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Germany to Paris and back

If I travel to Paris from Germany and plan to spend a few days where could I park outside the city and take the train in?Thank you

Posted by
2779 posts

Jack, why don't you just take the new high speed trains from either Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt or Mannheim to Paris? I don't know from where about in Germany you plan to drive to Paris but apart from gas prices as high as €1.40 per liter (!) on the French side you also have to pay from €25 toll one-way (from Forbach to Paris, from Strasbourg it's much more). The high speed trains TGV and ICE both start from €99 one-way. Also there are low cost carriers serving Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne to Paris from €19 one-way (TUIfly.com, airberlin.com, germanwings.com)

Posted by
934 posts

Thank you Andreas I have considered that.We are still planning and I was wondering if it is possible to park in the Paris area for a few days.Thanks again

Posted by
38 posts

We had a car and drove to Paris from Baden Baden. We stayed in Versailles (?) and found a hotel with "free" parking (probably included in the room rate). We took the bus to the train station and took the RER into Paris all but one day. It worked great. The rooms were cheaper that in the downtown Paris area and our car was locked in a parking lot. It is great to be so close to Versailles too.

Posted by
5692 posts

Bagnolet is at the western edge of town - several hotel choices there. It's at the end of the metro line, so just metro in from there.