A stroll along the riverbank is a classic Parisian experience, particularly beautiful in the evening when the water shimmers with reflected light. La Seine's main island, Île de la Cité, features major attractions including Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. Meanwhile, Île St-Louis feels like a quaint village where you can enjoy a salted caramel ice cream from Berthillon while strolling among 300-year-old stone houses.
Another great place for a walk is the glittering Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Make your way down to the end where the Arc de Triomphe towers 50 metres into the air. From the top of the arch, you can see the 12 grand avenues of Paris radiating out in all directions like the spokes of a wheel. To rest weary legs after a long day exploring the city, make your way to the Jardin du Luxembourg where Parisians come flocking on sunny afternoons to rest and relax among the formal terraces and fruit trees.
If you're keen to see the resting place of luminaries including Oscar Wilde, Édith Piaf and Jim Morrison, check out the Cimetière du Père Lachaise.
Paris Airport (CDG)
Flights from Australia to Paris will disembark at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is a major international aviation hub located in Paris. Taking its name from the founder of the French Fifth Republic, Paris-Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport in France and the second busiest airport in Europe. The airport is also a major hub for Air France.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Book your Paris Airport accommodation.
Getting to Paris
There are many airlines that offer flights to Paris from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 23 and 30 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Beijing, Bangkok or Hong Kong take between 25 and 29 hours depending on the length of the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Paris
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Paris from Australia include: