The capital and largest city of France

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What times of the year are best for visiting France?

When I visited Rome, Italy, I ended up visiting during August which seems to be a time when most Italians have fled the city to cooler areas. This was nice because there was less traffic so we were ...
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In Paris, can one purchase pre-paid sim card upon arrival at CDG airport?

Going to Paris with just 3 days stay. Would like local SIM card, no data. Is it possible to purchase at airport?
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What is the cheapest / fastest way to get from Brussels to Paris?

There are several ways of getting from Brussels to Paris. The fastest is probably the train, but it gets more expensive when you buy the ticket on the last minute. My question can be really split ...
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How to buy a cellphone SIM card in Paris? [duplicate]

How do I buy a SIM card for my cellphone in Paris? Also, is there anything I should keep an eye out? (things like fees, cellphone-compatibility in europe...) and do they have pre-paid plans (in Brazil ...
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Sleeper train for Paris to Milan

Are there any days that the sleeper trains from Paris to Milan does NOT run? On Seat 61, the chart says it runs daily, but I'm not sure that truly means 365 days (Easter, Christmas even, New Years ...
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The website says the Eiffel Tower is sold out for two months. Is there anything I can do?

I went to the Eiffel Tower web site looking to buy tickets for an upcoming visit, and found that, except for a few days, it is sold out for basically two months. I am guessing that it is not truly ...
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Joining the hop-on/off tour of Paris from CDG airport

I'll be arriving in Paris at 8:10 am via CDG on a Monday and want to take the Paris grand tour (Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour). What would be the easiest stop to join at? Outbound flight leaves ...
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Comparison transportation and expense in Paris

I am going to do exchange student program in Paris next month and also live for 9 months. Of course, I am just new there and wonder about the transportation service. My question: I would like to ...
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European countries “shut down” in August?

I am mainly interested in hearing about France (Paris, in particular) and Italy (Venice, in particular), though this may hold for other European countries as well, hence the broad title. I have heard ...
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How exactly does the Navigo pass work?

I've read all the answers on here about the pass but I want to know much more. What size does the photo have to be? Can I buy a pass for my friend and can she stick in the photo when I give her the ...
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Cité des sciences/Palais de la découverte - looking for differentiating factors

Planning my trip with a 8- and 5-year-old, I definitely want to spend a day in a science museum (I have fond memories of the London Science Museum - which seemed infinite to me as a child). I've heard ...
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Cheap way of travelling from Paris to nearby countries? [closed]

I am traveling to Paris for a month's time. I would like to visit nearby countries like Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland etc. Can you please suggest some cheap travel means?
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Where to print science posters in Paris? [closed]

I am going to Paris for a conference, but I failed to print a poster at home. How can I find a poster printing service with immediate printing of A0/A1/A2 posters in Paris (from pdf)?
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Riding the Paris Metro with a kid trailer

I'm going to Paris with my wife and my 3 yo daughter. We plan to buy a convertible bicycle/ stroller trailer. Is it OK to ride the Metro while taking your kid along in a trailer like this?
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Does the Interrail pass cover trains between Paris Gare du Nord and Franconville?

I was looking over the metro card possibilities as I will be staying with a friend in Paris who lives in Franconville. But then it occurred to me that my Interrail pass might already cover those ...
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4 days in Paris

I am leaving on friday for a city trip to Paris, arriving at noon. I am already leaving Paris again at monday evening at 5 o'clock. I really want to see the Louvre, Versailles and the Eiffel Tower ...
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Paris Pass, Paris City Passport, Paris Visite

Researching a family trip to Paris (parents & 8- and 5-year-old), I've discovered multiple travel/visit 'cards', but am having difficulty working out how to effectively differentiate between them: ...
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How do I get the 'Paris Visite' ticket?

Where can I buy the Paris Visite ticket? (I live in Brazil). Also, how do I calculate whether it is going to be cheaper than just buying single tickets?
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How to find a multi-day park-and-ride for Paris?

We are planning to go by car to Paris for a few (2-4) days. As I'm a bit afraid of crashing my car or having trouble parking I was thinking of leaving it somewhere outside Paris and continue by ...
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Can one use a TER train inside Île-de-France with an Île-de-France pass?

If one is taking a TER or Intercités for a journey entirely inside Île-de-France, can one use an Île-de-France pass such as Navigo, Mobilis, or Ticket Jeunes Weekend valid for the appropriate zones? ...
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Which place is best for for “sky diving” out of Rome, Paris & Venice? [closed]

I am planning to visit Rome, Paris & Venice for a holiday. One of my want is to do skydiving through an aeroplane. Can anyone tell me out of these cities, which one provides skydiving ?
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Is the Fibonacci crocodile still being displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris?

