☆ Tourist Information ☆
The Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau (25-27 Rue des Pyramydes, 1st,M° Pyramides, tel 08 92 68 30 00, www.paris-touristoffice.com) has a bilingual web site with practical information, current event listings, and basic information for museums, nightlife, shopping, children’s amusements, and transportation.. Unfortunately, it costs €0.34/minute to call within France, and it takes an average of three minutes just to get to a human being on the other side.. They have smaller offices, or Bureaux d’Accueil (welcome centers) around the city..
Bureau d’Accueil Gare de Lyon: M° Gare de Lyon, Boulevard Diderot, open Monday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm.. Tourist information, last-minute accommodation assistance, transport and museum-pass sales 20..
Bureau d’Accueil Gare du Nord: M° Gare du Nord, 18 Rue de Dunkerque, beneath the glass roof in the section of the station dedicated to Ile-de-France trains; open daily, 12:30pm to 8pm.. Tourist information, last-minute accommodation assistance, transport and museum pass sales, and bookings for shows or excursions..
Bureau d’Accueil Opéra-Grands Magasins: 11 Rue Scribe, 9th, M° Opéra or RER Auber, open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6:30pm.. Tourist information, last-minute accommodation assistance, transport and museum pass sales, and bookings for shows or excursions.. Located in the same building as American Express..
Bureau d’Accueil Tour Eiffel: Between the East and North Pillars, M°Bir-Hakeim; open daily, May through September, 11am to 6:40pm. Tourist information only.
The Ile-de-France Regional Tourism Office: (Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 1st,M° Palais-Royal/Musée du Louvre, tel 08 26 16 66 66 or 01 44 50 19 98, www.francekeys.com/english/region/ile_de_france) provides information for the entire Ile-de-France département, including Paris, Versailles, and Rambouillet, and can sell transportation and museum passes. Open daily, 10am to 7pm..
The Maison de la France (www.franceguide.com/prehome.asp) is the country’s official tourism office, with locations all over the world.. Check out their web site for the latest promotions, practical information and to request brochures.. This is a good resource for visitors who will be traveling throughout France, or those who simply want to keep up with the latest cultural news and events.. Select the appropriate country from the listing for specific information..