• Does anyone know of any fun/interesting/tasty things/places to do/visit around the Porte de Versailles?

    Best answer: Porte de Versailles is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The halls of Parc des Expositions have been venue to various interesting expositions, exhibitions and salons throughout the year. From agriculture (think artisanal cheese, farm produce etc) to crafts (material for crafts and artworks), from leisure (cycling, books,... show more
    Best answer: Porte de Versailles is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The halls of Parc des Expositions have been venue to various interesting expositions, exhibitions and salons throughout the year. From agriculture (think artisanal cheese, farm produce etc) to crafts (material for crafts and artworks), from leisure (cycling, books, sailing etc) to foodie event (my favourite - salon du chocolat!). The Palais des Sports adjacent to it, as implied by the name, is a sports arena. To be precise, it's an indoor sports arena. However, it's used not only to host sporting events but also of concerts, circus, musical etc. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_des_... ) Nearby, there are a number of parks and one of my favourites is Parc Andre Citroen, which is approximately 15 minutes walk to the west (towards River Seine). There are a couple of greenhouse pavillions there, water fountain, serial gardens and also a gas balloon that's used to monitor air quality in Paris and you can actually ride it to see Paris skyline from this unique viewing point! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_Andr%C... , http://www.ballondeparis.com/ ) Sort of adjacent to Parc Andre Citroen would be the Front de Seine (Beaugrenelle). At the quay next to Javel RER station or Javel-Andre Citroen metro station, you can see even the replica of the Statue of Liberty on Ile de Cygnes in the river. This part of the quarter would in general be about 20-25 minutes walk from Porte de Versailles. On rue de la Croix Nivert, about 15 minutes walk from Porte de Versailles in sort of north-west, there's an Algerian Cultural Centre that runs different events and exhibitions. (CCA website in French: http://www.cca-paris.com/index.php ) From Porte de Versailles, if you walk approximately 15 minutes to the east, i.e. opposite direction for Parc Andre Citroen, you'll come to Parc Georges Brassens which is an elegant and interesting park in its own right. (http://en.parisinfo.com/museum-monuments/1362/parc-georges-brassens ) Between Porte de Versailles and Parc Georges Brassens, nearer to the park end, rue de Dantzig leads towards Passage Dantzig where La Ruche can be found. It is a historically prominent residence for artists and today functions as working studios, which also mean unless you know someone in there, you won't be able to visit the interior. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Ruche ) Also near the park is Musée du Service des Objets Trouvés, a small museum of things in the Lost and Found department of the police in Paris. I've personally never been there, but noted conflict of information where some sources said it's not open to public unless you're there to look for something you've lost, and some sources said it's open and entry is free. For Science-related place of interest, check out Musée Pasteur on 25 rue du Docteur-Roux (nearest metro station is Pasteur). Pay hommage to Louis Pasteur and all that he has done in improving healthcare through his work including pioneering the technique of pasteurisation. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_Pasteur ) Rue de Vaugirard leads to/fro Porte de Versailles but mind, it is a very long street, which stretches all the way past Jardin du Luxembourg to La Sorbonne. Nonetheless, world renowned patisserie of Pierre Herme is located within 30 minutes walk from Porte de Versailles (near Pasteur metro station) and still within the 15th arrondissement. He is the genius of all things pastry and the shop sells chocolate too. Definitely one of the most delicious addresses in Paris. (http://www.pierreherme.com/ ) Pierre Herme also has a couple of other shops in Paris. For other delicious addresses, my favourite restaurants nearby are L'Os à Moelle, La Cave de l'Os à Moelle and Les Symples de l'Os à Moelle, all owned by chef Thierry Faucher. The first two are found nearly opposite of each other, with La Cave more casual since it's sort of a wine bar. They are sort of half way between Porte de Versailles and Parc Andre Citroen, and the closest metro to them is Lourmel. For Les Symples, it's actually outside of 15th arrondissement, to the suburb side, with the closest metro station being Mairie d'Issy. I hope the above information is helpful. They're all of sights and things to do/eat etc in the 15th arrondissement where Porte de Versailles is, and within reasonable walking that they can be reached in less than 30 minutes on foot. (Compare: walking from Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde via Champs Elysees takes nearly 20-25 minutes, and they're touted adjacent to one another. Granted, Champs-Elysees is a beautiful thoroughfare to go through compared to the streets around Porte de Versailles.) There may be limited amount of things you can do there, but they're certainly not nothing.
    5 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • What is the average cost to go from Paris to Monaco on the TVG? (In US dollars please?)?

