The capital and largest city of France

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Do people use a colour photo or black/white for the Navigo Decouverte metro pass?

I have a Navigo Decouverte card and it looks like you have to stick on a photo of yourself...what I need to know is whether the photo is supposed to be in colour or black & white? What do the ...
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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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What are the exact restrictions on night time Eiffel Tower photos?

I know that there are some restrictions on night time Eiffel Tower photos, but what exactly is allowed and what is not? Does it make a difference if some persons are on the photo and the tower is only ...
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Paris and Riviera - July/August 2015 By Train

This summer I will be going to a wedding in Paris at the beginning of July. Our plan was to just do Paris originally, but we are now considering adding London at the beginning or the French riviera ...
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What is the cheapest public transport option to get from Paris to Nicosia?

So it's just a sort of sport interest - I wonder how to get from Paris to Nicosia, Cyprus, spending as little money as possible but at the same time using transportation (because, obviously, otherwise ...
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Midnight check-in: Hostel in Paris

I am travelling to Paris on the 22nd of December. I was looking for a youth hostel close to Paris city centre. But the problem is that I will arrive in Paris at midnight. So, I am wondering whether I ...
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One day trip to London for a South-African citizen

I am travelling to Portugal and Paris in December. I am from South Africa and will be flying on a Schengen Visa. We want to do a day trip on the Eurostar from Paris to London. What are the visa ...
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Saving leftovers from restaurants in Paris

Doggy bags for saving leftovers in restaurants are extremely common in the USA, especially as portions sizes are usually too large to consume in one meal. But I have read in various forums that it ...
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Showers at/near Paris Gare du Nord station?

As part of a great skiing trip in France by train, I'll be getting a sleeper train into Gare d'Austerlitz at around 6am, then heading across Paris to Gare du Nord to get the Eurostar back to London. ...
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Internship in Switzerland after French student visa

I am a US student studying in Paris for the spring semester. I am in the process of getting my student visa, which will be valid until mid-July. However, I am planning to intern in Switzerland until ...
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What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized? [closed]

I will be in Paris, France for about three weeks, and after rushing to the largest marketplaces and cultural centers, I will be looking for something more "low-key" and largely untouched by tourism. ...
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How can I get around Paris both cheaply and efficiently?

I will be visiting Paris in a couple of days. I was wondering what is the cheapest way to visit all the major tourist attractions in Paris? Do they have 3-day passes for all the public ...
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Transport pass for 5 days in Paris including 3 days in Villepinte

I will be arriving into Orly on October 18 and staying by the Latin quarter. I will then have to travel to and from Parc des expositions in Villepinte for three days (19, 20 and 21 October). Will a ...
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Is it safe to stay outside the Boulevard Périphérique in Paris?

I'm planning on staying in Paris with my wife for a few days in April. I've found a number of hotels for a reasonable price and with overall good reviews on TripAdvisor. But all of them are located in ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa to transit in both Amsterdam and Paris on the way flighting from Canada to Vietnam? [duplicate]

I am Vietnamese. I am studying in Canada. In this December I will fly from Canada to Vietnam. In my fight schedule, I must transit in Amsterdam for 1.5 hours and then in Paris for 3 hours. I wonder if ...
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Which side of Lyria train to sit on from Paris to Geneva?

We're traveling from Paris to Geneva on the Lyria. Is there a more scenic side to sit on? Does upper or lower level have any impact on view? We're going first class. We'd very much like Club2 seating ...
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Current state of Smoking in Paris

I've been unable to find an accurate explanation of French law regarding smoking. I last visited Paris over 10 years ago, and remember it being fairly normal to be able to smoke both in bars, and on ...
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Do i need a transit visa for Paris if i have a Schengen visa issued by Portugal? [duplicate]

I am a Indian citizen going to Portugal from India with a Schengen visa issued by Portugal. I am travelling on the sponsorship of my friend in Portugal and have to change flight at Paris with a ...
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How to get from Aeroport CDG 1 RER B stop to Terminal 1 arrivals

I am required to pick someone up at the CDG airport. I live in Gif-sur-Yvette in ile-de-France and can get to RER stop "CDG 1" (that caters to CDG terminal 1). I read that I would need to take the ...
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Week-ends in Paris and in Rome, from a base in Nice [closed]

I'm travelling to Nice, France in the month of March. I will have three weekends (2 days + 2 days + 2 days) in my visit and I want to plan accordingly to travel to Rome, Paris and Monaco (nearby). ...
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What company to use for a flight Paris-Dublin? [closed]

I have to buy a flight from Paris to Dublin, but I don't know which company to use. I've heard of Ryan Air, Aer Lingus and Air France. The problem is that I will have a carry-on luggage and a checked ...
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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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In which church do the French royalists meet?

Rumours go that there is still a small, but active community of French royalists. They apparently meet regularly in a church close to the Seine in Paris. Is this rumour true, if so can I join their ...
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Are the model trains underneath gare de l'est in Paris open to the public?

