The capital and largest city of France

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Need guidance for tours from Brussels [on hold]

I am looking for guidance to have tour details from Brussels. I am planning to go for below tours, so where can I get the details like bus/train details, time required, what to see etc. Brussels to ...
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How is the passport control situation in Paris CDG Airport?

After the Paris Attacks on November 13, France's President declared a state of emergency lasting three months. I guess this implies exhaustive security measures in this airport. If you have just ...
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Where to hike overnight around Paris?

I would like to take my children to a one-day, one-night hiking somewhere around Paris, within ~1-1.5 hour drive from Versailles. This would be a first-time for them (9 and 12 yo) so I am looking for ...
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Do I need travel insurance for France on an Airport Transit Schengen Visa?

I'm Indian and have an Indian passport and I'm travelling to Chile. I have a 6 hours layover at France have an Airport Transit Schengen visa. Do I need a travel insurance? Will I be allowed if I ...
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How long is a 'day' at Roland Garros (French Open) tennis? [closed]

If I was to buy a day ticket at the French Open, what time could I arrive? And what time would I have to leave?
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Do the bus routes in Paris follow a regular pattern?

I will be in Paris soon and I consider an 'unlimited' day pass for public transport. But I would like to know a bit more about the bus lines. When having a day pass for public transport in a city it ...
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What proof of disability is accepted in France?

I am planning a visit to Paris and see that entry to various landmarks is free or considerably cheaper for disabled visitors. One member of our group holds a German handicapped card ...
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What's the deal with the “string people” in central Paris?

I've taken my fiancée to Paris twice - first for our 1st anniversary, and again for our 4th - and both times we had troubles with guys bothering us around the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. They hang ...
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Lost passport and schengen Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen who is currently in Paris for internship program of 5 months. I have lost my original passport with Schengen visa in it. What is the procedure to file a FIR in Paris and how do ...
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It's allowed to dance (and cultural events) on the Louvre Square?

I'm travelling to Paris with some friends and I'm helping with a marriage proposal, I would like to know if the laws allow this kind of cultural event on Louvre Square or if it's forbidden, we don't ...
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Gare du Nord to Montparnasse walking tour [closed]

In August, I've got a 3.5 hour gap between arriving at Gare du Nord and my onward train from Montparnasse. I have two toddlers and would like to walk between the two stations. What are the best sights ...
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Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?

I am reading about Paris, and how to travel around. I read in a book that the standard subway ticket is valid for 2 hours. Is the ticket re-usable (exit and re-enter again) or you have 2 hours while ...
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Pack of 10 tickets in Metro, Paris, can you share?

I am reading about Paris and I saw that you can buy a pack of 10 tickets. Are these only usable by one person, or they actually sell 10 separate tickets that you can share with others?
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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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Paris Airport Transfer CDG to ORY [duplicate]

Our flight lands in CDG at 8:55 am on a Saturday and we are suppose to take off at 1:40 pm at ORY. Figuring we get out of the airport by 10 am and we have to be at ORLY by 12 pm, is two hours enough ...
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Where is the Gare du Nord taxi station?

I will be arriving at Gare du Nord train station from London. I will need a taxi. I have read, that there are clear signs indicating where taxis are located but I did not read exactly what's the ...
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9hour layover in Paris. Can I go out of the airport?

I am a Philippine passport holder with a permanent visa in Canada. I have a Schengen short stay visa and will be travelling to Prague in two weeks on one ticket through Air France with a 9-hour ...
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Travelling from Paris Montparnasse to CDG airport

A friend is arriving at Gare Montparnasse around 21:30 Feb. 18 and needs to get to CDG airport for a flight leaving late the following morning. He will miss the last Air France Shuttle. Can anyone ...
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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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What does a French strike warning of 3 hours 59 minutes mean exactly?

I've seen a "préavis de grève" for public transport workers mentioning a length of 3 hours 59 minutes, which will impact travelers and commuters inside and near Paris. Why does it have that specific ...
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Paying an unreceived traffic fine in Paris

So I was given a ticket for riding a bike (Vélib) in a one way street which i wasn't aware it was by that time. However, I left France after a month of that incident and haven't received the well ...
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Bistrot guide for Paris. Is there one online?

I am looking for something simple, where you don't need a reservation, you just walk in, and offers home cooked meals. Is there an online resource that lists this type of restaurants in Paris? I ...
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Is there a way to prevent “looking like a tourist” in order to not be harassed?

Disclaimer - the title of this post is probably not the best On my way to visit family in Belarus and Poland, I had a long layover in Paris, so I decided to spend the day in the city. My luggage was ...
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Charles de Gaulle Layover 4 hours 35 minutes

I have a 4hour 30 minutes layover in CDG and I land in terminal 2E and my next flight is also in 2E. However, I really want to visit the Starbucks in terminal 2D thus, I was wondering if it was ...
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Staying in Cannes and want to get in Paris

I plan on traveling trough France with my girlfriend and we are staying a couple of days in Cannes first. We want to see Paris too of course. We plan to travel most of the time with the bus. Can you ...
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How is the Louvre queue on free sunday?

