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Travel to France

France is the most popular tourism destination in the world and welcomes 83 millions of tourists each year. You can go by boat, bus, car, train or plane.

By Plane

Numerous airlines offer flights to Paris from your countryThe main airlines are Air France KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa as well as lowcost carriers like EasyJet, Ryanair, Volare etc.

Paris 2018 has negotiated a partnership with Air France for Gay Games participants. When booking your flight Air France with KTS France, you get a 15% to 25% discount off the usual price.

 

 By train
Ticket prices vary according to the level of comfort (there are 2 classes) and departure time (rush hour or not). Interrail offers many attractive price options reserved for foreign travellers which can be obtained from your country of origin. Train stations are located in downtown Paris.

 

Visa and Travel Documents

Every foreign national coming to France must be able to present to immigration, upon arrival, documentation showing proof of purpose of the visit, sufficient funds, accommodation and return ticket.

Unless your are exempt from visa requirements or a citizen of the Schengen Zone member countries, a visa is required. It must be acquired before departure for France at the French embassy or consulate in your country  of residence.

For Gay Games 10, the type of visa required to enter France is a short-stay (equal or less than 90 says) visa called “Schengen visa”. It is issued for multiple entries, usually for tourism, business travel or family visits.

For information on the requirements for your passport, visa, and any other travel documents, please check the website of the French Embassy/Consulate in your country, and also check with the airlines and travel authorities of your country.

If you are already registered and you need a certificate from Paris 2018, please send an email to contact@paris2018.com – with the subject “visa” – and we will send you a letter of invitation, or ask for further information and advise the French Foreign Office

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From an airport

Going to Paris from an airport is easy. There are trains, buses, and taxis at your service, or direct shuttles to your hotel with our partner KTS.
(Estimated prices are as of 1 December 2016 and may be subject to change.)

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport

  • By Train –take the train RER B to Paris and change trains or exit at the appropriate stop, such as Gare du Nord, Châtelet, Saint-Michel, Luxembourg, Denfert-Rochereau. If you want to change to the RER C, get off at Saint-Michel and follow the signs to RER C. Be sure to look at the signs on the platform for a list of all the stops for the next train.  The trip should take approximately 35-45 minutes. The ticket price from Airport to Paris is not included in the Paris 2018 Transit pass, which will be given to you at the Accreditation Center. It costs 10.30 €. The return ticket from Paris to the airport before midnight on 12 August is included in the transit pass.
  • By Bus
    • AIR FRANCE bus:  The Air France Bus has two stops: Porte Maillot or Etoile.  From Etoile, you can take the Metro lines 1, 2, or 6.  From Porte Maillot, you can take the Metro line 1 or the RER C. You can buy your ticket online ahead of time – much easier when you are travelling.   Cost:  from 12 to 21 Euros, depending on your final stop. Check http://en.lebusdirect.com/prix-navette-aeroport.html
  • By Shuttle / Minibus:  You can also book a shuttle bus or van. Our official travel agency KTS France gives you low prices: http://travel.paris2018.com

Transports

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Aéroport Charles de Gaulle

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From Orly airport

  • By Train – take the Orlyval train from the airport and change at the RER B Antony station. Orlyval is a driverless light rail transit line that connects Orly airports with Antony RER B station – about a 10-minute ride. Then change to the RER B – make sure you are going in the right direction – usually Aéroport CDG or Mitry. The main stops in Paris are: Cité Universitaire, Port Royal, Luxembourg, Saint Michel, Chatelet, and Gare du Nord. Orlyval ticket is not included in the Paris 2018 Transit pass which will be given to you at the Accreditation Center. It costs 12,10 € (included use of Metro and RER).
  • By Shuttle / Minibus: You can also book a shuttle bus or van. Our official travel agency KTS France offers you low prices: travel.paris2018.com

From Beauvais airport

Many low-cost airlines, such as Ryan Air and Easy Jet, fly to Beauvais-Tille airport.

The easiest way to travel to Paris from this airport is by taking the shuttle bus that leaves every 15 minutes.  Cost: 17 Euros (15.90 online).  See: http://tickets.aeroportbeauvais.com/Information.aspx

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office or online (to avoid the lines).  Be sure to print your ticket ahead of time.
The bus will take you to Porte Maillot, where you can take the Metro Line 1 or the RER C. Taxis are also available near the Metro stops, about 100 meters away.