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Apr
6
comment To convert my USD$ in to Euro in my country of origin or in Paris?
In Paris, don't change money in a bank. Go to a specialized shop in town, not in the tourist district. For Paris, most competitive currency exchanges are in an area roughly between Opéra and Gare du Nord.
Apr
2
comment Meaning of from in “bank statements or payslips from the last N months”
For the record, I disagree with the migration to Travel, since the question was about the meaning of an English sentence, and not about the visa requirements. I'm sure that the topic of bank statements has been covered before; I proposed a duplicate but there might be a better one (with a more thorough answer).
Feb
5
comment Paris Airport Transfer CDG to ORY
The Air France bus advertises a journey time of about 75min, so you have plenty of time unless your incoming flight is significantly delayed.
Jan
25
comment What does a French strike warning of 3 hours 59 minutes mean exactly?
Where did you see that? Note that however long the strike is, it'll have an impact until the end of the day's service: the trains and drivers won't be in the expected place, especially in France which has very little slack.
Jan
7
comment Is the Budapestcard worth the price if I use it for transport mainly?
In my experience, these tourist cards are tourist traps in almost all cities and you're better off with paying for transport and museums separately unless you visit a lot of museums in a very short time and they happen to be exactly the museums that the card covers.
Jan
5
comment Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?
@mts The rules are clearer in the STIF brochure (in French only): it's 1½ hour to last validation in the bus/tram network, and 2 hours to end of trip in the metro/RER network. Not that it matters much except for long bus trips in the suburbs, basically one trip will always fit.
Jan
5
comment Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?
Actually the 24h ticket is pretty expensive (price of 5 single fare tickets). The 2-hour limit is for the whole trip in the metro, the 1½-hour limit is if you use buses and trams (and then it's until the last validation). In both cases, one trip is pretty much going to be under the limit anyway.
Dec
31
comment Does Google Maps app work well when offline in Dordogne France?
Why chance Google Maps? You can download OpenStreetMap data for offline use and use it with any number of Android (and iOS) apps.
Dec
16
comment How many roads lead to Rome?
@JoErNanO Yes
Dec
16
comment How many roads lead to Rome?
@JoErNanO If you change the target, you'll of course get a different map. But the point is that you can make this map for any point.
Nov
26
comment Is there a way to prevent “looking like a tourist” in order to not be harassed?
Both look like tourists to me. (I'm a Parisian.) But that's probably because they're posing for the photo so they'd look out of place anywhere. Neither of them looks more French than the other to me.
Nov
25
comment Hungary - Budapest terrorist threat, should I reschedule my city-break?
372 people died due to road incidents in France in October 2015, i.e. the Nov 13 terrorists killed about as many people as 10 days of traffic in France. Of course, if you sufficiently restrict the area of application, you can make statistics say anything; the Bataclan attack may well have caused more deaths than ever died in traffic on boulevard Voltaire.
Nov
11
comment Do Turkish citizens need a visa to come to the UK for one day?
@gnasher729 You've linked to the site that lets you determine whether you need a visa, which is only the first step. Actually getting the visa requires submitting a bunch of paperwork, and the UK government has privatized this step in many countries. It does look that WorldBridge doesn't (no longer?) do the processing for Turkey, I'm now redirected to a different private company.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow No, it's possible, I never claimed otherwise. What's impossible is to fly over Paris (over the bits inside the ring road, I mean — what the locals think of as “Paris”), which means that the helicopter won't be able to fly in a straight line and will have to land some way from the Eiffel Tower (~15min by taxi is a good estimate barring major traffic jams). Of course, it would be cheaper to buy a plane ticket for the next day plus a hotel night.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow This airfield is just at the southern edge of the municipality. The no-fly zone starts at the north edge of the airfield (or maybe a few tens of meters further north, I'm not sure exactly where the limit is).
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow They're all in the suburbs, not over the Paris municipality itself.
Nov
3
comment Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris
@GayotFow Unless you're a head of state or something you won't get the authorization to fly over Paris. If you somehow do so without authorization you may be shot down by the French military. A very rich private citizen could fly to within about 2km of the Eiffel tower, or to the Issy airfield (I think that's the closest one) and indeed take a taxi from there. I confirm Henning's comment: actually about 80 min of the fastest public transport, slightly less with a taxi; if everything goes fast you'd just have time to go to the foot of the Tower and head back.
Oct
26
comment Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off
I doubt that this would happen on a train, these things are rated for relatively high power on the scale of electronics. Coasting through neutral sections as suggested by Gagravarr does turn off power, I think this is what anol experienced but there's no way to be sure.
Oct
20
comment Do most places in Paris accept payments with visa/credit card?
I sneer at your mention of “ususal Parsian condescension”!
Oct
20
comment Public transport options between Paris and EuroDisney
Note that for many tourists the Paris Visite pass actually costs more than individual tickets. But with trips to Marne-la-Vallée, there's a good chance that it's worth it.