Welcome to Los Angeles, the "City of Angels"

Located in southern California in the San Fernando valley on the Pacific coast, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States after New York. The city currently has more than 3.7 inhabitants. It's a cosmopolitan city that attracts many immigrants.
Originally occupied by Native Americans, the Los Angeles bay area was discovered by the Portuguese in the 16th century. However, it wasn't until 1781 that the Spanish settled there. The small city quickly developed during the 20th century thanks to two main sectors: citrus fruit production and petrol. The cinema industry also developed in Hollywood during the same period.
L.A is very famous worldwide and is also one of the strongest symbols of the "American dream".
In addition to the cinema, Los Angeles offers a host of cultural activities. Many world-famous museums are located in the city: the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), etc.
Los Angeles has much to offer. Its geographical location between the ocean and mountains allows residents and visitors the choice of going to the beach and mountain activities (skiing, hiking, etc.) in the same day. With 320 days of sun annually, Los Angeles is an ideal holiday destination!
Don't wait to explore the famous "City of Angels"!

Reserve your ticket for Los Angeles with Air France!

Would you like to spend a holiday in Los Angeles and discover the United States' west coast? Air France offers daily flights with connections in Paris or Amsterdam to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
A flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Los Angeles takes about 27 to 31 hours (connections in Paris or Amsterdam with about 11 hours direct flight from Paris to L.A.) Find out how to minimise jet-lag in the health and comfort/travel tips section of our website (there is a -10 hour difference) Travel tips . There are many tips to help you enjoy your travel experience, before, during and after the flight.
Once you have landed in Los Angeles, and discovered your accommodation and the surrounding area, head for Hollywood Boulevard for a walk and to have your picture taken with celebrity look-alikes: a must-do! Then go to Universal Studios Hollywood to see the sets from your favourite films. Admire the homes built on stilts at Malibu Beach and if you love surfing, catch some waves in the famous spot.
Depending on your mood and desires, there are many famous neighbourhoods to visit: Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, etc.
Finally, why not take advantage of your stay in Los Angeles to roller-blade in Venice Beach: a good way to experience the Californian lifestyle.

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