The capital and largest city of France

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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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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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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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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. ...
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Waiting in transit zone until Schengen visa is valid [duplicate]

I'm from Uzbekistan. I have a Schengen visa from France. This visa is valid from 9 Sep 2015 until 3 Oct 2015. But I have booked a ticket from Tashkent to Paris on 8 Sep. The time of arriving to Paris ...
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Comfortable transfer from BVA to Paris center [duplicate]

I need to get from Paris Beauvais Tille Airport to Paris center. What are my options (times, prices)? I'll be travelling as two (or three) adults plus two small kids, therefore comfortable options ...
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Is there a map/list of all regional trains departing from Paris?

I am interested in visiting around Paris and since French regional trains are quite convenient (no reservation, no last minute high price) to travel and explore an area I would like to know if there ...
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Easiest way to get to CDG from Paris with big luggage

My partner and I are coming from Château d'Eau Metro station and need to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport airport T1. We each are carrying a 30kg suitcase with wheels and a 10kg handcarry. What is the ...
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Going from Paris City Center to Brussels City Center - Quickest and Cheapest Way?

I'll arrive in Paris at 8am and I'll spend the day over there. I will be on foot. I need to be in Brussels City Center the same day before 9pm [Hotel]. What is the quickest and reasonably cheapest way ...
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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. ...