Useful information for tourists about Paris in France - geographical location, tourist infrastructure, map, architectural features and attractions.
City of Light, City of Love, Gray Rose - all this is an unforgettable and romantic Paris
, which is visited annually by millions of tourists. They say that you can see Paris and die, perhaps, if you die, it’s only with delight. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral - all these symbols of beauty and history are familiar to everyone since childhood, and to see them you need very little, because getting to Paris is easy: by plane, train, bus and car, moreover, ticket prices can start from 250 euros round-trip.
Paris is a city with a great history dating back to the 3rd century BC. Over the past centuries, Paris has repeatedly changed its owners, however, acquired real greatness during the reign of the French monarchs. Paris has always been an advanced city in every sense - from the Revolution, which ignited the whole world, and ending with high fashion, the heart and engine of which is also this city.
In Paris, you can take a romantic walk along the Champs Elysees, make an offer against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, touch the history of the Louvre, or plunge into the bohemian atmosphere of the city in the Moulin Rouge - everyone is guaranteed an experience in the city of love.
You can bring real Champagne, wine or cheese, vintage from the flea market, delicate watercolor from the banks of the Seine or heart-warming trinkets that will remind you of this enchanting city for a long time from Paris.
What is interesting to see in Paris?
There are so many attractions in Paris that they will last a lifetime. The symbol of the city of love is, of course - the Eiffel Tower, to take a photo on its background is, of course, a mandatory item in the program. You can climb the tower and see Paris from a bird's eye view for 15 euros, ...
Paris: excursions and activities
It is best to book excursions in Paris from private travel companies, as prices here are cheaper than from tour operators, and the guides will be Russian-speaking. In addition, many Parisians conduct individual tours, both in English and in Russian.
If you have little time, but want to see everything at once, the ideal option is a sightseeing tour. There are many options, both pedestrian and bus or car, the price is, on average, from 50 to 150 euros. Mandatory points of the program: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees, Louvre Square, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Royal Tuileries Park, Alexander III Bridge and much more.
Majestic castles built in the Middle Ages can be seen on the tour "Castles of the Loire", which includes visits to castles in the vicinity of Paris, which amaze with their splendor. Genuine samples of royal chic, beautiful both outside and inside.
Visit Versailles, a masterpiece commissioned by Louis XIV, who was also called the King of the Sun, is worth it, even if your time is limited. The majestic complex, consisting of the Palace of Versailles, a huge park area and a cascading fountain, is one of the most magnificent places in the world and, at the same time, one of the most visited museums.
Of course, I want to bring beautiful photos from the trip. Combine excursion and photo shoot on an individual excursion-walk through the most beautiful places in Paris. You do not have to think about where it is better to take a photo on your own - your task is to enjoy the old city, and the photographer will capture you in these wonderful moments. The average cost of such an excursion is about 150 euros.
History of Paris
The history of the city began back in the 3rd century BC, when the Celtic tribe of Parisians founded the settlement of Lutetia, which in Latin means “mud”, which was then destroyed by Julius Caesar during the Gallic war. After this, the Romans rebuilt the settlement anew, in subsequent ...
Climate in Paris
Paris is located in the temperate zone, which is provided by the contact of hot air masses from the sea and cold air from the continental north. Due to this, the average annual temperature in the city of love is +12 degrees, the winters are warm and humid, and in summer you do not have to languish from the suffocating heat.
Sudden changes in temperature are uncharacteristic of Paris, it is cool in winter, but snow is infrequent, on average, it falls only 11 days a year. However, the rainfall here has its own characteristics - it is characterized by heavy rains and thunderstorms that can fly into the city suddenly.
Paris: entertainment and outdoor activities
In Paris, there are 208 theaters and many theater cafes, halls and chansonniers, 3 operas, as well as countless number of concert halls. Every year it hosts the Paris Marathon and the Paris Carnival, Roland-Garos, Tour de France, the Le Bourget air show, high fashion week and horse racing. You definitely won’t be bored here, but what entertainment events are required to attend?
Of course, the first thing worth visiting is the unforgettable and magnificent Disneyland, in which everyone feels like a child. Disneyland Paris is Europe’s largest amusement park, with many attractions and theme areas centered around the park’s symbol - Sleeping Beauty Castle. In addition, the complex includes the Walt Disney Film Studio Park. Disneyland is located 40 km from Paris, you can get here by taxi or public transport, the entrance costs about 6,000 rubles, and you can spend here all day.
Paris is also famous for its cabaret, the most famous of which, of course, is the Moulin Rouge, which is located in the Montmartre area. The two-hour beautiful, bold and vibrant show includes a performance by magnificent dancers, acrobats and clowns. Ticket prices start at € 100, and you can also have dinner and champagne during the show in Moulin Rouge.
One cannot help but go to the famous Grand Opera or, as it is also called, Opera Granier. The theater was founded in 1669, and today it is one of the centers of world culture. The cost of tickets for such a theater is quite low - 120 euros for ballet and 170 for opera.
Paris transport features
Despite the fact that it is best to admire Paris, slowly walking along its streets to see all the sights, you will need to use public transport. There is a metro in the city, many consider it one of the most complicated in the world, but a lot of maps and signs at the stations will not let you get lost. There are 14 lines in the Paris metro (RATP), and 4 in the suburban metro (RER). There is also a developed bus movement scheme, you can buy a single ticket for the metro and buses, the cost of one trip is 1, 70 euros, you can also buy subscriptions for the day or a week.
In Paris, it is not customary to use the services of private transport. All taxi cars in the city have identification marks, you can catch a taxi on the street or rent in a special parking lot. The average cost of the service is 1 euro per kilometer.
No problem you can rent a car. True, in the city it will not be very convenient to move in this way because of the heavy traffic, however, for country walks this is the best option.
As alternative methods of transportation, you can choose bicycles, rental of which in Paris at every step, or a walk on river buses.
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