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What to know about Paris - France!

Fryderyk Chopin more than 150 years ago said: „Paris is everything you want„ and that holds true today. Winding streets and grand boulevards, famous monumental buildings, fancy shops and groumet restaurants, small bistros and pubs, renovated modern and traditional suburban neighborbood, sumptuous opera scenes and small local basement jazz clubs – Paris is just everything.
Paris is the largest city in France and its capital city.
Paris is built on the curve of the river Seine, and is thus divided into two parts:
- The right bank of the north and
- The smaller Left Bank to the south.

Paris has many beautiful places that tourists like to visit. These are:
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The famous Sorbonne University, known de la Bastille
  • A Disneyland and many other beautiful places.
Important phone numbers:
- Police 17
- Fire brigade 18
- Ambulance 15
- The European emergency number 112
US Embassy in France:
2, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Switchboard: +33 1 43 12 22 22 +33 1 43 12 22 22
Fax: +33 1 42 66 97 83
British Embassy in Paris:
16 rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris.
Metro: Madeleine (line 8), Concorde (line 1) or Saint Augustin (line 9)
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 51 31 00, +33 (0)1 44 51 31 00
Fax: + 33 (0)1 44 51 31 27
France is a member of the EU and part of the Schengen area.
The currency is EURO.
Transportation options from ORLY airport to the center of Paris:
  1. ORLYVAL is a fast train that will take you to the center in 8 minutes for the price of 7.40 €, it is the fastest way
  2. ORLYBUS - around € 6.10 (longer runs)
  3. Public bus - around € 2 - goes quite a long time
  4. Taxi cost around € 40
Boats - water buses are in operation from May to September. Six stations are located near major toursit attraction like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame. Boats operate every half hour between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. (May until 7 p.m). If you plan to use boats more than once a day, it is cheaper to buy a day ticket.
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