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Paris is the capital city of France and is home to over 2 million people. As one of the most famous cities in the world, it instantly comes to mind when you think of fashion and romance. As a city like no other, the culture, cuisine, art, architecture and history make it extremely unique.
Although Paris is a large city, tourists can get so much done in a three-day city break here. When visiting Paris, there are certain monuments and museums that are a must. Of course, the top of must-do’s when in Paris is a trip to the Eiffel tower, perhaps the most famous monument in the world. Not only is the Eiffel Tower an engineering feat, but it also gives amazing views of the city.
Paris is a city that has something for everyone, so whether your travelling party consists of only yourself, you and your family or you and a loved one, you can visit Paris and find plenty to do to ensure everyone has an unforgettable city break.
To learn more about things to do in Paris, the best time to go and local info see here.
Paris has a lively nightlife scene and while in the city you will not be short of cocktail bars, pubs or nightclubs. The best of Paris’ nightlife scene is in the northern district so be sure to go here if you want to party the night away!
Paris has one of the best dining scenes in the world, with the city being home to 122 restaurants with Michelin star grades. However, dining can be quite pricey, so be sure to check the prices of a restaurant before entering. French cuisine is rather unique, so be sure to try it out when you’re in Paris!
Families of all ages will enjoy a visit to the fantastic Disneyland theme park resort. Disneyland Paris is the most visited amusement park in Europe, and it is easy to see why once you have been. The park is home to countless attractions, Disney themed shows and parades catered to all ages!
There is no question that the most famous street for shopping in Paris is Champs-Elysees which stretches two kilometres from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde and is a must visit while in Paris.
If you happen to find yourself in Paris in July, there are two events which take place that you would be a fool to miss! Every year France celebrates Bastille day on the 14th of July. Tourists can join in the celebrations and even visit fire stations for parties! The Tour de France, the biggest cycling event in the world also takes place in July.
Paris is beautiful year-round, so a trip is always a great idea no matter what month your free time falls in. If you want to see Paris in its most beautiful state, we recommend visiting during the summer, as temperatures average in the low twenties which makes perfect weather for wandering around the city seeing the sights.
Euro is the currency used in France
Paris is an hour ahead of Ireland
Flights to Paris operate from Dublin daily, year-round with an average flight time of an hour and a half from Dublin to Paris. As multiple airports service the Dublin to Paris route, the time to get to the city centre from the airport varies. From Beauvais airport it takes around 90 minutes whereas it takes around an hour from Charles De Gaulle airport. Paris has an efficient metro system, and this is how we recommend you get around the city!