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École Polytechnique is on the Saclay plateau south of Paris. To get there from Paris, the only reasonable route is to take RER line B. Get off at Massy-Palaiseau and take bus 91-06 or 91-10 to Polytechnique. You can also get off a little further at Lozère and walk, but it's a steep hill from the train, and since some trains terminate at Massy, there's little ...


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For trains, high speed is not going to be cheap as mentioned already. Flights on low cost airlines are cheap, but also consider that they tend to fly from and to airports outside of the city. This is key: RyanAir for example flies from Beauvais airport BVA, which is really 1h15 by train from Paris itself!!! You're going to spend another $20-$30 for ...


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From Paris, €100-200 per person for (high-speed) international trains like Eurostar to London, Thalys to the Benelux or the TGV to Spain are typical prices. You don't need any special pass and can buy a ticket directly on oui.sncf (official French railway website) or trainline.com. Flying is indeed frequently cheaper but there are also super-saver fares for ...


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Cheapest price I found was on the SNCF Oui.sncf website, Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Barcelona (Sants) Wednesday August 1st, 2 adults. Prices vary between different trains, including direct trains and a night train option. Cheapest €218 (€109 each), most expensive €238 (€119 each). This is not expensive. Link These tickets are normal, city-to-city tickets, ...


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The best I was able to find is Eelway which charges €70 to meet you at Orly airport, pick up your bag and return it to you at the airport the next day. You can authorize a third party to receive your bag. It's a bit expensive, but perhaps worth it to have a reputable company handling your belongings. Note that they only offer such service from 7am to 9pm ...


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