Paris


Paris is of course well known as the "City of Love". Travel reports enthuse about attractions such as the Champs-Élysées, the Palace of Versailles and Notre Dame Cathedral. In the travel reports we are told that the French cuisine is particularly tasty and exquisite. In the restaurants you will find dishes that appeal, whatever your culinary fancy, from haute cuisine to inexpensive bistro fare. Amongst fashion fans, Paris is an insider tip, for according to the travel reports the city on the Seine offers not just places of interest but also numerous fashion boutiques, which also sell ready-to-wear garments from well-known fashion houses. Explore the fabulous world of Amélie by following her steps!

Embassy Official Website

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/%E4%B8%BB%E9%A1%B5.html?lang=zh

Embassy/Consulate

  • Embassy of the Republic of France

Add.:No. 60, Tian Ze lu, Chaoyang District 100600

Tel:(00.86.10) 85.31.20.00

Fax:(00 86 10) 85.31.20.20

  • Consulate General of the Republic of France in Guangzhou

Add.:Room 810, Main Building, Guangdong International HoTel, 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou

Postal/Zip Code:510098

Tel: (86 20) 28 29 20 00

Fax:(86 20) 28 29 20 01

  • Consulate General of the Republic of France in Wuhan

Add.:430022 Wuhan New world International Trade Center 568,Jianshe dadao, Hankou, Wuhan

Tel:(027) 65 79 79 00

Fax:(27) 85 77 84 26

  • Consulate General of the Republic of France in Chengdu

Add.:30F, Times Plaza, ZongFu Road, Chengdu

Postal/Zip Code:610016

Tel:(028) 66 66 60 60

Fax:(028) 66 66 61 00

  • Consulate General of the Republic of France in Shenyang

Add.:N34,Nan Shisanwei Road, Heping District, Shenyang

Postal/Zip Code:100600

Tel:(00.86.10) 85.31.20.00

Fax:(00 86 10) 85.31.20.20

  • Consulate General of the Republic of France in Shanghai

Add.: 200001 Room 201, Haitong Securities Building, 689 Guangdong Rd., Shanghai

Fax:(021) 6103 2218

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Sales agency in Paris, France

Country/ area France
City Paris
Administrative areas France (incl. overseas provinces), Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania,Monaco, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Liechtenstein, former Yugoslavia area Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Southern Africa (incl. South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland)
Reservation department Address:125,AVENUE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES 75008 PARIS,FRANCE
Phone: 0033-1-53679999
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Airport Name: Charles de Gaulle International Airpot
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A melody of colours and atmospheres, a symphony of contrasting skies and light. Every season pays tribute to Paris and highlights its charms, be it the sun caressing its pale façades, or the rain reflecting the night's gleam. To the sweet music of romance or a festive beat, compose your own score for your trip to the city, depending on the time of year and the whims of the weather.

Spring (21 March-21 June)


This is the season where Paris seems to reawaken, with its avenues fringed with new green shoots and its trees in flower. The days are getting longer, as are the opening times of museums, and the high season is just around the corner. There's a holiday feeling in the air and the sweet smell of candy floss pervades the pathways of the Foire du Trône funfair. People venture out and about in the parks and gardens and along the river banks, strolling, cycling or skating.


Minimum Maximum Rain in mm
March 4°C 12°C 35
April 6°C 16°C 42
May 10°C 20°C 57

Summer (21 June-21 September)


When the summer season is at its height, rest and relaxation and "joie de vivre" bask in the sun, on the café terraces, in the parks and on the "beaches" by the Seine. Picnics abound and gourmets melt for the best ice cream in Paris. On the Champs-Elysées, the 14 July parades and the cyclists triumph. Cinema and music celebrate: free films and concerts thrill the la capital, which takes on its summer scenes.


Minimum Maximum Rain in mm
June 13°C 23°C 54
July 15°C 25°C 59
August 14°C 24°C 64

Autumn (21 September-21 December)


When you see the avenues and parks take on their autumn reflections, and the soft light of the street lamps sets aglow the carpet of fallen leaves, it's an inspiring sight. The days may be getting shorter, but the colours are blooming. This is not only the time to return to school, but also a renewal of culture. Autumn has its own festival and the major trade fairs draw the crowds. Towards the end of November, Paris already sparkles with Christmas decorations.


Minimum Maximum Rain in mm
September 12°C 21°C 55
October 8°C 16°C 50
November 5°C 10°C 51

Winter (21 December-21 March)


Snow occasionally covers the rooftops of Paris with its mantle, reminiscent of the Impressionist paintings by Caillebotte. Christmas dresses up the main avenues with its sparkle, markets and appealing window displays spring up around the city. It is a pleasure to dive into the cosy warmth of its restaurants and cafés. Take a tasty break for hot chocolate between two museums or after a few pirouettes on the open-air ice rinks. From January to March, this is the charm of off-season Paris.


Minimum Maximum Rain in mm
December 2°C 7°C 50
January 1°C 6°C 56
February 1°C 7°C 46

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A perfect weekend in Paris

Forget all the film scenes, all the preconceived notions and expectations. Set out without a tour guide and discover Paris on your own: its streets, its boulevards, its old winding lanes, its serene interior courtyards. There's much to find in this city that people think they already know so well. But don't leave it all to chance: first read our tips for a few perfect days!

1.Sightseeing in a 2CV

Introduction:The Citroën 2CV or "Deux Chevaux" (made from 1949 to 1990, originally with a 2 HP engine) is still remembered fondly in Europe as the poor person's car of days gone by, and in Germany as the vehicle of choice of the young. For many, it was as much a part of growing up as lake shore campfires, singing "Stairway to Heaven" to guitar accompaniment, or watching Saturday Night Fever on a small-town movie screen. Today, the "2CV" is as rare in France as in Germany. But a company calling itself "4 roues sous 1 parapluie" ("4 wheels under 1 umbrella," a 1960s advertising slogan for the 2CV) has refurbished a small fleet of these vehicles and uses them for sightseeing tours along the Seine. The drivers are college students, who can tell their passengers a lot about Paris.

