|Airport of arrival:||Paris-Orly Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Paris:||3 hours 50 minutes|
The city of romance and love, Paris has been a center of art, culture, history, commerce and elegance throughout history. With its two million residents, the capital city of France is one of the most famous and significant provinces of Europe. The city itself is an embodiment of culture and history. One of the most popular cities in the world, Paris is also called “Ville Lumiere” which translates City of Light.
As the Seine flows through the French capital, the picturesque city is the center of Île-de-France. Famous for its museums, Eiffel Tower, cathedrals and cuisine, Paris has been a place of fascination and influence. There are affordable flight tickets to Paris Orly Airport throughout the year.
There are direct flights to Paris Orly Airport from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which serves as a connection point for various domestic flights to provinces of Turkey.
By booking your ticket in advance, you can benefit from seasonal discounts and promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
About the Airport
Commonly referred to as Orly, the international airport is located 13 kilometres south of Paris. The complex is situated partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi and partially in Orly. Before the opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport in 1974, Paris Orly Airport was the main airport of the French capital.
Paris Orly Airport is the busiest airport in France in terms of domestic traffic. The complex is also the second busiest airport in passenger traffic.
Paris Orly Airport
Opened it 1932, the airport was formerly known as Villeneuve-Orly Airport. Used for military service during the Second World War, the airport has been renovated and new terminals were built over the years. Currently, the complex consists of four terminals and received more than 30 million passengers in the year 2018.
Transport from Paris Orly Airport to the City Center
There are several transportation options that you can take to reach the city center.
Taxis are located right outside the exit terminals and offer the quickest ride to the city. The trip takes around 30 minutes and costs about 40€.
The most used transportation option that you can take to get to central Paris is by trains. As there are no direct railways to the center of Paris, you will need to get on Orlyval Metro first; then you can transfer to RER B or RER C trains at Anthony Train Station. The complete journey costs around 13 € and the rides are quite comfortable. The tickets can be obtained on the stations.
Orlybus tickets cost 8.30 € and the bus takes you directly to downtown Paris in 45 minutes. You can also take the public bus which costs 2 € but stops frequently in each stop, resulting in a longer trip.
The connection between the city center and Paris Orly Airport is also served by other buses throughout the night. The transportation is available 24/7.
Car Rental Services
For a hassle-free and comfortable ride to the center of Paris, you can consider renting a car through Pegasus Airlines.
The efficient and affordable transportation system of Paris is composed by taxi, buses, metro and railway. The public transportation network is operated by RATP.
The tickets can be used for any transportation vehicle and can be obtained from stations. There are various travel cards which allow you to get around the city for five days or for a single day. Single-day ticket costs around 10 € and the price of a five-day ticket costs 35 €. One of the most used buses of the transportation system is Bateau Bus which offers a wonderful trip around the city including its attractions and the Seine.
The French capital offers a wide range in terms of accommodation options. Filled with luxurious, five-star hotels located in the center; there are also low-cost hostels and more affordable accommodation options that you can take. The city consists of over two thousand hotels and many of them are known around the world.
Popular among budget travellers, Hotel France Albion, Hotel Eiffel Bomet and District République are some of your options to take in order to avoid spending too much on accommodation. You can also book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
French cuisine is one of the most distinctive and rich cuisines of the world. The food of Paris also depicts elegance and quality in the tastiest way. Wine and cheese are the strongest elements of the cuisine of Paris.
Foie gras, boeuf bourguignon, ratatouille and brioche are some of the most famous meals in the city. Paris is full ofluxurious restaurants, bistros and cafes. For detailed information about the local delicacies, you can have a look at Paris Food Guide page.
There are some side notes below which may be of assistance during the process of organizing your trip.
There are different types of visas which you should apply regarding your purpose of visit. As France became a member of the Schengen Area in 1997, you can apply for a France Visa.
- 19 km to Marne-la-Vallee, France.
- 231 km to Charleroi, Belgium.
- 263 km to Gent, Belgium.
- 263 km to Brussels, Belgium.
- 303 km to Antwerp, Belgium.
- 306 km to Rennes, France.
Paris is fascinating in every season and can be visited throughout the year. Although the city receives most of its visitors during the summer months, the city depicts a unique picture in winter as well. The city has a semi-oceanic and semi-rural climate which makes it warm throughout the year.
Best months to visit the city are April, June, September and November.
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Places to see
The spectacular city of Paris is a picturesque French province that resembles the country’s history, culture and art. The city also stands out with its architecture and kind residents. One of the most significant attraction point of not only France but also the world; Eiffel Tower must be visited during your trip to Paris. Stands 1,603 feet tall, the tower of iron has been a stunning landmark of France throughout history.
Louvre Museum is the most visited place of history in the world. As it does not only portray and exhibit the greatest works of many artists, the museum itself is also a masterwork. It is possible to see famous paintings such as The Mona Lisa, Liberty The Wedding at Cana, Venus de Milo and Seated Scribe in the museum.
Recently damaged Notre-Dame de Paris can also be visited to be fascinated by its gothic architecture. Although Notre-Dame was damaged, the restoration is still in going on and the city management is operating repairs to preserve the cathedral’s unique texture. For further information about the places you can visit in Paris, you can have a look at Paris Travel Guide.