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Questions tagged [paris]

The capital and largest city of France

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As U.S.citizen w/passport can I land in Paris for 7hour layover to make connection to U.S, been 90 days in Schengen recently

My husband and I travelled throughout Spain and Portugal for 90 days then went to Morocco for a month. We want to travel back to U.S.for 2 months (to visit terminally ill family member) before ...
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13-hours night layover in Paris [duplicate]

I have a connecting flight with night stay in Paris. I'm going to get to the city. I have already been in Paris, so I've seen the Eiffel Tower and famous tourists sights. Are there any places worth ...
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Should I postpone my trip to Paris in 2nd week of Jan in light of recent protests?

I’ve a date and I really waited long to make this happen. My gifrfriend is a bit worried about the security issue in Paris. Which locals think that the media is exagerrating the issue and the issue is ...
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Paris in Jan Christmas decorations

I am travelling to Paris on the 7th of January, 2019. I wanted to know if the Christmas lights and decorations will still be there around the city at that time. It's my first visit to Paris, so that ...
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Transit visa for paris layover if there is a valid Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am travelling to Italy and I have a Schengen visa. I will have a layover of 8 hours at Paris. Do I need any transit visa if I am to go for a day tour in Paris?
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Musée d'Orsay renovation of Impressionist Gallery

According to the official website, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is renovating the Impressionist Gallery from 13 to 23 November 2018. Does someone know what that means? What does exactly the "...
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Gare de Lyon to CDG on November 3-4, 2018

I will be arriving at the Paris Gare de Lyon Train station around 9.30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) and want to explore some major attractions in Paris and then will have to catch an international flight at ...
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Can I eat only a crème brûlée in Paris?

I'd like to have a crème brûlée in Paris, but without having to eat a whole meal at a restaurant. However, this seems quite hard to get: Bakeries and patisseries do not sell crème brûlée (at least ...
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Day Trip From Paris & Rome [closed]

My husband and I are taking our first trip outside the US to Paris and Rome in January (Cold I know) and we are SO excited! We have 5 full days in each city which I know isn't even enough time to ...
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Is 4:30 enough time to transfer from Orly to CDG?

I want to book a flight from Bucharest to Buenos Aires and I've found a good price with Air France which has a layover in Paris. The only problem is that I should arrive on Orly airport and continue ...
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Help me find a book describing two specific walks across Paris, France

I once had a small book (in French) that covered two approx. half-day walks across Paris, France. One went north-to-south: it perhaps started at a science museum up north and ended at a university ...
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Botanical gardens in or close to Paris, France

I do love visiting botanical gardens. Given that inclination, where should I head for on a multi-day visit to Paris, France in late September?
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Should I go to Switzerland from Paris? [closed]

I'm going to Paris for a conference from 14th to 18th September, sponsored by an organization. The conference is on 15th and 16th, I have 17th and 18th full days free. (Departing flight is on 18th at ...
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On landing in Paris, from India, which side of the plane to sit to see Eiffel tower?

I am traveling to Canada via Paris (CDG) from Mumbai in December. Which side of the plane to be seated on to get a view of the Eiffel Tower from up high? Also, on my connecting flight from Paris (CDG)...
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Split ticketing to CDG on Paris's RER

I will be spending a day in Paris with a friend, arriving by train into Gare du Nord in the morning, and flying out in the evening. However, my friend leaves from Charles de Gaulle, and I leave from ...
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Is it possible to clear immigration and get to Montparnasse within 2 hours?

I am arriving at Charles de Gaulle airport at 7:40 am on September 4, and want to get to Montparnasse to get a 9:40 am train. Is that possible?
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Does a visitor to someone already staying in a hotel have to pay the city tax?

Imagine person A is staying in a hotel in Paris for a month. During this month, a friend, person B, comes to visit person A for 10 days and stays in the room A is staying in. The hotel is fully aware ...
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Public transport ticket in Paris

I am traveling to Paris for 3 days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday). I will be staying in La Défense. I will be mostly commuting between zones 1 and 3. Does it make sense to buy a Paris Visit (Pass ...
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Do I need a transit visa or some other kind of visa while going from India to Toronto via Paris? [duplicate]

I was thinking to book two flights for going from India to Canada. The first one is from India to Paris, and the next one is from Paris to Toronto. Can I do this? Do I need some kind of special visa ...
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Can an EU citizen under 25 years old enter Musee d'Orsay through entrance C?

According to this page, entry to the Musee d'Orsay is free for "18-25 year olds who are citizens or long-term residents of an EU member state", without reservation. Can they also enter directly ...
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Should I carry my passport with me while sightseeing in Paris?

I was last in Paris in 2006. Back then, when I asked my French host if I should carry my passport with me while I was out sightseeing, they rolled their eyes and said: "Why on earth would you do that? ...
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French bookshops in Paris

I'm going to be visiting Paris this September, and I'm looking for bookshops. Specifically, I'm interested in the French classics (Rostand, Hugo, Proust...), in nice hardback editions, and bookshops ...
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Is it possible to stay overnight in Paris for a flight in London?

I will need to get to London Heathrow airport by 5pm. I am thinking of staying overnight in Paris, in the city area around 30 minutes to Gare du Nord. Q1: Is my plan feasible? Travelling from Paris ...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between London and Paris by public transportation?

