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    • Euros finale

      by tomsi Online Now Jun 25, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      We are 7 students from the Netherlands and we are visiting Lalobbe, a small village near Rethel, in a few weeks.
      We arrive the 9th of July, and we are interested in visiting Paris 10 July (when the Euros final is played).
      We want to watch the final on a big screen or in a bar, but we face a few difficulties.
      First we like to know what the best way is to visit Paris. Is it possible to drive , and park there, since its a very crowded day? ( having to walk about an hour to the car is not a problem).
      Secondly, if we take the train from Reims to Paris, is it possible to get back to Reims before the morning?
      If we can't reach Reims before the morning, are there some good clubs or bars open till late in the night so we can party there? And are those clubs expensive to get in to?

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    • RER E train At St Lazare

      by Renatam Online Now Jul 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Hi. I would like to take the RER E train to Gard Nord. Does anyone know where the entrance to RER E is at St Lazare? Is it in St Lazare Station or is it on Haussmann Blvd? The reason I am asking is that coming from Gard Nord to St Lazare, you have to walk from Blvd Haussmann (where the RER leaves you) to St Lazare Station.

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    • SIM data-sms France/Ireland + UK 44 days back/forth

      by JulieTasmania Online Now Jun 23, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      Hello I need urgent SIM advice !

      I need a mobile / sim to work for data/emails/skype for the next 44 days before heading back to Australia = important also for airline updates, Bla bla car, UBER etc bookings ....

      Starting now - I am in: France (next 5 days) - Wales (UK) (4 days) - France (3 days) - Ireland (EU) 9 days - UK (16 days) - Ireland (EU) 7 days = 44 days in total = 24 days in France/Ireland (EU) + 20 days in UK - mixed up together.... I have been trying to understand what to do...

      Do I get an ORANGE SIM here in France for 44 days = 2 months - and pay extra for UK  service + data ? ( but have heard ORANGE are notoriously bad to deal in France re:  shop customer service, (especially with my minimal french language skills...)

      All advice is very welcome.

      I was hoping to get it tomorrow if possible (Paris) - if there is suitable plan (easy to cancel after 2 months,  with not expensive data use in UK and Ireland (EU) also ) - or should I wait and get one (which one -  suggestions ?) in UK in 5 days time (Cardiff) ? and get EU data  as an 'extra' on that deal (and work  until UK from free wifi spots  in France  ?) help ! - thanks

       

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      Park for a 3-year old

      by mayasmin Online Now Jul 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

      Hello-
      We are traveling mid August to Paris with a 3 1/2 year old. We're hoping to spend an afternoon in a quintessential Parisian park. We've narrowed it down to Jardin du Luxembourg, Parc de la Villette, or Jardin d acclimatation, but are hoping for some insights since we probably will be able to visit only one of these parks. Preference would be a park that most locals would enjoy, and where we can try some yummy Parisian treats while having enough unique sights to keep our 3 year old's attention. Thanks very much in advance for any advice!

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    • Rue d'Alésia

      by losham Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Is Rue d'Alésia still a street for finding "bargains" in designer outlets??
      I was there 7 years ago and bought some lovely things but not sue if it is still the same today.
      Thanks
      Losham

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    • safety in TGV from Paris to Bretagne

      by mikitourist Online Now Jun 20, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Hello! I should come to Paris very soon for two days and take the TGV to Bretagne. I am worried about terrorist alerts and I would like to know if trains are safe? Is there a control for luggages and are there policers and soldiers in trains? I am not worried about thieves or scammers because it will not be my first visit in Paris and I also speak French well. I am only very worried about terrorist atacks. I have read all replies about the previous topic about terror alerts, but I want to know if railway stations and trains are safe.
      Thanks for replies.

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    • Need to send 2 big boxes (c60 x 50 x 40 cm, 10-15kg each) Paris to Australia : options?

      by JulieTasmania Online Now Jul 2, 2016 at 12:36 PM

      Hello
      I'd like to sending/freight 2 boxes (c60 x 50 x 40 cm, 10-15kg each) : Paris to Tasmania, Australia - looking for options.
      La Poste has a 7kg box, (55 euros) airmail only option - but they are small boxes.
      I don't mind sea freight.
      Can anyone recommend what to do ? I'd need to drop them off or get them collected on afternoon of 4 July !
      I don't have the boxes yet either...
      I'm in the Marais (75004) - near St Paul metro.
      Thanks a lot for any advice

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    • How early to Orsay and Catacombs?

      by chucki99 Online Now Jun 26, 2016 at 4:02 AM

      We'll only be in Paris several days and looking to maximize time (minimize waits). How early should we arrive at Catacombs to avoid hours wait? We'll have Museum Pass but should we still arrive early to Orsay? Thanks

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    • First time traveller to Paris

      by chetnasanwal Online Now Jul 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM

      Hi we are 5 friends traveling to Paris for the first time. We are planning to do a bag packing kind of trip. Can you please suggest where should we stay and few good places to eat (both street food and fine dine) and places we should must see? We are planning to spend 3 nights in Paris.. Is it fine or should it be more or less?

