Sure, everyone knows Paris is the city of romance, fashion, unbeatable cuisine and some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, but here are some important information, figures and trivia that you might not know:
Country: France, of which Paris is the capital city.
Geography: Northern central France.
Urban planning: Paris is divided into 20 Arrondissements
Population Approximately: 2.2 million, making it the 3rd largest city in Europe.
People: Parisians or, in French, Parisiens/Parisiennes
Time Zone: UTC +1
Currency: Euro (€)
Electricity: 220V. Double, round-pin wall sockets.
Weather: See our page on when to visit Paris
Business Hours: Most Paris museums are open from 9:30am to 5:00pm, though some smaller museums may close from noon to 2:00pm for lunch. Offices are generally open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, though hours may vary. Large stores open from around 9:00 or 10:00am to 6:00 or 7:00pm, while smaller stores may close around lunchtime.
Emergencies: Dial 112
Did you know? Paris has the world’s most famous cemetery, often referred to as the “Grandest address in Paris”. At the Cimitiere du Pere-Lachaise you can pay homage to such figures as Geroges Bizet, Gertrude Stein, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and legendary Doors rocker Jim Morrison.