Practical information

  • In Paris, French and English are spoken.
  • The currency is the euro (€)
  • Paris is in GMT + 1 time zone
  • The electricity network has adpoted the European standard of a tension of 230 V, with a frequency of 50 Hz
  • Tap water is drinkable
  • Wi-Fi is widespread and available, thanks to the City Council, in 260 places (museums, gardens, etc…)
  • Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday; automatic cash distributors function 24/24.
  • Shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm (on average); they are closed on Sunday and public holidays, except in five districts of Paris.
  • Tips are appreciated, but not obligatory
  • Not all taxis accept payment by banker’s card