OUIBUS, based in France, runs a number of services to and from London's Victoria station, arriving in Paris at Gare de Bercy, located in the 12th arrondissement. Trains to other areas of France and Europe also arrive at the station, along with a number of local bus routes. From the terminus it takes around 20 minutes to reach the city centre by bus and 25 minutes from the nearby Bercy Metro Station. Buses to Paris from London's Victoria station are also provided by National Express, they terminate at Paris Gallieni international bus station which receives many long-distance coaches. Lots of regional buses link the station to the city centre, as does the Gallieni Metro Station, both journeys take around 25 minutes. The main bus operator in Paris is the French Transport Authority, or RATP. Running over 347 routes they provide a comprehensive service, covering both the city and its suburbs.
Most visitors to this beautiful French city have a checklist of attractions to tick off when they arrive, the imposing Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou, with its stunning vertical garden and the grand Notre Dame Cathedral. These artistic and cultural treasures are well worth visiting, but the experience of getting there and the sites along the way, are what make Paris such a dynamic and unforgettable place. Get a feel for the city by walking along the iconic boulevards, drinking fresh coffee by lamplight next to the Seine and popping into a hidden away bistro for a delicious snack. Paris is a treat for the senses and has been an inspiration for numerous artists, now their work can be viewed at a number of world famous galleries. Visit the Musée d’Orsay to browse its Impressionist collection, or the Louvre, for a glimpse of the famous Mona Lisa and many other masterpieces.