City Manager Paris

City Manager Paris

Sabina Rexha

Good To Know

1. Paris (often referred as “The city of the light” ) is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It’s situated on the Seine River, in the center of the Ile-de-France. Paris’s weather is mild most of the year because of France’s location right off the Atlantic. The best period to visit Paris is from May to September. During those months, the weather is more sunny.

2. You will have the opportunity to speak the language of love. “Salut” (Hi),” Bonjour” (good morning), “Bonsoir” (good evening), “Bonne nuit” (good night), “Merci Beaucoup” (thank you very much), “Au revoir” (good bye). A little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris.

3. Let’s start off by the origins; the parisii was a sub-tribe of Celtics Senones that inhabited ‘Lutèce’ (paris area) in 3rd century BC. At that time the city was called ‘city of parisii’, therefore parisii people gave the city its name. By the end of the 12-th century, Paris had become the political, economic, religious and cultural capital of France, and when you come in Paris you feel the perfume of culture across different eras. It’s also home of notable cultural attractions such as Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Montmartre etc. No French holiday is completed without tasting: “Baguette”, “Pain au chocolat”, cheese and crepes.

Airport Charles-de-Gaulle
Fastest option: Taxi. The journey takes about 30-40 minutes. Cost: approximately 50-60€.
Cheapest options: Train (RER B) - It takes around 45 minutes for a journey Charles de Gaulle airport - Châtelet les Halles . Cost: 10 €. Bus RoissyBus (Opéra, address: 11 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris) – Bus service between Paris (Opéra) and Charles de Gaulle Airport (serving all terminals). It takes 75 min. Cost: 11 €. Bus 350 (address: 75 Bd. De Strasbourg, 75010 Paris) – Bus service between Paris-Gare de l’est station and Charles de Gaulle Airport. It takes 60 – 80 min. Cost: 3 tickets 6 €. (Price when purchased on board the bus (3 tickets). Bus 351 (address: 2 avenue du Trône, 75012 Paris) – Bus service between Paris-Nation and Charles de Gaulle Airport. It takes 70 – 90 min. Cost: Cost: 3 tickets 6 €. (Price when purchased on board the bus (3 T tickets).

Airport Orly
Fastest option: Taxi. The journey takes about 30 minutes (Paris Orly- Notre Dame). Cost: approximately 40-55€.
Cheapest options: Bus OrlyBus (address: Pl.Denfert-Rochereau,75014 Paris) – Bus service between the Place Denfert-Rochereau and Orly Airport . It takes 25-35 min. Cost: 7.70€. Train Orlyval – Fast service by automated metro between RER B Antony station and Orly Airport. It takes 6 min. Cost: 9.30€. (RER B + Orlyval: 12.05€ and Paris RER B stations to Antony = 25-30 min)
Tramway T 7 – Tram connection between Villejuif-Louis Aragon (Metro 7) and Orly Aiport. It takes 45 min. Cost: 1.80 €.

Police: 17
Medical help: 15
Taxi: +33 1 45 85 85 85 (Alpha Taxis), +33 1 41 52 54 25 (Les Taxis Bleus), +33 1 47 39 47 39 (Taxis G7)

A single metro-ticket costs 1.90€ and a T-10 (which includes 10 single trips) costs 14.90 € and it can be used by more than one person. For children 4 -10 year old costs 7.45 €.
Paris Visit – A pass allowing unlimited travel on the metro, bus, tramway and RER. Cost: 1 adult - 12.00 €, 1 child – 6.00 € (for 1 day).

- Food specialities of the city: Foie-Gras, Baguette bread, Cheese, Croque-monsieur (toasted ham and cheese sandwich), Sole meunière (sole fried in butter), Snails, Pain au chocolat (chocolate buns), Macaroons.
- Drink specialities of the city: Wine (Merlot, Chardonnay, Bordeaux, Rosé etc.), Pastis, Champagne
- Typical meal times: Breakfast: 7.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. In Paris lunch is generally served between 12 noon and 2 p.m. Dinner is served between 7 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
- Tipping: 5 – 10%
- Can you drink the tap water? Yes

- A cup of coffee in a restaurant: € 2.50 - € 3.50
- A set lunch in a restaurant: € 15 - € 330
- Taxi fare (cost/km): ~ € 1.56/km

Avoid the North districts of Paris (part of the 18th, 19th and 20th) Barbès, Belleville and the département 93.

Where to go out:
On the Champs Elysées you will find Le Dupleix club which was highlighted in the application. Le Duplex is a very well known nightclub in the capital. The Zig Zag Club is the latest large Parisian electro club. You will find lots of small bars in Saint Germain des Près for a drink with friends or family.

