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Crescentrating's Halal Friendly Travel (CRaHFT) Ranking 2013

10 Destinations for Newlyweds in 2013

Relax, unwind, spend quality time and explore a new place with your brand new better half; that’s what most newlyweds would like to do!

Why not spend some time together in exploring your own city? You will be surprised how much of your city that you still do not know enough. This is a great opportunity to do so with your new partner in life!

Another option is to have a staycation - a holiday in your own town; just two of you. Here are some tips to get the best out of a staycation.

Published in Crahft Ranking 2013

Finding Halal food and Mosques in Paris is not that difficult.

With Muslims in Paris forming about 7% of the population of the city, finding Mosques and halal food, restaurants in Paris is never difficult. Read on to know about halal restaurants, food and mosques in Paris.

Published in France City Guides
The Department of Islamic Art in the Louvre is the oldest Islamic Collection in an International Museum

The Department of Islamic Art is the latest addition to the galleries in the Louvre Museum. Opened in 2003, the gallery was originally created in 1890 and was a part of the Department of Decorative Arts. The collection at this gallery represents Islamic history and some of the artifacts in the museum depict the ancient relations between France and the Islamic world. This is the oldest Islamic collection in an international museum.

Published in France Attractions

The Louvre houses a wonderful Islamic Art collection

One of the oldest and the most majestic museums in the world, the Louvre is a must visit site for those visiting Paris. Located inside the expansive Louvre Palace in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the Louvre was established as a medieval fortress and gradually started evolving as a public art museum in the late 18th century. Today the Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world. The main appeal of the museum is the world renowned portrait of Mona Lisa.

Published in France Attractions

The most cosmopolitan city of France and the fashion capital of the world, Paris is a dream destination for any traveler. A leading global city, Paris is home to several iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paris is a large city divided into 20 districts and every district has its own character. Paris started as a small settlement on an island in the River Seine and gradually spread throughout its surroundings.

Published in France City Guides

The Grand Masjid of Paris is one of the largest masjid in France and also in Europe. Built in the mudéjar style, the masjid has a single minaret about 33 meters in height. The construction of the masjid was completed in 1926.

Published in Paris Mosques
  • Islamic art collection at The Louvre

    The Louvre houses a wonderful Islamic Art collection One of the oldest and the most majestic museums in the world, the Louvre is a must visit site for those visiting Paris. Located inside the expansive Louvre Palace in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the Louvre was established as a medieval fortress…
  • Department of Islamic Art - Louvre Museum, Paris

    The Department of Islamic Art in the Louvre is the oldest Islamic Collection in an International Museum The Department of Islamic Art is the latest addition to the galleries in the Louvre Museum. Opened in 2003, the gallery was originally created in 1890 and was a part of the Department of…
  • Picasso Museum - A Unique Collection

    A world famous art gallery dedicated to the art work of Pablo Picasso

    Located in Hotel Sale in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris is the Picasso Museum.

  • One of the Most Visited Sights in the World-Eiffel Tower

    The Eiffel Tower today is recognized as the icon of France Built adjacent to the River Seine, Eiffel Tower is named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. The landmark was built in 1889 and stands proudly in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. Eiffel Tower is definitely one of the most visited sights…
  • Disneyland Paris

    Located in the suburbs of Paris, Disneyland Paris is the second Disney Theme Park that has opened outside the United States.

    Opened in 1992, the Disneyland Paris comprises of two theme parks: the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park.

  • Relive your Childhood at the Jardin d'Acclimation

    Sprawling over 20 hectares, the Jardin d'Acclimatation is a wonderful amusement park that brings back the childhood memories The park also houses a menagerie, the Exploradome museum, and several other attractions. The park is located in the Northern part of the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. Inaugurated in 1960, the park…
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France Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Paris

GEOGRAPHY

France is situated on the western edge of Europe. Having an area of 547,030 square kilometres it is the largest area among European Union members.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 65.8 Million. Muslims account for about 10% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate in France varies depending on the regions. A mediterranean climate is found in the south east, in the west, the climate is predominantly oceanic with a high level of rainfall and freezing temperatures in the mountainous regions.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Frechis the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs
Summer: +2 hrs

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

French National Holiday (Bastille Day): July 14th
May Day: May 1st
Remembrance Day: November 11th
Christmas Day: December 25th

CURRENCY

Euro

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 17
Medical: 15
Fire: 18

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