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    • morjhan's Profile Photo

      Nearest Ski Resort in Paris

      Paris Jul 30, 2015 at 2:03 AM

      Anyone knows how to go to the nearest ski resort in Paris?
      Please advice how to get there by public transport and where to stay?
      Hope you can suggest me also any website address where I can make booking the public transport & accommodation.

      Thanks & regards,

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      Paris Jul 24, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Is it possible to take photos inside the Musee D'orsay and Picasso Museum in Paris?


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      Central Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Laye ca 20 Km/12 Miles, train with luggage or Taxi.

      Paris Jul 15, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      We will be arriving 3 or 4 nights before taking a Viking cruise departing from Saint-Germain-en-Laye ca 20 Km/12 Miles west of central Paris. Should we use a train with luggage or use Taxi We haven't determined which central Paris hotel yet and understand that will effect the answer and are looking suggested hotel areas too. 3 years ago we stayed at the Holiday Inn near Notre Dame and the Metro station, Saint-Michel and might consider that area again as it was nice. Also, we have stayed near the Eiffel Tower, on rue Bosquet and the metro stop Ecole Militaire and this was good too. Or should we consider spending one night before the cruise in the Saint-Germain-en-Laye area and there anything to see/do?  All input is greatly appreciated.

    • Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center ,75014

      Paris Jul 7, 2015 at 12:06 AM


      any idea about this hotel,

      what about transportation from it by bus or train ,public transport card to city center or gare du nord


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      Classic Cars

      Paris Jul 24, 2015 at 4:44 AM


      I`ll be in Paris with a group of friends on Tuesday and as a fan of classic cars I was trying to find anything in Paris - but no luck. I know Citroen`s will be closed from today, I could rent 2CV but the price is exceeding my budget (and my wife`s level of acceptance ;) ). Maybe there is something similar to Berlin`s Classic Remise? Or maybe some private exhibitions?

      Best regards

    • paris to bruges

      Paris Jul 7, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      hi I found train prices are expensive ,320 euro for 2 adults ,any advice on 19 july

    • train tickets from paris to bruges

      Paris Jul 2, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      hi which is cheaper to reserve round trip to brussell ,midi &then local to bruges,

    • n4nova's Profile Photo

      I need to know a little details about T+ tickets and Mobilis tickets.

      Paris Jul 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM

      I am planning to visit Paris in next few days. I have planned to access local transport . So this purpose, I need to know a little details regarding T+ and Mobilis tickets.

      1. Is T+ ticket is valid is all metro , RER and buses? If so, is it available only for zone 1 and 2?

      2. Mobilis is a day pass. So, if I buy a pass for zone 1 and 2, will I be able to avail all the metro RER and local buses with this ticket unlimited times in a day?

      3. Can I buy these above mentioned tickets in automatic vending machines in any metro or RER stations?

      Thanks in advance!


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      Visiting Paris in November

      Paris Jul 2, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      Hello VT'ers,

      We are looking into a trip to Paris Nov. 8-15th. We are going between 3 hotels based right now (1)Holiday Inn Paris Opera Grands Boulevards (2) Mercure Paris Monmartre Sacre Coeur, or (3) Novotel Paris Gare De Lyon. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Any suggestions?

      I have read that the Champs Elysees Christmas market starts mid-November but I have not seen definitive dates for 2015 yet. Does anyone out there by chance know the dates for this year?

      Also, is there a covered or heated Seine River Cruise at this time of year?

      Thank you in advance!

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      getting from airport to hotel

      Paris Jul 3, 2015 at 2:31 PM

      Another question for you all- there will be four of us traveling together. After a long flight from the USA/jet lag, I 'm not really thrilled by taking public transportation from the airport to the hotel (I think we have decided on the Holiday Inn Grands Boulevards). I have traveled enough to know that I will just be cranky, tired and hungry at that point (not a good combo and not in the mood to find my way away public transportation in a place I have never been before).

      Would you recommend taking a taxi since the cost will be split by all of us or would airport shuttle be more economical?

      Thanks again VT'ers!

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      Chanel Perfume & Make Up

      Paris Jul 23, 2015 at 6:24 AM


      Is Chanel Perfume (18 & Mademoiselle) plus makeup still less expensive to buy in Paris than in New York? If so, can anyone recommend where in Paris or is the Airport a better choice?