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    • parking in paris

      by Drghazi Online Now Jun 22, 2016 at 11:19 PM

      hello
      I will rent a car
      i will stay at ibis cdg airport hotel
      any public parkings near by or I have to use hotel parking
      going to paris city center any advise on parking affordable or free
      thank you

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      Paris to Amsterdam by Train

      by jmandel Online Now Jun 23, 2016 at 5:28 AM

      What train would be best to take from Paris to Amsterdam & at what station would we get on board?

      Thank You

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    • One night in Paris alone

      by Corbama Online Now Jun 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      I have a 23 hour layover in Paris (DCG) and after booking it I realized that hotels, taxi, can be expensive. Well, I can spend around $100 a night in a walking location to see couple of landmarks and have a French dinner. Any recommendations or suggestions? Can you catch public transportation from CDG to the hotel and then use it from a land mark to another? I am hoping to see the Eiffel tower and another major site. I don't want Hostel and for one night I don't have to have the best room.
      I will be landing at 11:30 am and leaving next day around 10:00 am.

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    • terror alerts

      by ChuckJ10 Online Now Jun 16, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      My kids are traveling to Paris, should I be concerned, Should i cancel their trip?

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    • Book a tour or go it alone?

      by jfogz Online Now Jul 3, 2016 at 7:22 PM

      My boyfriend and I will be in Paris for three days in January. We want to see as many of the main attractions as possible in the time that we have as well as seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge. I was just wondering whether our time and money would be better spent on a tour or organizing our tickets and itinerary ourselves?

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      2 days budget tour in paris

      by AnnaM138 Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 9:30 PM

      Dear friends,
      I am planning to take a two days paris tour from rotterdam (20-21 July). Anyone could advise me for cheap budget tour? if possible departing from rotterdam, but if not, just a 2 day package in paris.

      Thanking you in advance,
      Anna

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      Park for a 3-year old

      by mayasmin Online Now Jul 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

      Hello-
      We are traveling mid August to Paris with a 3 1/2 year old. We're hoping to spend an afternoon in a quintessential Parisian park. We've narrowed it down to Jardin du Luxembourg, Parc de la Villette, or Jardin d acclimatation, but are hoping for some insights since we probably will be able to visit only one of these parks. Preference would be a park that most locals would enjoy, and where we can try some yummy Parisian treats while having enough unique sights to keep our 3 year old's attention. Thanks very much in advance for any advice!

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2016 at 2:03 AM
    • First time traveller to Paris

      by chetnasanwal Online Now Jul 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM

      Hi we are 5 friends traveling to Paris for the first time. We are planning to do a bag packing kind of trip. Can you please suggest where should we stay and few good places to eat (both street food and fine dine) and places we should must see? We are planning to spend 3 nights in Paris.. Is it fine or should it be more or less?

      8 Answers Jul 11, 2016 at 10:43 PM
    • RER E train At St Lazare

      by Renatam Online Now Jul 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Hi. I would like to take the RER E train to Gard Nord. Does anyone know where the entrance to RER E is at St Lazare? Is it in St Lazare Station or is it on Haussmann Blvd? The reason I am asking is that coming from Gard Nord to St Lazare, you have to walk from Blvd Haussmann (where the RER leaves you) to St Lazare Station.

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2016 at 9:31 PM
    • AnnaM138's Profile Photo

      2 days budget tour in paris

      by AnnaM138 Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 9:30 PM

      Dear friends,
      I am planning to take a two days paris tour from rotterdam (20-21 July). Anyone could advise me for cheap budget tour? if possible departing from rotterdam, but if not, just a 2 day package in paris.

