general information

airport (cdg)


You can reach the airport using direct buses like “Les Bus Direct line 2, 3, 4” or by regular buses like Bus 350, 351, 19. At night, most of the buses stop their services so at that time there are still working “Le Noctilien night bus 120, 121, 140”.



Taking RER B (Blue), Aéroport Charles de Gaulle / Mitry – Claye, brings you directly to the terminals from the city of Paris.



There are two options: the TGV (high speed train) arrives to Terminals 1, 2, 3 or by the CDGVAL (airport shuttle train) that arrives to Terminals 1, 2, 3 + RER-TGV railway stations.


Medical Help / SAMU 15

Police 17

Fire & Accident 18

SOS - All services 112, 114

Emergency Shelter 115


The grand French gastronomic meal has just been beatified by Unesco, and that gives little indication of the sheer variety of places to eat you can find here in Paris, from haute-cuisine temples to all-day cafés, eccentric wine bars, vintage bistros and the new “bistronomiques” serving affordable modern cuisine in a casual setting. For further information, check Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Normally, value added tax (VAT) amounts to 20% of the taxable turnover. In contrast, the consumption of food and beverages in restaurants and hotels as well as overnight stays in hotels are taxed at a special rate of 10% (food, medication, non-alcoholic drinks, nightclubs...). Certain everyday goods are taxed at a reduced rate of 5.5% (books, newspapers, magazines…).

public transportation

La Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens offer a complete network of train, underground and buses. Download the Metro, Train and bus maps. For timetables and details of the Paris public transport system network, please visit RAFT


The temperatures range during spring go from 4ºC (39.2ºF) up top 20ºC (68ºF) and during summer they go from 13ºC (55.4ºF) up to 24ºC (75.2ºF). In the colder seasons, temperatures highly decrease like in autumn, from 5ºC (41ºF) to 16ºC (60.8ºF), and in winter, that go from 1ºC (33.8ºF) to 7ºC (44.6ºF).


As in most EU countries, French’s official currency is the euro (€). There are several bureaux de change in central Paris, especially in “Les Champs Elysées”. Most banks and some hotels offer currency exchange services as well, and there are ATM available throughout Paris. Credit cards are widely accepted, including in taxis.

Passport and visa request

Requirements for obtaining your visa to enter France may vary between countries. For full details on how to apply for a visa, you should contact the French Embassy in your country.


Most of the shops in Paris open their doors at 10:00 am and close approximately at 7:00 pm. It is important to know that shops are closed on Sundays except those placed at Carrousel du Louvre, at Champs-Elysées avenue, at the neighbourhoods of Marais and Sèvres-Babylone.


Unlike the United States where tips are expected (and considered part of the wages paid), in France by law, service compris is always included in the price, wherever you eat or drink.  However in the last few years, it’s become common to leave something after a meal or drink, to leave extra for the pourboire.  But it’s never expected and should only be given for good or attentive service.

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• Event ID: 30816AF
• Valid for travel from 11/02/2018 to 22/02/2018
• Event Location: Paris, France