When is the best time to book cheap flights to Paris?
To get the best deal on a flight from the UK to Paris, it’s advisable to book at least six weeks in advance.
When is the cheapest time to visit Paris?
The cheapest months to visit Paris are January and February, or early December before the Christmas markets and other festivities get into full swing. Peak season is July and August, so this tends to be the most expensive time to visit.
When is Paris weather best?
The weather in Paris tends not to get ridiculously hot or incredibly cold. Highs in July and August are usually around 25°C – however, this has increased in the past couple of years. Similarly, Paris winters typically see lows of 3°C but this has dipped recently to below 0°C. Early spring can be rainy so the best time to visit Paris is from April to June or September to early November, when the weather is mild and the tourist crowds are smaller than in the height of summer.
Which airlines fly to Paris?
British Airways, easyJet, Air France, Flybe and Jet2 all fly direct from the UK to Paris.
How many airports does Paris have?
Paris has two international airports – Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Charles de Gaulle Airport – 26 kilometres north-east of the city in Roissy-en-France – is France’s largest airport. It has three terminals, and the Terminal 2 complex consists of seven sub-terminals, listed 2A to 2G, plus the TGV-RER railway station Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2. The free CDGVAL shuttle connects the sub-terminals; however, it is huge and can be confusing, so allow plenty of time for transfers.
Orly Airport is smaller and less confusing than Charles de Gaulle. Located 14 kilometres south of Paris, it has four zones for arrivals and departures which are connected via a free shuttle.
How do I get from Charles de Gaulle Airport into Paris?
The RER Line B train runs from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Gare du Nord and takes approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, the Roissybus provides a direct service between all terminals and the Palais Garnier in the centre of Paris. Buses run every 15-20 minutes and the journey takes 50-60 minutes depending on traffic.Le Bus Direct operates two routes between CDG terminals 1 and 2 and the centre of Paris – one to the Eiffel Tower and the other to Gare Montparnasse. Average journey time is 60-70 minutes. Local bus routes 350 and 351 offer a cheaper option but they take longer – a minimum of 75 minutes – while a taxi can take anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour from Charles de Gaulle to Paris city centre.
If you’re heading to Disneyland Paris, the Magical Shuttle runs throughout the day and takes around 90 minutes to reach the Disney hotels.
How do I get from Orly Airport into Paris?To get from Orly Airport to Paris via public transport you can take the Orlyval shuttle to Gare d'Antony and connect to the RER Line B, or the GO C Paris bus to Pont de Rungis RER station where you can pick up RER Line C. Alternatively, the Orlybus links Orly Airport to Paris Denfert-Rochereau station in Montparnasse – it departs every 8-15 minutes and takes about half an hour. The more expensive Le Bus Direct takes a similar length of time but makes six stops in the centre of Paris: Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro, Etoile/Champs-Elysées and Porte Maillot. The more economical Bus 183 is a local bus that departs every 30 minutes and goes to Porte de Choisy metro station.
A taxi from Orly Airport to the centre of Paris should cost roughly €30 to Paris Rive Gauche (Left Bank), €35 to Paris Rive Droite (Right Bank), €42 to Gare du Nord, €42 to Champs-Élysées and €57 to Saint-Denis. The Magical Shuttle runs from around 9am-8pm and connects Orly Airport to Disneyland Paris.
What are the top things to do in Paris?
There’s no shortage of things to do in Paris – The City of Lights is full of famous landmarks and attractions. Walk along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, or opt for a Seine River cruise and you will spot the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral. Art-lovers should check out one of Paris’ many museums, including the Pompidou Centre, Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre. After you’ve caught a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, wander around the nearby Tuileries Garden, or cross Rue de Rivoli and enjoy a Mont Blanc at the Angelina tea house. If you head to the previously bohemian neighbourhood of Montmartre you can visit Le Sacre Coeur, or the Moulin Rouge to watch a cabaret. If you prefer opera or ballet, spend an evening at the Palais Garnier – the building which inspired the Phantom of the Opera. Disneyland Paris and the Palace of Versailles are both accessible by public transport and make for great day trips – or you might enjoy a guided tour of the Stade de France, France's biggest sport and music venue.
Do I need a visa to fly to Paris?
As France and the UK are both currently members of the EU, British citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Paris. UK residents only need a visa if they’re planning to stay for longer than 90 days.