      Thanking you in advance,
      Anna

      16 Answers Jul 8, 2016 at 8:38 AM
    • Rue d'Alésia

      by losham Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Is Rue d'Alésia still a street for finding "bargains" in designer outlets??
      I was there 7 years ago and bought some lovely things but not sue if it is still the same today.
      Thanks
      Losham

      5 Answers Jul 8, 2016 at 1:15 PM
    • Book a tour or go it alone?

      by jfogz Online Now Jul 3, 2016 at 7:22 PM

      My boyfriend and I will be in Paris for three days in January. We want to see as many of the main attractions as possible in the time that we have as well as seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge. I was just wondering whether our time and money would be better spent on a tour or organizing our tickets and itinerary ourselves?

      18 Answers Jul 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    • Need to send 2 big boxes (c60 x 50 x 40 cm, 10-15kg each) Paris to Australia : options?

      by JulieTasmania Online Now Jul 2, 2016 at 12:36 PM

      Hello
      I'd like to sending/freight 2 boxes (c60 x 50 x 40 cm, 10-15kg each) : Paris to Tasmania, Australia - looking for options.
      La Poste has a 7kg box, (55 euros) airmail only option - but they are small boxes.
      I don't mind sea freight.
      Can anyone recommend what to do ? I'd need to drop them off or get them collected on afternoon of 4 July !
      I don't have the boxes yet either...
      I'm in the Marais (75004) - near St Paul metro.
      Thanks a lot for any advice

      7 Answers Jul 3, 2016 at 2:38 AM
    • How early to Orsay and Catacombs?

      by chucki99 Online Now Jun 26, 2016 at 4:02 AM

      We'll only be in Paris several days and looking to maximize time (minimize waits). How early should we arrive at Catacombs to avoid hours wait? We'll have Museum Pass but should we still arrive early to Orsay? Thanks

      6 Answers Jul 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM
    • Euros finale

      by tomsi Online Now Jun 25, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      We are 7 students from the Netherlands and we are visiting Lalobbe, a small village near Rethel, in a few weeks.
      We arrive the 9th of July, and we are interested in visiting Paris 10 July (when the Euros final is played).
      We want to watch the final on a big screen or in a bar, but we face a few difficulties.
      First we like to know what the best way is to visit Paris. Is it possible to drive , and park there, since its a very crowded day? ( having to walk about an hour to the car is not a problem).
      Secondly, if we take the train from Reims to Paris, is it possible to get back to Reims before the morning?
      If we can't reach Reims before the morning, are there some good clubs or bars open till late in the night so we can party there? And are those clubs expensive to get in to?

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2016 at 1:02 AM
    • SIM data-sms France/Ireland + UK 44 days back/forth

      by JulieTasmania Online Now Jun 23, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      Hello I need urgent SIM advice !

      I need a mobile / sim to work for data/emails/skype for the next 44 days before heading back to Australia = important also for airline updates, Bla bla car, UBER etc bookings ....

      Starting now - I am in: France (next 5 days) - Wales (UK) (4 days) - France (3 days) - Ireland (EU) 9 days - UK (16 days) - Ireland (EU) 7 days = 44 days in total = 24 days in France/Ireland (EU) + 20 days in UK - mixed up together.... I have been trying to understand what to do...

      Do I get an ORANGE SIM here in France for 44 days = 2 months - and pay extra for UK  service + data ? ( but have heard ORANGE are notoriously bad to deal in France re:  shop customer service, (especially with my minimal french language skills...)

      All advice is very welcome.

      I was hoping to get it tomorrow if possible (Paris) - if there is suitable plan (easy to cancel after 2 months,  with not expensive data use in UK and Ireland (EU) also ) - or should I wait and get one (which one -  suggestions ?) in UK in 5 days time (Cardiff) ? and get EU data  as an 'extra' on that deal (and work  until UK from free wifi spots  in France  ?) help ! - thanks

       

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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      Paris to Amsterdam by Train

      by jmandel Online Now Jun 23, 2016 at 5:28 AM

      What train would be best to take from Paris to Amsterdam & at what station would we get on board?

      Thank You

      9 Answers Jun 24, 2016 at 6:21 AM
    • parking in paris

      by Drghazi Online Now Jun 22, 2016 at 11:19 PM

      hello
      I will rent a car
      i will stay at ibis cdg airport hotel
      any public parkings near by or I have to use hotel parking
      going to paris city center any advise on parking affordable or free
      thank you

      7 Answers Jun 24, 2016 at 2:47 AM
    • safety in TGV from Paris to Bretagne

      by mikitourist Online Now Jun 20, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      Hello! I should come to Paris very soon for two days and take the TGV to Bretagne. I am worried about terrorist alerts and I would like to know if trains are safe? Is there a control for luggages and are there policers and soldiers in trains? I am not worried about thieves or scammers because it will not be my first visit in Paris and I also speak French well. I am only very worried about terrorist atacks. I have read all replies about the previous topic about terror alerts, but I want to know if railway stations and trains are safe.
      Thanks for replies.