    Best answer: The price varies, as many have pointed out here, on when you're travelling and the class that you're travelling, but also how far in advance you book your ticket, and also the demand (i.e. if there are high demand on the dates you're travelling, then the cheapest tickets will most likely be gone and you'll have to... show more
    Best answer: The price varies, as many have pointed out here, on when you're travelling and the class that you're travelling, but also how far in advance you book your ticket, and also the demand (i.e. if there are high demand on the dates you're travelling, then the cheapest tickets will most likely be gone and you'll have to purchase the more expensive ones. There are options for direct train from Paris to Monaco and a search for random date in March 2010 shows it can be as cheap as €22/$32 one-way, standard adult 2nd class. However, a search for random date in February 2010 currently stands at around €45/$65 one-way, standard adult 2nd class. For train searches, check Voyages SNCF website ( http://www.voyages-sncf.com/ ). Alternatively, check the website of iDTGV ( http://www.idtgv.com/en/ ) for a different kind of TGV train tickets from Paris to Nice. Ticket price starts as low as €19/$27 one-way, standard 2nd class. Once you're at Nice, you can buy TER train ticket for €3.30/$4.75 one-way to Monaco. You can also take a bus from the general bus terminal (gare routiere) in Nice to Monaco (Route 100) for the price of €1/$1.45, but it does mean you have to get from the train station to the bus station by the tram. While the same ticket allows changes between buses within 74 minutes from the time of first validation, I'm not entirely certain if a tram/bus change is allowed. Do note the above prices are starting prices, which would be great prices for you to grab if you're on a budget. You can compare the total price of the combination methods to the one from Voyage SNCF and check which is cheaper for your travelling date. Another alternative travel method would be to fly with budget airline, namely Easyjet, which has direct flights from Paris to Nice, and from Nice you can grab a bus to Monaco. As of right now, the cheapest listed fare one-way including taxes and no check-in luggage: January €27.99 / $40 February €27.99 / $40 March €26.99 / $39 April €30.99 / $44 May €30.99 / $44 June €30.99 / $44 (Conversion rate approximated to the rate as of Dec 28, 2009) Cheap accommodations are unlikely to come by easily. You could also consider checking for lodging in Nice and then take bus in and out of Monaco. There are hostels in Nice that have bed in dorms for as low as €15 / $22 per person per night. With the bus fare so cheap, and if you don't mind a little bit of "commuting time", I think this makes a decent budget strategy. For hostel booking, check out the site of Hostelworld ( http://www.hostelworld.com )
    7 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • Is there an equivalent of Transport for London's Journey Planner website, but for Paris?

    Best answer: RATP is in charge of the public transport system in Paris and here is their website (in English) : http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... And this is the link to their interactive website which is very useful : http://www.ratp.info/orienter/cv/cv_en/c...
    Best answer: RATP is in charge of the public transport system in Paris and here is their website (in English) : http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... And this is the link to their interactive website which is very useful : http://www.ratp.info/orienter/cv/cv_en/c...
    Paris · 9 years ago
  • How to go from Paris Gare du Nord to Galliene?

    Best answer: Do you mean Gallieni? To get from Gare du Nord to Gallieni metro station: - take metro line 5 (direction Place d'Italie) to Republique - change to metro line 3 (direction Gallieni) to the terminus station 1 single metro ticket is required. If bought singly, the ticket is €1.60 but if you buy a carnet of 10 single tickets,... show more
    Best answer: Do you mean Gallieni? To get from Gare du Nord to Gallieni metro station: - take metro line 5 (direction Place d'Italie) to Republique - change to metro line 3 (direction Gallieni) to the terminus station 1 single metro ticket is required. If bought singly, the ticket is €1.60 but if you buy a carnet of 10 single tickets, the carnet costs €11.40 and therefore the price for the journey is reduced to €1.14 per person. If you take a taxi, expect to pay between €10-€20, depending on when you're travelling (different rates during weekday/weekend, during the day or during the evening etc) and the traffic condition.
    2 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • Hotel reservation cancellation in Paris?

    Best answer: As far as I know, hotels (or even hostels) have last minute cancellation charges. Quite often, it'll be the charge of the first night stay in full. Why don't you say it as it is with your application, that you're staying with your friend? Get a letter from your friend to confirm this, stating the address clearly. That... show more
    Best answer: As far as I know, hotels (or even hostels) have last minute cancellation charges. Quite often, it'll be the charge of the first night stay in full. Why don't you say it as it is with your application, that you're staying with your friend? Get a letter from your friend to confirm this, stating the address clearly. That should work. Afterall not all visitors stay in hotels, as they could be staying with friends or family. Even if you do book some place and cancel later, if you want to be a real stickler to the law etc, know that in France all guests checked-in in hotels/ B&Bs etc will be required to hand in their passport/id at the reception for a record to be taken down.
    2 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • What is the best / cheapest way of getting from Beauvais airport to Eurodisney?

