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Good to Know

What you need to know before coming

Visas

People needing to obtain a visa to stay in France should apply to the French consulate in their country. Details of addresses can be found on the website of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr ['going to France'] 

Tourist Tax and Accommodation

The Paris City Council collects a visitor tax that applies to paying accommodation. The tax varies from €0.20 to €1.50 per person and per day, and is included in the price of rooms

Paris stands out due to its well-balanced, abundant and eclectic accommodation offer, from luxury palaces (5*) to small local hotels (1*), from big chain hotels to charming design hotels. Hotels residences, Bed & Breakfasts and furnished apartments rentals complete the offer. 77% of Parisian hotels are ranked 2* or 3*

 Transport

Paris is well served by air transport and high-speed train. With its two international airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (23 km to the north) and Paris-Orly (14 km to the south), the capitale has daily connections to more than 526 cities in more than 136 countries. With seven stations in the city itself, Paris is at the heart of a high-performance rail network

Getting to and from the center of Paris → Public transport (from 5am to 12.30pm) by metro, regional trains, buses and tramway, and private transport by Air France Coach shuttle, taxis (available 24/24). Timetable, customer information, moving area, fees, and basic rules on www.ratp.fr and

Paris Public Transport 2012 Practical Information and Map.pdf   

With the Vélib' visit pass, supporters of non-motorized forms of transport use Vélib' bicycles, available at 1.751 stations in Paris. The Autolib' service offers self-service electric vehicles for hire

Weather in October

Lowest : 8°C, Highest: 16°C, Rain 50 mm

Main Events & Entertainments

All year round, Paris welcomes business and leisure events

In October: Cultural all-nighter "Nuits Blanches", Chocolate Trade Show, Food Week, Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival

Eat in one of the 10.000 bars and restaurants, from a typical Parisian bistro to the restaurant of a starred chef. Combine a visit to a museum wtih a stroll along the Champs-Elysées, a shopping trip and a cultural exhibition, a gastronomic break with a sightseeing cruise, and don't forget the capital's famous brasseries, the renowned cabaret shows, the Palais Garnier, the Eiffel TowerMontmartre....