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Metropole's Paris

Paris Information

  • There is a Web site simply named 'Paris' and it contains the monthly program for events, exhibitions and salons, plus just about all the other practical information a visitor might want.
  • The City of Paris' own 'Paris-Internet' site is 'official;' for residents of the city, but also for visitors.
  • Paris Tourist Office - Office de Tourisme de Paris
    127. avenue des Champs-Elysees, 75008 Paris
    Métro: Etoile or George V
    In Paris, Tel.: 01 49 52 53 54, and Fax to: 01 49 52 53 00.
    From abroad, Tel.: 33-1 49 52 53 54, and Fax: 33-1 49 52 53 00.
    Reservations can be made directly by FAX to the PTO.
    Infos 24h/24h: Loisirs: Tel.: 01 49 52 53 55.
    Leisure Infos: Tel.: 01 49 52 53 56.
    Freizeitangebote: Tel.: 01 49 52 53 57.
    In Japanese: Tel.: 01 49 52 53 58.

Paris Area Public Transport

  • The RATP is the name of Paris' regional transit authority. These people sell the green Métro tickets.
  • The SNCF - France's national railway system, has a Web site which tells you all you need to know about travel within the Ile-de-France and thoughout its national rail network.

World Cup in France - 1998 - Now playing at:

Web News -mainly - From Europe

Parisian and European Events - in German

  • Europolis-Online hat für Sie ausgewählt: die besten Restaurants, rund 450 Shoppingadressen, das Angebot der deutschsprachigen Paris-Spaziergänge, einige der originellsten und zuweilen unglaublich preiswerten Hotels, Ausstellungsvorschau auf die n&aumlchsten Monate, usw.
Note:The Europolis site has useful information - such as the cultural program for Paris.

'Pagina' - French Literature Today - In French

  • Alexandre Rosa's 'Pagina' - This site presents French literature on a weekly basis, in French. Very lively.

The French Explain France

  • The Toqueville Connection - Well-known French commentators dissect events in France and explain how they relate to the rest of the world. New editions appear every Friday.

French Radio News

  • France-Info - non-stop news. Note: reports in French - requires RealAudio plug-in. This site also has information about all other Radio France services.

French Internet News from Yahoo

  • Yahoo-France - features news updates from Agence-France Presse and Reuters. Most reports are in French.

Links to Most European Newspapers

  • Kidon/Media Links - One of the oldest, still one of the best.
  • Internet News - which used to be known as 'Newspaper Mania!'

    Both of these Web sites have direct links to European newspapers, their online versions, or online news Web sites - like Metropole. Both also have fast links to newspaper sites worldwide - which is especially good if you want to get local news from the source rather than from the mainstream global news services.

Links to other online 'City Magazines'

UNESCO's 'WebWorld'

  • WebWorld - is your direct connection to news of cultural and scientific activities by UNESCO throughout the world. UNESCO has been acting as the world's official cultural exchange agent - long before there was a WorldWideWeb.


  • The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has had a Web site for some time, without telling me it is operational. In addition to articles about the BnF's exhibitions, this site is the gateway to France's 'official' library of record. Here ye can search and here ye shall find. This site also has details about how to order materials from the BnF.

European Study - Student Exchange

  • Campus Voice - has info about European faculties, exchanges, discussion forums, professional orientation and European employment offers.

French and English Studies

  • Volterre-Fr - has English & French language resources - including links to language Web sites. For both teachers and students.

Other Useful Paris Sites

Paris Newspapers Online

French Regional Newspapers

French Magazines Online

French Television Web Sites

Michelin Guide & Trip Planning

  • Michelin Maps & Guides- Plan your trip in France with Michelin. Includes list of over 70,000 hotels and restaurants from Michelin Guides. Fees are charged for custom detailed guides.

Web Travel Sites

  • 'European Visits' - exists in a Web as well as a print version. The site has a short but potent set of links to the major travel sites - handy if you have destinations other than Paris in mind.


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