    Best answer: To be honest, €90 for 4 people is a good price, especially since it's a direct transfer from the airport to Eurodisney. Alternative way to travel would be to take a bus from Beauvais to Porte Maillot in Paris (at €13 per person one way), then a combination of metro line 1 and RER A (ticket €6.45 per person one way, for adult) from... show more
    Best answer: To be honest, €90 for 4 people is a good price, especially since it's a direct transfer from the airport to Eurodisney. Alternative way to travel would be to take a bus from Beauvais to Porte Maillot in Paris (at €13 per person one way), then a combination of metro line 1 and RER A (ticket €6.45 per person one way, for adult) from Porte Maillot to Eurodisney. Not knowing where you are staying, some hotels have free shuttle buses from the RER station to the hotels, some don't. For a difference in price of approximately €12 in total for 4 people, I would save the hassle and go with the transfer.
    2 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • What are my options in transportation from CDG to the Arc de Triumphe Hilton hotel in Paris?

    Best answer: The closest metro station to the hotel is Courcelles. You can take a combination of RER and metro to get there, plus a wee bit of walk (just a couple of minutes). There is no need to use taxi. There are multiple ways to combine the RER and metro but I'll give you one that is the most straight forward, involving only one connection... show more
    Best answer: The closest metro station to the hotel is Courcelles. You can take a combination of RER and metro to get there, plus a wee bit of walk (just a couple of minutes). There is no need to use taxi. There are multiple ways to combine the RER and metro but I'll give you one that is the most straight forward, involving only one connection change at Gare du Nord. From the airport, take RER B to Gare du Nord. At Gare du Nord, follow the correspondance sign for metro line 2, where the station name is La Chapelle. When arrive at La Chapelle, you want to take the metro line 2 in direction of Porte Dauphine. Get off at Courcelles. Look for Rue de Courcelles and the hotel is at number 51-57. The journey requires a single ticket from the airport, and it costs 8.40 per person/adult. * Update * The other answerer is spot on re having a lot of steps to take when using metro/RER and there aren't always elevators/lifts, just plain good old fashion stairs. I normally travel very light that I've forgotten this could be an issue for travellers who have luggage/suitcases to carry. Therefore it's up to yourself to balance this up with your budget for the transportation costs. Of course it'll be somewhat more expensive to take airport shuttle, about double the price of RER/metro. If there are 2 of you, the RER/metro will cost you 16.80 while the shuttle 35.00. But of course, shuttle will send you door to door. Alternatively Air France navette (15 euro per person) runs from airport to Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, where the Arc de Triomphe is. From there you can either take a 10 minutes walk, or grab a taxi, or take the public bus (number 22 or 53, in direction away from Arc de Triomphe) at Ave de Friedland, and stop at Haussmann-Courcelles. This option is not money-saving like taking RER/metro, and at the price you're paying, you may as well pick the airport shuttle.
    5 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • What can I eat in France while pregnant?

    Best answer: Stews are actually fine, and any that has alcohol (e.g. coq au vin) the alcohol would have evaporated during cooking. You can ask for steak to be well cooked ("bien cuit") and don't order steak tartare. I don't think there would be any problem with quiche - I have not heard of ham being a no-no during pregnancy, unless... show more
    Best answer: Stews are actually fine, and any that has alcohol (e.g. coq au vin) the alcohol would have evaporated during cooking. You can ask for steak to be well cooked ("bien cuit") and don't order steak tartare. I don't think there would be any problem with quiche - I have not heard of ham being a no-no during pregnancy, unless your concern is more of melted cheese? Usually quiche are cooked with Gruyere in it, and since Gruyere is not a soft cheese, I think it would be alright to eat it. What you may want to pay attention to is not to eat things with mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce as well as chocolate mousse actually, as they're made using raw eggs. You may also want to skip pate/rillette of any sort, either with meat or vegetarian version. Local food that you should be able to eat include confit of duck, ratatouille (esp when you're in Provence), cassoulet (bean stew), crepes, pot-au-feu (beef stew, no wine - beef bourguignon is the one with wine), salads. You could always tell your waiter/waitress re your dietary restrictions. Most people who works in hospitality sector in Paris speaks English (a little less so in Provence but it's not too bad). You may also use the baby bump to help illustrate what you want to say, if you think they're still not understanding you. Bon voyage!
    6 answers · Other - France · 9 years ago
  • I land at CDG Paris at 8 AM and catch a flight back at 7 PM, best way do HOHO bus tour and boat ride both th?

