Paris is divided in 20 arrondissements and their number spiral out from the middle of the city. That is why arragement of arrondissements is said to be placed like a shell of a snail.

The ZIP code is 750XX. XX corresponds to the number of the arrondissement in 2 digit numbers (for example: 75008 refers to the 8th arrondissement, and 75017 refers to the 17th arrondissement), Except for the 16th arrondissement which is divided in two: 75016 for the south and 75116 for the north. With this ZIP code you will be able to get your bearings easily.

Plan of the arrondissements in Paris 


The Paris metro was inaugurated in 1900 and is nowadays made up of 16 lines that go across the city and connect it with the suburbs.

Before taking the metro, make sure that you have a valid metro ticket and check the direction you have to take.

(In order to know which one is the right direction, please look for your terminus’ name on the map).

There is also a tramway (7 lines) and  a trains’ one (RER and the Transilien) that serve Paris suburbs.

Likewise, Paris has a bus network with seventy lines.

Click here to get all the plans you may need to find your way in Paris!

Click here to see the bus maps.

Which medicine to take?

If you feel sick during your stay in France, be aware that you know that you can buy these medicines at the pharmacy.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the medicines that you can find in France:

  • For a stomachache: SPASFON / SMECTA
  • For a sore throat : Pastilles SREPSIL / DRILL / MAXILASE / LYSOPAINE
  • For a fever, a flu or a cold: DOLIRHUME / FERVEX / ACTIFED RHUME / RHINADVIL RHUME

Exchange offices

Here, is a non-exhaustive list of some of some exchange offices in Paris, where you can pay in cash or by Visa or Mastercard credit card.

  •  Multi change Marbeuf: 7, rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm.
  •  Multi change Etoile: 4, rue de Tilsitt, 75008, open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11:30pm and on Sunday 9am to 7pm.
  •  Multi change Madeleine: 8, boulevard de la Madeleine, 75009, open from Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 6:30pm.
  •  Multi change Marché aux puces: 152, rue des Rosiers, 93400, Saint Ouen, open daily from 9am to 5:30pm.
  •  Multi change Montparnasse: 161, rue de Rennes, 75006 open from Monday to Saturday 9:15am to 8pm..
  •  Multi change Saint Germain: 180, Boulevard Saint Germain, open from Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 6:30pm.
  •  Multi change Château d’Eau: 71, Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010, open from Monday to Saturday rom 9:30am to 6:30pm.


Here, are some addresses of cybercafés that we recommend if you need an Internet access.

  • Cybercafé de Paris: 11 rue des Halles, 75001 Paris, open daily from 7am to 2am.
  •  Web Bar: 32 rue de Picardie 75003 Paris, open daily from 8:30 am to 2am, on Saturday from 11am to 2am and on Sunday until midnight.
  • Cyber Beaubourg: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, open daily from 9am until midnight /! No payments with credit cards.
  • Cyber Luxembourg Micro: 83 Boulevard Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11pm and on Sunday from 2pm to 8pm.


  • L’Imprévu: 30 boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris, , open daily from 7am to 2am.
  • Paris-Cy,:8 rue de Jouy, 75004 Paris, open Monday to Friday from 7am to 2am.
  • Milk St Michel: 53 rue de la Harpe, 75005 Paris, open Monday to Saturday 24 hours a day.
  • Le Meilleur des Mondes: 4 bis rue Michel Chasles, 75012 Paris, open from Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 11pm, on Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and on Sunday from 3pm to 11pm.
  • Le Colombia: 38 rue de Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 Paris.
  • L’Arobase, 101 rue Chevaleret, 75013 Paris, open from Monday to Friday from 8:30am tol 9pm and from Saturday from noon to 9pm (Closed on Sunday).