Air France is the flag-carrying airline in France and is the first choice for travellers flying from the UK to Paris. Paris has two main airports Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Aéroport Orly (ORY). Further out of town is Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA), but is serviced by charter and low cost flights to Paris.
The weather is hardly ever a problem in Paris. The city is relatively mild, which means that Paris is busy year-round with tourists.
From London, 1h 15min. From Edinburgh or Glasgow, count on 2h.
If you’ve taken trips to Paris before, we recommend you take a walk off the tourist trail and discover the Parisian’s Paris. Take a picnic along the Canal St. Martin and explore the Jewish Quarter, some of the city’s finest free museums are located there.
Montmartre: A neighbourhood in Paris that should not be avoided, despite modernism, Montmartre still keeps its independent feel. The last windmill in this area is the Moulin de la Galette, one that has inspired many different artists living here in the 19th century including Picasso and Monet.
Basilique du Sacré-Coeur: Sitting atop the hill, this church can be seen from miles away. Built in the 1800s, there is a 230 step staircase up to the dome, from which Paris can be seen in a whole new way.
La Seine: France’s second longest river runs through Paris. There are boardwalks and promenades on both sides along with little book markets here and there.
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There is a myth about hotels in Paris being over-priced and lacking quality. This may be true in some arrondissements but not in all. More than likely you’ll be able to find that perfect historic hostel with friendly staff. There are more than 1500 hotels in Paris to choose from, so chances are there’s a stylish one for you that’s not going to break the bank. Keep in mind, if you plan to rent a car in Paris, make sure your hotel has parking!