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About Paris

Paris is a where hedonists satisfy their desires, artists find inspiration, lovers get lost in a haze of passion, and revolutions are born. It is a city of glittering lights and feverish amour. It is also the capital of France and home to over 2 million people. Attractions include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe.

Get ready to embark on your own Parisian fairy tale and be lured into a provocative can-can with one of the most iconic (and seductive) cities on earth with cheap flights to Paris. The hub airport is Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is a 35-minute train ride from the centre of the city.

Popular flights to Paris

Flight Route Airline Trip Type Travel Dates Searched Price from
Cape Town - Paris Ethiopian Airlines Return Nov 17 - Nov 26 1 day ago R7,799.00
Johannesburg - Paris Ethiopian Airlines Return Nov 14 - Nov 20 1 day ago R7,079.00
Durban - Paris Ethiopian Airlines Return Oct 7 - Oct 23 0 days ago R6,969.00
East London - Paris Return Jul 31 - Aug 9 0 days ago R10,949.00

Why visit Paris

paris arts and culture

Arts and Culture

Paris is a city of art. Find Mona Lisa at the Musée du Louvre and be awed by artistic masterpieces at the Musée Picasso, Musée Marmottan Monet and Musée d’Orsay.

paris magnificent architecture

Magnificent Architecture

Witness surreal contrasts between the Gothic Notre-Dame de Paris, Baroque Palais Garnier, flamboyant Art Nouveau artistry of the Arc de Triomphe, and unrestrained contemporary flair of Philharmonie de Paris.

paris food and wine

Food and Wine

Artisanal croissants, street-side crêpes, pain au chocolat, le fromage, pinot noir, escargots de Bourgogne, and crispy baguette - a symbol of France. Paris is a city of tantalising culinary experiences.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country France
Currency Euro
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.06 EUR
Language French
Hub Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Airline Air France
Time Zone GMT+1
Travel Adaptor Type E

Best time to visit Paris

Paris experiences a continental climate, with steamy summers and snow-clad winters. Average temperatures range from 25 degrees Celsius in summer to 3 degrees Celsius in winter. Moderate rain falls throughout the year. The best time to visit Paris is during summer (June to August) when the weather is glorious and the city bristles with that fabled joie de vivre. However, this is peak season, so rates soar and crowds are dense. Spring (March to June) is the ‘other’ best time to go. Gentle temperatures caress the city and the streets bustle with café culture and street performers. Notable events include: European Museums Night (May), Fête de la Musique (June), Tour de France (July), Bastille Day (July) and Paris Fashion Week (September). For cheap flights to Paris, the best time to visit is during winter (end-December to March).

Weather & Climate in Paris

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 3°C 3°C 5°C 7°C 11°C 14°C 16°C 16°C 13°C 10°C 6°C 3°C
High °C 7°C 8°C 12°C 16°C 20°C 23°C 25°C 25°C 21°C 16°C 11°C 8°C
Rainfall (mm) 18 22 24 25 26 24 22 21 16 25 22 26

Paris has been the site of great scandals, romances, renaissances and revolutions. It is a place where romance awaits around every corner and art and sensuality come together for a passionate rendezvous in a corner brasserie.

It is at the forefront of art, fashion, architecture, food and culture.

Paris gave rise to Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, and now boasts some of the finest art galleries in the world.

Give your days away to frivolity, literature, art and food. Wander along cobbled streets and grand boulevards purring with café culture as you seek out iconic attractions such as the Musée du Louvre, Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower, erotic and formidable in her steel lace.

Explore the decadent revelry of Parisian nightlife around the Marais, and if you are feeling daring, Pigalle is the main red district of Paris. Head to Crazy Horse and Moulin Rouge for a glimpse of Paris’ risqué side.

Whatever you decide to do, you are sure to find your joie de vivre in Paris.

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Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Paris

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Paris

South African passport holders do require a visa when travelling to Paris, or anywhere else in France. You can apply for a Schengen visa through CAPAGO.

Biometrics need to be done in person and you will need to ensure your passport has a validity of at least 6 months and three pages for stamps.

Paris is considered a safe city. However, it is recommended that you take certain precautions and remain vigilant as you would in any unfamiliar and sprawling city. Travel insurance to cover theft and medical expenses is recommended.

The government has tightened and reinforced security measures following recent terrorist attacks. A free app. is available that alerts users to security incidents. Search for ‘SAIP’ on your app. store.

Keep your luggage and belongings close on the métro, avoid using the lifts in Gare du Nord station, and avoid carrying large sums of cash and valuables, as pick-pocketing is common. Remain vigilant in crowded areas and avoid the northern areas of Paris.

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are travelling from a yellow fever endemic area. Immunisation against hepatitis A & B and rabies are recommended. Other routine vaccinations include MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella, polio and influenza.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Paris
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 207.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 88.86
Cappuccino (regular) R 23.32 R 22.36 R 52.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 19.25
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 39.50 R 40.00 R 103.67

Paris is an expansive city divided into 20 boroughs (or ‘arrondissements’), each of which have their own unique perks and quirks. Where you decide to stay will depend largely on what you want to do and what kind of person you are. However, staying in several different districts would be a great way to experience Paris’ many alluring personas.

For luxury, the Champs-Elysées is one of the most exclusive parts of Paris. Luxury hotels draped in aristocratic decadence and famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe line this grand boulevard. Montmartre, St-Germain and the Quartier Latin offer up stylish eccentricity, winding cobbled streets and trendy accommodation.

The Marais is the quintessential Parisian town with cafés spilling out onto cobbled streets and an easy-going atmosphere. The Marais and surrounding areas are a hub for nightlife. A number of hotels can be found hiding in this district.

Paris is a wildly interesting place, with something interesting around every corner, so walking is perhaps the best way to explore the city.

The Métro system is a labyrinth of tracks and stations that lace across the city, connecting every district and giving you a chance to explore every inch of this glorious Parisian metropolis. The lines operate from 5am to 12:30am and single and multiple tickets are available. More information is available on the RATP website.

The bus system is also reliable and a great way to see the city above ground. Métro tickets can be used, or you can buy tickets on the bus. Route maps are available at the stations and in bus shelters. Citymapper is an urban transit app. that will help you get around the city.

Main attractions in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

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