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Who qualifies for free admission to the Louvre?

I'm a student in Germany and I have a student visa but I don't have a residence permit yet. Am I eligible to get into the Louvre for free?
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Duty-free shopping Paris Charles de Gaulle

I'm travelling to France from Australia but will be flying via Greece on the way home. We fly out from Paris CDG terminal 2D. I was hoping to do some shopping at 2E before leaving as it's not great in ...
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What ticket option should I pick for a train journey from Paris to Meaux?

I have the SNCF connect app on my phone and see the following ticket options. There are also the monthly and weekly pass not shown in the image but I don't want them. I want to buy a single ticket ...
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Does a Bangladeshi citizen need a transit visa for a short layover in France?

Hello Travel Community, I am a Bangladeshi citizen planning to travel through France en route to another destination. My itinerary includes a short layover in a French airport, and I am trying 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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How dangerous is it near Chateau Rouge?

I am booked to stay in Rue Poulet near Chateau Rouge metro (Paris) next week. I have heard bad things about safety in that area. How dangerous is it really in that area? As a single woman, would I be ...
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Are major station services counter like Place de Clichy open till late evening to buy Navigo pass?

What are the work hours to buy Navigo Easy pass? Are major station services counter like Place de Clichy open till late evening to buy Navigo Pass?
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Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view

I am looking for a room with Eiffel tower view. I can't seem to find any relevant filter (which I understand is too specific, but on the other hand too iconic to ignore). Any ideas how to approach ...
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What is the metro broadcast in the Paris metro for a suspicious package?

I was in the Paris metro and the train got stopped due to a suspicious package. I didn't understand the broadcast message because it was in French. I only became aware of this after everyone went out ...
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One way bike rental Amsterdam to Paris

Is there a company that rents bicycles in Amsterdam (or anywhere in The Netherlands) for a one way trip to Paris? In other words, pick up the bike in Amsterdam, and drop off in Paris 2 weeks later.
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Are there any public database or map that keeps track of reported bed bug infestation in France?

From what I read, there is currently a bed bug infestation in Paris, France. Such an infestation often affects places used by travelers such as public transportation, hotels and Airbnb. Are there any ...
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Can Palace of Versailles be done on my last day in Paris

We are a group of 6 friends who have a bus from Paris - Paris (Bercy Seine)-210 Quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris, at 16:20 in the evening. We will be checking out from our hotel which is near Riquet RER ...
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Chateaux of Loire valley for one-day trip from Paris

We'll be in Paris in August, and would like to see one of Loire chateaux. We'd like to use public transport, but my quick search shows that most of them are within 2-3 hours from Paris, which sounds a ...
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Paris Navigo Easy pass for public transport

I am travelling to Paris and I am confused how to validate the ticket when changing metro or bus. I will be using the Navigo Easy pass. Below an example of a way I might take. The second option, the ...
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Night buses in Paris

What do night buses from Paris cost and which tickets are valid for them? This question is prompted by the unexpected result that the RATP app shows that a trip e.g. from Porte de Charenton at 00:40 ...
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Which Paris metro station to alight for CDG international airport?

When taking the train to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, we were confronted with two airport stations. It was not clear to us what the difference between these two stations might be, and at which ...
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Will my Navigo Pass be replenishable next year?

NYC OMNI "tap & go" passes are refillable and do not expire for 5 years. The French equivalent is Navigo: I purchased a weekly pass for 5 + 30 Euros. Can I reuse the pass next year in ...
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Paris CDG Airport to Disneyland Paris when arriving late at night?

This weekend I am flying into CDG airport arriving at 20:50. What is the best/cheapest/easiest way of getting to Disneyland? I've looked at trains, easy, fast, relatively cheap but the last one is at ...
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How to purchase multiple tickets in the Île-de-France Mobilités app for public transport in Paris

I downloaded the Île-de-France Mobilités app for transport in Paris. I will be traveling with my wife and her phone does not support NFC, so she can't purchase tickets with hers. I want to purchase ...
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CDG Terminal 1 to TGV - Connection Time?

I am arriving from Delhi To Paris CDG airport Terminals 1 at 6 pm. I need to go to Lyon on TGV. Should I book 8 pm or 8.40 pm TGV train from CDG Airport Terminal 2 to Lyon? How much time is ...
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Boiling tap water in Paris

I am visiting Paris. In the accommodation given to me, I was told I can drink tap water. I was drinking from sometime. Few days back I boiled the water. A layer formed on surface of the water, when I ...
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How can I find a way to climb on a rooftop in Paris and just to chill out there?

I love Paris views but not a fan of those rooftop bars. Inspired by a blog post, I'd love to chill in Paris rooftop next time when I go there. I wonder if it's possible if I don't stay in one of the ...
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Which (if any) Parisian RER/Transilien trains run by SNCF are included in Interrail?

Generally, the consensus on this site seems to be that Transilien/RER trains do not accept Interrail tickets. However, the wise Man in Seat 61 writes: Passes don't cover the Paris metro, or RER (...
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Where in China is this recreation of Paris and the Eiffel tower (as seen in Jamie xx's Gosh video) and what is it like today?

The October 4, 2016 music video Gosh by Jamie xx was shot in a recreation of recognizable Paris buildings and sights, including a very large model of the Eiffel Tower. Scenes in the video show that at ...
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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at departures/...
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Do Paris authorities do plain-clothes ID checks on the subways?

