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August 26th ~ 14 Day Best of Europe Tour

Hello...I'd like to visit with anyone who will be on the 14 Day Best of Europe Tour starting in Paris on August 26th.

I'm flying Air France out of Seattle on the 25th and would like to share a ride with someone from the airport to the hotel...I'm a bit nervous about getting there on my own...so would also like to hear any tips...Merci!

Posted by
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June - There's lots of advice on the Rick Steves website and also on lonelyplanet.com (go to the Thorntree) about getting from the Charles DeGaulle airport (CDG) into Paris. The simplest is to take a taxi directly to your hotel and it will cost 45-50 Euros.

Obviously, that's also expensive. There are shuttles and airport buses which Rick explains in his book.

Public transport isn't that hard and you'll soon be an expert. From CDG you can catch the RER commuter train into Paris. Then you can transfer to the Metro to go to the stop closest to your hotel. That will cost you about 9 Euros. The Metro has a great interactive map online at www.ratp.fr.

If you post where you are staying, folks here will give you lots of suggestions for the best route. Good luck!

Posted by
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Thanks for the info, Doug!

The tour starts at Hotel Royal Montparnasse on 212, Boulevard Raspail, Paris...

Is anyone going there on Aug. 26th via Air France from Seattle to CDG airport? Want to split a taxi?

Posted by
2658 posts

Hi June, alto a taxi will be a little expensive, it will give you a piece of mind. A lot of taxi drivers will understand what you are saying, but I would have the hotel name and address wrote down so you could show it to the taxi driver. If this is your first trip to Paris and you are traveling alone I would take a taxi, the expense will be well worth it.
Have a great trip.

Posted by
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June, when you arrive in Paris, there are also Airport shuttles from CDG to Paris. From what I recall there are two firms offering this service. You might check www.airport-connection.com or www.parisairportservice.com for further details and rates.

While the RER and the Metro are also a good choice, I prefer to use a more "direct" approach when coming off a long flight, suffering jet lag. I also travel "solo" so I know it can be a bit stressful at times. However, good information and good planning removes a lot of the stress.

Hope you enjoy Paris! Happy travels!!!

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Thanks everyone for the info! I appreciate your input.

Looking forward to the trip! Hopefully I'll hear from some of my fellow travelors on this trip...especially those flying out of Seattle and the other single women...we may be roomies...

Arrivederci...