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Park car near Paris [closed]

Coming to Paris from Brussels. Planning to stay in Paris one day. I know that it is not good option to go to center by car. What is the best place to leave car in order avoid expensive payment and ...
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Multiple entry Tourist Schengen Visa Required?

I am travelling to Bogota, Colombia via CDG, Paris Airport via connecting flights from India, and I am an Indian citizen. On my return journey, I am planning to stay for a couple of days in Paris. I ...
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How can I know (without going to the station) if RATP is offering the Anti Pollution tickets?

The Paris public transit system (RATP) offers a reduced fare on days of high pollution, as described here: https://www.ratp.fr/forfait-antipollution (Google Translated). This fare is a very good deal,...
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Unlimited subway card Paris

I will soon be going to Paris for two weeks to improve my French. I will have to make one specific subway journey along one specific line (from my accommodation to the school and back) every day, and ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen visa for France and Portugal

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 months ago for my trip to Greece earlier this month. I was expecting to get a multiple-entry Schengen visa for 3 months, but they only gave a visa for 9 days for the ...
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How to ensure tripod/camera safety when using remote [closed]

I'll be travelling solo to Paris for business in December. I often use a tripod to take some artsy shots whilst I am travelling, but always with myself stood next to it taking photos of others. This ...
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Which ticket do I need to travel by both RER and tram in Paris?

As far as I can tell from the website, the t+ ticket doesn't allow transfer between RER and tram (https://www.ratp.fr/en/titres-et-tarifs/t-tickets). Is there one that does, or do I need two tickets? ...
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Is it possible to buy a train ticket CDG airport to Paris truly online?

Next week, I am landing in Paris CDG airport and an hour later I have to be at Gare du Nord. Therefore, I wanted to buy a ticket in advance to get from the airport to Gare du Nord as quickly as ...
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Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon transfer time for a family

When I book with the Eurostar site to a destination in the south of France, they only offer a short Paris transfer time (54 minutes) between Gare du Nord Eurostar and Gare de Lyon TGV. Is this easily ...
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Roland-Garros (French Open) public viewing in Paris?

Does anybody know a location that shows the French Open final tomorrow on a big screen in public in Paris? All the places we found so far where they used to show it in recent years don’t this year (...
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Does it make sense to rent a car when in Paris? [closed]

Are there considerable traffic jams in Paris? I wouldn't like to waste most of my time in traffic jams. Is taxi a better option for a short term visit of Paris, like 3 days.
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Disneyland Paris - Super Fastpass availability

I've been trying to buy Super Fastpass from www.booktickets.disneylandparis.com but the whole of September is greyed out ("not eligible"). Does that mean those Fastpass tickets are not available in ...
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What are the peak hours for public transportation in Paris?

I plan to visit Paris from July 6 to July 9. I want to know what are the peak hours for public transportation in that time frame. When to avoid taking bus or trains, and when to take profit of low ...
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Combining Navigo Pass with an SNCF point to point ticket outside Île-de-France

We will be travelling on an SNCF Intercités service from Paris. We both have Paris Navigo passes, one weekly pass and one monthly pass, both of which will be valid on the day of travel. The service we ...
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One-way train from Paris to Barcelona [closed]

I'm traveling with my fiance this summer (early August) for 10 days, five in Paris and five in Barcelona. We already have flights and hotels set up, and wanted to take the train from Paris (early ...
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Where to stay in Paris for easy access to Palaiseau? [closed]

I will attend an event at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau from Monday to Friday. The event will take place between 8am to 10pm, but some days it takes shorter (like until 5:30 pm). I may also have ...
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Want to take a trip to Paris with my wife - Need visa guidance [duplicate]

As the title, I (British citizen) want to go on a holiday to Paris with my wife who is from Pakistan living in the U.K. She's here on a 2 year visa and has a UK bio-metric residency permit and her ...
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Depositing a letter at Orly airport to be picked up by someone else

I have a problem with an important document that needs to pass from one person to another. Person A bringing the document transits Orly on Saturday evening (going through the public spaces, with ...
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Is the area of Suresnes safe?

I'm going to Paris next December/January with my girlfriend. It's out first time in Europe. We take Hôtel Novotel Paris Suresnes Longchamp, by review on Trip Advisor and other sites it looks a safe ...
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What is the name for the tall concrete tower in the southwest of Paris?

I don't have a picture of it, but there is a very tall round cylindrical building that looks like a giant vent because it doesn't have any windows except for some openings at the top. But it's not in ...
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Which type of transport tickets for 4 days: IDF or Paris Pass?

I am a senior female solo traveller, I'm going to Paris for the first time in September for 4 days. Is it best to get the IDF tickets or the Paris pass? How would I validate the ticket? Do I need ...
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Versailles palace tickets. Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens days or not if you are under 26 years old

It is not clear whether it is allowed to access Musical Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens or not, if you are under 26 years old. Okay, first of all there is three types of tickets which you can take ...
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Paris at Easter

I'm thinking of going to Paris during the Easter weekend, has anyone been before? My specific answerable questions are: Were tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre open during ...
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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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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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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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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 ...