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Transport strikes

by Carmela71 Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 5:55 AM

any suggestions or alternatives to the RER from charles de Gaulle to center?

Is the bus a better option from airport or the roads are collapsed (or is only certian areas that the TV show?) or a private transfer?

thanks

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by IngaA Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 6:01 AM

    Hole:)
    Poor you, got into that trouble...
    It seems that private transport is better, you do not depend on strikes. But on the other hand if the road is blocked it won't help either.

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by Carmela71 Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 6:14 AM

    thats what worries me, if I book the transfer I would be again stuck on the road. what is the best option? snif snif. the problem si that I have to meet the guy that gives us the keys fo the apartment. I do not wnat to sleep under a bridge ;-)

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by IngaA Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 6:20 AM

    Ops,, sorry I misunderstood.
    Private transfer can be under strike as wel,l I don't see so big difference here
    I don't know but maybe there are some options to rent a car in the airport, something like renting online... that's what I ment

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by lmkluque Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 6:37 AM

    Hi Carmen,

    If you will be in Paris within the next few days why not e-mail an active VT Member and ask this? They may have a perspective that would be more useful than from someone like me who was just a tourist too.

    I've been to Paris during two strikes, neither lasted longer than a day or two. The first time I arrived in Paris it was the first day of a transportation strike and I still was able to get around. The Metro was pretty crowded but still worked.

    I would think you could contact your landlord who has the keys and ask what alternate meeting arrangements could be made, considering this strike, to get the keys to you for your place. He/she should have some ideas that would be helpful.

    Good Luck,
    Linda

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by Carmela71 Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 8:43 AM

    thanks Linda, I have already contacted the american company I have the contract (no answer but I have to give them time, I left it till last minute hopping tomorrow would be finished!)and tomorrow if there are no news my french college was going to phone the french contact to try to sort it. I am not much worried, but I love to leave all organised LOL or at least to know what I would do. At the end it would be a last minute decision! typical! :-)

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by nygaston Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    The transport options are:
    RER B
    ROISSY BUS
    AIR FRANCE BUS (private)
    SHUTTLE BUS (private), but book 24 hours before
    TAXI

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by nygaston Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 12:29 PM

    Last News from the Unions:
    The RER B will not work tomorrow (very few trains)

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by nygaston Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 12:31 PM

    Useful Link:
    http://www.paris.org/Accueil/Airport/

    When will you arrive ?

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    Re: Transport strikes

    by Carmela71 Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks Tom, we had in mind to take RER B, now I think it would be better to take the roisse bus directly or a taxi, it would depend on how tired we are when we arrive :-) and how big is "salsa_girl"´s luggage hehehehe

    We also got an answer from the agency, they will wait for us, even if we are late.

    I do not mind about the strike once I am there, I always prefer to walk while I am in Paris :-)

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