Paris Tourist Information Offices : How to Find One

Welcome Centers Around the City

Twilight along Pont Alexandre III over River Seine, Paris, France
••• Twilight along Pont Alexandre III over River Seine, Paris, France. Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty

Many people feel comfortable navigating a new city using only their wits (and maybe the internet)-- but for other visitors, finding a good tourist information center is key to feeling informed and relaxed.

Paris has several tourist "welcome centers" dotted around the city, where you can get free advice and maps, buy special discount cards and passes, and find most other info related to your stay. Here are the main ones:

The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides:

25, rue des Pyramides
1st arrondissement
Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
RER: Auber (line A)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

  • June 1st-October 31st: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • November 1st-May 31st: Mon.-Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sundays and bank holidays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Visitor Services:

Carrousel du Louvre Tourist Welcome Center - Paris Region Information:

This welcome center is especially useful if you want to explore the greater Paris region and take day trips to nearby cities and attractions such as Versailles or Disneyland Paris. 

Read related: 7 Fantastic Day Trips in Close Reach of Paris

Location: Carrousel du Louvre, Place de la Pyramide Inversée
99, rue de Rivoli
1st arrondissement
Metro: Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (line 1 and 7)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours: 

7 days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Information on tourist attractions and events in the greater Paris (Ile de France) region

Gare de Lyon Tourist Welcome Center:

20, Boulevard Diderot
12th arrondissement
Metro: Gare de Lyon (line 1 or 14)
RER: Gare de Lyon (line A)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

This center is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sunday and bank holidays.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Hotel and attractions bookings
  • Paris public transport passes; Paris Museum Pass, and other discount cards

Gare du Nord Tourist Welcome Center:

18, rue de Dunkerque
10th arrondissement
Look for the "Welcome" kiosque under the glass roof of the Gare du Nord train station, "Ile de France" section. Metro: Gare du Nord (line 2,4, or 5)
RER: Gare du Nord (line B, D)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

Monday-Sunday,8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st, and May 1st.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Hotel and attractions bookings
  • Paris public transport passes; Paris Museum Pass, and other discount cards

Porte de Versailles/Paris Expo Welcome Center:

1, Place de la Porte de Versailles
15th arrondissement
The Porte de Versailles Convention Center hosts many of Paris' most interesting trade fairs. The tourist office here can provide detailed information on trade fairs and special events at Paris Expo.
Metro: Porte de Versailles (line 12)
Tramway: Porte de Versailles (T3)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

This center near the southern tip of the city is open from 11 am-7 pm during trade fairs.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Hotel and attractions bookings
  • Paris public transport passes; Paris Museum Pass, and other discount cards

Montmartre Tourist Office:

21, place du Tertre
18th arrondissement
Metro: Abbesses (line 12), Anvers (line 2), funicular
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

This center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions

Anvers Tourist Welcome Center:

Located on the median strip facing 72, boulevard Rochechouart
18th arrondissement
Metro: Anvers (line 2)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed on December 25th, January 1st and May 1st.

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Hotel and attractions bookings
  • Paris public transport passes; Paris Museum Pass, and other discount cards

Clémenceau Tourist Welcome Center:

Located on corner of Avenue des Champs-Elysées and Avenue Marigny
8th arrondissement
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (line 1 and 13)
Tel.: 0892 68 3000 (0,34 € per min.)

Opening Hours:

April 6th to October 20th, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed July 14th

Visitor Services:

  • Brochures and information on Paris tourist attractions
  • Hotel and attractions bookings
  • Paris public transport passes; Paris Museum Pass, and other discount cards

Confused? Head Over to a Tourist Welcome Center in Person!

For first-time visitors to Paris, the city can feel overwhelming and confusing. If you're unsure about how to spend your time, want to get some information and advice in person from tourist officials, pick up some helpful documentation and even look into buying Paris metro tickets or discount cards such as the Paris Museum pass, you'll find it more than useful to beeline over to one of the city's friendly information centers, conveniently located in several neighborhoods. Find the one closest to you by scrolling down.