Details about Paris travel is available on the website, you can view the structured information in the chapters: hotels and accommodation, restaurants and Cafes, museums and monuments, parks and gardens, shopping, nightlife, transportation, useful Information, excursions, and guided tours.
It's better to book activities on the website in advance, so you won't have to stand in long lines in front of museums and other places. You can also book museum passes, metro passes, river cruises, cabarets and tours on the website. There is no charge for this service. All you need to do is to pick it up from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Opening hours: Monday- Thursday: 10:00-18:45; Friday-Sunday: 10:00-18:45
Address: 29 Rue de Rivoli, Paris
Telephone: 08 92 68 30 00; calls cost €0.34 per minute
Tourist offices of Paris depend on the city council of the French capital.
The central office is located next to the Seine, in the 1st district, near the metro Pyramides.
There are five permanent offices, in the large train stations. During summer, five other offices open near the places popular among tourists as Champs Elysees, Notre-Dame, the mayor's office, Bastille and the cemetery of Pere Lachaise.
Tourist information centers typically open from 8 in the morning and close at 6 in the afternoon.
Besides that, It is possible to find tourist information in many other places, such as hotels, cinemas, museums, district town halls and even in restaurants and shops.
Tourist information centers provide information about all the big cities, the national Parks and gardens in France. Do not hesitate to visit them at the beginning of your trip to obtain free maps, brochures and get the answer to any questions you may have.
There are sections dedicated to different places and destinations in France, practical information, things not to forget before traveling to France and things not to forget buying before returning from France, tourist brochures including the "Paris Shopping Book," "Paris Gourmand Good Food Guide," "Paris for You!" (a walking guide for discovering Paris). Also, "Paris with Kids" that has lots of ideas for family outings, as well as tourist offices with their addresses and phone numbers.
Pyramides head office (Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris, near the Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre), This is the official tourism office throughout France. Here you will get information to visit the whole country, useful if you plan to visit several parts of France.
Address: 25 rue des Pyramides - 75001 Paris
Open: daily May-Oct 9 am–7 pm, Nov–Apr 10 am– 7 pm.
Metro: Pyramides (line 7 and 14)
Gare du Nord (inside the station) (Louvre)
Address: 18, rue de Dunkerque 75010 Paris
Open: daily 8am–6pm
RER: Gare du Nord (lignes B et D)
Métro: Gare du Nord (lignes 4 et 5)
Address: 72, boulevard Rochechouart 75018 Paris
Open: daily 10am–6pm (except January 1, December 25 and May 1)
Métro: Anvers (ligne 2)
Gare de l'Est (inside the station)
Address: Place du 11 novembre 1918 75010 Paris
Métro: Gare de l'Est (lignes 4 et 5)
Gare de Lyon (inside the station)
Address: 20, Boulevard Diderot 75012 Paris
Open: Mon–Sat 8am–6pm
RER: Gare de Lyon (ligne A-D)
Métro: Gare de Lyon (ligne 1-14)
Porte de Versailles (during exhibitions only)
Address: 1, place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris
Métro: Porte de Versailles (ligne 12)
Bus: Porte de Versailles (lignes 39, 80 et PC1)
Summer offices (only open during the summer)
Avenue des Champs-Élysées, on the side of the even numbers towards the Marigny theater 75008 Paris
Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (lignes 1 et 13)
Address: 45, boulevard de Ménilmontant Dans boutique: Père-Lachaise Paris 75011 Paris
Métro: Père-Lachaise (lignes 2 et 3)
Place de la Bastille
Address: 4, Place de la Bastille 75012 Paris
Métro: Bastille (lignes 1-8)
Hotel de Ville (town hall)
Address: 11 Place Hotel de Ville Paris 75004
Open: daily (1st of May-31st of October), from 9 am to 7 pm
Address: Place Notre Dame by the Hotel de Dieu 75004 Paris
Disneyland Paris - The tourist information kiosk
The Tourist information kiosk within Disneyland Paris sells tickets for entrance to historical buildings and museums, reservations for cruises, discos, shows, and entertainment, as well as other trips. It is open every day throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. All the staff speaks English, as well as other languages.
Phone number: +33 1 60 43 33 33
In the offices mentioned above, you can request information about museums, events, shows, make hotel reservations, buy passes (Paris Visite, Carte Musées et Monuments), book some tours around the city and ask for brochures and free maps.
The information staff is usually very attentive but take into account that they are not allowed to recommend anything or give you an opinion on something specific; they are neutral in all aspects. It is also essential to know that in case you decide to book a hotel room with them, they will charge you a commission.
Ambulance (SAMU) tel: 15
Fire brigade (pompiers) tel: 18
Police (police secours) tel: 17, from a mobile phone: 112