    Best answer: To get from CDG to Paris, the RER B goes directly to Gare du Nord (and into the city) and it's normally 8.40 euro one way, for adult. You'll be doing at least 2 RER journeys that day (one from airport, one to airport) so you should consider getting 1 day zone 1-6 Paris Visite pass which is 18.50 euro... show more
    Best answer: To get from CDG to Paris, the RER B goes directly to Gare du Nord (and into the city) and it's normally 8.40 euro one way, for adult. You'll be doing at least 2 RER journeys that day (one from airport, one to airport) so you should consider getting 1 day zone 1-6 Paris Visite pass which is 18.50 euro (http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... ) and which this is a bit more than simple 2 one-way tickets to/fro airport, but it is worth considering because it has other discounts and advantages. Paris L'Open Tour (http://www.pariscityrama.com/paris-open-... ) is the only HOHO tour operator that passes Gare du Nord. It runs 4 routes that you can take and swap around with, and the 1-day ticket costs 29 euro per adult. If you decide to get the Paris Visite pass, then it's 25 euro. The Paris L'Open Tour link above has the route information on the routes that they run. You can also combine Paris L'Open Tour with Batobus and this combination ticket costs 39 euro. There are numerous boat tour and they in general takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. The following listed have starting/ending point at the quay side adjacent to Eiffel Tower (except Bateaux Mouches which is a bit more up the river to the east, by Pont d'Alma): 1) Bateaux Parisiens : 11 euro per adult (http://www.bateauxparisiens.com/EN/offer... ) - if you have gotten the Paris Visite pass, you can get 25% discount of Bateaux Parisiens 2) Les Vedettes de Paris : 11 euro per adult (http://www.vedettesdeparis.com/52/1/croisieres-vedettes-de-paris-our-cruises.html ) - there's 20% off promotion online at the moment 3) Bateaux Mouches : 10 euro per adult (http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr/tarifs/ ) 4) Batobus is a HOHO boat tour : 12 euro per adult (http://www.batobus.com/english/tarif2.htm ) - this tour would take the longest to complete as it stop to let people on and off throughout the route, and there is no commentary. Given you plan to cruise to/fro Eiffel Tower, and from there, to try to get back to the airport, the metro/RER option that is simple and involves only one change is to take RER C from Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel (direction : Massy Palaiseau) to St Michel-Notre Dame. From there, change to RER B (direction Aeroport CDG). You should be travelling back to CDG on the RER at 4pm the latest to play it safe, as it takes about 45 mins to get to the airport, and that'll give you enough time for the advised 2 hours prior to flight time to check in again etc. The costs involved in the option with Paris Visite: - Paris Visite pass (for use on RER/metro) : 18.50 - Paris L'Open Tour (Paris Visite discount) : 25.00 - Bateaux Parisiens (Paris Visite discount) : 8.25 Total : 51.75 euro per person Alternative costing: - 2 single tickets to/fro CDG airport : 16.80 - Paris L'Open Tour + Batobus pass : 39.00 Total : 55.80 euro per person
    2 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • What is the la Place des Vosges?

    Best answer: Place des Vosges is considered among one of the most beautiful square, for its perfectly symmetrical square. Thirty six houses surround this square, 9 on each side. They are built over arcades which today accommodate antique shops and cafes. It was laid out in 1605 by Henri IV. This makes it the oldest square in Paris. For more... show more
    Best answer: Place des Vosges is considered among one of the most beautiful square, for its perfectly symmetrical square. Thirty six houses surround this square, 9 on each side. They are built over arcades which today accommodate antique shops and cafes. It was laid out in 1605 by Henri IV. This makes it the oldest square in Paris. For more details, check out the wiki article linked below.
    3 answers · Paris · 10 years ago
  • Frankfurt to Paris cheapest fares .....?

    Best answer: Balancing time of travel and cost of travel, taking the train is probably the best option. Check Bahn.de website (http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml ) for train fares. The cheapest saving price starts at €39 for one way 2nd class, adult ticket but the number of ticket is limited. The next price up is €59 (also one way... show more
    Best answer: Balancing time of travel and cost of travel, taking the train is probably the best option. Check Bahn.de website (http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en... ) for train fares. The cheapest saving price starts at €39 for one way 2nd class, adult ticket but the number of ticket is limited. The next price up is €59 (also one way 2nd class, adult). Direct train with ICE takes about 4 hours. Alternatively, there are overnight Euroline buses from Frankfurt to Paris as well. Depending on when you buy your ticket and if there are promotions available, ticket starts from €21 for one-way travel, up to €49 for the normal rate. Bus departs from Frankfurt Monday to Saturday at 9.30pm and arrives in Paris next day at 7.00am. (http://www.touring.de/index.php?id=2&L=1 )
    3 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • Info on a visa/ waiver?

