There's more to this Euro country than just wine, cheese, and your French maid fantasy. If you're into any type of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, alpine, ice), there are many world-class routes/problems to be had.
From the US: Save up your $ and ride in one of those fancy aeroplanes. Ask the pilot nicely to drop you off in Paris. Unless of course, you'd rather spend weeks at sea developing scurvy. I suggest the former.
Weather station 25.5 miles from here
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Machoire d'ane 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Europe
: ... : Un pont sur l'infini
This is an excellent route with varied climbing, keeps you thinking all the way to the anchor. Start with good holds which lead to a boulder problem crux at 20ft. Once through the boulder problem, take a deep breath and tip-toe your way to the top on excellent rock, using thin face holds, pockets and slab technique--clipping sportily spaced bolts on the journey....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Dec 31, 2008
The best place for gear and beta in Paris is at Au Vieux Campeur. The shop is located at 48 rue Ecoles, near the Maubert Mutualite bus/metro stop.
By Zach Alberts
From: Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France
Oct 6, 2012
If you're not planning on visiting Paris or bouldering in Font, there are closer and probably cheaper places to fly into than Paris. Look into Marsielle, Lyon or Geneva. Otherwise your looking at another 6+hrs of travel on the train or by car to get to the bulk of the climbing...train tickets can be expensive and by car you'd be traveling on toll roads, not to mention paying a hefty $8 a gallon for gas.