Getting around

What can you see during a layover in Paris?

Do you have a layover in Paris and don't know what to do while you wait? This article will explain when it makes sense to leave the airport, how to get to the center quickly and what interesting things you can see in Paris in just a few hours.

What you'll need to visit Paris during a layover

  1. A Schengen visa: without it you can't get out of the international terminal. Make sure your Schengen visa isn't category A (transit), which doesn't let you leave the airport.

The most important Paris metro stations and lines

Many tourists are afraid of the Paris metro because they think it's really confusing, especially if they don't know much French. But the reality is that using the Paris metro is quite easy and convenient, and it's one of the fastest ways to get around the city.

We've already written about how to buy metro tickets and detailed instructions on using them. Please read that article, since this one only covers the locations of the metro stations and the tourist sites in each area.