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Tourist information

City transportation

A fast and ever-developing means of transport, essential to the Parisian’s life, the metro is probably the best and quickest way to travel within the city. Timetable: it operates from 5:30 to 0:30. Information about the Metro can be obtained from the RATP Website:

Local bus service is also available. Although slower than the Metro or the RER at certain hours of the day (depending on the traffic), the RATP buses (green) are frequent from 8:00 am to 20:00. The services are more irregular after 20:00. The Noctambus service (for night-birds) operates during the night: 10 bus routes lead from the heart of Paris.

You can find a taxi at stations, airports and near main traffic thoroughfares in more than 470 taxi ranks. 14 900 taxis are in service in Paris. You can identify a free taxi by the light on its roof and hail it. There will already be an initial charge on the meter. It is customary to leave a tip of up to 10% of the total fare. Most important taxi companies are taxis bleus and taxis G7 .

Paris provides you with an excellent Self Service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. An unusual and pleasant way to discover the city!

Tours and visits

Should you have some time off to visit Paris during your stay, please find below some additional optional tours and visits.

Tours and visits by Paris City Vision

Public holiday

May 8th is a public holiday across France. Shops and many attractions, such as museums, will be closed.


The weather in Paris in May is usually mild with daily temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°. Moderate rain may occur in May.


Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.