Paris is one of the most visited cities of the world and offers a lot of different activities. But if we only have a few days in Paris, what to do? The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommend this post as a guide for those people who are looking for some tips and information about the best activities in Paris to enjoy and know the best things of the city in less than 3 days

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After living in Paris and having visited the City of Lights countless times, I still feel like I’ve only discovered a small fraction of what this fabulous city has to offer. This is exactly why it always breaks my heart when someone tells me about the brief 2-3 days they’ve scheduled for Paris. In all honesty, I think Paris is a city best discovered in 5 or more days, but since I understand limited vacation days and packed itineraries don’t allow for that kind of time…………


The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommend you the Joe Cocker concert the next 10-10-2010 at the ZENITH

Is on only chance to enjoy the music of this amazing singer in the city of lights!

You can find useful information about the tickets in the following link:


Methods of transportation!

The Hotel Pulitzer Paris give you some tips about transportation in Paris

Taxi in Paris

Unlike other international cities, taxis in Paris generally have no standard colour or distinguishing pattern; they are simply marked with a taxi light on the roof. 
To hail a cab, look for a taxi which shows the light illuminated, indicating that it is free.
There are many taxi ranks situated throughout Paris, as you are not permitted to hail a taxi more than 50 metres away. 

The meter will show the fare, but extra fees do occur, for example with luggage to be handled.

Metro and bus in Paris

The Paris Métro is the second busiest metro system in Europe, moving millions of passengers around the city every day.
A symbolic Paris monument, it’s known for its Art Nouveau style, over a huge network of metro and RER train lines.

There are 16 metro lines, numbered and coloured. RER train lines are lettered A-E. Check out a map of the Paris Métro. 
Lines run from 5am to 1am daily and later on Friday and Saturday nights. On certain holidays, for example on New Year’s Eve, there are special services which run all night.  

The standard one-journey t+ ticket costs 1.50 Euro and is available at any machine or kiosk. It is valid for 90 minutes over the whole metro network, including bus, métro, tram and zone 1 of the RER.  For multiple journeys, the Carnet offers better value, with 10 tickets at just over 11 Euro.

If you’re not in a hurry, the bus network in Paris gives you easy sightseeing opportunities. Check out a map of the Paris bus network.

Major transport stations in Paris

There are six important train stations in Paris, as follows: 

Northern Paris: Gare du Nord (10th arrondissment), which serves most international arrivals from Northern Europe, including the Eurostar from London. 
Also in the 10th arrondissement, Gare de l’Est, a hub for Central European destinations. Gare Saint Lazare (8th arrondissement) has arrivals from Normandy and England.

Southern Paris: Trains from Gare de Lyon and Gare d’Austerlitz (12th arrondissement) depart to Southern France, Spain and Italy. Gare Montparnasse (14th arrondissement) serves trains for Western France.

There are two major bus terminals, for international Eurolines arrivals to Paris. In the East,Gallieni, at Porte Bagnolet metro, and in the West, a new bus terminal at La Défense.

Those needing luggage storage can use the self-service facilities available at Gare du Nord

Driving and Parking in Paris

Drivers in Paris are notorious for speeding, skipping traffic lights, parking illegally and not obeying driving regulations, so if you must bring your car to Paris, prepare yourself to be extra alert and vigilant while driving in the city centre. 

When driving in Paris, you will typically find “Pay and Display” machines for short parking stays, but there is a 24 hour limit. 

There will normally be public car parking facilities spread throughout the city, although taking public transport is a much easier way of getting around town. 

To find the nearest car park to an apartment, have a look at this parking link, which maps the public car parks in central Paris and can be booked in advance.

Paris Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport transfer information


Trains from Paris CDG airport into the centre

Trains take approximately 35 minutes, departing every 15 minutes from the airport, between 5am-midnight and 7am-11pm at weekends. From terminal 1 take the green shuttlebus and from terminal 2 take the blue shuttlebus, to arrive at the airport train terminal; North Terrace.

From here, service RER Line B runs from the airport to Gare du NordChatelet-des-HallesSt. Michel and Denfert-Rochereau, connecting with the metro. A single fare is under 8 Euro.

Roissybus from Paris CDG airport into the centre

Every 15 minutes a shuttle bus service to central Place de L’Opéra stops at all three terminals at Paris CDG airport. The Roissybus takes you from the airport into the city centre in about 45 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 8.20 Euro. Service runs from 6am-11pm daily.

Taxi from Paris CDG airport into the centre

We recommend our guests take this easy way of transport to get straight to the accommodation. Taxis from Paris CDG airport into Paris take about 45 minutes and cost about 30-45 Euro.

