Seine River & Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris Travel Guide

France's elegant capital, Paris, evokes images of grand romances, masterful architecture, sophisticated fine dining at its best and splendid museums and art galleries. Of all Europe's capitals, Paris is undoubtedly the most glamorous. Haute cuisine and haute couture mix comfortably with avant-garde. Whilst modern Paris may give the illusion of being a cosmopolitan city, its French culture is evident right from its berets to its baguettes and its boules to its brioche.

Extend your stay in Disneyland Paris where make believe is real and fairytales come to life. Enjoy thrills and excitement with the entire family and make childhood fantasies come alive. Visit Parc Asterix located just outside Paris offering great attractions and shows.

How to travel to Paris

Paris is easily reachable by flight on major airlines flying directly to Paris International Airport (CDG).

Air FranceAir France - Operates daily flights directly from Johannesburg to Paris. Flights also operate from Cape Town 5 times a week.

 

Emirates Airlines  Emirates Airlines - Operates daily flights from Johannesburg,
Durban & Cape Town Airport, flying via Dubai Airport. Travel time is approx 18 -20 hours.

 

Qatar Airways  Qatar Arlines - Operates daily flights from Johannesburg & Cape Town flying via Doha. Travel time is approx 17 -19 hours.

 

Etihad Airlines  Etihad Airlines - Operates a daily flights from Johannesburg flying via abu Dhabi.
Travel time is approx 17 -19 hours.

Make the most of your holiday in Paris

Go on the Paris Discovery Tour which introduces you to the Cathedrale Notre Dame, the trendy Marais district, the Latin Quarter, La Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Montmartre and The Louvre. On the Cruise and Illuminations Tour, cruise along the river Seine in the evening admiring the illuminated monuments.

Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the Louvre Museum to admire the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the famed Mona Lisa.

Take a full-day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and discover its captivating history. It has been on the World Heritage list for 30 years. Feel the pomp and ceremony of King Louis XIV's court, view the Hall of Mirrors, the Gardens of Versailles and the King's and Queen's Bedrooms.

Experience a night to remember with dinner and a spectacular show at the famous Moulin Rouge. Dine in style and enjoy the 'Feerie' Show with beautiful Doriss Girls in their costumes of feathers.

Perfect for a romantic night out, enjoy a one-of-a-kind, elegant three-course dining experience at the award-winning 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, overlooking Paris's sparkling city of lights below.

Insider Tips

Paris is one of the world's gastronomic capitals and is home to renowned patisseries Laduree located on the Champs Elysees or Rue Royale and Fauchon located on Place de La Madeline. Sample the cakes and famous hot chocolate at Angelina's Rue De Rivoli and try Bertillon's ice creams Ile de la Cite.

Paris is the ideal city for shopping from the prestigious addresses - Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Avenue Montaigne and Champs Elysees to the new shopping mall Beaugrenelle.

Paris continues to live up to its reputation for excellent nightlife. The famous nightspots like the Moulin Rouge, Lido and Crazy Horse still exist, whilst popular modern live music venues and clubs abound in Oberkampf, Bastille, Menilmontant and Gambetta.

A Paris City Passport valid for two, three or five days includes Paris Visite, with unlimited access to bus, metro, tram and RER from zones one to three. Also included is the Paris Museum Pass and much more.

Do I need visas for France?

South Afrian passport holders require a schengen visa to enter France.

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Rochester Champs Elysees

A short distance away from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and the Champs Elysees, this chic hotel located opposite the hotel. Known for its elegance and charm, it also has a great history of tradition.

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Warwick Champs Elysees

Just a two minute walk away from the shops and bistros of of the famous Champs Elysees, this hotel is located at the crossroads of Paris' fashion, entertainment and business districts. George V is the closest metro station and is under a five minute walk from the hotel.

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Hotel du Collectionneur

This modern, art deco style, deluxe hotel is a 15-minute walk the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. The Courcelle metro station is five minutes away.

Places of Interest

The Champs Elysees boulevard
Arc de Triomphe
The Eiffel Tower
The cathedral of Notre Dame
The Louvre museum 

Best Buys

Champs Elysees & rue du Faubourg
Galeries Lafayette
Printemps

For the family

Disneyland Paris Theme Park

Our & about

Savour typical meals and fine wines in the city's many brasseries and Parisian cafes.
Cruise on the Seine River.
See the famed Parisian cabarets like Moulin Rouge, Lido and Crazy Horse.
Visit modern discoteques and live music venues.