      40 more days to go . . .

      How about night clubs for single women in their 40's? Will be close to Latin Quarters. Love House Music!!!

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      cheapest way from Beauvais airport

      Paris Jul 15, 2015 at 6:14 AM

      Hi guys. My daughter is flying from a little airport south of France to Beauvais airport. Can you please suggest a cheap way into Paris from there. Suggestions please?
      Cheers Ann

    • heat wave in Europe

      Paris Jul 6, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      i plan to take to Paris on 27th July- 04 august, in between i would also travel to Spain.
      how is the weather there and is it ok to travel with a 6 month baby?

    • hot wires hotels

      Paris Jul 2, 2015 at 4:17 AM

      hi any one tried hot wires deals for hotels in paris because it not refundale,is it true honest 4* means 4* or not accurate
      can I take risk or no?

    • Great walk in Paris with views from above

      Paris Jul 19, 2015 at 11:15 PM

      My apologies, as I know this is a very vague question...I remember reading some time ago about a walk in Paris, it seemed to go up across an old Roman aqueduct or other ancient Roman ruin, with view below of Paris, and some park. Does ring a bell for anyone? I remember the pictures making it look great. Thanks.

    • Best Shopping Malls to visit

      Paris Jul 4, 2015 at 3:25 PM

      Hi everyone,
      Please could you tell me the best shopping malls to visit in Paris. We will be staying close to Eiffle Tower area.
      Also is there a good shopping mall that sells discounted brands?
      Also would like to know if there is a nice Fish & Chip Shop that sells good fish & chips at UK standards :) hahaha!
      Many Thanks for your help in advance.

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      museum tickets

      Paris Jul 11, 2015 at 9:36 PM

      Is there a way to skip the queues, prebook tickets for Louvre and Orsay museums? I have read about the Paris Pass advertised here but it's really too expensive.

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      Has anyone tried the RATP new rideshare partner?

      Paris Jul 2, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      I got an e-mail from RATP this morning advertising Sharette, a new ride sharing service they are recommending and seem to have as partners. It is 2.36 euros and 2 euros goes to the driver and .36 euros to Sharette. It sounds like a newer version of Uber which has had problems. Anyone tried Sharette or know anything about it? I'm curious.

    • Walk from Chatelets les Halle's to Hotel Therese?

      Paris Jul 8, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      How doable is this with some luggage (1 med wheeled bag, 1 small wheeled bag, and one carry on bag, between the 2 of us)? Google maps shows 3 slightly different routes 14-16 min ea. We will be taking RER from CDG midday. Hotel is just off of Rue Therese.

    • Train station info

      Paris Jul 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      We need to get from les invalides train station to pont cardinet as our apartment is in rue cardinet. As far as I could see it is line 14. Can we get on line 14 from invalides? Thank you

    • General Advice and Safety Tips for Going to Paris

      Paris Jul 27, 2015 at 3:32 PM

      Hi Everyone,

      I am planning a trip to Paris in November, and have never been before. I would love any general tips or safety advice. I would especially like to know how the train/metro and the tickets work, what times of day and where pickpockets are most "active," where I can change money, and if pickpockets tend to target and steal large luggage. Thanks so much in advance for your help and advice!

    • Walking from Louvre to Eiffel Tower?

      Paris Jul 13, 2015 at 8:02 PM

      Flight gets in just before 1pm, hope to get to hotel by 3pm, freshen up, and head towards the Seine to walk to Tour Eiffel for our 5:30 ticket time.
      How doable is this?

    • Going to Versaille (hours)

      by marabPL Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      Can i go after 9.00 am? (ill buy tickets online)

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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      VT meeting just for info

      by gwened Online Now Jul 21, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      This is to try to end what was promise to many . I like to give you the chance to come to my beautiful cities and see things usually not seen by the casual visitor.
      I will be taking you along or with the help of a curator or historian locally. the places will be in consecutive days,but order not chosen yet.
      Paris, underground tour Eiffel, the view of the Chapelle Expiatoire, a boat ride into the countryside;etc.
      Versailles, a look at the underground pumps that feed the gardens of the palace museum, the other Versailles (its more than the palace!), the parks inside the domaine de Versailles even going back the Grand Canal with goodies going back to 1741.
      Fontainebleau, going into rooms not accessable by general public ,even those I do meetings there of historical value, and a guided tour of the city.
      I like to see the interest on it and will try post in forums of these cities too. Eventually will break up the signup into each city to determine number of participants.
      I will come up with ideas to you for lodging, eating, and transportation. So here is your chance again. And thanks to those who have kept mentioning to me here.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 10:14 AM
    • Free admission to Versailles

