The capital and largest city of France

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Which TGV routes travel at 500+ km/hr?

I want to take a TGV for the experience of traveling very fast on the ground. The Lyria trains are advertised to travel at 524+ km/hr. The TGV I took only went 300 km/hr. Does anyone know which routes ...
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Restaurant in Paris decorated in kitchen utensils

What is the name of the restaurant decorated with kitchen utensils, in Paris nearby Porte Maillot and Le Palais des Congrès de Paris?
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Is it possible to switch terminals at Charles de Gaulle?

I have a 4 hour layover in CDG. I land in terminal 2C but I depart from terminal 1. Since I have enough time I really want to meet a friend for lunch and possibly do a little shopping in terminal 2E ...
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Need to catch an early morning taxi from central Paris to CDG airport!

I need to catch an early morning international flight at 08:00 am from Paris CDG, so I need a taxi at around 05:00 am to get from my hotel which is located at central Paris close to Arc de Triomphe. ...
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Is there a cheaper (slower) way to get by train from Brussels to Paris than Thalys?

I'm wondering if there is a cheaper way to get from Brussels to Paris by train than Thalys. Thalys prices are alright if you book some time in advance, but it can be quite expensive if you book only a ...
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France visa for one day

I'm going to London next month and I want to visit Paris for only one day but I don't have time to get a Shengen so can I get it from the train station at Paris as I hold a UK visa ?
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When do school holidays in Belgium not overlap with those in France so I can have a calmer visit to Disneyland Paris?

I'm hoping to one day take my godchild, along with his parents and my own parents, to Disneyland in Paris for a few days. However, I personally can't cope that well with busy places, and I'm hoping to ...
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Is a picnic at the Chateau de Versailles possible?

I will be visiting the Versailles Chateau on a Tuesday. I was wondering if it would be useful to take a picnic with me since I doubt the fare offered inside the palace walls (if there is any) is not ...
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How uncomfortable are old Paris apartments with no AC in July heat?

I have never lived without an AC and I get quite ill if I get hot. I'm curious how hot old Paris spaces get in July with no AC? Thinking of renting a space on the fifth floor of an old building in the ...
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Schengen Visa for a financially dependent Indian Citizen

I'm Indian passport holder working in Singapore for last 5 years. This August I'm planning to visit France & Rome for a 9 days tour with my wife. I will be applying for the Schengen Visa at France ...
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Paris transit visa

I am travelling to Algeria (ALG) via Air France, and I need to change flights at the airport in Paris. My stay in the airport is not more than 2 hours both ways. I also have a valid US visa. Do I ...
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Visa query for 1 week holiday/conference in NY

I am an indian student studying in Paris I would like to attend a conference in NY in july 13-18 for a week please let me know about the visa procedures. Which type of visa? time frame for ...
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Which one is better? Backpacking from Paris to Italy or Spain? (Finding a good route with low budget) [closed]

I'm backpacking from Paris to Milan (or Spain - Low budget). I want some places in this path to visit and stay specially nice villages. I have 6-7 days for this travel (after I'm going to Milan, ...
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Anybody know of any secret sources to get from YYZ to CDG for July for under $700?

I need to book a last minute ticket departing on July 1 2015 from Toronto to Paris. Are there any "secret" sources or other "ways" to get a ticket for less than $700 CDN?
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Amsterdam to Paris but drop off at Brussels with Thalys

I'm trying to book a ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, but they are all sold out even though I'm three months in advance. But I can buy tickets from Amsterdam to Paris and I can see that ...
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Is a 7 hour layover in Paris long enough to leave the airport and sightsee?

I have a flight from St. Petersburg, Russia to Atlanta, GA with a 7 hour layover in Paris. I am travelling with two children. All of us are US citizens. We would like to get out of the airport and do ...
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Going to France and Italy - what payment forms are preferred?

Can I get by In Paris and Rome by carrying very little cash and using the credit card for every little souvenir, tour and food purchase? Or should I prefer paying in cash for both Paris and Rome? How ...
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Prepaid SIM card for data in France (Paris)

I'm going to travel to Paris in two weeks for 5 days. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card for my phone, no calls or SMS needed - only data is sufficient. I've looked through French mobile operators and ...
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Traveling from Paris to Düsseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Düsseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Düsseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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Visiting the Eiffel Tower — going early to avoid queue

My girlfriend and I will be in Paris for a weekend in late June. We have been unable to buy an online ticket for the Eiffel Tower, so we would like to go there early in the morning to avoid having to ...
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Where to practice violin 5 hours every day in Paris?

I'll travel to Paris, France in June. For my musical studies, I need to practice violin 5 hours every day (~ 84-103 dB), alone. Is there any place I could use in Paris for such purpose, if possible at ...
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Same-sex marriage in Paris?

I don't live in France but would like to get married under the Eiffel tower. Is this possible? Can someone provide some information on the rules regarding same-sex marriage in France for foreigners?
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Do I need to book a taxi before arriving at Paris La Défense?

Next Thursday near 9 AM, I might have to take a cab from La Défense metro station to go to a district which is outside the subway zone. According to this PDF file (in French) about Paris La Défense ...
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Affordable and accessible accomodation options with car parking near Paris?

