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Known throughout the world as the city of love and lights, Paris is easily among the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. If you remember all of those romantic films you’ve watched, at least half of them had a scene of a couple kissing near the Eiffel Tower. With over 10 million people inhabiting the Paris metro area, it is not only a tourist attraction but also a lively, bustling city.
No matter what your preferences are, Paris has you covered. Architecture admirers, prepare to be amazed, as Paris offers a rich blend of modern buildings and historical masterpieces. Fans of gourmet food will get a chance to give their taste buds a treat thanks to Paris’ exquisite cuisine. Fashionistas of the world will love this city too, as this multicultural, metropolitan beauty is famous for its spectacular runway shows. Considering all of this, it is no surprise that Paris draws in over 40 million tourists each year, making it the most visited city in the world.
If you want to begin your Parisian adventure quickly and find cheap tickets to Paris, you can use the help of Webjet’s airfare finder. Our simple-to-use interface will help you find the best cheap airfares to Paris in no time.
Things you need to know before visiting Paris
Always be careful with your wallet or purse
Prior to embarking on any of our flights to Paris, learning about safety is a must. When it comes to Paris, there are only some minor issues as it is a relatively safe city. Pickpocketing poses one of those concerns, as it is the most common form of crime in Paris. Keep your valued possessions with you at all times, keep your money in the hotel safe, or consider using traveller’s checks.
Make sure to greet shop salesmen, when entering and leaving, by saying “bonjour” when you go in, and “au revoir” upon leaving. It would be considered very rude if you don’t do so.
Flights to Paris will leave you hungry, and France is the country with some of the finest restaurants in the world. Make sure that you don’t leave anything on the plate, as this is considered an insult. Also, “doggie bag” is not even a thing in Paris, so just finish your meal, it’s going to be delicious anyway!
Getting around Paris
Paris offers multiple transportation methods to its visitors, so exploration should be a fairly easy task. Upon landing from one of our cheap flights to Paris, you will find yourself in the vicinity of a metro station. This is the quickest, simplest way of getting around Paris, as traffic can be a nuisance at times. The metro ticket will cost you around AUD 3 for a one-way ride. Consider renting a bicycle, it’s also a very popular way of getting around Paris. They even have an app that will let you find one near your location.
If, however, you want to get a taste of how the locals travel, you may opt for the bus, which is also a very cheap option, at just over AUD 3 per ride. The convenience of a taxi will be more difficult to find, on the other hand, so consider booking ahead with a service as Taxis Bleus or Uber.
Things to do in Paris
Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)
The Sacre-Coeur, or Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre is a sight to behold and will make your cheap airfares to Paris worth even more. This castle-like masterpiece was made in Roman-Byzantine style and is easily recognisable for its spectacular domes. The interior of this basilica is a must-see too, as it is decorated with a gigantic mosaic of Jesus rising alongside the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc.
Arc de Triomphe
Built by Napoleon, in honour of his army, the Arc de Triomphe is the largest arch in the world. Intricately decorated with detailed sculptures, it also lets visitors read a list of all the battles which held place during Napoleon’s reign. The Arc de Triomphe also holds the monument to the Unknown Soldier. This monument was built in honour of all unidentified men who gave their lives during WWI.
The Château de Versailles
To make the best use of cheap flights to Paris, make sure you also visit its former seat of Power, the Château de Versailles. Situated just over 20 km away from the Paris, this luxurious palace is famous for its grandeur and will give you a glimpse into the lives of wealthy French nobles.
Depending on your itinerary, booking flights to Paris can be a good idea all year round. As the city offers so many different types of activities, you can rest assured that your cheap airfares to Paris will never go to waste. Summer is, as per usual, the peak of the season, and you are probably going to run into hordes of tourists during this time of the year. Spring airfares to Paris bring fewer tourists and more affordable prices. Autumn is another recommended period if you are looking for cheap flights to Paris and even winter can be a nice, romantic option, but make sure to pack some warm clothes.
Getting to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Situated only about 30 km from the centre of Paris, Charles de Gaulle is the biggest and busiest airport in Paris. Home to Air France and other airlines, most of the airfares to Paris will lead you here. There are many options available for getting to this Paris airport. The RER B3 train is one of those and will take you to most parts of Paris from terminals 1 and 2. The RATP bus 351 is another good choice as it will help you get to Charles de Gaulle from the eastern part of Paris.
Parking at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Parking near this Paris airport will be a simple task. The Drop-Off Car Parks offer a great solution for short-term parking, while still being fairly close to the terminals. Their parking spaces are open-air, and are free of charge if you don’t plan on staying longer than 10 minutes.
Covered Car Park P1 is another good choice, and is right next to terminal 1. There is also an open-air car park, called P3, right next to terminal 3. Terminal 2 has the most car parks, including Car Park CD, Car Park PAB, and Car Park PEF. All of these options will cost you around AUD 50.
Getting to Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
As the second largest Paris airport, Paris Orly Airport is located just south of the city. This airport is also used for international flights so one of your cheap tickets to Paris might bring you here as well. Other than the metro, you may choose to use the RATP bus 183 which leaves for Paris every half an hour. Direct shuttle services can also be arranged, and if you’re looking for the ultimate comfort after any of the airfares to Paris, a taxi is a good choice.
Parking at Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
To best capitalise on your cheap tickets to Paris, it is best to find affordable parking at the Paris Orly Airport. Here, you will find 7 car parks, including covered P0, P1, P2, and P3 parks, as well as open-air P4, P6, and P7 car parks. Most of these will also cost around AUD 50.