A few words about visiting Paris

French public holidays include: One helpful thing to know before you make your plans to visit France is when the public holidays occur, since allgovernment buildings and offices as well as most retailers and attractions are closed on these days. To reach emergency services in France, such as the fire department or an emergency medical team, dial 112. You must have a valid passport to enter France by plane, rail, sea or highway. Book Paris Grand Hotel Saint Michel in advance to have a room for sure.

Citizens of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and most EEC countries are not required to obtain a visa. Citizens of most other countries need to apply to a French consulate or embassy in advance of their trip for a tourist visa. French retail hours vary, but most open around 10AM, close from around noon to 3PM and open again until 7PM or so. Most French stores are closed on Sunday. French food and wine is, arguably, some of the best in the world. Restaurants generally serve lunch from noon to 2PM and dinner from 8PM to 10PM.