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Overview

Paris, the iconic capital of France

Paris, the capital of France.

One of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth. Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners.

About France


Starting from the Paris-Gare du Nord station, stop at Metro La Bastille, the birthplace of the French revolution, in the Marais quarter. This is the liveliest spot of Paris. Next go to the Latin quarter (Metro St Michel), where the lively atmosphere, cafés, bistros and restaurants will no doubt delight you. Continue to the Ile de la Cité, the place where Paris was born, which is a tiny island on the Seine River. On the island, you’ll enjoy the magnificence of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Not far from Notre Dame, is the world’s largest museum – the Louvre Museum. There are several landmarks to visit in the vicinity: the Georges Pompidou Centre which is home to modern art, the beautiful Jardin des Tuileries, and the Palais Royal. Walking along the Rue de Rivoli, towards the Place Concorde, you’ll reach Avenue des Champs Elysées. On another day, visit Montmartre, a gastronomical and cultural area with an authentic Parisian charm. There is a romantic atmosphere, legendary cabarets, music halls, theatres and streets full of history. Don’t miss the Sacré-Coeur Basilica which offers a fantastic panoramic view over the city of Paris. At night discover the French and Parisian icon - the Eiffel Tower.

Paris has a wealth of restaurants serving specialities from every corner of the world. However you don’t come to this amazing city without having a morning croissant, lunch in a neighbourhood bistro or dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurants if you wish to have a treat.

Head to the legendary Galeries Lafayette. The department store, created in 1894, has constantly reflected the styles of the times through a sophisticated selection of brands, ranging from the most prestigious to the most affordable.


Paris Tourist Office
25 rue des Pyramides. 75001 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 49 52 42 63

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Paris can be found.

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    Honeymoon on Thalys |
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    "I do like the seat, it is spacious and comfy. However, i do experience poor attitude from the station officer at Leipzig. It is my first time to Europe, first time taking Europe trains and i do not speak english so i need help as to which platform and the train system works but the officer on duty then refuses to help me because he can't speak english. I am disappointed. However, the seat was comfy and the train is clean. "

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    "The journey was fairly priced for the distance crossing borders. It took us through some spectacular landscapes. The carriage was clean and quite comfortable, but the toilet was a mess from the beginning of the journey and not in the condition I would expect on a TGV train. "

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    "The trip was easy to book and very easily accomplished. "

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    "We almost failed to catch our connecting train from Bordeaux to Paris. Our first train arrived late and we experienced difficulty in finding our connecting train because there are no proper signs / instructions at the station. At the connecting train, we have to hop on the first car we saw, dragging our luggages, because there's no more time figuring out which car we are supposed to board. The train started moving just in time when we boarded. "

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    "It was a night train and there's a good change that you will miss your stop if you stay inside your cabin since there's no "silent" alert that would inform the passengers of the next stop. In our case, we just stood near the exit door more than 30min before the scheduled arrival at Lourdes station just to make sure we will not miss our stop. "

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    "Very nice, fast and comfortable trains. I love travelling by TGV. I live in Lezay, about 50 mins drive from Poitiers so is there a station closer and what is planned for the new train line close to where I live? Also, I don't understand the pricing. My ticket cost 79.50 Euros and the advertising says "from € 20". I have pasted the text from a Google search: Train Poitiers Paris from € 20 - Timetable "

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    "I was not able to take this train as my passage from Budapest to Munich was halted and terminated at Salzburg Austria "

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    "With the TGV , we can save much time in communication.And the seats are quite spacious.Nice interior decor makes the travelers feel at home. It's great to visit different cities by the system. "

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