Information • Paris is the capital of France and also most populous. • Today it is one of the world's leading business and cultural centers, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major cities. • Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theatres, monuments and architectural styles • It is world renowned for its haute cuisine, attracting many of the world's leading chefs
Main attractions • Eiffel Tower • The Louvre • Notre Dame de Paris • Arc de Triomphe
Main Attractions • Musée d'Orsay • Champs-Élysées • Jardin du Luxembourg
Things to do • Other things to do include visiting main attractions, go shopping and enjoy the outdoors.
Weather • In Paris the weather in the summer stays usually around 25 Celsius. • In the autumn regular high is 15 Celsius. • In the winter stays around 6 Celsius to 1 Celsius. • In the spring it stays around 20 Celsius
Transportation • The Paris Metro has around 3000 stations and entrances are marked with a big yellow “M” • Traveling by bus is a great way to explore the city. The bus network has 59 stops and operate from Monday to Saturday 7am to 8:30 am,
Restaurants • One thing to do in in Paris is to visit some restaurants. Three recommended restaurants are Le Meurice, L'Astrance, Huitrerie Regis. • Le Meurice is located at the heart of the city over looking Tuileries Gardens. The menu includes green ravioli with a fricassee of snails and wild garlic, a starter, and spit-roasted red-wine marinated pigeon with red cabbage and apple juice,. • L’Astrance is a three star restaurant located on a side street in the 16th arrondissement. Signature dishes include galette of finely sliced button mushrooms and verjus marinated foie gras dressed with hazelnut oil, or turbot with baby spinach and sea urchins. • Huitrerie Regis is located at the heart of Saint Germain des Pres. Dishes may include impeccably fresh oysters, plateau de fruits de mer with prawns, clams and sea urchins if available , also can be served with bread and butter.
Hotels • Raphael is a 4 star and 6 story hotel located one block from I 'Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. It cost 430$ per night. • Hotel Ducs de Bourgogne is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of Paris near the Louvre, Notre Dame and Palais Royal. It cost 132$ per night. • Novotel Paris Les Halles is a 4 star hotel located in the les Halles Marketplace Area and its opposite Church of St Eustache. It costs 201$ per night. • Ibis Paris Montmartre 18ème is a 3 star hotel and it is 9 stories tall. It is located opposite of the Place Clichy metro station, Near Gare St Lazare and about 3 km from Champs Elysees. It costs 87$ per night. • Hotel France Louvre is set as a1850 Napoleon III design. It is a 3 star hotel located near the banks of the Seine, Close to Notre Dame, the Louvre and Pompidou Centre.
Special Events • Carnaval de Paris- A costume parade through the streets of Paris in February. • Paris Marathon- In early April. • Fête de la Musique- Street music festival all over Paris on June 21st.
Special Events • Bastille Day- Important national holiday on July 14th with many festivities taking place and is usually near la Bastille and Ave des Champs-Elysées. • Tour de France- Normally concludes at the end of July at Ave des Champs-Elysées.
Roman ruins still exist in Paris. • Paris’s original name was Lutetia Parisiorum (called Lutèce in French) • Pont Neuf doesn’t mean “Bridge Nine.” Pont Neuf means “New Bridge.” • http://www.venere.com/blog/paris-fun-facts/