Prepare your trip to Miami in the United States

Air France offers seven direct flights per week departing from Paris, France to Miami, in the state of Florida in the United States. Direct flights Paris to Miami take about 9:30. The flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town takes between 11 and 13:30 hours.
Before entering the United States, be sure to have a valid passport and obtain the Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), before departure, at least 72 hours before your trip to Miami.
If you connect in Paris, you will fly out of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. You will arrive in Miami, at the international airport located 12 km to the north west of the city centre and you may take a taxi (the quickest solution), a shuttle van (less expensive but longer), the train (inexpensive and reliable transportation). Or you may also rent a car. For car rental agencies, consult our list of partners.
The currency in Miami, is of course the dollar.

Miami, Cuban and Hispanic influence

So you are going to take a flight for Miami ? Miami, a legendary city in the state of Florida with a population of 400,000, is located on the Atlantic coast and has a tropical climate. Summers are hot and humid and winters are mild and dry. It has the same climate as the Caribbean which is only a few hours away by boat.
You will feel the Cuban and Latin-American influence everywhere you go in Miami. Experience the atmosphere in Little Havana, founded by Cuban immigrants, where you will find fruit vendors and cigar factories. The city of Coral Gables to the south of Miami, is worth the visit: it's an exotic town with elegant Spanish style homes, stone bridges and romantic waterfalls.
To the south west of the city of Miami there are many typical restaurants and bars where the air is filled with the sound of salsa and the smell of the famous popular dish, "frijoles negros".

Miami, city of leisure, arts and sports

If you purchase a ticket for Miami, you will certainly be charmed by its beautiful beaches, coastline, the city's razzle-dazzle and its lovely girls. If that's what you are looking for, head south of Miami Beach to South Beach, called "SoBe". It's a wide, animated beach with beautiful art deco style buildings, cafes, elegant hotels and limousines along Ocean Driveā€¦in short, a neighbourhood that never sleeps, a favourite with tourists.
Tourists can also enjoy all kinds of sports in Miami. On Key Biscayne, you can try windsurfing or kayaking. Or if you prefer land sports, you can roller-blade along Ocean Drive.
Miami is also a privileged place for art. The city has many museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, the Bass Museum of Art and the Wolfsonian Museum, the city's art deco museum, a style that deeply marks the city.