Just two short hours from Paris, this is Dublin. Dublin is the home of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. Dublin is a constant scream of seagulls. Dublin also means entering pubs where Guinness flows freely. Dublin is also home to the impressive library of Trinity College, and the bridges that hold an elegance contest on the Liffey River. Dublin is where the notes of violins, guitars and flutes come out through Temple Bar's doors at any time of the day. Dublin is its coast, the swell and iodized air of the Irish sea thirty minutes away. It's his new trendy neighborhoods and charming cafes where you can take refuge from a shower to eat scones. Dublin is also a passion for rugby and its teams. The green planet has all the advantages of a European capital, museums and incredible cultural programming, while keeping its atmosphere on a human scale. In Dublin, everything is done on foot. From the north shore, a little prolo to the more chic and touristic south shore, the city has its own folklore. Lively, warm, lively, Dublin has a big heart, she is a lover of life and people. And for good reason, the capital attracts. Its international firms, its pubs and literature, its outstanding history and that of the Dubliners, its traditional music and its singular accent, all reflect the capital's dynamism on the international scene.

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When to go to Dublin?

Dublin can be visited all year round. The seasons are less and less marked. In Dublin, there is no harsh winter or scorching summer, but rather mild weather almost all year round with small drops in temperatures in December and January. Sometimes a rise in mercury to 25°C in July and August. But in summer, there are more tourists and prices are higher, while in winter, many places are closed. The best season is therefore in the spring or autumn, when the weather can be pleasant for sightseeing tours. If you are leaving for the St. Patrick's Day festival (March 17), be sure to book well in advance.

How to go to Dublin? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many travel agencies offer travel packages to discover Dublin. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. Prices vary according to the means of transport chosen and the time of booking; last minute offers remain the most attractive. Apart from economic reasons, however, it is not very relevant to visit Dublin on an organised trip.

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Visiting Dublin alone is very easy. The city is safe (be careful with pickpockets, however). Public transport and hotel facilities are abundant, you can make your choice. To avoid wasting too much time queuing in front of each monument, remember to buy your tickets in advance on the Internet or on site the day before. Dublin is also a city that is ideal for a family stay.

On foot! The capital on a human scale, Dublin's centre in particular is ideal for pedestrians. There are four types of public transport in Dublin: DART, the equivalent of the RER, city buses, LUAS tramways and Dublin Bikes, the equivalent of the Vélib'. As for the car, it is to be avoided. A word of advice, on the bus, have the exact amount of the race on you, because drivers are not allowed to give change, this is what is called the exact fare system.

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When to travel?

Dublin can be visited all year round. The seasons are less and less marked. In Dublin, there is no harsh winter or sc...
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Weather forecast

Dublin enjoys a mild and temperate oceanic climate. In autumn, temperatures are around 10°C. Winters are, without ex...
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Budget

The cost of living in Dublin is generally quite high. Accommodation is expensive and it is difficult to find accommod...
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Formalities

The Republic of Ireland is part of the European Union, which means that visitors residing in European Member States d...
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Health

Dublin is a safe and healthy city, so no vaccinations are recommended. Nevertheless, check that your vaccinations are...
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How to travel by yourself?

Visiting Dublin alone is very easy. The city is safe (be careful with pickpockets, however). Public transport and hot...
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How to get organized?

Many travel agencies offer travel packages to discover Dublin. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nig...
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Getting around

On foot! The capital on a human scale, Dublin's centre in particular is ideal for pedestrians. There are four types o...
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