Do you recommend taking a taxi or the RER from Paris CDG airport to Ruel Malmaison? About how much does each cost? Is the view better from one method or another?
Thirty-five or forty euro for the taxi, depending on traffic, extra luggage, etc. It's above ground. The scenery's industrial, commercial, freeway. until you get into the city. The RER is mostly underground, takes about forty-five minutes, depending on where you're going and costs nine or ten euro each. The time would be about the same. Take the cost in para one, the time in para two, and all of para three with a grain of salt - - I've no idea where that address is.
MJ2 - Do you mean Rueil-Malmaison, France?
Ok here goes. In looking at google map the distance from CDG to Rueil-Malmaison is agout 40km. According to RATP.FR here are your directions. From Charles de Gaulle take the RER B (direction Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse) to Chatelet-Les Halles. From Chatelet-Les Halles take the RER A (direction Le Vesinet-Le Pecq) to Rueil-Malmaison. Travel time will be about 1hr 10 mins. I think the cost is about 8.90 euro(but I'm really not sure). Now I've heard that Les Halles is huge and there will be a lot of walking. Check out www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_21879/tourists/.
MJ2: Are you wanting to get to a hotel in Paris on ruel Malmaison (there is a Novotel and an Ibis on such a street) or are you wanting to get to Reuil Malmaison which is not in Paris? I suspect the former.
Okay, we'll try again. The RER ticket will be more than from the aiport to central Paris, but not twice as much. It takes a Billet Ile-de-France which is calulated on distance and I've no idea how you can figure it out. Figure on right at an hour with a line change in the largest underground station in the world, but there's signs. You'll be switching from RER B to RER A at Chatelet-Les Halles. The scenery remains the same - - mostly tunnel walls. The taxi distance will be about the same, but take maybe fifteen minutes less. Once you get out of the northeast light industrial/commercial area, all you'll see are office buildings and apartment houses. You should be able to get a glimpse of the top of the Eiffel Tower every once in a while, maybe not.