The weather begins to cool down in Paris, France in September, when the autumn season is just around the corner.
The average temperature and rainfall in September is as follows:
|Minimum||Maximum||Rain (in mm)|
|12°C (54°F)||21°C (70°F)||55|
Gratuities are not obligatory or expected but appreciated in Paris. For detailed information regarding appropriate tipping amounts, please visit Fodor's Tipping Guide to Paris.
The currency is the euro (€).
Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday; automatic cash distributors function 24/24.
Currency Exchange is available at the airports, most major hotels and at currency exchange kiosks in the city.
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. There are no public holidays in September during WCE 2018.
Both French and English are spoken in Paris.
European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations. In addition to concerns stemming from terrorism, travelers should be alert to the possibility of political unrest, violence, demonstrations, and criminal activities when traveling. Country-specific information pages and Travel Warnings should be consulted to obtain the latest data on such threats.
Police: Dial 17
Ambulance (SAMU): Dial 15
Fire: Dial 18
General emergencies/from a mobile phone: Dial 112
Note: These emergency numbers are the same all across France.
Paris is a very walkable city and has excellent public transportation to help you get where you want to go.
Taxi: Taxis are available always and may be booked for an immediate journey or for a later booking.
Metro: The Parisian metro is the easiest way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. The Paris metro has around 300 stations, their entrances marked by a big yellow “M”, and 16 lines. The metro operates every day including public holidays from around 06:00 to 00:30.Trains are less frequent on Sundays and public holidays. Maps are included at all stations and are also available at most hotels, tourism offices as well as for download here.
Express Railway: The RER is a huge rail network covering most of the Ile-de-France region. It consists of 5 lines referred to by the letters A, B, C, D and E. Within Paris, the RER operates in more or less the same way as the metro, except that you need to put your ticket through the automatic barriers a second time on the way out. If your RER station has a connection with the metro, you can use the same ticket for the whole journey. The regularity of the trains is similar to the metro. Screens on the platforms display the departure times of the next trains, and notice boards indicate the full timetable.
Bus: There are a wide variety of routes, many of which go though the city centre, along the Seine River banks or through well-known historical areas. For an idea of your journey time, allow around 5 minutes per stop, sometimes more if the traffic is busy.
International Calls: If you are calling anywhere in France from outside France: Dial your international dialing exit prefix
(011 in you're in the U.S. and Canada; 00 for most other countries. On a cellphone, hold down the "zero" key until a "+" appears on the screen), then the French country code (33), then the city or region cod, then the number.
Calling within France: Dial the city code—including the initial zero—then the number.
Roaming Charges: European institutions reached an agreement in June 2017 to abolish roaming charges in the European Union. The new system enables all travelers who use a SIM card in a Member State to use their smartphone without any additional charges in any other EU member country (calls, SMS and mobile Internet connections).
Roaming data works thanks to bilateral agreements between mobile phone operators on the wholesale prices that they charge. The customers of these operators can now continue to use their mobile subscription, or their prepaid card, when they travel abroad.
To get from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) to the city centre of Paris, you have three transfer options: train, bus or taxi. One less expensive transfer option is taking the regional RER train,
which takes around 50 minutes to reach the city and costs only 11€. Another affordable transfer option is the bus. Bus tickets cost from 11.50€ and journey time is around 70 minutes.
The fastest way to reach the city centre is by taxi. Taxis at CDG charge a flat rate of 55€.
For more information, please visit the airport website here.
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Dr. Traxer's Choices: Four Unmissable & Iconic Museums in Paris
1. The Louvre:
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Métro Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, Ligne 1
2. Musée d'Orsay:
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
Métro Tuileries, Ligne 1
3. Musée du Quai Branly:
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Métro Iéna, Ligne 9
4. The Centre Pompidou:
Rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris
Métro Rambuteau, Ligne 11
These 4 museums are far from being the only museums in Paris! Paris has many lesser known museums but they are well worth going out of your way to visit.
Unusual museums in Paris:
1. Musée Marmottan Monet:
2, rue Louis Boilly, 75016
Métro Trocadéro Ligne 6 or 9, or Passy Ligne 6
2. The Orangerie Museum:
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Métro Concorde, Ligne 1 or 8 or 12
3. Musée Picasso:
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Métro Oberkampf Ligne 9
4. Musée Rodin:
77, Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
Métro Invalides Ligne 8 or Miromesnil Ligne 13