In 2004 I visited the Centre Pompidou in Paris and back then I really liked the Fibonacci crocodile. Being a fan of numbers, I like art where numbers play a crucial role. I will be in Paris soon and I ...
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Two person cabin on City Night Line train

My girlfriend and I are planing on taking one of the City Night Line trains from Paris to Berlin. They have different cabins that can hold 2, 4 or 6 people. We want to get one that is just the two of ...
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What are the 'hidden' parts of Paris worth visiting/experiencing? [closed]

After living in Paris for nearly three years I am about to move back to London in two months time. I'd like to do a few new things before I go and would welcome any suggestions that aren't the usual ...
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How do I catch a train or a bus in France (more specifically Paris)

Just walk in the station and buy a ticket as usual? Or is there anything else I should know?
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How do I discover what parts of France are within 1-day travel?

I'm headed to France next week and I will be staying in Paris. I will use only public transport. How do I calculate what destinations are within a 1/2-day travel (go in the morning, stay the day and ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Paris? [duplicate]

What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Paris? Data service is not necessary, only voice. I live in the US and I need to know the phone number for the SIM card before the trip.
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Are there days/times/dates when most Paris museums are free?

While Paris does have some great free museums and art galleries, such as Le Petit Palais and Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris many of the museums have an entrance fee. Since most of my museum ...
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First time in Paris - decent questions regarding transportation and tourist attractions [closed]

About my journey: I will be travelling to Paris in the beginning of March with my girlfriend and staying for 3 days. We are landing at Paris Beauvais Tille Airport. I have unfortunately found that ...
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Is there a Paris equivalent of London's Oyster Pay-As-You-Go?

When travelling around London, I usually follow the standing advice and use an Oyster pay-as-you-go card for my tube/bus/train/dlr journeys. It works well, as I can load some cash on every so often, ...
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Rome to Paris by train

Can anyone tell me how can I book Rome to Paris train ticket? I am trying Trenitalia website but not getting any results. I want the fastest train, preferably running during the daytime. Also, can ...
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For an affordable Educational School Tour what is the best time to visit Paris

I am planning for a School Tour to Paris. Looking for some good tips such as best time of year to visit, affordable transport method, cheap yet comfortable hotels etc. So that we could have a good ...
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Skipping long lines at free-museum days in Paris

In Paris, many museums are free on the first Sunday of each month. Thus the lines for museum entry can be extremely long. Is it possible to skip through the line if I bought a ticket in advance? I ...
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Famous pieces in the Louvre [closed]

Besides the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, what are the don't-miss pieces of the Louvre's permanent collection?
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Online version of the Louvre museum

I know that some museums offer online tours of their exhibits, and you can easy "navigate" from one place to another and view the exhibitions. Is there any such online tour for the Louvre (museum in ...
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Paris on a Tuesday - are the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre the only “big” attractions that are closed?

One that's caught me out before is that the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. It looks like the Centre Pompidou is also closed Tuesdays (French - Tuesday=Mardi). However, the Paris Modern Art Museum ...
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Daytrip castles outside Paris

We will spend a couple of days in Paris early fall and would like to spend at least one day visiting a castle or small town with old city centre. What options are there? We have already done ...
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Getting from Lille to Paris by public transport, after 10pm

I've been looking at train times from Lille to Paris, and was rather surprised to discover that the last train back is very early. On Monday-Saturday it leaves Lille at 21:51, and gets into Paris at ...
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Where to go in (the vicinity of) Paris to find Art Nouveau antiques

Planning a weeks trip to Paris, focused on locating Art Nouveau antiques (furniture, mirrors, lamps etc) for purchase. I know of the flea market in Saint-Ouen and plan to visit it. Are there any more ...
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Least stressful method of travelling around Paris

In London I can get one day travel card for the underground train, - it might not always be the absolute cheapest but I nearly always end up getting one. And if I were a tourist I would definitely ...
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Can I go from Paris to London by train on a one-day trip?

Next vacations(febuary 2013) I will stay 3 days on Paris with other 3 people. One day on Louvre, next day on city and another one... is still a doubt... We are wondering about going to London from ...
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List of holidays for Île-de-France weekend/holiday pass?

The Île-de-France ticket jeunes week-end is valid on Saturdays, Sundays, and other holidays. Where can one get a list of dates on which this ticket will be valid?
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what options & time needed to transfer between Gare du Nord & Gare Montparnasse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Paris Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse, by public transport but without lots of walking? What are options & time needed to transfer on 23/8/2012 bewteen ...
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Things to do with young children in Paris in August

I will be going to Paris in August with 3 other adults and 3 children (aged 2 to 6). What kind of things are worth seeing/doing that will keep them amused? I would like options for if the weather is ...
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Free parking for motorbikes in Paris

I was wondering if motorbike parking is free in Paris as it happens to be in, for example, Madrid. I also read about parking on the pavement on this page: "Parking of two-wheeled vehicles on the ...
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Flight from USA to Europe in March 2012

We are planning our first Europe trip from USA in March of 2012. Found some travel packages from TravelZoo, however, they aren't to the destinations that we'd want and we believe if we plan our ...
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Is there a site like Jetsetter for France/Europe?

I use Jetsetter frequently for hotel deals in the US and sometimes abroad. I know Gilt (Jetsetter's owner) is loosely based on Vente Privee, according to this NY Times article anyway. Its ...