The two main Paris airports are Charles de Gaulle and Orly, both a 30-40 minute drive from the city centre, depending on the traffic. Private jets usually land and take off from Le Bourget Airport. Paris is an European train hub, with the main station, Gare du Nord, located right in the middle of the city. Traffic in Paris is as busy and hectic as you can imagine, so driving on your own is time-consuming and stressful — we recommend you take chauffeured cars instead. If you don’t mind taking public transportation, the subway is usually the fastest way to get around.
Climate & seasons
After Christmas and New Year, wintry Paris is chill and quieter — if one can use this word for the most visited city in the world. Crowds peak in July and August, but of course there are tourists aplenty year-round. Spring, summer, and autumn weather is generally pleasant, with some rain in April-May and summer temperatures rising up to around 25°C. But really, who cares about the weather? This is Paris — and like Frank Sinatra, you will love it in the springtime, in the fall, in the summer when it sizzles and in winter when it drizzles.
Where to go
In Paris, there is so much to see and do that where you go depends on you alone. Are you here for history, art and architecture? If so, you are in paradise — explore museums like the Louvre and Versailles, Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and the Eiffel Tower, to name just the most famous. Fashionistas should definitely pay a visit to the Champs-Élysées, Rue de Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne, three of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Theatre lovers can’t miss watching traditional cabaret performances, and experiencing a glamorous evening at the Paris Opera. If your stay is longer, you can also do day-trips out of Paris — for instance, into Champagne or Normandy.
What to do
Enjoy the city of luxury, the city of love. Walk on the banks of the Seine River arm in arm with your significant other, then step on a private boat and sip champagne while you cruise the river. Dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, then go on a food and wine tour to discover the different tastes of Paris. Explore the secrets of the Louvre in a behind-the-scenes tour, and experience Versailles without the crowds during an after-hours visit. Admire and learn about celebrated artworks as you tour Paris’ museums in the company of an art expert. If you love sports, attend a Paris Saint Germain game — PSG is currently a dream-team featuring Messi, Neymar and Mbappé. Finally, see the City of Light from above, hovering over its landmarks in a helicopter.