I read about some folks getting overcharged when returning back to the airport from Paris from Gare du Nord. We will be coming in from London on the Eurostar and will make our way to a hotel at the airport but I believe I read somewhere it was faux pas to take the metro with luggage so I figured we would return in a taxi. Someone recommended grabbing a taxi from Rue Maubeuge but thats a longer stretch of road so I was wondering where the taxi would be? Just walk along the road and grab one like we do in NYC/Chicago? Yes, the rate is fixed, so I believe I can confirm that before I get in their car. But on another note, are there many vans that take parties of 6? The hotel said I should get 2 taxis as there wouldnt be a van at the airport that can accommodate us 6; that true too? Its hard for me to believe as all of our taxi's here in my southern city are vans so I was wondering if you can grab a van at the airport or just take 2 like the hotel suggested.
Lastly, does the Tuileries Garden still have a carousel for children? Taking a 3 year old to Paris and need to find moments of pleasure for her as well as all of us art fanatics.