What To Do When You Get to Paris

by Passrider on May 14, 2012

Paris, France is one my favorite cities.  There is something about it that just says chic.  Here are a few things to bear in mind for your next trip.

First and foremost, always say “Bonjour” [hello] or “Bonsoir” [good evening] to everyone as it will make your trip so much better; trust me.

  • Airports
    • Which Terminal does your airline use at CDG and ORY?

    • Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris France (CDG)
      • Ground Transportation
        • Take the RER B from Terminal 3 Roissy Pole or Terminal 2 into the center of Paris and beyond.  Decide the fare you will pay based on the number of days you are staying and how you plan on getting around.  Its pretty pricey, but taking the RER B into the city is the most inexpensive way to do it.
        • You may also take the Air France bus from outside Hall F, which will take you to just outside the Arc de Triomphe.  Show your airline ID on entry as you may get a discount.

    • Paris-Orly, Paris France (ORY)
      • Ground Transportation
        • You can find information on all access modes here (there are many)
        • If in a hurry,  take the ORLYVAL shuttle train to the RER B stop, Anthony then take the RER B into the center of Paris. Note this is the same train that takes you to CDG.
    • Paris-Beauvais, Tille France (BVA)
    • Ryanair (FR), Blue Air (0B) and Wizzair (W6) are the primary tenants at Beauvais

  • Hotels
    • There are many hotels in this fine city.  Start your search at www.kayak.com or your favorite hotel Web site.  Once you find where you want to stay, contact the hotel by phone.  Try to stay somewhere that is close to public transportation.  Remember to ask for an airline discount when you call.

  • Museums

  • One suggested route
    • Start at the Musée d’Orsay, then head for the Louvre, then walk across the Jardin de Tuileries, across the Place de la Concorde, down the Champs-Elysées atop the Arc de Triomphe, then down to the La Defense (take the train :-)) climbing to the top.  Here is a map of your route.

So go, enjoy Paris!  Please leave a comment below.

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avatar C.T. October 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

We were there in Mar. Stayed in Montmartre, right beside the steps up to Sacre-Coeur. Finally figured out the subway system and covered a lot in our stay there. So much more to see and do!  Will be going back. 

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