    Best answer: As UK nationals, you can go to US under Visa Waiver Programme but there are a few things that you need to be aware of. 1) Your passport must be machine readable - otherwise you will need to apply for a visa or get a new passport that complies with the requirements of US authority - and the passport be valid throughout the duration of... show more
    Best answer: As UK nationals, you can go to US under Visa Waiver Programme but there are a few things that you need to be aware of. 1) Your passport must be machine readable - otherwise you will need to apply for a visa or get a new passport that complies with the requirements of US authority - and the passport be valid throughout the duration of your trip. 2) Obtain a travel authorisation known as Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before you travel - you can apply online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ and the service is free 3) Have return ticket and for a trip duration not exceeding 90 days (which will be your case since you're planning a weekend break), with sufficient funding to fund your trip. Have a good trip.
    3 answers · Other - United States · 10 years ago
  • Anyone ever used the paris pass?

    Best answer: The Paris Pass here is really a combination of Paris Visite Pass (PVP, for transportation) and Paris Museum Pass (PMP, for museums/sights). It is NOT of good value and you're better off getting the two separate passes yourself. All the supposed "savings" are not really savings. The calculated savings on the websites are... show more
    Best answer: The Paris Pass here is really a combination of Paris Visite Pass (PVP, for transportation) and Paris Museum Pass (PMP, for museums/sights). It is NOT of good value and you're better off getting the two separate passes yourself. All the supposed "savings" are not really savings. The calculated savings on the websites are based on individual ticket purchases to the sights etc, but what they're not telling you is if you buy the PVP and PMP separately yourself, you'll be saving even more money! Apart from the PMP and free public transport (from the list of "what you get" on the Paris Pass website), the "Paris Attraction Pass" advertised is not even something that I know of, nor do my friends who are Parisians. Based on description, it sounds more like the benefits that automatically come with the PVP in the first place, so it's not really something extra from the company that sells the so-called Paris Pass in the first place. (http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... ) Look at the example prices if you get PVP and PMP separately as opposed to Paris Pass: 2 days Paris Pass = 89.00euro for 2 days zone 1-3 PVP + 2 days PMP Actual cost : 46.40euro --> 14.40 (2 days zone 1-3 PVP) + 32.00 (2 days PMP) Check for PVP and PMP prices here: PVP : http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... PMP : http://www.parismuseumpass.com/en/pass_t... Please note that zone 1-3 PVP is not valid for travel to/fro the airport (zone 5). Similarly, the PVP will not be valid for Versailles (zone 4) nor Eurodisney (zone 5). However most attractions are within zone 1 which is covered. If you're staying some place near the Eiffel Tower/ Champs Elysees/ Latin Quarter area, you nearly don't even need transportation pass since you could walk to a lot of the places yourself. To be honest, if you really want a transportation pass, a better alternative to PVP for transport solution is to get the daily Mobilis ticket. As I mentioned, chances are you're going to be in zone 1 for most of the time. 1-day Mobilis for zone 1-2 costs 5.80euro so it works out cheaper than the PVP. (http://www.ratp.info/informer/forfait1j.php ) But of course, getting Mobilis means you won't get the various discounts listed in the very first link above. The PMP is a good value buy, if you do even just 2-3 attractions per day that are listed in the pass. Cluster the sights within an area together and be smart re the time. E.g. go to Notre Dame tower in the morning, followed by Notre Dame Cathedral (the cathedral is normally free anyway but the tower is fee paying), then St Chapelle after that, followed by Louvre in the afternoon, and in the evening where most attractions are closed, go to Champs Elysees and use the PMP to go to the top of Arc de Triomphe. If you need any other clarification please let me know and I'll try to answer to my best ability.
    2 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • Has anyone used the paris combi pass?

