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Driving to Paris

A Motorists guide to Paris - directions, parking and more



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Paris is known the world over for its elegance, charming cafes and restaurants, its reputation as a fashion capital, and cultural haven. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral are unmissable sights for tourists.

Paris is divided into two regions by the River Seine, which separates the capital into the Left Bank and Right Bank. The Left Bank is regarded as the more bohemian, trendy part to its sophisticated Right Bank counterpart. The Seine also contains two islands: Ille de La Cite and Ille St-Louis.

Ille de La Cite contains the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral. Climbing up the tower offers panoramic views over Paris. Saint Chapelle is also on the island, worth a visit to see the oldest stained glass windows in the capital.

The Louvre museum needs no introduction; containing the famous Mona Lisa by Da Vinci, it is also home to paintings by Velazquez, Rembrandt, Delacroix and Raphael. The Arc de Triomphe can be spied from the entrance to the museum, as well as the world’s most famous avenue: the Champs Elysees. Restaurants, cafes, shops and theatres line the street.

The Eiffel Tower, situated in southwestern Paris offers the most spectacular views of the city, standing at a height of 1,000 feet. The nearby Alma-Marceau metro station has ‘Bateaux Moches’ for hire, motorboats that take you on a tour of the city’s waterways.

The Left Bank is inhabited by many students and artists, and contains the Latin Quarter, a fashionable district containing many Latin bars and nightclubs. The famous Sorbonne University is in close proximity.

While in the area visit the colourful Jardin du Luxembourg park, and the Palais du Luxembourg, which is home to the French Senate. The Musee d’Orsay, situated in a converted train station is another popular attraction. The arty Montmartre offers further views of the city, however beware of the steep climb up the hill.

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Speed limits around Paris

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 110 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Paris to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Paris
PlaceDistance km (miles)
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Disneyland Paris, France29 km (18 miles)

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Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France107 km (66 miles)

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Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France116 km (72 miles)

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Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France141 km (88 miles)

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Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France141 km (88 miles)

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Lille, France205 km (127 miles)

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Brussels, Belgium264 km (164 miles)

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Bruges, Belgium270 km (168 miles)

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg285 km (177 miles)

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Antwerp, Belgium301 km (187 miles)

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Spa Francorchamps, Belgium313 km (194 miles)

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Trier, Germany324 km (201 miles)

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Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France336 km (209 miles)

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Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands340 km (211 miles)

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London, England346 km (215 miles)

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Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands351 km (218 miles)

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Thorpe Park, England352 km (219 miles)

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The Nurburgring, Germany369 km (229 miles)

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Rotterdam, Netherlands373 km (232 miles)

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Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands386 km (240 miles)

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Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands386 km (240 miles)

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Lyon, France389 km (242 miles)

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Stonehenge, England398 km (247 miles)

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Cologne, Germany402 km (250 miles)

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Geneva, Switzerland406 km (252 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany411 km (255 miles)

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Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England413 km (256 miles)

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Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England420 km (261 miles)

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Amsterdam, Netherlands430 km (267 miles)

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Silverstone Circuit, England432 km (268 miles)

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Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands436 km (271 miles)

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Bath, England440 km (273 miles)

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Heidelberg, Germany462 km (287 miles)

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Dortmund, Germany467 km (290 miles)

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Stratford, England471 km (292 miles)

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Frankfurt, Germany476 km (296 miles)

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Zurich, Switzerland485 km (301 miles)

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Cardiff, Wales493 km (306 miles)

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Stuttgart, Germany497 km (309 miles)

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Bordeaux, France499 km (310 miles)

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