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  • Velib All Year

    What a great idea! You had imagined it happening, and the Paris city authorities have put it into practice. So for getting around the city, forget those interminable walks and put your bulky and pollution-producing vehicle in the garage...

    Velib All year round What a great idea! You had imagined it happening, and the Paris city authorities have put it into practice. So for getting around the city, forget those interminable walks and put your bulky and pollution-producing vehicle in the garage... ...from 15 July, Vélib’ is offering a self-service bike hire system operating 24 hrs/24hrs, 7 days a week. It is simple and practical to use. If tomorrow, for example you want to go to an area of the city by bike: firstly take out a short subscription at one of the Vélib’ stations. For the modest sum of one Euro, debited (like the total cost of the bike hire) from your bank account, you will be issued with a ticket, valid all day. It is then up to you to organise where you go, knowing that your first half-hour will be free, the following half-hour will cost one Euro, then 2 the following and four for every extra half hour. As well as a daily subscription, there are also two other types of subscriptions to choose from: a seven-day one or an annual one. From 15 July, 750 stations some 300 metres apart will be open to the public, with some 1,450 expected by the end of the year. Your chance to organise that romantic cycling tour you have always dreamed of! Velib’, is the opportunity to seek out all the back waters of the city and to combine tourism and ecology. Full details about Vélib on the www.velib.paris.fr website. Practical information VELIB PARIS For more info click here

     

     

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  • Free Sport in Paris Free Sport in Paris

    All year round. Hosting international sports events such as the rugby and handball world cups at world-class venues such as the Lagardère Paris Racing club and Roland Garros, Paris is truly a sporting capital. What is price you can expect to pay, you may ask...
    All year round. Hosting international sports events such as the rugby and handball world cups at world-class venues such as the Lagardère Paris Racing club and Roland Garros, Paris is truly a sporting capital. What is price you can expect to pay, you may ask... Any price you like, for Paris offers the opportunity to play sport whatever your level, your preference or your budget. Did you know that the Paris City Council offers a host of free-of-cost opportunities to play open-air sport in parks, stadiums and gardens, with qualified instructors? Whether it’s gymnastics, ball games or racket sports, the programme is drawn up on the basis of demand, the number of players and the weather. The capital has no fewer than twelve Sport Nature kiosks in locations such as the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Georges Carpentier sports centre. For details, call 39 75. The Comité Départemental de Randonnées Pédestres de Paris (CDRPP) also offers a number of free walks, the perfect opportunity to get some exercise while sampling the cultural delights of Paris: details on 01 46 36 95 70. Then there’s the Friday night and Sunday afternoon rollerblading tours through the city for expert and amateur skaters respectively: these friendly workouts on wheels won’t cost you a penny. There are a host of other opportunities to keep fit without overdoing it in the City of Lights. So if you really intend to keep that New Year’s resolution to stay in shape, check our website regularly for news and tips.
  • Clubbing in Paris Clubbing in Paris

    All year round. Sleepless in Paris? When day turns into night, the lights go down on the city’s sublime sights and the French capital turns into one big dance floor...
    After sunset in Paris, stroboscopes and mirror balls replace the bright lights of the big city; DJs spinning multiple sounds take over from tour guides explaining paintings and monuments and serious sightseeing gives way to carefree partying: welcome to Paris nightlife! Struck by a sudden bout of Saturday night fever? There’s something for clubbers everywhere in the city, whatever your dancing style, musical tastes and budget. Clubbing in Paris is a free-spirited affair: to each his party, rhythm and tribe! Salsa lovers can sway to the sounds of the maracas at La Pachanga (14th), Le Mandunga (19th) or La Peña Saint-Germain (6th). Electronic music enthusiasts converge on the Rex Club (2nd) and the Redlight (15th), while star spotters head for the Etoile (16th), Regine’s (8th) or the VIP Room (8th). Other ever-popular venues are trendy clubs like Les Bains Douches (3rd) and La Casbah (11th). Gay clubbers have plenty of choice venues, including Club 18 (1st), the Mix Club (15th) and the Queen (8th). Not forgetting the trademark Paris soirées at La Loco (18th) and Le Gibus (11th), where the DJs are big-name and the atmosphere stays electric until well into the early hours. With such a wide and eclectic choice of places to party, Paris is a clubber’s paradise.
  • 10th Anniversary of the Stade de France All Year