      6 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 1:14 AM
    • One night in Paris alone

      by Corbama Online Now Jun 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      I have a 23 hour layover in Paris (DCG) and after booking it I realized that hotels, taxi, can be expensive. Well, I can spend around $100 a night in a walking location to see couple of landmarks and have a French dinner. Any recommendations or suggestions? Can you catch public transportation from CDG to the hotel and then use it from a land mark to another? I am hoping to see the Eiffel tower and another major site. I don't want Hostel and for one night I don't have to have the best room.
      I will be landing at 11:30 am and leaving next day around 10:00 am.

      11 Answers Jun 23, 2016 at 9:38 AM
    • terror alerts

      by ChuckJ10 Online Now Jun 16, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      My kids are traveling to Paris, should I be concerned, Should i cancel their trip?

      13 Answers Jun 20, 2016 at 1:31 AM
    • Are there left luggage facilities at Gare De Lyon ??

      by dewijones Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 10:56 PM

      Are there left luggage facilities at Gare De Lyon ??
      thanks

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 6:11 AM
    • Evening cruise on the Seine... and other things to do in the evening with a teen?

      by Chicagogirl60515 Online Now Jun 11, 2016 at 6:31 PM

      Do you have any boat/tour recommendations for an evening cruise on the Seine? I'm hopeful to go after dusk to see the lights of Paris. Additionally, we'll be traveling with our 14 year old son, and looking for additional activities in the evening, beyond evening meals. Any guidance or advice is appreciated. Thank you!

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2016 at 11:39 PM
    • Visiting in October/November

      by HaulinOats21 Online Now Jun 8, 2016 at 12:41 PM

      What is everyone's opinion on visiting Paris in October and November for about 7 days? The timeframe isn't set in stone yet, but would love to get different opinions on how much time we would need to really experience Paris and its surrounding areas.

      I haven't done much research yet and my wife and I have never traveled to Europe before but we've been to almost every major city in the states. We would love to be tourists and visit the well known areas, while also experiences great local favorites that are non-touristy as well.

      We are extremely fast paced travelers (we're usually up at 6am until midnight and constantly eating and moving) so our priority is to experience as much as possible while still taking advantage and appreciate the time spent in one spot.

      21 Answers Jun 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM
    • Pont de Rungis Aéroport d'Orly ( RER C ) to Orly airport

      by dewijones Online Now Jun 5, 2016 at 11:24 PM

      I am not clear about where Pont de Rungis Aéroport d'Orly RER station is in relation to Orly Airport.
      Is it in the airport ?
      If not how does one get from the RER station to the airport ?
      thanks

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2016 at 2:47 AM
    • Paris flooding . How bad is it?

      by ckutsmode Online Now Jun 4, 2016 at 5:05 AM

      I am traveling to Paris June 15 to 23 with my 3 nieces. Its their first trip to Paris and I want it to be as special as my many trips have been but we are concerned about all the flooding.

      We have rented an apartment in the Saint Germaine area and I am wondering if the Seine River flooding will be a problem in that area?

      Should we change our trip dates to later this summer or go as planned?

      Any insights from local Paris residents would be helpful.

      9 Answers Jun 12, 2016 at 6:46 AM
    • Paris flooding . How bad is it?

      by ckutsmode Online Now Jun 4, 2016 at 5:05 AM

      I am traveling to Paris June 15 to 23 with my 3 nieces. Its their first trip to Paris and I want it to be as special as my many trips have been but we are concerned about all the flooding.

      We have rented an apartment in the Saint Germaine area and I am wondering if the Seine River flooding will be a problem in that area?

      Should we change our trip dates to later this summer or go as planned?

      Any insights from local Paris residents would be helpful.