      by dariarule Online Now Jul 10, 2014 at 2:30 AM

      Hi guys! Bonjour! I'm going to Versailles with my husband this August from Ireland. I read that people that are social welfare beneficiaries have the right to free entry to Versailles. My husband and I are both on social welfare in Ireland and I was wondering if only French social welfare beneficiaries get free entry or beneficiaries from Europe as well? Merci :)

      6 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 8:17 AM
    • security line

      by ncw6 Online Now May 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      While visiting Versailles, if we want to visit the gardens and the Trianon Palaces and the Queen’s Hamlet first before the Chateau, do you need to go through the security line? Or is the security line only for the Chateau?

      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 2:22 PM
    • Luggage Storage

      by VenTraveler Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Can one store luggage safely at Versailles Chateau while touring the complex?

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 1:02 AM
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      Versailles -- free for study abroad students?

      by elisabethsb Online Now Sep 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      My friend and I are 20-year-old American college students, studying abroad for a semester in France. We both desperately want to visit Versailles, but are planning our visit around admission costs ... we've read conflicting answers about whether or not we can get into the palace/grounds for free!

      First of all, we're obviously not citizens of the EU: we have American passports. We are, however, LIVING in the EU at this point in time -- we have student photo ID cards from our French university, as well as student visas and debit cards from French bank accounts. We're staying with host families here, so we have French addresses ... will all that enough to qualify as an "18-26 EU resident student"?

      If it helps, we've been able to receive free entry to other national monuments (for which you also have to be an 18-26 EU resident), but not any as popular/highly-trafficked as Versailles.

      15 Answers May 9, 2015 at 2:25 PM
    • What's accessible on days with Grandes Eaux Musicales

      by KJoyHanson Online Now Sep 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      We are planning our first trip to Paris this coming weekend. Arriving Saturday, leaving Wednesday morning, so our only chance to see Versailles will be Sunday or Tuesday. The website says: "Please note that during the Grandes Eaux musicales (musical water shows), the musical gardens and the shows, the gardens and the grove are not accessible to the holders of the pass. "

      What does this mean exactly? Does that mean that if we go on Sunday (a day for the Grandes Eaux Musicales) that we would not be able to see the gardens and the grove? Or that we'd need to buy a separate ticket? Or that they aren't accessible DURING the show but we could see the gardens/grove before or after?

      Merci -- thank you so much for your help!


      2 Answers Sep 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM
    • versailles tours

      by d007mog Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      can someone please recommend a tour company for a half day tour of Versailles
      with emphasis on the inside of the palace. we would prefer an early leave from paris
      to maximize the time in the palace

      thank you

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM
    • versailles tour

      by d007mog Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      can someone please recommend a tour company for a half day tour of Versailles
      with emphasis on the inside of the palace. we would prefer an early leave from paris
      to maximize the time in the palace

      thank you

      3 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    • Gardens of Versaille

      by trengrove Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Could a fellow tourist tell me what the gardens are like at the end of August we have been at the beginning of October and were dissaponted we are lucky enough to be back there next week.
      Thanks T&J

      8 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM
    • Taxi Paris to Versailles

      by ecbs Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      Bonjour! I'm travelling to Paris and visiting Chateau Versailles on Sun 13 October 13 with my 82 year old parents.
      I'm considering catching a Taxi from central Paris to make the day easier on my parents - conserve their energy for the Chateau!
      Can anyone tell me how easy this will be?
      Do the Paris taxi's travel to Versailles?
      Do I need to book them?
      Is it easy to catch a taxi from the palace back to central Paris?
      Your help would be greatly appreciated :)

      15 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 1:55 AM
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      Versailles - DIY or trip?

      by tango_jd Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 4:18 AM

      Hi, I have been to Paris loads of times and to Versailles once - then, we opted for a coach trip and all the entry tickets etc were laid-on. We are going again in December with two friends who have never visted before and were thinking of hopping-on a train to Versailles and doing the trip ourselves so as to give us more flexibility with times etc. Is there a huge difference in the queueing times, or am I likely to be delayed much as compared with organised tour groups? I hoped that members who have done this trip might advise how I should play it - especially since December in paris can be quite crowded.

