Paris Tourist Information

Paris Travel Guide

The capital city of France is located in northern France on the river Seine and is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. Paris has often been ranked as one of the most important and influential cities in the world and continues to be one of the most loved cities by tourists travelling to and around Europe.

Paris has everything going for it and includes being one of the greenest cities in Europe along with one of the most fashionable and culturally diverse. Paris has also been named as the world’s most expensive city to live and is the most visited.

Paris Tourist Attractions

Paris and the surrounding region have approximately 3,800 different monuments of historical interest. Most tourists make their way to the Place de la Concorde on the right bank at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, built as the "Place Louis XV", which is the location for the guillotine. Paris’s oldest monument is the Egyptian obelisk. Next to the Champs-Élysées is Avenue Montaigne, home to some famous names in fashion such as Chanel and Dior.

The Place Vendôme is full of deluxe hotels such as the Ritz and Hôtel de Vendômen as well as being the home of top fashion designers and their salons. The Champs-Élysées the 17th century garden-promenade-turned-avenue connecting Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe is also a tourist “must See” along with its long parade of shops. Le Marais is the fashionable Right Bank district with its well preserved architecture which includes some of Paris’s oldest houses and buildings.

Transport Around Paris

The Paris Metro connects approximately 300 stations along around 300 kilometers of track. Open from 5am to 12.30 am and tickets are bought on the station on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Maps are available on the station and you will need to provide photo ID to purchase a ticket.

The RER Train operates several stops in central Paris and you can use the metro ticket in the central part of Paris. If you are taking them out of the city you need a separate RER ticket. Line C travels to Orly Airport and Line B to Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Buses will also allow the use of Metro tickets, bus maps available at the metro stations and posted in the bus shelters. Most buses run from 6:30am to 8:30 pm but there are a few buses which run until 12:30am.