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Travel to France

France is the most popular tourism destination in the world and welcome over 83 millions of tourists each year. You can come by boat, bus, car, train or flight.


There are numerous airlines available to you according to your country of departure. The main airlines though are Air France KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa as well as the low cost carriers (EasyJet, Ryanair, Volare etc).

Paris 2018 has negotiated an official airline company for Gay Games participants. When booking your flight Air France with KTS France, you get a discount between 15% and 25% on usual price.


Ticket prices vary according to the level of comfort (there are 2 classes) and departure time (rush hour or not). There are many attractive price options reserved for foreign travellers (Inter-Rail.), which can be obtained from your country of origin before you leave. Train stations are in Paris downtown.


Visa and Travel Documents

Every foreign national wishing to come to France must be able to present documentary evidence regarding the purpose of theirstay, their financial means of support and conditions of accommodation to immigration upon arrival in the country.

Generally, unless exempted, a VISA is required. It must be acquired before departure for France at the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

For Gay Games 10, the type of VISA required to enter France is a short-stay VISA called “Schengen VISA”. These VISAs can be issued for multiple entries. It is usually issued for tourist trips, business travel or family visits.

For information on the requirements for your passport, visa, and any other travel documents, please check the website of the French Embassy in your country, and also with the airlines and travel authorities of your own country.

If you are already registered and you need a certificate from Paris 2018, please send an email to – with the subject VISA – and we will send you a letter of invitation, or ask for further information and advise the French Foreign Office


From airports

Travel from Paris’s airports is easy. There are trains, buses, and taxis at your service.
(Estimated prices are as of 1 December 2016 and may be subject to change.)

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle

  • By Train – take train RER B to Paris and change trains or exit at the appropriate stop, such as Gare du Nord, Chatelet, St. Michel, Luxembourg, Denfert Rochereau.  If you are changing to the RER C, get off at St. Michel and follow the signs to RER C. Be sure to look at signs on platform for a list all the stops for the next train.  The trip should take approximately 35-45 minutes. Ticket from Airport to Paris is not included in Paris 2018 Transit pass, which will be given at Accreditation Center. It costs 11,10 €. Return ticket from Paris to the airport befor 12 August is included in the transit pass.
  • By Bus
    • AIR FRANCE BUS:  The Air France Bus has two stops: Porte Maillot or Etoile.  From Etoile, you can take the metro lines 1, 2, or 6.  From Porte Maillot, you can take the metro line 1 or the RER C. See:   You can buy your ticket online ahead of time – much easier when you are travelling.   Cost:  from 12 to 21 Euros, depending on your final stop.  See
  • By Taxi – a taxi to Paris will be about 50 to 65 Euros, depending on your destination.  The price is fixed depending on the final destination, so be sure to ask the driver to confirm.  Follow the signs when you exit the baggage area.
  • By Shuttle / Minibus:  You can also book a shuttle bus or van. Our travel agent KTS France gives you the best prices:




Aéroport Charles de Gaulle




Roissy Bus
Air France


From Orly

  • By Train – take the ORLYVAL train from the airport and change at the RER B Antony station. Orlyval is a driverless light rail transit line that connects Orly airports with Antony RER B station – about a 10-minute ride. Then change to the RER B – make sure you are going in the right direction – usually Aeroport CDG or Mitry. The main stops in Paris are: Cité Universitaire, Port Royal, Luxembourg, St. Michel, Chatelet, and Gare du Nord. Orlyval ticket is not included in Paris 2018 Transit pass, which will be given at Accreditation Center. It costs 12,10 € (included use of metro and RER). 
  • By Shuttle / Minibus: You can also book a shuttle bus or van. Our official travel agency KTS France gives you the best rate:

From Beauvais

Many low-cost flights, such as Ryan Air and Easy Jet, land at Beauvais-Tille Airport.

The easiest way to travel to Paris from this airport is by using the shuttle bus that leaves every 15 minutes.  Cost: 17 Euros (15.90 online).  See:

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office or on line (avoid the lines).  Be sure to print your ticket ahead of time.
The bus will take you to Porte Maillot, where you can change to the metro Line 1 or the RER C. Taxis are also available near the metro stops, about 100 meters away.