I just discovered that Louvre has a free admittance in the first Sunday of each month. I would like to visit, but I am not sure if its a good idea. I prefer to visit the city than spend too much time ...
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Can one apply for a visa outside their home country?

My friend is from Tunisia and wants to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina over the summer. There are no Bosnian embassies or consulates in all of Tunisia, the nearest is in Libya. She is visiting Paris soon so ...
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How to find where there are safety issues in Paris?

I will be travelling to Paris soon and I am worried about the safety there. I was wondering if someone could shed some light in to this situation. I don't want to make decisions without proper ...
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Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...
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Transfers between Paris and its airports

Paris has 3 airports (Orly, Roissy, Beauvais), what are the options to go to or to come from there? (There is also Vatry (XCR) but there is very few flights and i see the shuttle system is currently ...
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Does Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle airport ever close?

I have a 23:30 hours layover at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport. Arriving at 2:05pm.My connecting flight is 1:35pm the next day. I heard the airport will be closed from 11:30pm to 4:30am. ...
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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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Can I skip an airport and go to the next airport to board a 2-stop flight? [duplicate]

I am going to Paris. I have a direct flight there (YYZ-CDG) but on the way back it is a 2-stop flight (CDG-BRU-YUL-YYZ). Could I just miss the flight at CDG and drive or take a train to Brussels and ...
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Can I travel to Paris with Schengen visa after Paris attacks? [duplicate]

I have Schengen Visa which have been issued by Italy. I would like to know that if I can travel to Paris after Paris Attacks? It is appreciated if someone give me any information about this case. ...
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Day trip in Paris - arriving at Paris Gare du Nord and visiting city center [closed]

I'm thinking about going on a day trip to Paris via Eurostar to Gare du Nord station one Saturday, for a bit of shopping, lunch, wandering around, etc., and to practice my French. I'd like to save ...
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Question about booking flight to different city than destination city [duplicate]

I was searching flights to Paris, and was shocked how much they were. But I can fly to Russia, with a layover in Paris for nearly half the cost. I know if I book to Russia I can just not get on the ...
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Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at ...
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What are the operating hours for Beauvais-Tillé Airport (Paris Beauvais Airport) Buses? [duplicate]

My Ryanair flight will arrive in Paris at 21:00. Is it still possible to catch the bus? The return flight is also in the morning at 08:00. Are there buses from Paris at 05:00 ? What are the operating ...
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Do most places in Paris accept payments with visa/credit card?

Can one pay with visa card or mastercard in Paris in normal and small shops, restaurants or supermarkets ?! Do people prefer cash payments or visa payments?
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Public transport options between Paris and EuroDisney

We're based in the UK, trying to arrange a family holiday for next year where everyone can enjoy themselves. So, a few days at Eurodisney and a few days in the city of Paris. We don't want to stay on ...
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Schengen Visa for Switzerland, but travel to Amsterdam & Paris [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Europe in November. My initial plan was to be in Switzerland for the entire duration of the trip. I have got the visa as well. But I wish to go to Amsterdam for two nights out ...
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How can I get people to speak the local language to me?

I went to Paris 2 years ago. When I was there, I was learning the language by talking and listening to the local people. But, while I was trying to speak French with them, they would speak English to ...
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Travel time in Paris between Montparnasse and Paris St Michel

How far is it from Paris Montparnasse to Paris St Michel? What is best method of transport… bus or taxi?
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Can I enter Paris with Spain visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry visa to Spain but I decided recently to change my trip from Barcelona to Paris, the question is can I go to Paris with the issued visa? Note that: there's no direct flight from ...
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A cosy café in central Paris that is open late at night?

I'm looking for a late night café in Paris which has the following requirements: Open late or all night (until at least 1 AM) on Fridays or Saturdays Café or a wine bar No crowd, as few people as ...
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Android app for exploration

I love exploring my city, however keeping track of which street I have already seen is a hassle. Would any of you know an "exploration" app that only mark in a specific color each location where I ...
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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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Purchase Paris Visite “zones1-3” to travel from CDG to Paris center!

Since I will stay in Paris for 5 days, I am thinking to buy unlimited travel passes (Paris Visite "zones1-3"). I need also to use RER B to travel from CDG airport to paris center. But the airport is ...
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Why are hotels in Paris too expensive? [closed]

I am planning on vacationing in Paris for a few days and really have a problem with these expensive hotels. I have two options: Pay too much, at least 220€/night and stay in comfortable/safe hotel. ...