Paris & Disney

Richard Harbourne 17 November 2012
I had a fantastic three nights in Paris which was long overdue. We flew with Ryanair into Beauvais airport which is around 82km from Paris. It’s not ideal but there are plenty of coaches that run from the airport into the city centre and also to Disney. I would normally recommend flying into Charles De Gaulle.

We stayed three nights at the Royal Elysees hotel which is a four star hotel in the Champs Elysees. It’s only a five minute walk from the Arc De Triomphe and ten minutes from the Eiffel Tower. It was a good hotel of a good standard. I recommend a quiet room rather than a room with a view of the Arc De Triomphe as the main road will be noisy. The quieter rooms are at the back with no view at all but you will have a better night’s sleep. Breakfast, a continental buffet, was good. The hotel was in the perfect location, five minutes’ walk from the subway. Disneyland Paris then was just one subway ride to the end of the line which took around 40 minutes.

There are a few hop-on hop-off bus tours which you can do and I recommend the green bus tour. You can then use the yellow and orange tours combined. The two day pass is €34 per person and the buses run frequently to all the main sites. We spent a full two days sightseeing, which is what I would recommend. If you wanted to do the sights as well as Disney then I would recommend four nights.

We then spent the third day in Disneyland Paris and we managed both parks in one day. Although it was a little rushed, the queues were quite short as it was during the week and it wasn't a school holiday. I would recommend at least two days for both the parks if you wanted to do all the rides and not have to rush.

Overall I had a fantastic time in Paris and I would definitely recommend it to anyone for a city break.