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PAris, France

France Country: France
City: Paris
Population: 2,144,700 (2004)
Time Zone: CET (GMT +1)
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Area Code: +33 (FR) & 01 (Paris)

Travel Information

Recommended Hostel Recommended Sights General Phrases
None Eiffel Tower (Especially at night)
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum
Notre Dame
Luxemborg Gardens

Hello = Bonjour
Goodbye = au revoir/salut
Please = S'il vous plait
Thank You = Merci
1 = un
2 = deux
3 = trois
4 = quatre
5 = Cinq
6 = six
7 = sept
8 = huit
9 = neuf
10 = dix

 

 

 








Budget Tips
1) Buy travel passes rather than paying for individual journeys A trip on the metro costs €1.25. Rather than paying for 10 single journeys buy a 10−ticket pass (carnets) for €8.38. If you plan on staying for more than 3 days, buy a Carte Orange for €15. They cover zones 1 and 2.

2) Have a few drinks before a few drinks! Drink prices in Paris are notoriously expensive and don't really favour the budget traveller. On the other hand, prices of bottles of wine do. So before hitting the town, hit the local 'supermarché' for a cheap bottle of plonk!

3) All of Paris' big museums are free on the first Sunday of the month. This includes the Louvre, Museé d'Orsay, Museé Picasso, Museé National d'Art Moderne in the Pompidou Centre, Museé de l'Histoire de France and Museé Rodin. Other municipal museums such as Museé de l'Histoire de Paris and Crypte Arhcéologique de Notre Dame are free every Sunday morning between 10am−1pm.

4) While away an afternoon in a park The French capital has some best−kept parks in the world, and it doesn't cost a thing to pull up one of the free chairs and relax for a while. Jardin du Carrousel before Le Louvre is adorned with endless statues, Jardin du Luxembourg lies in front of a palace of the same name, while the view of the Eiffel Tower from Parc du Champ de Mars is unforgettable.

5) People watch outside a café The French are a very passionate race and watching them go about their daily lives is one of the most enjoyable things you can do. Get yourself comfy outside one of the city's omnipresent cafés, sit back and watch the world go by.

Pictures:

John & Anthony L'Arc De Triomphe Unknown French Solider Tour d'Eiffel
Champs Elyeése Lourve Video Shop Eiffel Tower - Matt
Eiffel Tower - Tim Eiffel Tower - Gardens Eiffel Tower - Queue View from Eiffel Tower
View of Le Seine from Eiffel Tower Matt & Tim on the Eiffel Tower La Vénus de Milo Check out the Guns Baby!!!
Coffin of Napoleon Military Museum "Golden Statue Bridge" Eiffel Tower at Night