A Look at Paris

Known around the world as the City of Lights, Paris is certainly one of the top city breaks for individuals, families and friends. Not only are there year-round attractions to enjoy, but there are always possibilities to take advantage of last-minute deals as well as package holidays. It better appreciate what this amazing destination has to offer, let us take a quick look at some top facts as well as a handful of attractions that are certain to leave a lasting impression.

Major Airports

Charles de Gaulle Airport (sometimes referred to as Roissy Airport) is the largest airline hub within Paris. It is located approximately 25 kilometres to the north-east of the city centre and as of 2015, this location served no less than 65 million passengers from around the world. Flight times from London to Paris are roughly 1 hours and 15 minutes although in the rare case of a connecting airline, the duration may last as long as 3 hours. Upon arrival here there are several way to get to the city. Travellers can choose to use the railway service (SNCF) as well as buses, taxis and private shuttle buses. Some of the top airlines which serve Charles de Gaulle Airport include:

  • British Airways
  • Air France
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair
  • Aer Lingus
  • Iberia

Main Attractions

Of course, Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower. Keep in mind that during the height of the tourist season, it can get quite busy here and the extra security may prove a bit frustrating. Some other areas definitely include the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace of Versailles, the River Seine (and the Pont des Arts Bridge and Champs Elysees.

Where to Stay

As Paris is such a large city, there are numerous hotels to choose from. This will partially depend upon your budget as well as whether or not you have chosen package holidays. If you are looking for a bargain, it is best to search for hotels outside of the city centre. These can range from bed-and-breakfast establishments to unique boutique properties. Should you instead desire true luxury, some of the top hotels for truly stunning city breaks include InterContinental Paris: Le Grand, The Westin Paris and Le 123 Sebastopol.

 

On a final note, keep in mind that cheap flights generally correlate with the low-tourist season. These windows include in the early autumn, immediately after the new year and during the late spring. Not only will there be less tourists, but you are likely to find several impressive bargains. Paris is indeed a city that should never be missed.