    Best answer: The combi pass here is a combination of Paris Visite Pass (PVP, for transportation) and Paris Museum Pass (PMP, for museums/sights). To be honest, I wouldn't buy the combi pass as advertised and instead will buy the two passes separately. The "discounts" mentioned are discounts that come naturally with PVP and the free map... show more
    Best answer: The combi pass here is a combination of Paris Visite Pass (PVP, for transportation) and Paris Museum Pass (PMP, for museums/sights). To be honest, I wouldn't buy the combi pass as advertised and instead will buy the two passes separately. The "discounts" mentioned are discounts that come naturally with PVP and the free map can be obtained freely from any metro/RER station in any case. E.g. 2 days combi pass = 59euro for 2 days zone 1-3 PVP + 2 days PMP Actual cost : 46.40euro --> 14.40 (2 days zone 1-3 PVP) + 32.00 (2 days PMP) Check for PVP and PMP prices here: PVP : http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php... PMP : http://www.parismuseumpass.com/en/pass_t... The only thing that baffle me a little is the free Seine cruise. PVP gives a discount of 25% and it's not free. Even then, it's normally 11euro so take into account of discount, it's about 8euro-ish. Add those on to buying tickets yourself, still cheaper than getting the combi pass. Please note that zone 1-3 PVP is not valid for travel to/fro the airport (zone 5). Similarly, the PVP will not be valid for Versailles (zone 4) nor Eurodisney (zone 5). However most attractions are within zone 1 which is covered. If you're staying some place near the Eiffel Tower/ Champs Elysees/ Latin Quarter area, you nearly don't even need transportation pass since you could walk to a lot of the places yourself. To be honest, if you really want a transportation pass, a better alternative to PVP for transport solution is to get the daily Mobilis ticket. As I mentioned, chances are you're going to be in zone 1 for most of the time. 1-day Mobilis for zone 1-2 costs 5.80euro so it works out cheaper than the PVP. (http://www.ratp.info/informer/forfait1j.... ) But of course, getting Mobilis means you won't get the various discounts listed (http://www.ratp.info/touristes/index.php?langue=en&rub=decouvrir&cat=paris-visite&page=avantages ) If you need any other clarification please let me know and I'll try to answer to my best ability.
    3 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • How far is the Eiffel Tower from the Paris de Gaulle airport?

    Best answer: To be honest, it's not practical. Consider, you should be at the airport approximately 2 hours prior to departure, so in effect your "free" layover time is now down to 3 hours, and there's high possibility for even less time after you take into account of flight taxi-ing after arrival, going through custom and... show more
    Best answer: To be honest, it's not practical. Consider, you should be at the airport approximately 2 hours prior to departure, so in effect your "free" layover time is now down to 3 hours, and there's high possibility for even less time after you take into account of flight taxi-ing after arrival, going through custom and immigration, locating transportation (queue for taxi, search for RER station) etc. Travelling to/fro Paris/Eiffel Tower takes approximately 1 hour each way by RER, whereas taking a taxi, you will be subjected to the traffic condition. Even without that restriction, the journey will still take a good 45 minutes as mentioned by Cabal. All in all, you're talking of travelling time of nearly 2 hours. And remember, taxi will cost about 60-70 euro one way! Also to note, there's always a queue at Eiffel Tower, at times taking over 30 mins just to get the ticket. With very likely less than an hour of time on your hand, you're really looking into a very rushed short trip compounded with a rather high transportation costs (especially if you want to get in quickly by taxi or moto-taxi). I am not entirely sure if it's worth it. Don't get me wrong - I love Paris dearly and I travel there several times every year. But I also know, travelling in a hurry never really get you the joy as much as you'd anticipate. Why not look into planning a few days of holiday in Paris in near future?
    3 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • Rgding RER/Metro trains in Paris?

    Best answer: If I am to understand you correctly, you plan to see Eiffel Tower on the day you arrive in Paris, spend the 2nd and 3rd day at Disneyland, and finally do some shopping at Champs Elysees prior to your departure? This means, when you're at Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, you will also be having your luggage with you? If so, in my... show more
    Best answer: If I am to understand you correctly, you plan to see Eiffel Tower on the day you arrive in Paris, spend the 2nd and 3rd day at Disneyland, and finally do some shopping at Champs Elysees prior to your departure? This means, when you're at Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, you will also be having your luggage with you? If so, in my opinion, you're better off buying tickets as you go rather than any passes because you'll have 2 days in the middle without any need to transportation except to go to/fro Val d'Europe and Disneyland. While the locations are between zones 1-5, different places/destination stations have different ticket costs. 1) CDG Airport to Eiffel Tower : 8.40euro per person 2) Eiffel Tower to Val d'Europe : 5.75euro per person (not 6.75 as mentioned by Rillifane) (http://www.ratp.info/informer/tarifs_idf... ) 3) Val d'Europe to Champs Elysees : 5.75euro per person 4) Champs Elysees to CDG Airport : 8.40euro per person If you don't mind me making a small suggestion - if you really want to shop, there's actually outlet shopping area called La Vallee Village (http://www.lavalleevillage.com/en_GB/ ), which is only 10 minutes walk from Val d'Europe RER station (and there's a free shuttle between the two locations too). So, what you can do is, after arrival, go to see Eiffel Tower and as Champs Elysees is reasonably close (less than 30 mins walk, shorter if you take metro/bus) you can see Champs Elysees too. Then head out to Val d'Europe. That's the first day. Your transportation cost will total about 14-16 euro per person (depending if you take metro between Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees or not). For the 2nd and 3rd day, I am not sure if there are free shuttle from your hotel to/fro Disneyland or not. If there is, then super. If not, you can take the RER and the ticket costs 1.50euro per person each way. On the last day, if you're staying to shop at La Vallee Village, check to see if VEA shuttle (http://www.vea-shuttle.co.uk/ ) operates from your hotel direct to the airport. If they do, then just go directly from your hotel to the airport, in half the time that you will take if you go with RER. The ticket is 17euro per person. You can also get VEA shuttle from Disneyland if the shuttle doesn't operate where your hotel is. If you have any other question, please let me know and I'll try to answer it to my best ability.
    5 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • How to get from Disneyland Resort Paris to Beauvais Airport?

