Guide to Paris for Rugby World Cup 2023
How to best experience Paris
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How to best experience Paris
The City of Love

Things not to miss while in Paris

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Dining and Drinking in Paris

How to get to Paris

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- French rail service (TGV)
- Use Rome2Rio or Moovit apps for metro schedules
- If you're travelling from within France, we recommend using the regional train service (TGV) or domestic air travel (cheap direct flights from most French airports).


- Eurostar is likely to be the best option from the south of the UK.
- Arrives into the city centre
- Journey is approx £100.00 return and takes approx. 2 hours 20 minutes.
- Taxis available outside the terminal

Airport - Charles De Gaulle

- Direct from most UK cities to CDG.
- Distance from CDG Airport to the centre of Paris - 30/40 minutes (car)
- Airport train service (RER) costs 10 euros and takes around 50 minutes to get to the city centre. Wouldn't recommend the bus (long journey).
- Taxis are available outside the terminal

Airport - Orly

- Direct from Edinburgh, Dublin and Bristol. - Distance from ORLY Airport to the centre of Paris - 20/35 minutes (car) - Airport bus service (ORLYbus) costs up to 10 euros and takes around 25 minutes to get to the city centre.
- Taxis are available outside the terminal
- Metro/tram also available but takes longer due to the need to change stations.
- Paris Beauvais Airport is also available but is approx 90 minutes north of Paris.


See what the weather will be doing on your trip!

Seasonal weather for September/October.

Stade de France (Saint Denis)

How to get to Stade de France

By Tram

Regular Metro (Rer B) from Gare du Nord to stadium (La Plaine Stade de France) - 19 mins journey including short walk.
Very cheap and operates until 12:30am

By Taxi

Available but no real need, unless after 12:30am.

By Bus

Number 302 bus from Gare du Nord

By Shuttle

Very likely to be a stadium shuttle. Will update when we know more.

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Expert Experience With A SportsBreak Insider

Name: Chelsea
Role at SportsBreak: Customer Delivery Manager

'Here’s my experience of Paris, things I really like and photos from my travels.

My favourite quarter would have to be Montmartre which is located in the 18th arrondissement. For me, this is the real Paris. Here we have some amazing sights and things to do, including; Sacre-Couer, the infamous Moulin Rouge and the Pere Lachaise Cemetery which is just a few stops away on the metro and is where many famous people are buried including Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

Paris may be the city of love, but Montmartre is also home to a sex museum! If you want an authentic ‘French’ experience, then visit Le Café de Deux Moulins which is a lovely little café which featured in the cult film Amelie. They sell the best café (coffee) and also some delicious ‘cuisses de grenouilles’ (frogs legs).

Pablo Picasso also had a house in Montmartre along with Salvador Dali, both of which are still there today. Visitors can pay a small fee to look inside the houses for a peek into art history. If you get up early enough and walk up to the Sacre-Couer, you can take the cable car/funicular to the top and see the whole of Paris from up here and experience the best view of Paris at night! You’ll also walk the windy streets where Edith Piaf used to sing as a child and was discovered before she made it big.

For those looking for a unique souvenir, Montmartre has a plethora of lovely little cafes, bars and lots of oldy-worldy shops to explore, including some very quirky shops!

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