I am looking for the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris, by public transportation. I'm planning a 2-month trip to Paris for this summer. I wonder how to get from London to Paris spending ...
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Apply again for a Schengen visa with Spain [duplicate]

I'm planning to go to Spain - France -Switzerland? Can I apply for the Schengen visa with Spain and go to these 3 countries? Thanks for you reply.
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Wifi and power outlets on bus from Paris to Turin

I am taking a bus from Paris to Turin in a couple of weeks. I would like to not miss out the day and get some work done. I've read that some of the buses offer power outlets and free wifi, but there ...
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How does one make friends alone in Paris? [closed]

I am going to be living alone in Paris for 6 months for an internship. As far as I know, I don't know anybody who lives there or is gonna be there at the same time. I am a relatively introverted ...
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Is the Navigo metro pass in Paris available for tourists?

I'll be going to Paris this July for two weeks with my mother, and I'm not sure which metro pass would be best to use for a reasonable price. We were planning on getting the Navigo metro pass, but I ...
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...
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Validity of Navigo weekly pass

I'm looking for an official source which says which days are covered by a weekly pass for the Paris metro (on a Navigo). I can find plenty of unofficial sources which say that the pass is valid ...
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“5 = 1€” for souvenirs in Paris, why do they write the price this way?

In Paris, many street souvenir vendors have thier stuff laid on the ground and a piece of paper says "5 = 1€". Well, 1€ for 5 souvenirs would be a pretty good price but no, the price is 5€ for 1 piece....
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France railway strike affecting my Barcelona to Paris journey. Alternatives?

I was supposed to travel to Paris from Barcelona on 7th June via the 9:25 train. But due to the France railway strike, all the trains on 7th June are cancelled except the one at 1:25 pm. The problem ...
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What is this design/advert featuring cupcakes on French railway trying to say?

I saw this on a platform at Gare de Lyon in Paris. There was a similar design, but featuring doughnuts further down. I’m an uncultured tourist. What are these trying to sell / say / do? I’m ...
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Can I re-enter Charles de Gaulle airport's Terminal 2 TGV station to catch a train to Montpellier?

I will be reaching Paris around 20:00 and I am planning to stay the night at a nearby hotel to catch an early-morning train the next day, to Montpellier. Is it advisable to do so? Will I be able to re-...
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Travelling to Lisbon from India

I am planning to travel to Lisbon on 23/September and return to India on 6/October. I am planning to travel to Paris/Madrid and then take a train from there. Can some one tell me how much time does ...
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Why does Paris have two large train stations next to each other? (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est)

In Paris, there are two large train stations close to each other, but still separate and at a walking distance: "The (train) station of the North" - Gare du Nord, and "The (train) station of the East" ...
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Price of a Uber fare from Charles de Gaulle airport to Amiens

I am travelling from Charles De Gaulle airport to Amiens. How much would a Uber fare cost?
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Which tickets to buy for Catacombs in Paris?

I am very confused whether or not to buy advance tickets for the Catacombs in Paris and what the prices are. I believe the official site is: http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/visit/access-opening-...
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Catacombs of Paris - How to buy ahead of time and discounts

I've heard that it's a good idea to buy tickets in advance of visiting the catacombs of Paris. Can someone tell me how to do this? I did research it a bit, and there are a number of sites selling ...
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Is the week before and after Easter major vacation weeks in France?

I'll be in Paris over Easter and I'm wondering how crowded musueums and attractions will be the week before and after Easter. Does anyone have any sense of whether or not these are major vacation ...
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Advice on getting discounts in Paris for 15 year old (and 50 year old) [closed]

My daughter and I are going to Paris for 6 days in late March I'm still trying to decide which museums/attractions to see although the followings are must sees: 1) Versaille 2) Louve 3) The Catacombs ...
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Holding both a single- and multiple-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

My original plan was to visit the Schengen states from May 8th to May 27th. I applied for a multiple-entry visa from the Italian consulate. Now I am planning a trip to Paris, Santorini, and Prag, from ...
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Taking a drone inside the Louvre?

I've been to the Louvre twice and every time I'm there there's a large crowd in front of the Mona Lisa. I think what'd be really cool is to photograph the crowd aerially. Like I go into that room, ...
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Can I drive a car in Paris if I have an Indian driving licence?

I am going to Paris for a vacation with a few friends next month. I have my driving license issued in India. Can I drive a car there with this ID? If not, will any other ID let me to legally drive a ...
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How much time should I budget to get to CDG airport? [duplicate]

I will be staying in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, and I will need to get to CDG for an 11:30 flight. I have two questions: Does it make more sense to take public transport, or to take a taxi? In ...
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Switching terminals at Charles de Gaulle to access duty free shopping?

I am traveling to Paris from the United States (I am an American with an American passport), landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. After I land in Terminal 1, I want to head over to ...
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Do Paris Metro tickets expire?

If I purchase a 10 pack and use 4, can I expect to use the remaining tickets anytime next year?
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Is it normal to be stopped by authorities and asked for ID in Paris? [closed]

On Boulevard Haussmann Paris, is it normal to be stopped for no apparent good reason and asked where you are from? I was giving directions to another tourist. My appearance is clean-cut, unremarkable ...
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Are Parisian shops open on Sundays?

I will be in Paris for a few days, including on Sunday. What can I expect in terms of public transport, shops, restaurants, etc? Is anything open, or am I meant to spend the days at home?
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London-Berlin or Rome-Berlin? [closed]

We're going to Europe on May 2018. 2 adults on late 40s, one adult girl (24) and a teenage girl (15). I bought a 3 ways tickets, departing from Buenos Aires to London, Londo to Rome and then back ...