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2016 at 5:23 AM
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      TGV from CDG to La Rochelle

      by maxjasper Online Now May 31, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      Hi folks,

      During this June and considering present SNCF trikes  and floods which one of these routes between Paris CDG and La Rochelle is less stressful and less probable with delays as well as other factors except tickets prices:

      1. CDG >> Poitiers >> Niort (Bus) >> La Rochells
      2. CDG >> Angoulume >> La Rochelle
      3. CDG >> Nantes >> La Rochelle

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 10:13 PM
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      Future of Intercitie Nuit trains

      by Maryimelda Online Now May 25, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      I have read on the website of the Man in Seat61 that these trains are to lose funding by the French Government as of July 1, 2016 and so their future is in doubt. Can anyone throw any light on this as I have a booking from Paris to Irun on July 11 and I need to know well before then if other arrangements need to be made. Many thanks for any help you can give me.

      10 Answers Jun 4, 2016 at 4:05 AM
    • Tipping charge on restaurant bill

      by bbcoach Online Now May 25, 2016 at 8:43 AM

      When you receive your bill after dining, does the total include a 15% "tip"?
      If so, is the 15% acknowledged anywhere on the receipt that is presented to you by your waiter?
      Thanks....

      6 Answers May 26, 2016 at 12:56 AM
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      Backpacking for 16 days itinerary

      by blueangelgrace Online Now May 24, 2016 at 2:49 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      Need your help! I will be on backpacking trip around Schengen areas for 16 days. Will arrive Paris on 3rd June, 2016 and leave Amsterdam on 18th of June, 2016.

      More interested in history and culture. Just a breathing space away from work. I wish to cover these areas;

      Paris 3 days
      Lucerne 1 day
      Zurich 2 days
      Liechtenstein 1 day (optional)
      Berlin 2 days
      Brussels 2 days
      Amsterdam 5 days (meeting a family member)

      Kindly advise if this is feasible. Any suggestions, comments will be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks.

      Grace

      8 Answers May 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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      Budget Food options

      by VRDAKWAL Online Now May 23, 2016 at 12:38 AM

      I am travelling with my young son, going on 15 and as you can imagine perpetually hungry ☺ we will be in Paris for 4 days, doing the usual touristy tours. My main concern is getting good food at good rates and where to find it.
      How much should 2 main meals a day cost in Paris ? Other than breakfast which the hotel will provide we would fork out for rest of the meals so would appreciate an estimate.
      I guess it would be predominantly meat based meals .... which is fine with my son.

      8 Answers May 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM
    • Transit from Orly, and tickets to Louvre

      by Jamiesparks Online Now May 22, 2016 at 12:59 AM

      We have one after noon to visit the Louvre. I may be able to ask our host to secure tickets but not sure. What is the quickest way in on a Monday around 2.30pm? Also, we land at orly on an internal flight. How long before we can get to train to take us into paris, and which train do we take?

      8 Answers May 23, 2016 at 5:55 AM
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      Transport strikes

      by Dabs Online Now May 18, 2016 at 9:16 PM

      I've apparently had my head buried in so much work that I've somehow just stumbled on the news that there are some strikes going on in France that may affect me next week when I head to Paris. RER trains, air traffic controllers, train operators, road blocks.

      thelocal.fr/20160517/france-...

      So provided that the air traffic controllers don't affect my flight landing on Wednesday next week and I actually get to Paris, if the RER from CDG is not running, I know I can always take a taxi if nothing else but is there also a bus that will get me somewhere close to Metro line 7 , station Censier-Daubenton? I don't see that the metro is not running, just the RER.

      I was planning on taking my nephew to Versailles on Thursday, if the rolling strikes are on Wed/Thurs, does this seem like a reasonable option to get there by bus?

      parisbytrain.com/how-to-get-...

      Are the air traffic controllers striking for a defined period or will it be on going? It seems like the last few have started on Thursdays, the next of which is May 19, is there another one scheduled for May 26 which could possibly affect my husband's flight in on Friday morning? I hope I'm worrying for nothing but I'd also like to be prepared if I have to change up how I'm getting from A to B. Thanks.

      8 Answers May 20, 2016 at 11:37 PM
    • Airport arrivals

      by chayto Online Now May 17, 2016 at 6:37 PM

      Estimate of time to get through the airport after an international flight?

      6 Answers May 18, 2016 at 1:31 AM
    • Cafe/Shops near Catacombs

      by chayto Online Now May 16, 2016 at 12:16 AM

      My husband is taking a tour of the Catacombs and I am not. Is there a nice cafe or shopping centre nearby that I can amuse myself in for 2 hours while he is doing this. It will be early October so I don't think sitting in a park will be a good idea.

      2 Answers May 16, 2016 at 3:28 AM