Paris holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer, Autumn
March – May

June – August
September, October

Getting There

67 £GBP

LCY → CDG

Stay There

60 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Freedom of movement

Currency
Euro
1.00 USD = 0.92 EUR
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+18°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 35 £GBP (45 min)

Bus: 7 £GBP (45 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 12 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 32 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.20 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.60 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 112

Why Paris

What springs to mind when you think of the ‘City of Light’ – Paris? The splendour of the Eiffel Tower set against a sapphire-blue sky? Or a romantic boat trip on the waters of the Seine? Or maybe ultra-fashionable people chatting and enjoying coffee and croissants on the street outside a chic cafe? You’ll find all of these in Paris of course, but you’ll also find much more.

Paris is a beacon of style, culture and innovative cuisine. Thoroughly explore this captivating city on Paris holidays. Walk the famed Champs-Elysees, while admiring the iconic Arc de Triomphe and beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral. See Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile up close at the Louvre and then head to the Pompidou Centre to view priceless Picasso. Luxury shopping awaits you at the first-class department store, Galeries Lafayette, or browse a flea market for bargains. Come evening, dine on the some of the best cuisine in the world at a Michelin-starred restaurant or sip cocktails at a hip rooftop bar while gazing out at the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.

When to go

Planning holidays to Paris, take into account that Paris has a mild and moderately wet climate throughout the year. In summer the days are typically warm and pleasant with temperatures averaging between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (59 and 77 Fahrenheit), with plenty of sunshine. Every summer there are a few days where the temperature will rise above 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit).

Spring and autumn typically feature mild days and cool nights, but the weather is very changeable. Come winter, sunshine is rare; the days are cold but usually are above freezing with temperatures of about 7 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit). Light frosts occur quite commonly overnight, but temperatures dip below -5 degrees Celsius (23 Fahrenheit) for only a couple of days a year. Snowfall is not common.

Where to go/stay

Paris is a compact city, meaning no matter where you stay for holidays in Paris you will be able to navigate the rest of the city with ease.

Rive gauche or left bank refers to Paris south of the Seine. Among its most famous streets are Boulevard Saint-Michel, Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue de Rennes. The left bank is typically associated with a Bohemian and creative atmosphere.

To the north of the river Seine, the rive droit or right bank is usually associated with an elegant, sophisticated atmosphere. Its most famous street is Champs-Elysees, but other prominent streets include Rue de Rivoli, Rue de la Paix and Avenue Montaigne.

Things to do

The number of things to do on Paris holidays is unlimited, a world centre for culture, fashion and gourmet cuisine, French capital is about as cosmopolitan as you can get. Visit world-renowned galleries museums, shop-till-you-drop at chic boutiques and explore all aspects of this incredibly beautiful city.

Discover the capital’s 20 arrondissements (districts) from the landmark-packed centre through to the eastern bohemian areas. Admire iconic masterpieces and take in the world-famous sights. Shop at hip flea markets and exclusive stores and feast on fine French cuisine during your holidays to Paris.

First on any visitors list is symbol of the city – the Eiffel Tower and second the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Head to the food market on the Boulevard Richard Lenoir where you can pick up some delicious produce. Take in the awe inspiring views from atop the stunning Arc de Triomphe. Make time for fun at Disneyland Paris or take a day trip to the stunning Palace of Versailles.

Shop for cutting-edge fashion at the flagship department store Galeries Lafayette or visit the exclusive Chanel based on the site of the original boutique on Rue Cambon. Browse the hip stores found in the bohemian Le Marais area or go to the huge Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen flea market to hunt for bargains.

Paris’ gastronomic scene is unrivalled. Dine on classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist at the Four Season George V’s Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cinq. Or go to the hip and eclectic Septime for delicious bistro-style food on your Paris holidays.

The nightlife in Paris is legendary, take in a thrilling show at the famous Moulin Rouge. Or delve into the club scene around Champs Elysees, including Le Baron – a cool retro nightspot.