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Beautiful and romantic Paris, the capital of France is considered one of the most visited cities in Europe. Once you have experienced this ambient cosmopolitan metropolis for yourself you will fully understand why Parisiens are so proud of their city.
For ease of navigation, the metropolitan district of Paris is divided into two by its stunning River Seine. The north of the river is known as the Right Bank (the Rive Droite) while the south is known as the Left Bank (the Rive Gauche).
The Left Bank has traditionally been associated with the bohemian way of life attracting the likes of Picasso and Cezanne to its little pockets of artistic heraldry, its cafe terraces. Today, the boundaries between the left and right banks are blurred as they share their artistic and business reputations.
Getting around Paris is as easy as it can get, thanks to the layout of the city. Sight-seeing would prove a much more difficult affair if it were not for its twenty numbered arrondissements. The first arrondissement is located in the heart of Paris with the other districts arranged in a snail-shell clockwise motion around its centre.
The Paris Metro underground train system ensures travelling around town is simple and straightforward. Many underground stations have distinctive characteristics and are sight seeing attractions in their own right. Occasionally the music of the 'City of Love' accompanies you on your journey between stations as accordion players jump on and off carriages appealing to tourists for small change.
The RER (Reseau Express Regional) services provide an efficient way to get around the city with less stops and more direct routes as well as to the outer suburbs. There are six mainline stations all linking with main bus and and underground stations. The Gard du Nord mainline station, with the completion of the Channel Tunnel, now links France to England as well as many other European cities.
Driving in Paris is very fast and usually furious. Road accidents happen all the time and with parking spaces being so difficult to acquire, it is not recommended that you drive in the centre of the city.
The excellent public transport service is second to none ensuring you can enjoy an extra glass of wine with lunch without fear of the consequences. Taxis are difficult to hail in Paris and are much more easily acquired at one of the many taxi ranks around town.
For getting across town and some great sight seeing, take a popular Bateaux Mouches tour. The tour guides are multi-lingual and provide an interesting dialogue of the significant river-side features of Paris. Through the vineyards of Burgundy, the Seine flows until it enters Paris at the Port National. At its city entrance there are plenty of working barges as well as warehouses and artists studios. Before long you will sail under the Seine's oldest and most exciting of all the bridges, the Pont Neuf (opened in 1607 by Henry IV).
Paris (CDG) Airport
The airport is 23 kilometres away from the centre of the city. When driving from Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport take the A1 motorway (Autoroute du Nord) by Porte de la Chapelle. A3 motorway via Porte de Bagnolet, and then by the A1 motorway, keeping to the right.
When travelling from the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris take the A1 motorway to Paris, or via Porte de Bagnolet by branching off to Paris Est. The airport parking facilities are situated in front of the terminal.
A taxi fare between Paris and Charles de Gaulle costs around EUR 45 (GBP 31 ).
EasyJet offers a door-to-door shared minibus service. For just 17 Euros ( GBP 12) you'll be picked up from your hotel or residence and taken to the airport by a bilingual driver. The service is also available from the airport back into the city, so you don't have to waste precious time on your short break to Paris looking for transport.
TheSNCF Train + ADP Shuttle operate between Paris and Charles de Gaulle from 5am to midnight. The stop for Terminal 3 (from where easyJet flights depart and arrive) is Charles de Gaulles 1. Terminal 3 is walking distance from the train station, and is clearly signposted.
Air France Coach and Roissybus both offer frequent services between Paris and Charles de Gaulle.