Flight tickets from Upington to Paris

Welcome to Paris, the “City of Lights” and the capital of France. From its iconic landmarks to its unique culture and cuisine, Paris is the perfect city to explore and experience. With its winding streets, magnificent galleries and museums, and beautiful gardens and parks, Paris is a city of beauty and culture, with something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for art, entertainment, history, romance, or simply a good time, Paris has it all. Get ready to discover this incredible city, because Paris will not disappoint.

Getting to Know Paris

Paris is the largest city in France and was estimated to have a population of 2,148,271 in 2016. Located in the Central European Time Zone, Paris is 9 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The official language of the city is French and is spoken by the majority of the population, but there are also other languages spoken including English, Turkish, German, and Arab amongst others. The currency used in Paris is the Euro, adopted in 2002 as part of the Eurozone.

Climate and Weather

Paris, the capital of France, has a semi-oceanic climate, meaning the city has warm summers and cold winters. During the summer months which run from June to September, the average temperature reaches 73 °F (23 °C). Despite being often relatively warm and sunny, the summer months in Paris can also be humid, with the occasional rain shower or thunderstorm. The winter months run from December to March and temperatures range between 29 °F (-1.5 °C) and 40 °F (4 °C). Although usually cloudy and grey, snow is fairly common in winter, although periods of intense cold are rare. Spring and fall, which run from April to June, and October to November respectively, can be pleasant and mild, with the occasional shower or storms. Paris is known for its drizzle and fog which can be present during these seasons.

Touring Paris: Airport and Transportation

There are three airports in Paris: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Orly Airport (ORY), and Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA). You can get from the main airport to downtown Paris by shuttle bus, taxi, or the RER network. Depending on the option chosen, it will cost between 12 to 55 euros. Yes, there are money changers at the airports in Paris. You can exchange your currency at Travelex offices found at all of the Paris airports.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Paris

  1. Paris is known as the ‘City of Light’ due to its long history as a centre of learning and the arts. It was during the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th centuries that the city acquired its historic architecture and monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  2. Paris has long been recognised as a global centre of fashion, being home to some of the earliest couture houses and producing some of the world's most celebrated designers
  3. Paris is home to many art galleries and museums, such as the Louvre, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay, which contain some of the world's most influential works and collections

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