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Resource Guide: Paris, France Business Travel

So you’re going to Paris for work and you’re not sure what to expect? Here are some tips.

From most international destinations, you’ll be flying in to the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, which is an hour to an hour and a half away from the city. The airport is well connected to the city by public transportation, so no worries.

The currency is the Euro, as it is throughout the European Union. You can check conversion rates here.

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The official language is, of course, French. English is pretty widely spoken, but you should always attempt to speak the native language first. It shows the other party you are making an effort.

If your company hasn’t made your hotel reservations, you can get them here.

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For visa information, check with the for your country. France is a member of the Schengen Visa System, which allows for “borderless” travel between many European Union cities.

Your GSM mobile phone with enabled international roaming (such as Cingular) will work in France. You may want to have your phone “unlocked” and use a prepaid SIM card for local calls. You can always rent a GSM phone if yours in not compatible.