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RER from CDG to Saint-Denis?

by threegigs Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 6:26 AM

At the end of a three-week journey (France/Italy) we will be at the Novotel CDG (because of its convenience) for the last night before returning to the US. We would like to go over to Saint-Denis in the late afternoon to see the basilica and have a nice meal rather than waste the time we have at the hotel. Does the RER travel from CDG to Saint-Denis? If so, what are the travel logistics? Also, we've seen web references to Les Verdiots in Saint-Denis for dinner. Is it worthwhile? Are there others with good French cuisine that are worth recommending? Thanks.

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    Re: RER from CDG to Saint-Denis?

    by pfsmalo Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Hi,

    There is no simple way of doing this as St Denis basilica is not on the same line as CDG. There are I think 3 ways to do this.
    1) Taxi from the hotel there and back
    2) Take the RER B right into Paris Gare du Nord and then RER D back out to St. Denis then either walk or take the tram to Basilica.
    3) Take RER B to La Courneuve-Aubervilliers and either walk (2.5 kms through an area not recommended) or taxi to basilica.Have a look at those suggestions and come back to us.

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  • Re: RER from CDG to Saint-Denis?

    by threegigs Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Thanks for the information. Looks like a taxi there and back is the simplest, if not least expensive, solution.

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    Re: RER from CDG to Saint-Denis?

    by gwened Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    in the end you got told the best, take a taxi. NOvotel CDG is nice by Roissypole, in Roissy, where the paris airport is,outside of paris.you will need to come back to Paris and then go back to St Denis on public transport RER trains ,takes long on changes.
    Les Verdiots is nice but then again with a taxi is best. Others,,,,many , in the same area Au Petit Breton for good fare at good prices and the gastronomique Comme Chez Vous, 243, avenue du Président Wilson

    hope it helps

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  • Re: RER from CDG to Saint-Denis?

    by K_V_B Online Now Jan 2, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    RER to "Stade de France" and bus from there is also an option. See www.ratp.fr where you can plan trips from door to door.

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