Opening hours:
Le Dupleix : Monday – Sunday: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Zig Zag: Open on Fridays and Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 11.30 p.m., to 7 a.m.

Shopping areas:
- The rue de Rivoli district: You will find the large BHV departmental store along with several international retail chains on rue de Rivoli which was highlighted in the application.
- The Opéra and Chaussée d’Antin district: This is the district of large departmental stores. Les Galeries Lafayette and le Printemps take up between them the whole of Boulevard Haussmann. They are known worldwide. You will find luxury brands (Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel etc.), articles linked to table art along with Mango, Zara, etc.
- The Louvre, les Tuileries and les Champs Elysées districts: The boutiques of grand couturiers (Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès , Versace etc.) occupy the whole of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The most pretigious jewellers (Cartier, Mauboussin and Chanel) are concentred on Place Vendôme
- The Saint-Germain-des-Près district: The number of ready-to-wear stores of major brands and luxury boutiques is constantly increasing in this district.
- The Marais district: This district is known for its art galleries. One of the advantages of this district is that everything is open and lively on Sundays.

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lidl, Simply market, Monoprix

Hello: Hallo/Bonjour
Thank you: Merci
Please: S'il vous plaît
Goodbye: Au revoir

With the help of the filter "With free wireless" you find highlights that offer free wireless.
Apart from that Paris has hundreds of free Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to restaurants, cafes and bars. There are also free Wi-Fi zones in parks, district town halls, libraries, museums and gardens.

Discover the charms and secrets of Paris on a bike!
- Vélib’ is a self-service bike system available 24 hours a day. To access the service, buy a 1 or a 7 day ticket online or at any Vélib’ station.
- Holland bikes: Discover Paris at your own pace with Holland bikes. Their comfortable Dutch city bikes or electric bikes will assure you a pleasant ride.
- Paris Bike tours: Paris Bike tours offers you everything to explore Paris. To make you ride safer a variety of accessories are offered : helmets, baby-seats, maps of Paris etc.

You can find great places to consume breakfast and brunch in the City of Light. When a croissant and espresso just won’t cut it, below you can find my recommendations:

My souvenir recommendations

A beauty souvenir  : an object of Guerlain

A beauty souvenir : an object of Guerlain

It's an iconic Parisian brand of elegance . Guerlain and its beauty treasures 'à la française' . To bring a piece of Parisian dream at your house, all you need is to bring yourself at the Champs -Elysees store. Choose a nice souvenir to slip into your luggage.

68 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Hot Chocolate from Angelina

Hot Chocolate from Angelina

Angelina is a famous tea house frequented by elite Parisians, including Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel. Angelina is known for its hot chocolates but the prince of “le chocolat chaud” is called “The African” which is silky and luxurious. A perfect gift to take home or give to loved ones.

 Angelina Paris Angelina Paris , 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

A gourmet Remember : cakes Pierre Hermé

A gourmet Remember : cakes Pierre Hermé

Among all the pastries of Paris , there is that of absolute master : Pierre Hermé . If you're in one of his wonderful shops , you'll want to buy everything and all will not be able to know what to choose.

Pierre Hermé Pierre Hermé , 39 Avenue de l'Opéra, 75002 Paris, France

Parisian Treasure

Parisian Treasure

If you love exploring, go to Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen (flea Market) and find unique souvenirs that will remind you of your Parisian trip for years to come.

Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen , 124 rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint Ouen

Eiffel Tower souvenirs

Eiffel Tower souvenirs

You can't leave Paris without Eiffel Tower souvenirs. Key rings, post cards, medals ... These items are suited to all ages and budgets.

City Managers favorite places


Ober Mamma


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Place Dauphine


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Shakespeare and company

Shops and markets

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Coffee, Tea, Bistros and Gelaterias

Grom is an Italian gelato company. Grom's first Italian store was established in 2003 by Guido Martinetti and Federico Grom.

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Une Glace à Paris

Coffee, Tea, Bistros and Gelaterias

Two talents in her field, Emmanuel Ryon, confectioner world champion and Olivier Ménard, combine their immense love of ice cream. Since 2015, they have been creating the highest quality ice cream and...

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Top 10 for first-time visitors


Disneyland Paris

Adventure, Leisure Time, Guided Tours

Disneyland Paris is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée .It's the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe.

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Palais Garnier


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Sacré-Cœur Basilica


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Eiffel Tower


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The Arc de Triomphe


The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments of Paris. After the victory of the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the construction of the arch, symbolizing the victory of the...

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