place in France.

When should I plan my trip to Paris?

If you enjoy city life, come in fall or winter. End December adds to it the bright illuminations and Christmas atmosphere. For sightseeing, the weather is best in May, June and September.

In the summer, the weather is warm and traffic less intense. But the top attractions are then crowded and city life is at a minimum.

Trip to Paris: Paris museums
During your trip to Paris, discover the best museums
Trip to Paris: don't miss Disneyland Paris
Don't miss Disneyland Paris during your Paris trip

Do I need a passport for my trip to Paris?

For nationals of the European Union, a national identity card is enough. Travelers from other countries must carry a valid national passport and one other identification document.

Visas are not required for visitors staying less than 90 days who are U.S. citizens, European Union nationals, citizens of Canada or New Zealand.

Can I take French goods back home?

European Union nationals have no limit on purchases of goods for personal use, except for new vehicles and purchases by mail. There is a recommended limit of 800 cigarettes, 10 liters of spirits and 90 liters of wine.

Citizens of other countries may be subject to duties when bringing goods back to their country. Check with local customs regulations before leaving.

Louis Vuitton fashion store in Paris
Trip to Paris: shopping
Find a great hotel for your trip to Paris
Find a great hotel for your trip to Paris

Selected services for a trip to Paris

Paris vacation apartment rental
Book a Paris hotel
Book a Paris hostel
Choose a Paris restaurant
Book a Paris sightseeing tour
Buy a Paris Metro Pass
Buy Disneyland Paris package

Resources for a trip to Paris

Paris weather
Paris maps
Paris metro map
Transport in Paris
Paris facts
24 hour trip to Paris video
Interesting trip to Paris video
Prepare your trip to Paris with Paris forum


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