With its rich historic center, world-class cultural attractions and endless array of opportunities, Paris is the world’s most popular tourism destination for a good reason. A vast city divided into 20 districts each with their own unique flavor and charm, Paris has been endowed with many names over the years including the City of Light and the Capital of Fashion. People of all tastes are able to find things to do in Paris whether it’s exploring the city’s wealth of historic buildings and monuments or browsing through its world-famous shops, boutiques and art galleries. Some of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in the world are found in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, the most popular tourism attraction in the world, or the Chateau de Versailles located just outside the city.
When to Visit Paris
The Paris weather is at its finest between May and September as temperatures reach pleasant highs. However, the city has its own unique charm all year round and can be just as wonderful as snow falls during winter. As with most European cities, Paris experiences a surge in visitors over the summer, especially between July and August, so if you want to avoid the crowds then it may be best to visit Paris in Spring or Autumn. Those looking for cheap flights to Paris may find the lowest rates available over the winter, but great value fares can be found all year round if you book early enough. Discover the best hotels in Paris.
Flights to Paris
Paris has three airports, the largest of which is Charles de Gaulle International Airport 25km from central Paris. Both Air France and Emirates offer direct flights to and from Dubai, while Etihad Airways fly from Abu Dhabi into Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Orly International Airport is only 13km from Paris and is the country’s busiest domestic airport - there are no direct flights to the UAE from this airport. The smaller Beauvais-Tille Airport mainly offers budget flights around Europe and does not operate flights to the Middle East.
Paris Travel Information
Paris is a part of the Schengen Area which allows visa-free travel for all EU and Schengen Area nationals in addition to nationals on the visa exemption list including those from the UAE. UAE nationals will be able to visit Paris for up to 90 days without a visa over a period of 180 days. The currency used in Paris is the Euro, used widely across Europe by 19 out of 28 EU countries.
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