Need information on Paris strikes and protests related to pension reform. Am scheduled to travel alone to Paris April 19-26 and planned to take RER, then Metro to Left Bank hotel near rue de ecoles.. Please keep topic up. Thank you
We are headed there in a few weeks and hoping to find out more too.
There's already a thread going on this subject so keep an eye on that one too?
Personally? I think mid-to-end of April is too far out to be able to predict with any accuracy what the situation will be by then; all you can do is stay tuned.
I agree with Kathy....too far out to tell.
I will say that I'll be there solo in mid-April and no plans to change at present.
The only thing I would do in your situation is perhaps to consider taking a taxi from CDG to the hotel if there are train issues. Have you been to CDG before? If not, just follow the overhead signs for Taxis and go stand in the official line. Ignore anyone who comes up to you and asks if you want a taxi....go to the line and even if it looks long, it goes fast. They load 5-6 taxis at a time (maybe more, lol). The flat rate from CDG to your Left Bank location is 62E. Have your hotel name and full address typed out and taped to a card to hand to the driver. If you want to pay via CC, I usually hold up my CC and ask "OK?"
Great help already! Have flown in to CDG many times. Will take taxi if train not running. Thanks to all of you, and to those of you who are going soon, good luck and enjoy the trip (adventure).
I, too, will be there mid April and as long as there's not a national strike (including air traffic controllers), I'm not overly worried. I have tickets booked to Reims and already have a champagne tour booked but I'm sure if I can't get there, they'll allow me to change the date. And if not? C'est la vie.
We arrived at CDG 10 days ago, the evening the general strike started. We took a flat rate taxi in frrom CDG *€55). We had no bug issue with the strike. The buses were often delayed, but running. Our one train ride was the cancelled. The trash was definitely piling up, but luckily, it was too chilled to smell much.
Were the museums open ?