An introduction to Paris
The City of Lights is forever renewing itself, expanding its offer and constantly improving its services to satisfy the expectations of its guests. A city for culture, a city for love, a city for pleasure and entertainment…everything for you to enjoy a great stay!
Paris is famous for its artistic, historic and cultural heritage but the city is also a trendsetter, innovative and dynamic. The sheer number of inaugurations such as the completion of the “Canopée” (a nature inspired canopy) in the “Halles” district or the Louis Vuitton foundation illustrate this dynamism.
An extensive variety of guided tours or alternative visits will enable you to discover unexpected aspects of the city and an abundance of exceptional places to visit; chateaux and gardens, museums, theme parks, etc.
No trip to Paris is complete without a taste of French cuisine; from gastronomical starred restaurants and traditional brasseries to contemporary restaurants and trendy food trucks, not forgetting the numerous “bistronimique” addresses and the blending culinary influences from all around the globe.
Paris can claim to be the Capital of shopping. The department stores (such as the Galeries Lafayette) are renowned worldwide as are French historic and luxury brands and many young designers.
Magical, eternal, surprising, romantic…adjectives are not lacking to describe beautiful Paris!
How to get to Paris from the main airports:
Line 2 : every day from 5.45am to 11pm, every 30 minutes.
Departing from :
- Terminal 1, exit 32 (Arrivals level)
- Terminal 2A and 2C, exit C2
- Terminal 2B and 2D, exit B1
- Terminal 2E and 2F, exit E8 or F9 (Arrivals level)
Porte Maillot (Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, metro/RER Porte Maillot) and Etoile/Champs-Elysées (avenue Carnot, metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile). Get out at Boulevard Gouvion St-Cyr. 5 minutes walking from Le Mériden Etoile Hôtel.
Tickets (€20 one-way and €34 return) can be purchased directly from the driver, at automatic ticket machines or on en.lebusdirect.com. Reduced rate: €10 for children (2 to 11 yrs) and €17 for under 25 yrs and groups (4 people and +).
Line 1: every day from 6am to 11.40pm, every 20 minutes.
- South terminal, exit L
- West terminal, exit C (Arrivals level)
Gare Montparnasse (rue du Commandant Mouchotte, metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) and Invalides (terminal Air France, metro/RER Invalides) and Etoile/Champs-Elysées (avenue Carnot, metro/RER Charles de Gaulle-Etoile)
Get out at Etoile/Champs-Elysées and take the Metro line 1 (direction La Défense) to Porte Maillot. 5 minutes walking from Le Méridien Etoile Hôtel.
Tickets (€12 one-way and €20 return) can be purchased directly from the driver, at automatic ticket machines or on en.lebusdirect.com. Reduced rate: €6 for children (2 to 11 yrs) and €10 for under 25 yrs and groups (4 people and +).
4 flat-rate fares have been introduced for journeys between Paris and Paris airports since March 2016
- Paris ‘Rive Droite’ (‘Right Bank’)/CDG Roissy = 50€
- Paris ‘Rive Gauche’ (Left Bank’)/CDG Roissy = 55€
- Paris Rive Droite/Orly = 30€
- Paris Rive gauche/Orly = 35€
- … and vice versa
New supplements apply to these flat-rate fares:
- Immediate flat-rate booking supplement = 4€
- Advance flat-rate booking supplement = 7€
These supplements replace the minimum fare charge