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France

PARIS

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Charles De Gaulle Airport
Distance to town: 23 km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Bus
    • fare: ~FRF 55
  • Roissy bus
    • fare: ~FRF 40
  • Shuttle bus
    • fare: ~FRF 70
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~FRF 180 - 250
    • time taken: ~20 min
  • Trains
    • fare: ~FRF 45
    • frequency: every 15 min (05:00 - 24:00)


Name of airport: Orly International
Distance to town: 14 km
Train fare: FRF52
Taxi fare: FRF140
** Taxis take no more than 3 passengers and have limited baggage space.
Public bus fare: FRF25
Shuttle bus fare: FRF60
Orly bus fare: FRF30, takes about 15 minutes
Airport tax: Tax included in the airfare

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

14 5/12 hours

Visa

Required for HK Passport holders and HKCI holders
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Custom Allowance

200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grammes of tobacco
2 litres of wine or 2 litres of liquor
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Currency

Franc (FRF)
Approximately: FRF1 = HK$1.554 = US$0.198
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Tax

Airport tax
- included in the airfare
Government room tax
- included in hotel rates

Time Zone

GMT: + 1
Difference from HK: - 7

Transportation

Bus -
Ferries
Taxis
Domestic airline
Car rental services
Metro
Train

Tourist attraction

Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe - Tomb of unknown soldier
Fragonard
Ile de Cite
Lourre Museum
Pompidou National Center

Shopping Guide

Champs Elysees
Galaries Lafayette
Printemps

Weather

Jan - Mar: Temp - 7C; Rainfall - 60mm
Apr - Jun: Temp - 16C; Rainfall - 48mm
Jul - Sep: Temp - 24C; Rainfall - 55mm
Oct - Dec: Temp - 14C; Rainfall - 58mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official: French
Business: French and English

Electricity

210 / 220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Tourist information offices: 4723612

Tourism Organizations

The Paris Pages
French Government Tourist Office USA

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