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Paris is so exciting it is hard to plan a travel. Our Paris travel tips strive to help you spend your time and money in the city.

Planning Paris travel tips

Come in fall or winter to enjoy city life. December adds to it the magical illuminations on Champs Elysees and Christmas atmosphere of Department Stores.

For sightseeing, the weather is normally best in May, June and September, although this is not guaranteed.

In the summer, the weather is warm and traffic less intense. But the top attractions are crowded and city life is at a minimum, specially between August 1st and 15th.

Trip to Paris: Paris Plage
Paris Plage along the river in Paris

Organizing Paris travel tips

We advise you to stay a minimum of two days if you can and want to see the top sights. As there is so much to see, a Paris bus tour helps discover most of the city the first day.

If you can, stay up to one full week. Discover the many sights at your own pace, enjoy Paris city life, do a bus tour of Normandy from Paris or a Paris wine tour.

Your trip to Paris will stay in your memory for ever.

Sightseeing in Paris by Paris Open Tour
Book a sightseeing tour in the city

Things to do travel tips

You have one day: take a one day Paris bus tour to see the essentials of the city. You have two days: take a guided tour the first day. Spend the second day combining shopping and sightseeing. Enjoy Paris nightlife.

You have up to a week: focus each day on a particular district: Ile de la Cite, Le Marais, the left bank, the Champs Elysees, department stores district. Spend a day outside of Paris in Versailles or another famous place in France.

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Passports and visas

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.

Check official website of French government for more information on visa requiremnts to enter France.

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Best food stores in Paris
Find the best food in Paris

Custom travel tips

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.

Business Paris travel tips

You plan a business trip. Make the most of your trip on the business and leisure sides. Book a hotel or apartment. Organize in advance your Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport transport and transport in Paris.

Check Doing business in Paris web site to get advice on how to do business in Paris and France. Check Jobs in Paris web site to find a job in English.

More information over Paris business and business trips.

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