    Best answer: From Disneyland to Porte Maillot: Take the RER A from Disneyland (i.e. Marne la Vallee-Chessy) to Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. Change to metro line 1 (direction La Defense) to get to Porte Maillot. You need only 1 ticket for this journey which you can get at the RER station at Disneyland. It costs 6.45euro (standard adult fare) and... show more
    Best answer: From Disneyland to Porte Maillot: Take the RER A from Disneyland (i.e. Marne la Vallee-Chessy) to Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. Change to metro line 1 (direction La Defense) to get to Porte Maillot. You need only 1 ticket for this journey which you can get at the RER station at Disneyland. It costs 6.45euro (standard adult fare) and includes the changeover. The journey time will be between 1h to 1h15m, depending on connection and how familiar you are with the area around Porte Maillot to get from the metro station to the bus terminal. Porte Maillot to Beauvais: Since you're going to Beauvais Airport, you would have time to your flight. The key is that you're advised to be at the bus station at Porte Maillot approximately 3h15m prior to your flight time. The journey time is about 1h15m so that leaves 2 hours for you at the airport for check-in etc. You can buy the ticket at the ticket counters by the bus terminal and get it before you get on the bus. They used to sell tickets on bus but this is NOT the case anymore. The ticket costs 13euro one way. All in all, I would advise playing it safe with time and leave from Disneyland about 5 hours prior to your flight time. At the very least, you must allow a minimum 4h30m in order to be on time. Good luck.
    4 answers · Paris · 9 years ago
  • How far ahead in time is france than georgia?

    Best answer: Assuming you mean Georgia as a state in USA, the time difference is 6 hours so for example, if it's 12 noon in Georgia, it's 6pm in France. Note on how 6 hours come about: For DST (daylight saving time) : Georgia is at UTC-4, France is at UTC+2 In winter: Georgia is at UTC-5, France is at UTC+1 However, as USA and France... show more
    Best answer: Assuming you mean Georgia as a state in USA, the time difference is 6 hours so for example, if it's 12 noon in Georgia, it's 6pm in France. Note on how 6 hours come about: For DST (daylight saving time) : Georgia is at UTC-4, France is at UTC+2 In winter: Georgia is at UTC-5, France is at UTC+1 However, as USA and France do not change their clock at the same time for DST/winter, there is a small time period where the difference would be only 5 hours (Georgia on DST i.e. UTC-4, France in winter i.e. UTC+1). .
    2 answers · Other - France · 9 years ago
  • Need help Planning Backpacking Trip through Western Europe?