Information:22, Rue Bernard Dimey, Tel. +33-6/67 32 26 68,www.4roues-sous-1parapluie.com

2. Salle Pleyel

Introduction:This is the Carnegie Hall of Paris, the top venue for classical music. Four years and many millions of euros have transformed the Salle Pleyel into the best concert hall in the city. The leading orchestras of Paris take turns playing here. During the main season, there's a concert practically every day.

Information:252, Rue du Faubourg- Saint-Honoré, Tel. +33-1/42 56 13 13, www.sallepleyel.fr

3.Brasserie Printemps

Introduction:When in Paris, you're bound to pay at least a short visit to this famous department store, and while you're there, you should by all means have a bite to eat in the brasserie of Printemps Mode. You'll find yourself in a gigantic restaurant under a romantic cupola where you'll get a tasty meal at a digestible price. There's also the self-service restaurant Déli-Cieux on the roof of Printemps Beauté/Maison with an unforgettable panoramic view. We recommend it more for quick refreshments, however.

Information:64, Boulevard Haussmann, Tel. +33-1/42 82 58 84,www.printemps.com

4. Musée du Quai Branly

Introduction:Here, it's easy to forget you're in Paris. The new leading museum in the French capital opened in 2006 and displays around 3,500 objects of non-European art in a building on the banks of the Seine with curved and arching rooms and hallways. It seems like a world in itself and gives visitors the sense of strolling through a subterranean metropolis of clay and earth. The gardens are also impressive.

Information:37, Quai Branly, Tel. +33-1/56 61 70 00, www.quaibranly.fr

5. Hôtel Jays Paris

Introduction:Small and distinguished – and it's been around a while. Every corner of this 1850 building testifies to the splendor of the era. The hotel was completely refurbished a few years ago and offers a good example of the appealing interiors that Parisians so often create by combining tasteful modernity with timeless elegance. In this hotel, you'll feel at home the minute you set foot in your suite. Conference rooms are also available for business functions.

Information:6, Rue Copernic, Tel. +33-1/47 04 16 16 www.jays-paris.com.

6. Hôtel du Petit Moulin

Introduction:What does it look like? It's what you'd expect to get by asking the designer Christian Lacroix to recreate a childhood dream in which price is no object. This gaudy hotel is one of the trendiest in the city, a delirium of colors and styles somewhere between the Starship Enterprise and the cave of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, with 17 rooms containing 1,007 "Did you see that?" surprises that flood your senses. In a word: magnifique!

Information:29–31, Rue du Poitou, Tel. +33-1/42 74 10 10,www.hotelpetitmoulinparis.com

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Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Address

Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
BP 20101, 95711, Roissy Charles de Gaulle, France
Telefon: (01) 4862 2280 or 7036 3950/3950.
Website: www.adp.fr

Location

The airport is located 23km (14 miles) northeast of Paris.

How to get there

From Paris, take the A1 via Porte de la Chapelle. Alternatively, take the A3 via Porte de Bagnolet, join the A1 and follow signposts for the airport.

Parking

Each terminal has its own covered car park with direct access to the terminal by lift. Thelong-term car park PR is for Terminal 1, and car park PX is for Terminals 2 and 3; all are linked by a free airport shuttle bus.

Car hire

Avis and Sixt are all represented.

Access by public transport

Rail:
RER trains serve the airport in conjunction with ADP shuttles. Line B runs from Terminal 1 and from the TGV station at Terminal 2 to Gare du Nord, Ch?let-les-Halles, St Michel, Luxembourg, Port Royaland Denfert-Rochereau, with connections for the métro. TGV and Thalys trains also run to various destinations in Paris and beyond. There is an SNCF desk on the fourth floor of Terminal 2 for public transport enquiries.
Bus:
The Airport Connection (tel: (01) 4365 5555; www.airport-connection.com) shuttle is a door-to-door minibus service to the city centre (journey time -75 minutes). Places must be reserved in advance. Roissybus serves all three terminals and runs to Place de lOpéra for the Paris métro (journey time -45-60 minutes). The Noctilien night service has three routes linking the airport with various destinations in Paris between 0030 and 0530.
Coach:
Air France coaches (www.cars-airfrance.com) depart from terminals 1 and 2 to Porte Maillot and Arc de Triomphe to Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. They also provide connections to Paris Orly Airport, from terminals 1 and 2.
Taxi:
A taxi to the city centre will take around 45 minutes. Taxi companies include Alpha Taxis (tel: (01) 4585 8585), Les Taxis Bleus (tel: 0891 701 010) and Taxis G7 (tel: (01) 4739 4739).

Information desk

There are several information desks throughout the airport. Free guides and maps of Paris and the airport are available on request.

Airport facilities

Money and communications:
There are bureaux de change and at least one bank branch and ATM in all three terminals. Post offices can be found in terminals 1 and 2. Wireless Internet access is available, as is mobile phone rental.
Eating and drinking:
There are plenty of bars and restaurants in all terminals.
Shopping:
There is a wide choice of shops in all three terminals.
baggage:
Lockers are no longer available due to security concerns. There are lost and found offices in all the terminals. Call (01) 4862 1334 (for terminals 1 and 3) or (01) 4816 6383 (Terminal 2).
Other facilities:
Prayer rooms are located in all three terminals. Medical services as well as massage therapy and manicure are available in terminals 1 and 2. Play areas can be found in Terminal 2.

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