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Useful info

All the practical information you need to plan a city break in Paris: weather, health, opening times, public toilets …

Tourist information points, city guides, social networks, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes and informs you

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Customs and visas

Helpful advice for your arrival in and departure from France : customs, the Schengen zone, Atout France.
Find here all safety advice, the list of police stations and the “Préfecture de Police”.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris
Information for managing your money in Paris: cost of living, euro, banks, bureaux de change …
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Climate in Paris

What is the temperature at Easter? What is the air quality like in summer? Everything on the weather in Paris
You’ll find our conversion tables useful.
Remember that electrical and video standards may well be different from those adopted in your own country. Here are a few tips to help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Cell phone calls, hotspots, mobile Wi-Fi: all you need to know to keep in touch during your stay in Paris.
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Health in Paris

Essential information for health: Emergency numbers, Hospitals, Chemists, and medical equipment rental
Everything you need to know about school holidays, celebrations, public holidays and tourist seasons
So, you would like to have lunch at 3pm, visit a museum or a monument after 8pm ... In Paris everything is possible as long as you have the right information.
Weekly closing days of cultural sites in Paris
Here are some handy mobile applications for going out, getting around and sightseeing in Paris
Town halls, embassies, places of worship, international press kiosks … All the useful addresses for a good stay in Paris.
Alone or in a group, contact a language school to master some of the French language
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Public toilets

A map to find the 400 automatic public toilets (sanisettes) in Paris
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Left-luggage services in Paris

Left-luggage services are available in Paris railway stations, amusement parks and in many places in the capital
Organizing a stay in Paris? Need to book a show or an excursion? Contact an incoming agency
Catholics, Jews, orthodox Christians, Muslims … The capital offers incredible spiritual eclecticism

Discover all the splendour of French culinary arts in cookery classes run by chefs. The best traditional French dishes and the most delicious pastries are all yours.

Paris professionals speaking several languages are offering tailor-made advice to suit your tastes.

Are you coming to study in Paris? Here are our tips on accommodation, and for eating, and learning French in the capital.

Transport, monuments, hotels, shops ... travelling around Paris with a pet
Everything you need to know about alcohol and tobacco in Paris.