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Following the attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November, the French government has declared a state of emergency and introduced exceptional measures with regard to the circulation of traffic and civil protection. Please find below information relating to the re-opening of tourist sites and the operation of transport around the city.

Tourist sites

Cultural sites

Since the afternoon of Monday 16 November, public cultural sites in Paris and the Île-de-France region have re-opened to the general public.

The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame cathedral are now open.

Louvre Museum (usual weekly closing on Tuesday), the Philharmonie de Paris, the Grand Palais and Centre Georges Pompidou are all open.

The Château de Versailles is now open.

The Basilic – Cathedral of Saint-Denis has just re-opened.

Attractions

The Lido de Paris, Crazy Horse, Bateaux Parisiens and Moulin Rouge re-opened on Tuesday 17 November.

Disneyland Paris, Vincennes Zoo and Paris Aquarium have re-opened Wednesday 18 November.

The Christmas Market on the Champs-Élysées and the Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde is now open.

Shopping

The city’s major department stores and main shopping centres re-opened their doors on Monday 16 November.

Events

The switching on of the Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Élysées, scheduled for Wednesday 18 November, has been cancelled.

The “Saint-Germain des Neiges” winter event has been cancelled.

The United Nations COP21 Climate Change Conference is taking place from 30 November to 11 December. The “Walks for the Climate” – initially planned on 29 November and 11 December in paris and other cities- have been cancelled.

Transport

Systematic checks will take place at all entry points into France for passengers arriving by road, rail sea and air.

Flights

Airports in Paris are operating normally, including all domestic and international flights. Pre-boarding checks have been tightened so please allow for additional delays.

Trains

The SNCF is operating a normal service to destinations around France and abroad. Please allow extra time for additional checks for international services.

Métro and bus services in Paris

The city’s métro system, buses, trams and RER rail network are operating normally and stations are open.

Schengen Visa are still valid

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Emergency number for tourists: +33 1 45 50 34 60

For any further information, we invite you to visit the following websites:

http://www.parisinfo.com/

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

 

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