Some years ago I read the memoires of a Dutch newsreader on his experiences in Paris. In his book, very cliche, called, Gare du nord. The model trains from the basement in gare de l'est were ...
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Is there a hotel in Paris with a grand piano “en suite”?

Does anybody know a hotel in Paris with a grand piano in the room/suite ?
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Post paid cancelable hotel in Paris?

Is there a hotel in Paris (preferably close to La-Defense) that allows reservations without payment and does not charge a fee for cancellation or change of dates? I need to get a hotel reservation ...
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Filipino with US green card traveling to Turkey with transit in Munich and Paris

I am Filipino going to Istanbul. I will be applying for Turkey visa. One of the stopover from San Diego to Turkey is Paris CDG (waiting time 2 hours) then on a different date after two weeks, i have ...
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What are my options for long term parking at Paris Charles de Gaulle?

I am flying from Paris on a two week holiday. The parking fees at the airport are quite expensive. Does anyone know alternatives?
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Are the Paris Catacombs currently open for visiting?

I'm heading to Paris in a week's time (24th May) and the catacombs are at the top of my "places to visit list". However the official site says that the catacombs are closed for technical reasons until ...
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Navigo Decouverte at Orly airport - opening time

I would like to ask you if it is possible to buy Navigo Decouverte at Orly airport - my arrival is on Wednesday, May 7th at 22:50. I would like to buy Navigo for zones 1-5 to cover to journey from and ...
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Do I have to go through customs in Paris?

I am travelling from Winnipeg, Canada to Toronto, to Paris, France and then to Edinburgh, Scotland. I believe my plane to Edinburgh leaves from the same terminal that I arrive at in ...
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First time Schengen Visa application for france

I need some help in terms of info for applying for a Schengen Visa. I am in Cape Town and I want to visit my friend in Paris, but I've heard it's so complicated to get a Attestation d'Accueil. She has ...
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How do I get from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Gare Montparnasse

When I look at the map (linked below) it seems that I can go directly from CDG to Gare Montparnasse on the RER B3 line, but when reading posts it seems that many transfers would be needed. ...
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Left Luggage facilities at Paris Gare du Nord?

I know that most big railway stations in Europe are civilised, and have left luggage facilities. Before I plan part of my day in Paris around it being available though, I thought it was worth ...
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Free street parking in Paris

I'm going to stay in Paris for 18 hours approx (from 18:00 on Thursday until 11:00 on Friday). and I found closed car parks for €30 per day, which is ok. The problem is that I might want to use the ...
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Disneyland Discount on Paris Visite Pass?

On Paris Visite Pass, there is 20% discount on Disneyland 1 day/2 parks ticket. But if I purchase the ticket online how can I get the discounted ticket using the Paris Visite pass?
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Purchase Paris Visite pass from Orly airport on a public holiday

Can I buy a Paris Visite pass (zone 1-5, days 1-3) from Orly airport on 8th May 2014? It is a public holiday in France.
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Rechecking baggage for AA flight Paris-->New York-->Boston [duplicate]

I'll soon be flying from Paris, CDG to New York, with a connecting flight to Boston. Does anyone know if I will need to claim and then recheck my baggage in New York before my flight to Boston? The ...
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Should Paris museums be booked online?

I'd like to know whether the museums in Paris, say the Pompidou, should be booked in advance in order to skip the long queues?
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Family visit to Disneyland Paris [closed]

What is the cheapest way to get Disneyland Paris tickets for a family of 2 adults and a 9 year old kid around Easter?
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SIM card on arrival in Europe (Paris) [closed]

I'll be travelling from India to Europe (starting with Paris) Can I get a SIM card from the Paris airport? If yes, what are the documents required? Is just the passport/visa copy enough? Which is the ...
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How much is Complement de Parcours?

I am going to be travelling into Paris. I land in CDG but am not sure of how to get to Paris (Gare du Nord). I am planning to buy a Navigo Decouverte with zones 1-2 loaded on. I also am travelling to ...
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Prepaid mobile sim that will work for Paris and London

I will be going to London and Paris for 10 days in the end on January (5 days in each). Is there a sim that I can get with data and calling to the US that will work in both places?
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Cheap method from Hamburg to Paris [closed]

What is the cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Paris and back? I think flights are comparatively expensive, specially, as I know of no Ryanair hub around there. A slower way than flying is ...
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Making Restaurant Reservations in Paris from America

Is there a service that makes reservations at restaurants on your behalf? I'm not a fluent French speaker so I'd rather not spend the money calling long distance from America only to not be able to ...
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Paris Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse, by public transport but without lots of walking?

In a couple of weeks time, I'm off to the Loire by Eurostar + TGV, which means a cross Paris change. The Eurostar uses Gare du Nord, while the TGVs down to the Loire are at Gare Montparnasse. One ...
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10-hour layover in Paris: Can I (Indian citizen with US visa), visit Eiffel Tower?

I am traveling from India to US via Paris where I have layover of 9 hours. My US visa is H-1B. What visa requirement do I have in order to visit Eiffel tower. Currently I am in US.
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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 ...