Our current plan is to arrive in Paris from Brussels on the Thalys, and then leave 4 days later on the TGV. The arrival in Paris will be at Gare du Nord on a Saturday, and then for the TGV we leave from Gare Lyon on a Wednesday. I have used the Paris metro system before, but that was almost 10 years ago, when I purchased the 10 packs to tickets. As I the trip gets closer I have been researching the options, and I am getting more confused by the minute. Can someone clarify:
When I go to the SCNF site I see these several options, please tell me if I am correct:
Day Pass (from 7.50 €). Is this valid for 24 hours, or does it expire at midnight on the day you purchase?
Weekly Pass (this seems like the beast deal, but only works Monday to Sunday, so not great with our dates).
Youth Weekend Pass does this apply to all youth, or only people from the EU?
Which brings me to the cards:
Navigo Découverte - Costs 5€, can load day, week or month pass, but could not load the T+ individual or ticket packs. Could weekend passes be loaded?
Navigo Easy - Can put individual tickets and 10 packs, and day passes, but not weekly passes....No weekend passes either?
I am trying to make sense of what is our best option. It seems like getting day passes (youth weekend passes for the kids) for Saturday and Sunday and then the Weekly Pass would make the most sense. But would I have to purchase two cards per person?
One final question, would we be able to print to TGV tickets at Gare du Nord?
Thanks in advance.