That's one of the reason I like this forum so much. Just nice folks trying to help. Thanks for the shop with the soaps, chexbres, it might come in handy-I'd like hand made, if I see it. Justtravels, thanks for your park recommendations.
YES, I was trying to go with the flow and map everything out walking, with an eye to how far it would be to get back to the hotel near Plaza Republique at night after a lot of hiking around during the day.
So thanks MUCH (!), janettravels44, and Mona, for the very welcome information that the metro is not involved.
Great to have transport options! Oh gosh, yes! I prefer to walk, but very good to know. I think we will be ok getting out to the airport, because we will be travelling out there on Monday. I understand Monday is NOT a strike day. We will spend the night next to CDG and fly back to the US on Lufthansa on Tues morning. I would imagine that it might be wise not to leave Paris too late on Monday for the hotel next to CDG, although the temptation will be strong to linger...