Travelling to Paris
City of light and romance
Romantic. Charming. Luminous. Paris has a lot of superlatives, starting with “the most beautiful city in Europe”. The French capital shines with its culture, its architecture, its nightlife and all the "little things" that are so French and that make up its charm. Whether it's an unusual adventure, an exhilarating getaway, a cultural trip or an exceptional stay, Paris remains the city of absolute romance. There are many experiences to be had, in summer and winter, even when it's cold!
Paris for lovers...
Whether it's your first date with Paris, or whether you're returning, the French capital will charm you at every moment. Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Trocadero, the Eiffel Tower, the quays of the Seine... Paris' must-see attractions will make your head spin. An exceptional concentration of 180 museums and monuments awaits you...
But more than anything else, Paris is the city of romance. Let yourself be carried away by a cruise on the Seine. You will see the most beautiful monuments of the city pass before your eyes, such as Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and the Grand Palais. The bateau-mouches are an unforgettable experience. Parisian’s romance is around every corner.
...or with the family
Paris is a capital made for children. There are many cultural activities, shows and leisure activities. Starting with its gardens, but also amusement parks such as Disneyland Paris, only a few minutes from the capital. At the Palais de la Découverte, the Cité des Sciences at La Villette and the Children's Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History, they will have the pleasure of enjoying exciting exhibitions with their families.
Discovering the cultural places that make the city famous
Discovering Paris also means spending a day discovering the museums and other cultural sites that tourists from all over the world come to visit. For example, plan to visit the exhibitions at the Louvre Museum to see works by Da Vinci, Delacroix or Michelangelo. Don't miss the Musée d'Orsay and its works by Rodin, Van Gogh or Manet.
Travelling the streets of Paris: an adventure in itself
Paris by taxi. Paris by bus. Paris by metro. But above all, Paris by Sidecar! Climb aboard an authentic machine and let yourself be transported on a journey through time from the vineyards of Montmartre to the secret streets of Saint-Germain via the Ile de la Cité. Pass by the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, walk in the footsteps of Victor Hugo on the square in front of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, before heading down the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Take a diversion to the Arc de Triomphe before ending your trip at the Luxembourg Gardens.
Cabaret evening and French Cancan charm
Moulin Rouge, Lido, Paradis Latin, Crazy Horse... Paris is the queen of music hall and the French Cancan is its "must see". The legendary cabarets make entertainment and glamour the essence of vibrant and dynamic nightlife. Here, spectators are in for a treat, in a world of glitter and enchantment. The focus is on extravagance and ultra-modern shows. A great show every night.
Shopping day in the city of fashion
Don't miss out on the main fashion streets such as Boulevard Haussmann or the Champs-Elysées. But don't forget to venture into the designer boutiques. The trendy district: the Canal Saint-Martin district invites you to stroll around and discover numerous concept stores to find that rare gem.
In the heart of the Montmartre and Pigalle districts
On the trail of a picturesque Paris? Let your steps guide you to the Montmartre hill, the Batignolles district or Pigalle. You'll love strolling through these Parisian "villages". Stroll along Saint-Georges and the Placette Gustave-Toudouze, near the theatres. You can end your stroll at the bar, with a café crème and a crunchy salad!
Coming to Paris
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Map of Paris
How to get to Paris
Going to Paris from Noumea
To reach Paris easily from Noumea, consult our page Flight Noumea - Paris.
Average flight time :
The shortest flight time for a trip from Noumea to Paris is 25 hours. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.
Time difference :
It is 9 hours later in Noumea, New Caledonia than in Paris, France.
When to go to Paris
When is the best time to visit Paris?
Paris has an oceanic climate and can therefore be visited at any time of the year. Depending on what you want to do in Paris, the best times to visit are :
Summer time: enjoy Paris in the sun! Stroll the streets of Paris and stop off at one of the many cultural festivals held in the city or its suburbs. Enjoy the most beautiful places in the city with pleasant temperatures (between 20°C and 30°C). Take the time to sit at a café terrace and take part in the Parisian nightlife that has made the city famous.
Winter period: from October to March, take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures (between 0°C and 15°C) to visit the city's cultural institutions. Museums, exhibitions, theatres... you are bound to find something to entertain you.