• About Paris

    Paris is the city of style and beauty. Its street cafés and squares burst with life all year round. Its tree lined boulevards define sophistication and elegance. Its restaurants are world beaters. Its architecture, art galleries and nightlife are the stuff of legend. Located on the banks of the river Seine, Paris is home to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Pompidou Centre, Sacré Coeur and many other landmarks. As the capital city of France and one of the great cosmopolitan centres of the world there is no other city like Paris. As a result, Paris, The City Of Lights, is the most visited city in the world, with over 30 million annual visitors.

  • Climate

    Depending on your taste you should find Paris a delight all year round. Paris summers are hot and laid back and winters are cold and sometimes freezing. Autumn is mild with the boulevards becoming picturesque as leaves fall from trees. Paris bursts to life though in springtime and for many, it is this season, which is considered the best.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation in Paris is numerous and varies widely in price and quality. Paris hotels and apartments are graded one to four-star with an added four-star luxury class.

  • Attractions

    Eiffel Tower

    The most-visited attraction in Paris with around six million annual visitors the Eiffel Tower symbolises Paris for many. It weighs more than 10,000 tons and is 324m high. Offers panoramic views from the top and can be seen from all over Paris.


    With over seven million visitors each year the Louvre art museum contains the worlds most famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. This vast gallery, a former royal residence, was established in 1793. It has one of the biggest collections of modern and pre-modern art in the world.

    Pompidou Centre

    A fantastic modern exhibition centre which is very popular with the younger crowd. Contains a vast public library, cinema and a major modern art gallery. But this unique building with its outdoor covering of large coloured pipework is worth a visit in itself.

    Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Begun in 1163 and completed in 1361 Notre Dame became the setting for Victor Hugos acclaimed novel, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Marvel at its gargoyles, sculptures and famous spire.

    Musée dOrsay

    This impressive 19th Century railway station was converted into a world famous centre for impressionist art. Inside you will find significant works by Renoir, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec.

    Champs-Elysées & Arc de Triomphe

    Napoleons tribute to the all conquering French army provides an ideal starting point to explore Pariss many other attractions including the nearby Louvre and Place de la Concorde.

  • Did You Know?

    The Arc de Triomphe is the centre of the worlds first traffic roundabout!

  • Key Facts

    • City - Paris
    • Country - France
    • Area -105 km²
    • Population - 2,200,000
    • Time Zone - GMT +1 (Central European Time)
    • Language - French
    • Currency - Euro