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Bus 42 in Paris

I reserved in Grand Hotel Leveque and I want to take the bus 42 to have a tour in Paris. from which station should I start if I want to see all the city as much as possible and how can I reach this ...
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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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Need Visa during Paris layover? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. citizen and will be laying over in Paris for 23 hours. I want to go into Paris and look around. Will I need to have a visa or something to do so?
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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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Traveling to Paris during the French strikes

I was planning to go to Paris from Frankfurt from January 14 to January 16 but after I heard all the news about France/Paris strikes I am a little scared. My plan is to take train (already booked and ...
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What is the situation like in Paris in late December 2019?

I have a trip booked to Paris from December 22 to December 30, for a family of three, including a 1 year old child. I have heard of the strikes in Paris, and I am seriously considering cancelling ...
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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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Where can I buy flowers at Paris (ORY/CDG) Airport?

I am landing at Paris ORY, and then going to CDG by bus to meet my wife in arrivals. And coming back to Paris city (Mid-November). Is there any flower shop at one of the airports to buy fresh flowers ...
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how to get a picture for a Navigo Découverte

I purchased a Navigo Découverte for 5 EUR (for the card) and 22.80 EUR for a week's worth of travel on Z1-5. Apparently, tho, this card requires a photo for it to be legally usable but none-the-less ...
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Cost of RER/Metro monthly pass in Paris

I’m going to be living in the 18th arrondissement for three months. What is the cost of an RER & Metro pass monthly? I used to live in Saint Germain En Laye years ago and the pass cost about $90. ...
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Schengen in Dublin on ED Visa but wants to visit other Schengen cities for vacation

I am an English teacher with a student from Vietnam. Can she, with a Schengen visa and studying English in Dublin, travel on holiday to Amsterdam, Paris and Rome and then return to Dublin to continue ...
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Easiest way to get to CDG from Paris with big luggage

My partner and I are coming from Château d'Eau Metro station and need to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport airport T1. We each are carrying a 30kg suitcase with wheels and a 10kg handcarry. What is the ...
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3 or 4 days transport card in Paris including airport?

What is the most economical transport card for unlimited use for 3 or 4 days (starting from Saturday), including the train/bus from Charles de Gaulle Airport airport to the city.
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

I'm hoping there is a regular shuttle service which is easy to find and fairly cheap.
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France visa for one day

I'm going to London next month and I want to visit Paris for only one day but I don't have time to get a Schengen visa so can I get it from the train station at Paris as I hold a UK visa ?
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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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I will go from Montparnasse gare from CDG airport., France

In CDG airport (Paris) there are RER ticket vendor machine. There are few options on the screen as follows: (1) ticket for within paris city, (2) ticket for paris region, etc I will go from ...
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how do I go from CDG airport to Montparnasse gare quickly and cheaply? [duplicate]

I am coming from India. My flight will land at terminal 2 of Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris. From there I will go to Montparnasse gare where I have TGV train for Rennes. My flight will land at 9.30 ...
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Paris CDG Arrival

My flight will be landing at 7PM (Paris time) at CDG. So I think I would probably be reaching my hotel around 10:30 PM. Can anyone tell me how long does it take in Immigration Control? I will also be ...
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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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How to find bus maps for Paris outside the périphérique?

I'm staying in a little town just outside of Paris, and it seems to have plenty of bus service, but the train station is a bit far away AND it seems that you can't transfer from the train to a bus ...
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UK Tourist Visa for Indian Citizens from Paris

I am an Indian Citizen and scheduled to visit Schengen countries during 04.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 and accordingly obtained Schengen Visa. I have applied for UK visa as a Tourist to visit London from ...
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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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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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Is it reliable to buy disneyland ticket from 365tickets.com?

I visited https://www.booktickets.disneylandparis.com/ and thought of booking tickets for Disneyland but then I found this site 365tickets.com. It's price is little higher but it says something cal ...
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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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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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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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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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Do the bus routes in Paris follow a regular pattern?

I will be in Paris soon and I consider an 'unlimited' day pass for public transport. But I would like to know a bit more about the bus lines. When having a day pass for public transport in a city it ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to switch terminals at Charles de Gaulle?

I have a 4 hour layover in CDG. I land in terminal 2C but I depart from terminal 1. Since I have enough time I really want to meet a friend for lunch and possibly do a little shopping in terminal 2E ...
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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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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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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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Least stressful method of travelling around Paris

In London I can get one day travel card for the underground train, - it might not always be the absolute cheapest but I nearly always end up getting one. And if I were a tourist I would definitely ...
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How do I get the 'Paris Visite' ticket?

Where can I buy the Paris Visite ticket? (I live in Brazil). Also, how do I calculate whether it is going to be cheaper than just buying single tickets?

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