Snap Guide: Paris

Paris hotels, Paris restaurants, Paris attractions

By , Monday, Aug 15, 2005, 10:46 AM

Paris is the world's most gorgeous city. The chic Marais and St. Germain, the romantic stairway streets of Montmartre, the imperial grandeur that sweeps west from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower--all shine as brightly as ever. But the magic is spreading, especially to the north and east of the Bastille. The bohemian classes are infusing new vibrancy into old working-class quarters, turning a disused train station into a club, a hardware store into a bar, a railroad into a garden walkway, old workshops into atmospheric restaurants. Discover (or rediscover) Paris. Start here.

AIRPORTS

 

  • Aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
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  • Aéroport d'Orly (ORL)
  • TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORTS

     

  • Métro and RER
  • CITY LINKS

     

  • City of Paris
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  • Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
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  • Yellow Pages and White Pages Phone numbers and facade pictures
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  • Paris Balades Organized and DIY walking tours
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  • AlloCine Movie information
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  • Paris-Anglo and Parler Paris Tips for plugging into the city
  • EVENTS

     

  • La Grande Parade New Year's Day parade
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  • Banlieues Bleues Jazz festival, March-April
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  • Foire du Trône Amusement park, April-May
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  • Printemps des Rues Street performances, May
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  • Internationaux de France de Tennis French Open at Roland Garros, May-June
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  • Journées de la Maison Contemporaine Contemporary Home Days: houses designed by modern architects opened to public, June
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  • Festival Agora Contemporary theater, dance and music festival, June
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  • Festival de Saint-Denis Classical and world music festival, June
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  • Fête de la Musique Free concerts in the streets on June 21
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  • Foire Saint Germain Concerts, antique fairs and exhibitions, June-July
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  • Festival de Chopin Candlelight Chopin concerts, June-July
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  • La Goutte d'Or en Fête Rap, reggae and raï music festival, July
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  • Le Tour de France July
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  • Paris Quartier d'Été Music, theater, film and dance events, July
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  • Paris-Plage Paris Beach: Imported sand, palm trees and splashing pools along the Seine, July-August
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  • Cinéma au clair de lune Moonlight Cinema: Screenings of films where they were shot, August
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  • Fête de l'Humanité Communist Party shindig with music, food and arts and crafts, September
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  • Journées du Patrimoine Normally off-limits buildings, like the presidential Élysée Palace, open for the public, September
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  • Techno Parade A parade of floats with sound-systems, September
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  • Rendez-vous Électroniques Electronic music festival held in clubs, September
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  • Fêtes des Vendanges de Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, October
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  • Nuit Blanche White Night: All-night cultural events, October
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  • Foire International d'Art Contemporain International Contemporary Art Fair, October
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  • Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Horseracing, October
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  • Salon du Chocolat Chocolate-makers show off their skills, October-November
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  • Festival FNAC-Inrockuptibles Rock music festival, November
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  • Festival d'Art Sacré de la Ville de Paris Religious music concerts in churches, November to December
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  • Patinoire de l'Hôtel de Ville City Hall skating rink, December to February

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