While traveling in Paris 4-5 years ago, took the subway and saw a couple of guys doing ID checks. Not uniformed, maybe a colored arm band or something, don't remember seeing any badges. I think they ...
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Recent graduate planning to attend a conference in Paris: Will my visa application be rejected?

I have received an invitation to attend a conference in Paris for a week. However, I am a recent graduate and I am currently preparing for the GATE exams. I am in a dilemma as to whether my visa ...
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Paris public transport apps: Île-de-France Mobilités vs. Bonjour RATP

I'm moving to Paris in few weeks and currently checking useful apps for daily use. Can you please advise what is the best app to use for public transport in Paris? I am confused between the two apps ...
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are any Paris Metro stations outside zones 1-3?

In Paris you have the RER lines, which are denoted by letters, and the Paris Metro, which are denoted by numbers. My question is... are there any Paris Metro stations that are outside of zones 1-3? ...
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Is it possible to buy and use tickets in Paris public transport directly from a smartphone?

I am visiting Paris and am trying to figure out the most convenient way to use public transport. I am aware that I can purchase a Navigo Easy travel card and load t+ tickets or day tickets on it, and ...
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Are holders of a temporary residence permit from an EU country eligible for free admission to the Louvre?

The website for the Louvre mentions the following regarding ticket prices: Admission is free for the following visitors: –18 year olds Present official piece of ID. –26-year-old residents of the ...
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Is paying for a bus in Paris by cash or card possible in 2022?

When you are sure you want to use a bus in Paris, France, you can buy a ticket in advance, they use the same tickets as the Metro. As I will only be in Paris for this one cross city connection and not ...
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What do these train codes on Paris RER B (airports subway line) mean?

While standing on the platform waiting for the RER B train to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, I noticed codes like ELOT or EPEX besides arrival time, platform number, destination, etc. What do ...
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Currency exchange rate in Paris

Google returns that a dollar is now one Euro. What is a reasonable exchange rate? How do tourists in Paris acquire Euros at the best possible rate?
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Weekend visit to Erfurt, Germany from Paris, France

I am looking for an affordable plan to visit a friend, in the city of Erfurt in Germany during a saturday in October. However, there are no flights from Paris to Erfurt Airport, and prices for a same-...
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9 hour layover in Paris CDG on way to Cairo from LAX [duplicate]

I am a US citizen with US passport flying out of LAX late September on a Friday afternoon and arriving in CDG around 9am Saturday staying for a 9 hour layover before my flight to Cairo on Air France. ...
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Airside transfer at Paris CDG

I will be transferring at Paris CDG aeroport, between two different airline partners, having a single ticket(my bags are checked-in, won’t have to leave the airside). But I will land at T2E, and will ...
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Visa requirements for exiting CDG and AMS as layover spots

I asked a version of some of these questions in this post, but my writing was unclear. Suppose one has a round trip single itinerary ticket from the US to Turkey and a US passport. There is a daytime ...
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Trip to Turkey + stops in Paris and Amsterdam [closed]

Suppose 4 US passport holders are going to Turkey, and have a booked, insured, round trip from US to Turkey (and back). The flights stop in Paris for ~12 hours during the day on the way to Turkey, and ...
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Are Banksy's 2018 Paris murals still visible in Paris and if so, where?

In 2018 Banksy put up some graffiti in Paris, per https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44648562. I'm curious... how much of that graffiti is still there? And what are the locations of said graffiti ...
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Switching terminals to shop (Charles de Gaulle)?

I have a connecting flight in CDG and I would like to shop in the departure area of Terminal 2E. I will arrive at terminal 2E and then I will depart at terminal 2F so I am wondering whether it is ...
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Travelling from London to Paris and return journey [closed]

London to Paris Eurostar - London to Paris What would be the better choice for travelling between London and Paris return journey in terms of cost, travelling time if a comparison is made between ...
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3-days metro bus ticket for Paris

Can we buy 3 days ticket for Paris for using metro or bus? I want to 3 days full visit Paris? I want to visit there for 3 days and I dont know the best option
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Is a picnic at the Chateau de Versailles possible?

I will be visiting the Versailles Chateau on a Tuesday. I was wondering if it would be useful to take a picnic with me since I doubt the fare offered inside the palace walls (if there is any) is not ...
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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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Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?

I am reading about Paris, and how to travel around. I read in a book that the standard subway ticket is valid for 2 hours. Is the ticket re-usable (exit and re-enter again) or you have 2 hours while ...
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Where can I take a COVID-19 antigenic test in Paris?

I'm travelling to Paris next week, and before we return to Germany, one of my fellow travellers, who isn't vaccinated, will have to take an antigenic test. Where in Paris can one take such a test on a ...
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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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Are Eiffel tower visits restricted due to COVID?

Are General visitors allowed to travel to the Top of the Eiffel Tower (Roof) by Lift/Elevator? Are there restrictions due to COVID?
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Ticket for Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon soccer match: Official second-hand resale not started yet?

I will be visiting Paris on the day of the PSG - Lyon soccer match on Sep 19. I would like to attend the match, but currently only tickets for the next match of PSG vs. Clermont are officially on sale ...

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