      Also, which are the best stations to depart from and arrive at?

      7 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM
    • Transportation from Versailles palace to France Miniature park

      by Carmenviz Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      What is the best way to get to France Miniature park from the place of Versailles?

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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      Versailles - Busy Christmas to New Year?

      by placido2745 Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      We will be visiting Versailles on or around 28th December 2013. We are hoping that we will miss the hoards of tourists at this time. Can anyone enlighten us on whether we will miss them?
      Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Jul 26, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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      Anybody else is coming to Versailles or Paris

      by gwened Online Now Jan 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      that is my listing for Paris

      that is my listing for Versailles

      IF can get a min of 10, I would get group rates on the visits like the eiffel and chateau.


      3 Answers Jan 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM
    • Versailles trip

      by havard.meling23456 Online Now Dec 18, 2012 at 1:25 AM

      what will u recommend i i am going to versailles. Just wondering.

      5 Answers Apr 16, 2013 at 2:05 AM
    • versailles at christmastime

      by saraec Online Now Sep 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

      hello, my husband and i are planning a visit to versailles (taking a train from paris). can you tell me if versailles will be decorated for christmas (dec. 16th) at that time?

      1 Answer Sep 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    • Grandes Eaux musicales - Worth it?

      by hooptravel Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      I'm researching our trip to Paris, and am trying to decide if we should try to do the musical fountain show at Versailles. We are flexible on our dates to go to Versailles and I'm wondering if we should try to GO during the musical fountain shows? Or avoid going then since our Pass won't allow us access and it may be extra crowded? It's our anniversary so I'd love to see something extra special but only if it's worth the hassle :)

      On the Pass website: "Please note that during the « Grandes Eaux musicales (musical water shows), the musical gardens and the shows, the gardens and the grove are not accessible to the holders of the PARIS MUSEUM PASS"

      4 Answers Apr 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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      Which station?

      by SandiM Online Now Mar 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM

      In April we'll be staying at a hotel near the Sevres-Lecourbe station. We want to visit Versailles on a Sunday (not Easter). Which RER-C station is closest (or easiest) to get to from our hotel (we're 2 older ladies on foot) and how early do they start from that station and what is the frequency? Cost? Many thanks!

      6 Answers May 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM
    • Ms Anita Sachs

      by anitasachs Online Now Oct 22, 2010 at 11:28 AM

      I would like to know how much does it cost to go from Paris to Verssailles by bus and how long does it take. Can I use Carte D'Orange for the trip?

      7 Answers Aug 3, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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      Couple of questions about visiting the chateau/gardens

      by goodfish Online Now Sep 1, 2010 at 8:41 AM

      My apologies in advance if these questions have been covered but I seem unable to find solid information!

      We will visit the palace on a Wed. or Thursday (mid-september) as we'll be using our Paris Museum passes and there will be no special events on those days that the pass won't cover - such as Jardins Musicaux.

      We'll take the RER C from Musee d'Orsay as that's the closest to us. Will ask for return (rétour) tickets and that will get us two - one to the palace and one to come back with, right? RER tickets don't need validation - that's done just by insertion into the turnstiles, right? I know to hang onto them for exiting the station.

      I see that the gardens are open an hour before the palace and we plan to be there early. For the life of me I can't see on a map where you enter the gardens? Or should we just plan on being in the ticket-holder entrance line (Gate A) by 8:30 to enter the palace before it gets too busy?

      I also can't find a complete list of items - other than strollers, luggage and large umbrellas - that are not allowed in the palace. I see food is also forbidden yet many visitors mention that they bring their own bottled beverages, snacks and even lunches. Do you simply check those items upon entry to the palace and retrieve them on your way out?

      Although audio guides are nice, we usually opt to purchase a printed tour guide (book) instead as then we have the information/pictures when we get home. Has anyone purchased one at the entrance to the palace that they found particularly good both for self touring and as a nice souvenir to take home? One with a good map inside would be especially nice. Good books/guides from places we've been to get used over and over at our house. :)

      If it looks like rain on Wed and Thursday, we might have to go on Tuesday.
      Any idea how much extra the Jardins Musicaux would be on top of our museum passes, and if we have to stand in a long, long line JUST for tickets to the garden on that day? The website is unclear on that. It's also unclear in this event includes the ENTIRE garden or just parts that can be skipped. We will want to walk out the Trianons and the hamlet, and wouldn't miss those amazing gardens anyway!

