Flight tickets from Durban to Paris

Welcome to a wonderful journey through the City of Lights- Paris! For centuries, Paris has been recognized as one of the great romantic cities of the world and with its stunning sights, delicious cuisine, and unique culture, it’s no wonder why. Whether you’re strolling down the iconic Champs-Élysées, exploring the stunning art and architecture of the Louvre, or soaking up the music and nightlife of Montmartre, everyone who visits Paris is sure to be enchanted. So come along and explore this beautiful city with us!

Getting to Know Paris

Paris is the capital of France and its largest city with a population of 2.15 million (2.14 million in the City of Paris and over 10 million people in the metropolitan area). It is located in the central-western part of the country and is the administrative, economic, political and cultural centre of the nation. The city covers an area of 105 square kilometres (41 sq mi), giving it a dense urban environment. Paris is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). The official language is French, although some locals may also understand English, Spanish, German and other European languages. In terms of currency, Paris uses the Euro (€).

Climate and Weather

Paris has a mild climate, typical of the western regions of Europe, that is influenced by the North Atlantic Current. The city experiences warm summers and cool, wet winters. The warmest month is July, with an average temperature of 79 ̶ 81 °F and the coolest month is January with an average temperature of 43 ̶ 45 °F. Paris' annual precipitation is approximately 21inches. Snowfall is rare and mostly occurs between December and February. The temperature in the city rarely drops below freezing mark and sometimes days over 105 degrees Fahrenheit occur in the summer. The city is generally more humid than many other cities due to its proximity to the ocean and its location in a river valley. Thunderstorms are common during the summer months. Overall, the climate in Paris is mild with plenty of hot, sunny days in the summer and cold winters. It rarely experiences extreme temperatures with plenty of precipitation throughout the year.

Touring Paris: Airport and Transportation

There are three main airports in Paris: Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), Orly Airport (ORY), and Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA). You can get from CDG Airport to downtown Paris by taking the RER line B (direction Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2-TGV), which costs approximately €10.50. You can also get a taxi from the airport to downtown Paris, although the fare will depend on where in the city you wish to go. Yes, you can change money at all three airports in Paris. You can find foreign exchange windows near the information desks in the Airport terminals.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Paris

  1. Paris is often referred to as a world cultural capital, with famous places such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame
  2. Paris has a two thousand year rich cultural and architectural heritage, making it home to some of the most iconic places in Europe
  3. Paris is also home to a thriving live music and theatre scene, with famous venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Opéra National de Paris and the Palais Garnier

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