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    • Baggage storage in Paris

      Paris 16 hours ago

      Hi guys,
      I am heading to Paris in January. On my last day I do not need to be at the airport until about 5 o'clock to catch my plane to Sydney. I obviously want to make the most of this as a sight-seeing day(possibly Disnayland) but will have my luggage with me. Does anybody know of any storage lockers or something I would be able to take my big bag to? Does the airport have lockers for rent? Or does Disneyland have big storage cubes? Or would some hotels offer baggage holding even when you have checked out?
      Thanks

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    • Buying a laptop

      Paris Nov 28, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      Hi all,

      I am going to Paris from 23rd Dec till 3rd Jan for Christmas holiday,
      In Australia normally you get a good deals for laptops in stores like JB High Fi or Harvey Norman, can anyone help me where I can buy a low price portable laptop in Paris?

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    • Gare de Lyon to Orly

      Paris 6 hours ago

      Hi Paris expert friends - Would someone know the transportation options from the Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport? Thanks, Jean

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    • Solo woman traveling in Paris on New Years Eve

      Paris Nov 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      I am a 54 year old woman who will be arriving in Paris Orly airport on Thursday, December 29 at 5 pm,
      and flying out of DeGalle airport on Sunday, January 1 at 11 am.

      My questions...

      1. What area in Paris should I stay in?
      Since I really only have two days I would like a great location to walk to things in the area and as a base for sightseeing. I would be so grateful for decent, hotel and restaurant suggestions in that area?

      2. What is the best/easiest way to get from Orly to "that area" at that time of day?

      3. Are there any good one day tours?
      I would probably book that for Friday or Saturday, and spend the other day on my own exploring the area around my hotel.

      4. What is there to do on New Years Eve? I don't drink but would love to know what would be safe for me to do alone that night.

      Thank you very much!

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      Can anyone suggest a day-trip from Paris?

      Paris Nov 11, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      I will be visiting Paris in a few weeks. I have been to Paris numerous times and know it very well. Equally, I have taken many day-trips from Paris and have been to all the obvious places (and even beyond). Can anyone suggest a new place I might visit? I am looking for a place within a two hour radius by train.

      I like quaint places, and/or places that has a old worldly feel to them. I enjoy visiting places with a riverside setting as well e.g. Moret-sur-Loing. 

      Here is a short list of day-trips I have taken:

      Amiens, Auxerre, Beauvais, Bourges, Châlons-en-Champagne, Chantilly, Chartres, Compiègne, Dijon, Fontainebleau, Giverny, Moret-sur-Loing, Orléans, Provins, Reims, Rouen, Senlis, Sens, Tours, Troyes, Versailles.  

      I have not listed other places I have visisted that are further a way e.g. Caen, Lyon, Metz, Nancy, Nantes, Rennes etc.

      At the moment I am thinking of visiting Meaux (because there is a cathedral in Meaux), but I would like to have a few other places on my list. I thought of trying to get to Avallon and/or Loches, but it appears there aren't any direct (or very few direct) trains to Avallon or Loches.

      Many thanks

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    • Versailles including night show

      by PK92 Online Now Aug 21, 2016 at 12:21 AM

      We are wanting to see the whole of versailles or as much as we can! We are going on a saturday 10/9 which we know will be busy but we are willing to put up with this as we would like to attend the night fountain show and the royal serenade also. My question is should we just buy tickets for entry with the shows included and only go during the night which is a tour that includes an hour beforehand to walk around and see the palace OR should we buy separate tickets for entry and for the night show and then just spend the whole day roaming around seeing everything and then see the shows and make our way back?

      Also recommendations for best way there and back from paris please.

      TIA

      5 Answers Aug 23, 2016 at 4:39 AM
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      Parking and Eating out in Versailles

      by christine.j Online Now Mar 25, 2016 at 5:02 AM

      This is my second question, following the one in the Paris forum.

      On the website of the hotel in Rue Richaud in Versailles it says there are 9 spots to park your car on the hotel parking lot,first come,first serve. If they are filled up, is it easy to find a parking lot close to the hotel?

      Can anyone recommend a nice restaurant not too far from the hotel? Right now the plan is to go into Paris for dinner, but I'm sure there are nice places in Versailles as well.

      Thank you for any help.

      3 Answers May 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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      Map - Gardens of Versailles

      by mtwohig Online Now Mar 10, 2016 at 6:46 PM

      I would like to purchase a map of Versailles ahead of time, to plan our day in May,
      then take with us.
      I cannot find a source for a modern one-page (souvenir) map of the gardens.
      Any help?

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM
    • Christmas market

      by AleksandraZagreb Online Now Dec 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM

      I 'll be in Versailles on 4th December. Is there any Christmas market at that time? And where? And what is the most interesting place with Christmas decoration apart from the chateau?

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      private visit or tour?

      by xaver Online Now Sep 2, 2015 at 1:13 PM

      If I decided to take a tour to Versailles (from Paris) instead of going on my own, would I have any advantage such as: saving money? Saving time? Skipping lines?

      6 Answers Sep 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM
    • 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)

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM
    • 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 :)

      5 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?

    • 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?

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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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.

      11 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 11:14 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!

      Kristine

      1 Answer 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

    • 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

      2 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

      7 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 Sep 1, 2016 at 1:42 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?

      6 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

      Hi,
      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!

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 2:24 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.

      4 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?

    • 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"

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2012 at 6:46 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

      Hello,
      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.

      Thx

      CLaudine

      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