Welcome to Paris

Welcome to the fabled “City of Lights” or “City of Love.” Paris is certainly both and has always been considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. Whether an artist, a businessman or a tourist, you will enjoy the long walks from Montmartre to the Quartier Latin. Going through some of the finest Roman and medieval monuments, sooner or later you will end up at a café, standing on the Pont Neuf Bridge, or exploring a vintage fashion shop in the Marais district.

Facts

Population 2.8 million
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours General opening hours in Paris are from Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. Smaller shops may close between midday and 2 pm on Mondays.

On Sundays and public holidays shops are closed. Many department stores have one late-night opening day, called “nocturne”, when shops are open until 9 pm. Supermarket times may differ depending on neighbourhood.
Newspapers Le Monde
Le Figaro
Pariscope
L’Officiel des Spectacles
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112 / 15
Police: 17
Fire Brigade: 18
Tourist information Tourist Information Office
25 rue des Pyramides, Paris
Opening hours:
1 November to 30 April: Mon-Sun 10 am-7 pm. Closed on 1 May
2 May to 31 October. Mon-Sun 9 am-7 pm
+33 1 49 52 42 63