Paris is the capital of France and the country’s largest city.
P aris is more than 2,000 years old.
The city was founded towards the end of the third century B.C. on a isle in the middle of what is now Paris
The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from June 14, 1940, to August 25, 1944.
Paris has an oceanic climate .
Paris has warm summers with average high temperatures
Spring and fall have mild days and cool evenings
Rainfall could occur at any time of the year, and although not a very rainy city, Paris is known for its sudden showers.
Paris museums are well worth the trip to Paris .The Louvre museum (down), is the best known.
Disneyland Paris is now Paris' most visited sight.
Paris department stores are famous worldwide for being great places for shopping.
The Grands Magasins is a great place for shopping
The Champs-Elysées avenue is another great shopping area with many malls.
Not only is Paris the city of light, but of sound, music, dance, and revelry.
For the early birds: The Barrio Latino closes at 2am, but offers a lot of bang for your buck.
If you wish to see and be seen and money is no object, check out the legendary Place Vendome/St. Honoré for some quality people-watching
Hotels and Accommodations
Hotel De Buci is located in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, the cultural heart of Paris. The price of this hotel starts from $292.
Another great hotel is Hotel Abbaye Saint Germain. The hotel class is a 3 star. Starting at $255 .
A fun place to eat/drink: The Clown Bar, perhaps one of oldest bars in Paris where you eat/drink and socialize with Friendly French patrons and Le Sargeant Recruiter for a delicious and unique dining experience.
How to get around
There many ways to get around in Paris. You can the bus, the Paris Bus system consists of 266 lines serviced by over 4,000 buses.
There are also companies that offer Boat Cruises up and down the Seine river.
The RER has 5 train lines that service the city as well as the surrounding suburbs. The RER will bring you in from outside Paris and will take you quickly across town.
Health and Beauty
The Club Quartier Latin gym offers access to one of the most legendary pools in Paris.