The capital of France equals heaven for lovers of food, lovers of art, lovers of fashion, and, well, lovers. Reaching the City of Light is a breeze with flights from every major UK airport and a short flight time of only one to two hours.
Flights to Paris will land at one of three airports: Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG); Paris - Orly (ORY); and Beauvais (BVA).
Charles de Gaulle airport is 16 miles north of Paris and getting to the city by bus or taxi costs anything between five euros on the bus, to 65 euros in a taxi. The train is also a good option, costing around 10 euros and taking less than an hour to reach central Paris.
Orly is closer to the city centre and bus options (direct to the city or to the nearest train station) are plentiful. A taxi will cost around 35 euros.
Flights to Beauvais arrive some 50 miles north of Paris and many low-cost carriers from the UK land here. Coach services are available for passengers using Beauvais Airport.
Car hire in Paris a great idea, especially if you plan on touring outside of the city centre, and options are plentiful at all airports.
Use the Paris Metro to get around - it's quick and easy to use - or simply take to the pavements and explore the city on two feet.
It's a pleasure to simply wander along the Champs Elysées and pass by theatres, cafés and shops. Or stroll down by the River Seine, perhaps even hopping on one of the glass-covered riverboats known as the Bateaux Mouche. Drink in the Bohemian haunts of the Left Bank, or take a tour of the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison of The Doors lie in eternal rest, alongside a host of other legendary characters who considered Paris home.
Tourist attractions include the Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica on Montmartre hill, the Gothic wonder that is Notre Dame de Paris, and, of course, the most famous Parisian landmark of them all, the Eiffel Tower.
Lovers of the arts will want to head towards Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and the Paris Opera (Opéra de Paris) at the Palais Garnier.
Dedicated followers of fashion will love the designer goodies available in the stores on the well-heeled Right Bank, such as those belonging to international fashion houses like Chanel, Gautier, Dior, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton. Huge department stores can be found in Boulevard Haussmann - Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps are two that lure shoppers and their credit cards. While on the Bohemian Left Bank are shop windows that display chic day-to-day threads. For food shopping, the legendary Fauchon Market is in Place de la Madeleine.
On the outskirts of Paris are other attractions for tourists and visitors, such as the Stade de France, Longchamp racecourse, and Bois de Boulogne park, which is more than twice the size of New York City's Central Park.
Prices for Paris flights will be lower mid-week and in winter, though the city's popularity as a business destination means prices remain fairly constant year round.
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