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Some quick facts about Paris

Inhabitants approximately 2,2 million
Language French
Form Of Government France is a Republic, with strong presidential power.
Currency Euro (EUR)
Country Code + 33
State religion Catholicism
Time difference from Sweden +/- 0 hours
Electricity The same contacts in Sweden and 220V
Embassy in Sweden Kommendörsgatan 13, Stockholm, Tel + 46 (0) 8-4595300, www.ambafrance-se.org
Tourist information 25 rue des Pyramides, tel. + 33(0)892683000, www.parisinfo.com
Swedish Embassy in Paris 17, rue Barbet-de-Jouy, Paris, Tel: + 33(0)144188800, www.amb-suede.fr


The following days are considered as weekend in France. In connection with the weekend circulating it, of course, more cars on the roads and tourist frequent sites in Paris.

New Year's Day 1 January (Jour de l an)
Easter Easter Day (Lundi de Pâques) excluding good Friday and Easter Saturday
1 may 1 may (Fête du Travail)
May 8 Armistice after 2:World War 2 (Victoire des Alliés sur l ' Allemagne nazie)
Ascension Day Thursday (jeudi de l ' Ascension)
Pentecost Sunday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
14 July National Day (Fête Nationale française)
15 August The Virgin Mary Ascension (L'assomption)
1 november All Saints ' day (La Toussaint)
11 november Armistice after 1:World War 2 (La Première Guerre mondiale Armistice the)
25 december Christmas Day (Noël)


Paris is divided into 20 administrative regions, so-called district. These parts in the city according to a spiral pattern. It is quite good to have a little check on these, as well when you book hotels as planning day trips around the city.

1 Louvre The Louvre Museum )
2 Bourse
3 Temple Le Marais, Centre Culturel Suédois
4 Hotel de Ville Notre Dame, Le Marais
5 Panthéon
6 Luxembourg
7 Palais Bourbon the Eiffel Tower, This is also the resident of the Swedish Embassy
8 Elysée Champs Elysées
9 Opéra
10 Enclose Saint-laurent
11 Popincourt
12 Reuilly
13 Gobelins
14 Observatoire Cité universitaire, Swedish student home
15 Vaugirard
16 Passy Chaillotpalatset
17 Batignolles Swedish Church abroad
18 Butte Montmartre Sacré Coeur, Lapin Agile
19 Buttes Chaumont
20 Menilmontant
, Flèche d'Or Café

View The arrondissements of Paris in a larger map.


France has since 2002 Euro currency. Most VISA and Mastercard cards work in the French automatic teller machines. Count, however, that there is usually a fee associated with each socket, so in order to minimize these, by making fewer withdrawals . If you can, please try to exchange a small amount of money before leaving your home country, so you have cash right when you arrive in Paris.

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