Cheap flights to Paris
The City of Light, a city for lovers, gourmets, fashion fans or families, Paris is a magical melting pot of art, culture, scenery and enviable attractions. Cheap flights to Paris are available throughout the year from most major airports making it a viable vacation option for many. Overseas flights typically arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) which is located to the north-east of the capital. There are several terminals and they are connected by the free CDGVAL shuttle train. An RER subway train offers regular connections to the city from Terminal 3.
Paris covers an area of approximately 105 square metres (40 square miles) and has over 2.15 million residents. The capital is divided into 20 numbered districts known as arrondissements. They meander in a loose spiral from central Paris and cover both banks of the River Seine. The north bank of the Seine, that is the bank to the right when standing upstream, is known as the Right Bank (Rive Droit). The south side is commonly referred to as the Left Bank (Rive Gauche). Each part of the city has its own peculiarities and attractions; some of the city's most popular places include the Louvre district (1st), the Marais (4th), Montmartre (18th) and St. Germain-des-Prés (6th).
Things to do in Paris
Paris is crammed with famous landmarks and attractions and its museums and galleries are among the world’s finest. The city is revered for its architecture and its public parks and gardens are truly beautiful.
The famous rooftops of Paris are best viewed from unique places like the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur. Toast a loved one with a glass of champagne from the top of the Eiffel Tower or admire the view from the tethered hot air balloon at Parc Andre Citroen.
See Da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum or follow in the footsteps of France's most famous writer at the Victor Hugo Museum in the Marais district. Lovers of contemporary art will adore the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Located in the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne, the amazing building was designed by Frank Gehry.
Shopping in Paris is a real treat. Visit the Champs-Élysées, the "world's most beautiful avenue" for high street names or try nearby Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for designer boutiques and luxury jewellery stores. Try to fit in visits to the capital's famous department stores like Printemps and Le Bon Marché.
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Events in Paris
Paris hosts hundreds of exciting events each year. From summer music festivals and sporting events to traditional Christmas markets, there is always something happening in the capital.
Fly to Paris for Valentine's Day on 14th February. The City of Love is just the place for couples and many of its best hotels and restaurants offer attractive Valentine's deals. See the “I Love You” wall or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner as you float down the River Seine passing illuminated landmarks.
The world-famous Tour de France cycling race arrives in Paris in July. Crowds line the Champs-Élysées waiting for the first riders to appear. Street entertainers, musicians, food trucks and stalls make it a fun day out for the entire family.
Rock en Seine takes place at the end of August at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud to the west of Paris. Over the years, the country's biggest alternative music festival has hosted top acts such as The Prodigy, Massive Attack, Queens of the Stone Age and Faith no More.
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Practical information about Paris
French is spoken throughout Paris. Some locals understand or can speak a little English but are likely to be more impressed if visitors try to converse in basic French. Local time is GMT + 1.
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Temperature in Paris
During the summer months, days are warm and often sunny with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F). During certain days of the year, the weather may top 32 °C (90 °F), so it's worth carrying sunscreen. Winter is cool with cold nights and daytime temperatures of around 3°C (37 °F). Snow is rare and unlikely to lie on the ground for long. Pack warm clothing and winter boots, just in case.
Required travel documents for Paris
All foreign visitors need a full passport. A visa may be required for travel from certain countries. If in doubt, check before booking your cheap flights to Paris.
Currency used in Paris
The Euro is the official currency of France. Those travelling from outside mainland Europe can exchange currency at banks at home or in Paris.
City break to Paris
Experience Paris like a local. Whether you want to fly and eat, fly and shop or fly and discover the city. It's time to indulge! Discover new destinations through their cuisine, shop 'till you drop or explore their outdoor activities.
Departure airports from Canada to Paris
From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Paris.
Flights to Paris
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