Helpful Paris Facts
Region: Ile de France in Northern France
Altitude: 114 ft/34 m
Distance From Other Cities:
Less than 1 hr by air from London and the cities of Western Europe.
Electricity: 220-240 volts. Double and/or triple pronged plugs. Easy to buy a converter/adapter to bring with you.
Paris Time Zone: Central European Time, one hour ahead of GMT.
So important when planning your trip to Paris. Always plan for some rain no matter what time of year. Summers have gotten very hot over the years. And not all hotels have AC. These averages below are a bit on the optimistic side.
Average winter temperature 3 -8 C/37-47 F,
summer high 25C/76F, low 15 C/60F
Rain expected anytime of the year and if heavy, only for a short time span, rarely snows. For the current weather forecast and climate for Paris France click here.
Click here for facts about Paris France history and finding your way around
Population of Paris: Paris population is over 2 million
Paris geography: Size: 460 sq. miles/1200 sq km
Physical: In Northern France bisected by the River Seine
Helpful Paris articles:
The monuments of Paris
The Louvre Paris France
A Paris city map
A tourist map Paris with the tops sites indicated
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The best shopping in Paris
An overview of Paris boutique hotels
An overview of Paris budget hotels
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