    The Stade de France is already 10 years old ! Time has been flying, since the first performances of Zidane’s team in the 98 World Cup. In 2008, this sport temple of the Ile-de-France will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with many festivities...
    The Stade de France is already 10 years old ! Time has been flying, since the first performances of Zidane’s team in the 98 World Cup. In 2008, this sport temple of the Ile-de-France will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with many festivities... Many great events were performed in this stadium, many records were broken and many emotions shared: the Champion League final in 2000, the athletism world cup in 2003, the Celtic night, Bigard’s show in 2004, Turandot in 2005 and the rugby world cup final in 2007. For this anniversary, many great celebrations will be offered by the Stade de France: 100 000 10 euros seats (from January 10th to the 20th ), Unighted by Cathy Guetta (July 5th), RFM Party 80 (may 17th), Urban Peace 2 (October 4th), Nabucco (september 27th), Trophée Andros (february 16th), Coca-Cola Sports Sessions (July 25th, August 3d), the Gaz de France Meeting (July 18th)... and Johnny Hallyday in 2009...More surprises to come! Practical information STADE DE FRANCE Consortium Stade de France ZAC Cornillon Nord 93216 SAINT DENIS LA PLAINE CEDEX Metro : Saint Denis-Porte de Paris RER : Stade de France - Saint-Denis telephone number : 01 55 93 00 38 fax : 01 55 93 07 72 mail : visites@stadefrance.fr For more info Click here
  • Theme Parks Last Year