I am planning to visit Paris soon, but the hotel and parking costs are a major issue for me. For this reason, I am considering to stay in a hotel outside of Paris, with easy public transport ...
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With a single-entry Schengen visa from Germany can I take a flight to Paris?

Is there any problem using a flight service between Schengen countries (with a single-entry Schengen visa)?
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Do you need rain boots for June in Paris?

Can one get by with a pair of regular shoes or does the water not drain well on the sidewalks that you must have at least ankle length waterproof boots if one doesn't want soaked socks? Are there ...
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Does anybody know car-hire small companies in Paris that accept debit cards?

I want to rent a car in Paris and I was wondering if anybody knows any small car rental company. I'm thinking my chances to rent one without a credit card (I only hold a VISA debit card) are better ...
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Paris & a cruise? [closed]

I want to take my 18 year old grandson on a graduation trip to Paris in June. We would also like to take a cruise. We only have 2 weeks. Any suggestions on ports, itineraries, and best use of time and ...
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Western Europe Lonely Planet Travel Guide for a trip from Paris to Milan for Expo Milano [closed]

I intend to travel from Paris to Milan (and other cities on the way, if I have time). I'm going to buy Western Europe Lonely Planet Travel Guide for guidance. Is this a good book for my purpose? Is ...
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Are there any parts of the 9th arrondissement in Paris that is known to be unsafe?

My friend is thinking of renting a place in the 9th. As a single female who looks stereotypically lesbian for lack of a better way to say it… are there any issues in the 9th regarding women walking ...
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If I travel to Paris, can I get by with just English?

If I plan on visiting Paris, but not really the rest of France, is it still important for me to learn at least enough French to get by? Are people in Paris going to be willing to speak English if they ...
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Having a Skype (video/voice) in public in Paris

I will be traveling on a family holiday to Paris. During this trip I need to have some (short) videoconf (Skype/Google hangout) calls. There is no option to do this at the place where I stay. Since I ...
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How long does it take to get from Gare du Nord to the Palace of Versailles, by public transport?

Hopefully a pretty straightforward question: How long does it take to get from Gare du Nord to Versailles by public transport? Quickest method would be best, and I'd assume that would be train but ...
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How to avoid paying for musical gardens if visiting Versailles Palace on a Tuesday?

We plan to visit Versailles Palace on May-8-2012, which is a Tuesday. Unfortunately the official website states that the garden is not free for entrance on that Tuesday as the musical garden would be ...
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What do I need to know to go to the Palace of Versailles?

I'm staying at Paris and I plan on taking a day out to go to Versailles. What type of information should I have to accomplish this? Maybe something like this: How to get in and out of there (wich ...
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Having a pleasant dining experience in a hotel with a baby?

I am a new parent looking to book a stay in Paris and am worried want a pleasant dining experience that does not endanger my 10 month old. Since the Madeleine McCann story I don't think it is ...
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What is the cheapest and fastest way of traveling between Liege and Paris with deterministic travelling times?

I am planning to travel from Liege to Paris. The Thalys (train) has this route direct but although they announce very good prices, if bought in advance, I can never find them on the Thalys website. ...
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Is autolib' a good mode of transportation for tourists in terms of available drop-off points

I am a big fan of cycle sharing plan velib in Paris. However, on our next trip to Paris I will be traveling with company, where cycling is not an option. I just learned of the existence of auto lib', ...
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Taxi from Paris Orly airport

Could anybody advise me on the estimated price of taxi from Orly airport to Place Denfert-Rochereau and from Orly airport to the Pasteur metro station? We are 2 adult plus the teenager. I would like ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Paris, France as an Indian citizen? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen. Do I need a transit visa in Paris. If I am travelling by Air France, from Mumbai To Paris & connecting flight is Paris to Libreville (Gabon-Africa). I am having a Mission ...
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UK Tourist Visa for Indian Citizens from Paris

I am an Indian Citizen and scheduled to visit Schengen countries during 04.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 and accordingly obtained Schengen Visa. I have applied for UK visa as a Tourist to visit London from ...
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Which sights are open late in Paris?

I am on a conference in Paris and I have free time after 7 pm. What can I see at this time? Last time I went up the Eiffel tower, this was great at night and still open. What else can I do? Which ...
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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

We just got our visa for Greece and we are thinking that if it is Schengen visa we should also travel to Paris. Will the same visa will work? Will there be a problem using the same visa? We are ...
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Taking Roissy Bus from Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile to CDG Terminal 2 [duplicate]

I am confused because on they Way to Paris from CDG I took Roissy Bus to Opera. It did not stop at CdG Etoile. Today I am very busy going to CDG airport. Is there a stop at etoile? The web page is not ...
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Open gates on the Paris Metro

I took the Paris Metro today, and the gates were open at my entry station, with the ticket validator not accepting tickets. I walked through the gate with my ticket, and assumed that that would be ...
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Roissybus - No more child fare, but how about baby?

Does a baby pay for Roissybus? I understand the child fare is no longer available, but how about a baby?
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Which is the best exit from metro Montparnasse to get to Avenue du Maine northbound direction?

I will be taking the metro to Montparnasse - Bienvenüe on Saturday and I need to get to the Ibis hotel on Avenue du Maine. Which would be the best exit to take?
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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?