      4 Answers Sep 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    • accomodations

      by anneelama Online Now Jul 14, 2010 at 9:03 AM

      interested in visiting the Gardens...
      what is an affordable accomodation? bed and breakfast... motel... guest house... whatever.......

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM
    • Buying Versailles tickets in Paris? children free? lines? biking the gardens? - 4 questions

      by michelledriscoll Online Now Jul 5, 2010 at 7:59 AM

      Greetings! I will be visiting Versailles Palace on Friday, August 13, bringing with me 3 children, ages 11, and 16.

      1) I read a recent post about buying tickets in Paris at FNAC. Can anyone please verify this?
      2)I see on the Versailles website that under 18s are free. Would we still have to wait in the line to purchase tickets?
      3) we'll be visiting on a Friday, will we have to pay extra for the gardens?
      4) can we bicycle the gardens? if so, how and where can we rent.

      Thank you all!

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2010 at 7:59 AM
    • restaurant reservations

      by Aperi Online Now Jun 30, 2010 at 8:11 AM

      Visiting in August with my husband and daughter.
      Is there a reservation needed for the restaurants at Versailles? (La Petite Venice or La Flottille)
      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jun 30, 2010 at 8:25 AM
    • Planning a visit to Versailles on Bastille Day!

      by balletomane Online Now Jun 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM

      I would very much like to see Les Grands Eaux Musicales and since I won't be in Paris during the weekend, I can only visit on July 14--of all days! Anyway, my question is, how early and till what time does the train from and to Paris run? My main goal is to see the Trianons because the last time I went to Versailles a couple years ago, I only managed to see the main palace, Hall of Mirror, King's apartments and the garden. So I want to focus on the fountain show and the Trianons this time. Do you think an afternoon would be enough--as the Trianons don't open till noon and the fountain show is only in the afternoon, right?

      I would love to be able to get back to Paris before dinner time as I think the traffic downtown is going to be a problem due to the Bastille Day fireworks celebration. Any good tips or advice for me, please?

      4 Answers Jun 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM
    • parking in Versailles

      by Closam Online Now Jun 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM

      Hi, I rented a room in the hotel Le Home St-Louis in Versailles FRance. The hotel doesn't offer Parking but does anybody know if it's easy to park out there or not.



      7 Answers Jun 28, 2010 at 9:54 AM
    • Paris Pass and Versailles

      by jyrgarrett Online Now Apr 24, 2010 at 1:05 PM

      My wife and I are traveling to Paris in June. One of the spots we will visit is Versailles. My question is will the Paris Pass enable us to take part in the various tours i.e. the Garden Tours, or will we have to purchase separate tickets for those. Thanks in advance. Jeff

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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      Bicycle or Segway Tour?

      by Robachu1 Online Now Dec 14, 2009 at 10:32 PM

      Very interested in hearing from someone who has taken either a rented bicyle tour or a Segway tour of Versailles.

      Are you able to use these vehicles on the Chateau de Versailles grounds?

      If so, can you park them safely while you are inside?

      Any recommendations or endorsements?


      3 Answers May 14, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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      Le Valmont Restaurant

      by Jeannette1 Online Now Nov 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM

      Has anyone been to Le Valmont Restaurant in Versailles ? Pedmar ??
      How was it ? Someone recommended it to us.
      Also is parking difficult in this area ?

      2 Answers Dec 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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      Need help in planning a visit to the Chateau de Versailles

      by Jeannette1 Online Now Sep 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM

      We are planning a visit to Versailles in Mid-December. I am assuming that it won't be too crowded. We would like to see as much as possible but I am not sure if the gardens are worth it at this time of the year.

      Should we plan on a full day at Versailles or is 1/2 day enough ?
      Has anybody taken a guided tour ? is it worth it or should we just use the individual audio tapes?
      Any recommendations for places to eat lunch on the grounds?
      Any recommendations and advice would be appreciated.

      12 Answers Sep 28, 2009 at 8:21 PM