Luxury holidays in Paris
When to go
Paris shuts down (and relaxes) in August, when everyone sensible is on the beach. Go in spring to see the blossom, or autumn to catch Nuit Blanche, an all-night culturefest every October.
PlanesMost international flights arrive into Charles de Gaulle Airport; but some land at Paris Orly, along with regional flights. Taxis from Charles de Gaulle to the centre cost upwards of €50; save the cash for the Champs-Élysées and take one of the regular buses or trains that run from the airports to the centre ville.
TrainsArrive in style by Eurostar if you’re travelling from London. For venturing further afield or when your feet need a break from all the wandering, make use of the 16 Metro lines and connected RER express trains.
AutomobilesYou’re better off without one. Many hotels charge for parking, and why risk the passion-killing traffic? Determined drivers need to steel themselves for the infamous Périphérique ring road.
TaxisCan be hailed in the street if you’re more than 100 metres from a rank (these are all over Paris and have phones if no taxi is waiting).