No, Algiers does not fall into decay. Algiers is mutating, Algiers is searching for itself, surpassing itself, reinventing itself, and recently more than ever! Preserving both its former charm and cultivating a deep respect for its traditions, the tumultuous and cheerful Algerian capital nevertheless remains resolutely turned towards the future, constantly modernizing. The current urbanisation plans are already yielding good results: a dashing airport, modern shopping centres, a new tramway, an extension of the metro line, the restoration of venerable buildings such as the Kasbah by Jean Nouvel, but also the Ketchaoua mosque or the emblematic Place des Martyrs, the construction of the Grand Mosque... Algiers la Blanche is driven by a mad dynamism, steeped in a thousand-year-old culture and filled with gourmet restaurants. Capricious and generous, nostalgic and avant-garde, it is in the heart of this plural and paradoxical city that the Algiers tourist guide plunges you into a captivating journey that is second to none. A destination not to be missed during your stay in Algeria

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When to go to Algiers?

When to go to Algiers? Autumn and spring are the best seasons to visit Algiers. From late September to mid-November and from March to June, the days are beautiful, the temperatures pleasant and you can enjoy the sea. On the other hand, summer, which can be unbearable in Algiers, should be avoided, both by the number of visitors (it is the high season for coastal cities) and by the heavy and humid climate. It is the tourist season on the Algerian coast. Many Algerians living abroad return home during this period, which is also the time of marriages. Humidity can reach 90% in the north of the country and heat waves are not uncommon. In November, moreover, about fifty kilometres south of Algiers, the small ski resort of Chrea is dressed in a beautiful white coat.

How to go to Algiers? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

If Algeria was once a very popular tourist destination, today the infrastructure is not always there. However, it is easy to find tourism companies and other tour operators that can tailor a trip or offer tours that include a visit to the capital. The main advantage of opting for an organised trip is above all economic, thanks to the packages that generally combine flight and accommodation.

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The average price of a return flight from France to Algiers is 300 €. Be aware of the high season (June to September) during which prices can be very high. Remember to book your tickets in advance if you plan a stay during the summer period. The same is true for housing: the sooner the better!

The capital suffers from almost permanent traffic jams and lack of parking. Having your own vehicle is of course very convenient for night travel, but during the day, traffic jams and parking can be a major waste of time. Fortunately, the extension of the Algiers metro in the centre to Place des Martyrs was inaugurated in 2018 and it is now possible to cross the whole centre of Algiers by metro, which should ease some of the traffic congestion in the centre. Taxis (and VTCs), buses and walking are also recommended means of transport.

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    • Find a hotel
    • Airbnb rental
    • Holiday rental
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    • Tailor-made trip
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    • Book a table
    • Activities & visits

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    When to travel?

    When to go to Algiers? Autumn and spring are the best seasons to visit Algiers. From late September to mid-November a...
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    Weather forecast

    The weather in Algiers and northern Algeria is subject to a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters a...
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    Budget

    The Algerian dinar is the currency used in Algiers. There are more tourist establishments in Algiers than the...
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    Formalities

    Any French citizen wishing to travel to Algiers must apply for a visa at the consulate of their place of residence. Read more about it

    Health

    No particular problems to report in terms of health, except that tap water should not be drunk: although it is...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    The average price of a return flight from France to Algiers is 300 €. Be aware of the high season (June to Septembe...
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    How to get organized?

    If Algeria was once a very popular tourist destination, today the infrastructure is not always there. However, it is...
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    Getting around

    The capital suffers from almost permanent traffic jams and lack of parking. Having your own vehicle is of course very...
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