The City of Lights
Flying from Tunis, Monastir and Djerba, Nouvelair takes you on a journey of discovery to the City of Light. The capital of France, Paris is known the world over as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A symbol of luxury and world leader in Fashion, Paris will delight you whether you stay for just a weekend or longer.
Its originality, all its places of history, it cultural riches and its entertainment possibilities will make for a trip that is unforgettable.
You can do anything in Paris: Go to a show in one of the city's famous theatres, see an opera or a ballet in one of the two opera houses or visit the greatest museums in the world. Food lovers will enjoy all that the city's cuisine has to offer. With award-winning restaurants serving food from all over the world, Paris will delight your palate.
With a "hop-on, hop-off" ticket you can explore the capital on a double-decker bus. Sit on the top deck and just take a ride along the grand thoroughfares known the world over: The Champs Elysées, the avenue de l’Opéra, the place de la Concorde. On the way, stop off to visit the great attractions: The Tour Eiffel, the Trocadéro, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame de Paris, the Sacré Cœur, the François Mitterrand Library …
In the evening, take a stroll around the Quartier Latin, St Germain des Prés or the Marais.
In Montmartre, discover the nostalgic atmosphere of the great French painters and poets. Have a cartoon drawn by an artist in the Place du Tertre and explore the cobbled streets of the Île Saint-Louis.
And take a trip to Versailles to see the château of the Sun King and its magnificent gardens.
Try visiting the Eiffel Tower in the evening to admiring an incomparable view over the capital from its top floor. Every evening the Eiffel Tower lights up and for the first ten minutes of each hour the whole Tower sparkles.
Formerly the gare d’Orsay, a restored Art new station, the Musée d’Orsay houses an art collection from the second half of the nineteenth century. There are works by Manet, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissaro, Sisley and Van-Gogh.
700 meters long: it would take around 9 months to see everything if you spent 30 seconds on each work. The Louvre is one of greatest museums in the world. For a proper visit, take a guided tour or rent an audio-guide.
Restored in the 1960s, this historic quarter has superb private mansions and prestigious museums (the Picasso museum, the Carnavalet museum…). It is one of the trendiest parts of Paris.
Cruises on the Seine
Most of the attractions of Paris are concentrated along the Seine. You can relax and discover them on a river cruise. On some boats you can have lunch or dinner on board.
The Centre Pompidou
This masterpiece that was highly controversial when it opened in 1977 houses the National Museum of Modern Art and is a cultural center with a wide-ranging arts program. Even those who don't want to see the exhibitions will want to go up to Level 6 for the view over Paris.
The cemetery for celebrities: Chopin, Molière, Apollinaire, Balzac, Proust, La Fontaine, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Delacroix, Pissarro, Seurat, Modigliani, Édith Piaf and Jim Morrison…
The Canal Saint-Martin
Sunday afternoon is the ideal time for a stroll along the Canal Saint-Martin: the banks are closed to traffic and all the restaurants, bars and boutiques are open.
Montmartre, with its characteristic houses, cobbled streets and squares, is the most authentic part of Paris. In the Butte Montmartre you will find painters and caricaturists on the Place du Tertre. See the capital from the height of the Sacré-Cœur.
The Arc de Triomphe
Built by Napoléon, the view from the top stretches from the Arche de la Défense to the Pyramid of the Louvre.
Notre Dame de Paris
The Cathedral towers over the Île de la Cité. One of the finest views of the city can be found from the very top of the North tower.
The Tour Montparnasse
A lift will take you up to the 56th floor of the tower. There you can have a drink and go out on the terrace and have a panoramic view of Paris and its surroundings.
History of the city
Founded in 52 B.C., for many centuries Paris was known as Lutetia. During the Germanic invasions in the third century the city sprung up on the Île de la Cité and took the name of Paris.
In 508, Clovis, the King of the Francs unified Gaul and made Paris the capital of the kingdom.
Under the reigns of a various kings of France (Louis XI, François I, Henri IV) the city grew and its finest buildings appeared.
Louis XIV ruled from Versailles and this continued until the reign of Louis XVI.
On 14 July 1769 the storming of the Bastille was the symbol of the French Revolution and the start of the Republic.
Under Napoléon I Paris shone again and the Arc de Triomphe and other famous places were built. In the reign of Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann transformed the city and opened up the grand boulevards.
The 20th century saw the "Belle Epoque" with Paris as its center.
Paris was freed in the Liberation of August 1944. Freedom of expression, cultural freedom, moral freedom marked by the events of May 1968 which spread from Paris and gave the French a taste for unrealistic freedom.
Under President François Mitterrand, Paris saw the building of the Opéra Bastille, the Louvre Pyramid and the Grande Bibliothèque to complete the grandiose landscape of the City of Light.
- Stay at Disneyland Paris (allow 2 days)
- A cruise on a bateau mouche
- Shows (theatres, operas, ballets, musicals, cabarets)
- The Luxembourg gardens
It is easy to travel around Paris. You should get a transport pass for several days that will let you move around in the metro, on buses and trams.
The metro is one of the most extensive in the world and everywhere is near a station.
Cheap flights to the city of lights, Paris!
The beautiful city of lights will take your breath with its fabulous monuments, restaurants, museums and theaters. Apart from, many historical landmarks, parks, and culture galleries, Paris will welcome and fascinates you. Sites worth seeing has much to offer. There’s more heart and soul in Paris than most people know. The city draws tourists from all over the entire world. The beautiful capital of France will give you and experience that you will never forget. Book your airline ticket to Paris, and find your cheap flight with Nouvelair. You will find the best prices to spend the most amazing trip.
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The best times to visit Paris are spring (March to May) and autumn.
Summer is hot and in August many of those who live in the city leave. Public transport is less crowded.
In winter, the illuminations on the grand boulevards and in the stores give it a Christmas magic.
Take warm clothing in winter and light cotton in summer. There is no air conditioning on the metro and the heat can be stifling. You will need walking shoes as the city is spread out.
Flight time to Paris is 2 hours 30 minutes from Tunis
2 hours 40 minutes from Monastir and
3 hours form Djerba
From October to the end of March: no time difference with Tunisia (GMT+1)
From the end of March to the end of September: Paris is one hour ahead of Tunisia (GMT+2)
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport The airport is 25 kilometers north-east of ParisNouvelair flight: Terminal 3 Check-in opens two and a half hours before departure
VISA information for Tunisians wishing to travel to France.