    Best answer: First of all are you planning to go to Athens at all? If not, why fly back from Athens? You'll be better off flying back from, say, Amsterdam. Although given the way the question ended, I suspect there are missing details. I can only give advise based on what I see at the moment. Given the list of cities you want to visit, I... show more
    Best answer: First of all are you planning to go to Athens at all? If not, why fly back from Athens? You'll be better off flying back from, say, Amsterdam. Although given the way the question ended, I suspect there are missing details. I can only give advise based on what I see at the moment. Given the list of cities you want to visit, I wouldn't recommend buying Eurail either. The pass is not valid in UK, so you can't use it for travel to Edinburgh and London, plus Dublin is on an island and it's a small city that you won't be doing rail travel there either. You're better off buying train tickets as required. Other times, travel by low cost airlines. You can buy train tickets 3 months in advance online and the earlier you buy them the cheaper they usually will be. (For Eurostar, it's http://www.eurostar.com and for train travel in/from France, it's http://www.voyages-sncf.com ) Itinerary wise, I would probably go with: 1) Madrid - Dublin (by Ryanair) 2) Dublin - Edinburgh (by Ryanair) 3) Edinburgh - London (by Easyjet) 4) London - Paris (by Eurostar train) 5) Paris - Amsterdam (by Thalys train) The number of days for visit: 1) Madrid : 4-5 days 2) Dublin : 3-4 days 3) Edinburgh : 3-4 days 4) London : 5-6 days 5) Paris : 5-6 days 6) Amsterdam : 4-5 days To try to do price guestimate for summer next year is not easy. Accommodation estimate would be between 18-25euro per person per night for hostel. Given the current economic climate, food is becoming cheaper with meal deals being offer but who knows what next year will be like? Cities like Madrid and Amsterdam is cheaper for food, whereas Dublin and London would be expensive. I'd set aside about 15-25euro per day for food (assuming breakfast at hostel, one proper meal at restaurant - usually at lunch time - and a simpler dinner). Other tips re the cities: 1) Madrid : Reina Sofia is a wonderful museum if you like works of Picasso, Miro and the likes. They're free some of the time at weekends, so check it out. Similarly, for Prado, they're free to enter at certain times of the week so check it out. Visit the cathedral adjacent to Palacio Real, it's gorgeous inside. Take a day trip out to Toledo. 2) Dublin : buy Guinness Storehouse ticket online as it gives discount plus you won't have to queue when you're there. The Chester Beatty library at Dublin Castle is free and has a good collection cultural/religion related art pieces and artefacts. The National Museums in Dublin are free. St Stephen's Green Park is lovely. Go for a walk/hike at Wicklow/Glendalough. In June there is a weekend of World Street Performance Championship which is totally awesome (and free!). 3) Edinburgh : consider getting Edinburgh Pass which I found to be of good value, especially if you want to know the city by underground tours etc and it includes transportation ticket to/fro airport and in around the city. Unfortunately the pass is not valid for Edinburgh Castle. Check online, there's often discount for purchasing the Edinburgh Pass. 4) London : British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern - these are all free and excellent museums. Take a hop-on, hop-off tour bus. While it is not cheap, it's a good way to explore the city (public transport can be rather expensive too, minus the commentary and information) and it also give certain discounts and free walking/cruise tours. Watch a show at West End. 5) Paris : If you're even doing just 2 sights a day, chances are, the Paris Museum Pass will work out very well cost-wise for you. Cathedrals are normally free entry unless you want to go to the top or to the treasury. The AIJ youth hostel is very central and costs less than 20euro per person per night. It's easy to walk in central Paris area so cluster the sights and save on transportation. Do a Seine river cruise. Musee d'Orsay is amazing for Impressionist arts. Sacre Coeur and Montmartre is lovely too although note that Montmartre/Pigalle is also the red light district at night. Day trip to Versailles. If you're staying 5-6 days and arrive on either Monday or Tuesday consider getting 1-week Carte Orange. If you dare to brave Parisian traffic you can rent Velib for 1euro per day and cycle around Paris for free as long as you return the bike to a station in 30 mins time (you can take another one out immediately after you return it). 6) Amsterdam : Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are great. Book accommodation well in advance. Rent a bike and cycle. If you're walking, watch out for the cyclists! I amsterdam pass is of good value because museums in Amsterdam don't come cheap and they don't often have student discount, and the pass includes some discounts and free tours. Lots of day trip possibility, within Netherlands as well as those to Belgium e.g. Bruges and Ghent.
    1 answer · Other - Europe · 9 years ago
  • I need a huuuuge favour by Wednesday! Pul-LEASE help!? Famous people from France?!?

    Best answer: Audrey Hepburn was not French. Let me see who else I can think of right now... 1) Michael Vartan - aka Michael Vaughn in Alias - he's French by birthplace, not by blood, but still French by all means. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vartan ) 2) Gilles Marini - also an actor, best known for his role as Dante in SATC movie... show more
    Best answer: Audrey Hepburn was not French. Let me see who else I can think of right now... 1) Michael Vartan - aka Michael Vaughn in Alias - he's French by birthplace, not by blood, but still French by all means. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Var... ) 2) Gilles Marini - also an actor, best known for his role as Dante in SATC movie and currently participating in Dancing with the Stars. He's French (by birth and by blood) and currently resides in California. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_Mari... ) 3) Julie Delpy - great actress, best known for the movies Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, both which she starred with Ethan Hawke. She is a naturalised American, but still retains her French citizenship. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Delpy ) 4) Amanda Filipacchi - writer, French born and now of American nationality. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Filipacchi ) 5) Jacques Pepin - a utterly fabulous and famous chef/ tv personality/ author of cookboks etc, who worked with another fabulous chef Julia Child. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Pepin ) 6) Vanessa Paradis - singer/actress and partner of Johnny Depp, they split their time between France and America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Paradis ) I hope the above list is helpful. * Update * It seems like Wikipedia has a list of notable French Americans but be careful about using it - some of the people listed are French descendent but were born and raised in US, so I don't think those would work for what you required. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_Americans )
    5 answers · Other - France · 10 years ago