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Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe, the capital of France and is considered the capital of romance. Today the city on the Seine, as one of the world's leading business and cultural centers, has secured its place as one of the most important cities in the world.


Accommodation in Paris

During your stay in Paris, we recommend that you visit the Le d'Artagnan youth hostel, which - just 15 minutes from the city center - is close to the Eurolines bus terminal. The youth hostel has private and multi-bed rooms, free cinema, games room, internet, bar, cafeteria and laundry. Bed linen and breakfast are included in the price.

How to get there: 80 Rue Vitruve, 75020 Paris
Tel .: 33-1-40323456. Email: [email protected]

We can particularly recommend the brand new Yves Robert Youth Hostel in the heart of the city.


additional Information

Make your reservation online or visit all the youth hostels' website: Paris Youth Hostels

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Sightseeing in Paris

The Latin Quarter stretches along one of the most important Parisian streets, Boulevard Saint Germain, where you will find endless cafes and bookstores. This area is very popular with young students.

The Champs-Elysées is one of the world's most famous shopping streets with many residences, shops, bars and restaurants. The avenue is planted with pruned horse chestnut trees. The Champs Elysées is 2 km long and ends at Place Charles de Gaulle with the Arc de Triomphe.

The Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch) was built on the orders of Emperor Napoleon and is now the tomb of the unknown soldier. Anyone standing on his viewing platform can see the twelve avenues that lead to this square.

The Eiffel Tower became one of the most famous buildings in the world as a symbol of France. As the tallest building in Paris, it is considered the most visited monument in the world. The tower is 324 meters (1,063 feet) high and has three levels inside. Tickets can be purchased for the ascent on foot or for the elevator to the 1st and 2nd levels. The hike to the first level goes over 300 steps, just as strenuous as the way to the second level. The third and highest level can only be reached by elevator. There are restaurants on the first and second levels.

Visiting the Louvre Museum in one day is almost impossible; We therefore recommend that you find out exactly which exhibition rooms you would like to visit beforehand. The most famous works are the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. A glass pyramid forms the main entrance to the museum, which is open from Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays until 9.45 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. After 3 p.m., entry is cheaper and free on the first Sunday of every month.

Versailles is on the outskirts of the city. The royal family, along with the nobility, lived there in extravagant luxury. When you walk through the rooms of the castle, your gaze falls again and again on the gardens, which are best seen from the Hall of Mirrors (the famous hall of mirrors). If you go on a day trip to the castle, we would recommend that you bring provisions and picnic by the man-made lakes in the garden. The castle is open from May to September from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., from October to April until 5.30 p.m.

There are a few Amusement parks on the edge of town. Parc Asterix is ​​based on the famous comic themes and is 30 km from central Paris. He has shows, dance, theater, roller coasters and water features. The Euro Disneyland is also 30 km from the city, easy to reach by train and lives from its famous cartoon characters. Disneyland welcomes visitors with roller coasters, hotels, bars, restaurants and a golf course.


Gastronomy and nightlife in Paris

In general, the prices in the restaurants are relatively high. It is better to cook yourself in the youth hostel kitchen. The cheapest option for a good lunch is a traditional baguette, filled with meat, cheese, vegetables and various dressings. Another inexpensive and traditional alternative are the extra thin pancakes, known as "crêpes" in France, either sweet or savory, depending on your taste.

There is night life all over the city. Paris is not dangerous, but like in any other big city, you have to be careful. If you have planned to return to your accommodation a little later, be sure to find out about the transport system, as the metro only runs until 0.30am.
Since the 1940s, Paris has become one of the world's most famous centers for jazz. Often concerts are held outdoors in the summer months. The cabaret is part of the history of Paris: the most famous are the Moulin Rouge, the Lido and Les Folies-Bergère.


Out and about in Paris

Paris has six train stations. All of them are in different neighborhoods of the city but are connected to each other by the subway network. The subway is the fastest and most convenient means of transport to cover long distances in the city. The subways run from 5.30 a.m. to 0.30 a.m. With special tickets you can reduce your costs for public transport considerably.

Although Paris is a big city, we recommend that you walk around the city as much as possible as this is the best way to experience the city's charm.

Most transatlantic flights arrive at Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle - Airport, 23 km from Paris. From there you can take a bus to Roissy Train Station Airport. The RER line B3 takes you to the center of Paris in less than 45 minutes. The same ticket is valid for the combination with the underground. From the other Paris airport - Orly - you need to take the bus to Orly train station. Line C2 RER will get you into town in 30 minutes.

Paris is connected to all cities on the continent. Central London or Brussels can be reached in two to three hours by train.