    Parc zoologique et de loisirs de Thoiry African reserve to discover in your own car : 800 free roaming exotic animals. The tunnel of lions : visitors go on foot amongst the lions thanks to a glass tunnel... France Miniature Yes, it is possible to explore the whole of France in one single day. Spread over an area of five hectares, the France Miniature exhibit in the Yvelines suburb of Paris is designed in the shape of France and displays the country’s top 150 monuments and varied landscapes on a scale of 1:30... Playmobil Fun Park Ah, Playmobil! For the grown-ups among us, just thinking of those little coloured plastic figures brings a nostalgic tear to the eye! Long afternoons spent playing at pirates or cowboys and Indians… and inventing all kind of fabulous adventures. Unforgettable!... The Disneyland® Resort Paris turns 15! 15 magical years have gone by and, starting 1 April, the Disneyland® Resort Paris amusement park will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in style, with new attractions installed for the occasion... Acrochats From 29 August 2007. Mogador, a young tomcat, is a descendant of the great and illustrious line of Acrochats, reputed to have been the faithful companions of celebrity musicians, writers and performance artists...
    Parc zoologique et de loisirs de Thoiry African reserve to discover in your own car : 800 free roaming exotic animals. The tunnel of lions : visitors go on foot amongst the lions thanks to a glass tunnel... There is a pedestrian area in the zoological and botanical gardens where you will discover, for the first time in France, the dragons of Komodo. You can also visit the 16th century castle. “The Mysterious Island” : adventure trail with suspended bridges in the giant foliage, holes with sound games, wooden pyramid to climb, toboggans. Practical information PARC ZOOLOGIQUE ET DE LOISIRS DE THOIRY Château de Thoiry 78770 THOIRY telephone number : 01 34 87 40 67 fax : 01 34 87 54 12 France Miniature Yes, it is possible to explore the whole of France in one single day. Spread over an area of five hectares, the France Miniature exhibit in the Yvelines suburb of Paris is designed in the shape of France and displays the country’s top 150 monuments and varied landscapes on a scale of 1:30... Rivers, seas, mountains and railway lines are laid out in minute detail, with faithful reproductions of France’s many regions and their characteristic features. Stop off at the Palais de la Miniature, the world of the infinitely small, where you’ll be able to admire the work of miniaturist Dan Ohlmann and view interior scenes, all skilfully reduced to scale. A funfair especially for children makes this a perfect family outing. Your children will have the time of their lives on the six-run toboggan slide and enjoy visiting the tower with a panoramic view as well as a host of other attractions. Practical information France Miniature 25 Rue du Mesnil (Boulevard André-Malraux) 78990 Elancourt Saint-Quentin en Yvelines Tel : 08 26 30 20 40 (0,15 €/min) Playmobil Fun Park Ah, Playmobil! For the grown-ups among us, just thinking of those little coloured plastic figures brings a nostalgic tear to the eye! Long afternoons spent playing at pirates or cowboys and Indians… and inventing all kind of fabulous adventures. Unforgettable!... These little characters arrived on the scene in the 1970s and are still hugely popular today - your children will testify to that! In a place called Fresnes in the Val de Marne département, there’s a theme park entirely devoted to these much-loved toys: the Playmobil-FunPark, comprising 2,000 sq.m divided into twelve different worlds. From life on the farm to a building site and a pirates playground… and plenty of others besides, all await the visit of eager kids. Littlies aged from 18 to 36 months have even got their very own playground, with all the characters there to play with. Themed activities are held all year long and it’s a great place to celebrate your bambino’s birthday! And in case you’re wondering… you’ll get the chance to play with Playmobil too! Practical information PLAYMOBIL FUNPARK 22-24, rue des Jachères Parc Silic Fresnes 94260 FRESNES RER : Antony Bus : 396 arrêt Cerisaie telephone number : 01 49 84 94 44 fax : 01 49 84 94 45 The Disneyland® Resort Paris turns 15! 15 magical years have gone by and, starting 1 April, the Disneyland® Resort Paris amusement park will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in style, with new attractions installed for the occasion... The Disney Dream Parade® has been created especially to give visitors a chance to relive their favourite scenes from Disney® films; there are more Disney® characters than ever, Mickey Mouse and his friend will light up Sleeping Beauty’s castle with candles at an event called the “Bougillumination” and, in the coming months, you will be able to discover two new attractions inspired by the recent animation films "Finding Nemo" and "Cars". Practical information DISNEYLAND RESORT PARIS B.P. 100 77777 MARNE LA VALLEE RER : Marne la Vallée - Chessy telephone number : 0 825 30 60 30 fax : 01 64 74 59 00 www.disneylandparis.com Acrochats From 29 August 2007. Mogador, a young tomcat, is a descendant of the great and illustrious line of Acrochats, reputed to have been the faithful companions of celebrity musicians, writers and performance artists... Living in the shadow of their famous owners didn’t stop the Acrochats having all sorts of adventures, which Mogador is only too ready to recount at the Thiais Village in the Val de Marne suburb of Paris. Mogador is the star of a small indoor amusement park there called “Acrochats”, where he is all set to tell children under 12 and their parents about his ancestors’ exciting lives and introduce them to a plethora of activities and animations. Under-5s have a dedicated space with plenty of early-learning games and motivity activities, while older children will enjoy visiting Treasure Island and its climbing games, obstacle courses and mazes. Parents too can take part by helping their children with their feats. The park is a wonderful place for a birthday party, organised in amazing cabins with different themes and decors. Practical information Acrochats / Thiais Village 39 Rue de la Résistance 94320 Thiais Informations and reservation: 811 36 00 35 www.acrochats.com
  • Paris City Guide

    Originally founded by the Romans and Celts, Paris has grown from a small Gallic settlement to the prosperous, multicultural metropolis that it is today. Located in Northern France, Paris is a thriving... Read More
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    Parc zoologique et de loisirs de Thoiry African reserve to discover in your own car : 800 free roaming exotic animals. The tunnel of lions : visitors go on foot amongst the lions thanks to a glass tu... Read More
  • Paris Museums & Monuments

    Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre Crowning the Butte Montmartre, this church was built from 1875 onwards as an act of penance after France was defeated by the Prussians in 1870. Built in a..... Read More