Paris-Orly (ORY) airport transfer information


Trains from Paris-Orly airport into the centre

The Orlyval shuttle bus connects Paris-Orly airport with Anthony train station, every 6 mins approximately, from 6am-11pm daily. From Anthony station, take the RER Line B to Denfert-RochereauSt. Michel and Port Maillot, connecting with the metro
The journey takes about 30 minutes and the combined single ticket costs just under 9 Euro.

Orlybus from Paris-Orly airport into the centre

Every 15 minutes the Orlybus shuttle service to central Place Denfert-Rochereau stops at Paris-Orly airport. The Orlybus takes you from the Paris-Orly airport into the city centre in about 25 minutes. A one-way ticket costs just under 6 Euro. Service runs from 6.30am-11pm.

Taxi from Paris-Orly airport into the centre

We recommend our guests take this easy way of transport to get straight to the accommodation. Taxis from Paris-Orly airport into Paris take about 30 minutes depending on traffic and cost about 20-30 Euro, however make sure you agree on the fare before your departure.

Bus from Paris-Beauvais (BVA) airport into Paris centre


Paris-Beauvais airport is just under an hour and a half by coach to Paris. The bus which goes direct from this airport to Port Maillot in central Paris, departs 20 minutes after the arrival of any Ryanair flight. At Port Maillot, connect with the metro and RER. This is 5 minutes to walk from the bus stop.

The fare is around 13 Euro for a single journey; tickets are sold at the kiosk (cash only) in the airport before boarding the coach. It’s possible to find the timetable for this service by looking online. A taxi from Paris-Beauvais airport into Paris is highly expensive and not recommended.


The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommend the concert of MIKA ..

MIKA will be in Paris 27-04-2010 playing his best songs at Bercy .

Do not miss the oportunity to enjoy this amazing concert!

What to do in Paris in this month? 

The Hotel Pulitzer Paris  Blog has some recommendations!

Do you like musicals? If you enjoy musicals there’s an amazing opportunity to see one of the most demanded musicals in Europe!

Romeo and Juliet will be the most part of the month in The Palais des Congres Paris 

More? Ok, the Blog of The Hotel Pulitzer Paris always has more recommendations.

This month you can enjoy with your Family the Lion King Musical at  The Palais des Congres Paris the most of the days of the month!

If you prefer the action we recommend you The Zorro Musical that also will be almost all the days of the month at Folies Bergère.

What about Opera? There’s also an excelent opera performans in march 2, 5, 8, 12 and 14. 

Don Carlo which is one of the most exiting opera performances of the moment will be at Opéra Bastille. Opera lovers can’t miss this oppotunity! 

March is a month full of activities there’s also a lot of concerts!

Those are recommended by The Hotel Pulitzer Paris Blog 

Jaga Jazzist will be in Paris the next 04-03-2010 at the Cafe De la Danse

More concerts in Paris…. 

30 Seconds to Mars will be in Bercy.

You can enjoy this concert the next 05-03-2010

But we still have more concerts!

Eros Ramazzotti  will be in Paris at Bercy the next 30-03-2010

New Year in Paris!

The Hotel Pulitzer Paris recommend some places to recieve the new year in Paris.

  • The Champs-Elysees is the place to head if you want to be at the center of the party. Starting at around 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, people start to flock to the famous street, often bringing along bottles and plastic flutes. From many places on the Champs-Elysees, you can get a good view of the Eiffel Tower, which explodes into a sparkling dance of light at the stroke of midnight.Major fireworks displays can usually be seen from the Champs-Elysees, and there are plenty of spots to go dancing or dining before or after midnight in the area. Although the ambiance here is usually “bon enfant” (literally– “good child”, or harmless), celebrating on the Champs-Elysees calls for you to be especially aware of your personal belongings, as pickpocketing is common in large crowds. Also, this won’t be the party of choice for you if you’re claustrophobic or crowd-shy.
  • The Sacre Coeur Cathedral plaza in Montmartre is another favorite, and significantly calmer, place to bid farewell to the current year. Assuming the skies are relatively clear, the knolltop vantage affords spectacular views of the entire Paris skyline, so you’re sure to see any fireworks being launched around Paris. While still crowded, the Montmartre street party is more laid-back than its Champs-Elysees counterpart, and there are plenty of bars, cabarets, and clubs to explore in Montmartre and nearby Pigalle. If you’re looking for a less conventional way to celebrate New Year’s in Paris, partying in Montmartre may be the ticket.

More Info: http://goparis.about.com/od/events/a/Paris_NewYear.htm

Depeche Mode in Paris!

The Hotel Pulitzer Paris Recommend  this month the concert of Depeche Mode 

The next  20-01-2010 Depeche Mode will be at Bercy in Paris. The year  starts with the best concertes in Paris!