ATTENTION: Current information for a trip to Paris
Following the attacks on Friday, 13 November 2015, which took place at Paris, the French government decreed a state of emergency at national level and special security measures were taken. Many tourist objectives closed their gates immediately, many canceled events, even the shopping centers restricted their activity.
However, a few days after the attack, Parisian life shows signs of returning to normal. Starting with Monday afternoon, 16 November, public cultural sites in Paris and Île-de-France have been reopened to the public.
Paris as we know it!
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Versailles Castle, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Grand Palais, the Georges Pompidou Center and the Notre Dame Cathedral Towers are open. But Saint-Denis Basilica Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe remain closed. Cabaret Lido, Crazy Horse, Bateaux Parisiens and Moulin Rouge were reopened on Tuesday, 17 November. Disneyland Paris, the Vincennes Zoo and the Paris Aquarium were reopened on Wednesday, 18 November. The Christmas market on the Champs-Élysées and the Big Wheel in Place de la Concorde were reopened on Thursday, 19 November. The big Parisian stores and shopping centers reopened their doors on Monday, 16 November.
On a sports level, winter games and sports organized in Saint-Germain (Saint-Germain des neiges) have been canceled. The UN Climate Conference, COP21, will take place as scheduled: November 30 - December 11.
Regarding the means of transport, we announce that systematic checks are carried out at the border entry points on the territory of France (road, rail, maritime and airport).
Airports in Paris operate normally. All national and international air links are insured. The controls before boarding the aircraft were tightened. Waiting time can be extended.
The SNCF rail linings normally operate on national and international lines. Access controls to international lines can take longer.
Underground liners, buses, trams and RERs operate normally, and stations are open. Real-time traffic on www.ratp.fr.
If you have an emergency, call the tourist special phone number with confidence: +33 1 45 50 34 60 / en.parisinfo.com. Have a nice trip!