Paris, France Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Easily among the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris definitely lives up to the considerable hype it receives. If you don’t want to visit London first then Paris should definitely be the first European city you visit. The city is on the expensive side compared to most of the rest of Europe, but the place is so nice that it still feels like good value.

Why Visit Paris

Paris Facts

Population 2,200,000
Area 11,800,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris-Orly Airport (ORY)

Things To Do In Paris

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Paris

Budget breakfastMany Paris hotels include a free breakfast, but don't expect much as the classic morning meal here is a fresh roll and coffee. $3.47 - $5.26
Budget lunchIf you look for simple neighborhood places then great food can be cheap in Paris.$6.32 - $10.53
Budget dinnerAgain, the plat du jour at modest bistros will usually deliver a great meal at a fair price.$9.47 - $16.84
House wine (.375L)House wine in restaurants is usually a great bargain in France.$4.21 - $8.42
Cheap wine (bottle)Obviously the price of wine has no upper limit, but in local shops you can get surprisingly good quality in this price range.$2.11 - $10.53
Beer (.33L bottle)While wine is cheap in Paris, beer is usually outrageously expensive, and happy hours are rare.$5.26 - $8.42
Coffee (cup)Tiny cups of coffee are cheap in bakeries and expensive in sidewalk cafes. $1.05 - $4.21
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BEST TOURS in Paris

WHEN TO VISIT Paris

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January45382.2
February47401.8
March55432.1
April60462.0
May68532.4
June74582.1
July76612.3
August77621.8
September71572.1
October61512.2
November51432.2
December46402.2

Paris WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:52am7:05pm
21 Jun5:47am9:58pm
21 Sep7:35am7:51pm
21 Dec8:41am4:56pm

Where to stay in Paris

Paris Hotel Seasons

Paris Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar25.26 - 83.16
starstarstarstarstar55.79 - 168.42
starstarstarstarstar71.58 - 271.58
starstarstarstarstar80.00 - 315.79
starstarstarstarstar204.21 - 488.42
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Paris Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed24.16 - 50.47

Getting to Paris

GETTING AROUND Paris

Paris TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Train from CDG airport to city center10.95
Train from Orly airport to city center11.37
Taxi from CDG airport to city center65.26
3km taxi ride in Paris10.53 - 17.89
Metro ride in Paris1.89
All-day metro pass for center6.95
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER