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Rental Cars

Rental Cars – for a variety of reasons, most tourists are advised NOT to rent a car, mainly because parking is very difficult within Paris, garages are few are far between (and almost always full), and other modes of transportations within Paris (from the Metro to taxis) are a cheaper alternative. Nevertheless, for those with […]

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TAXI

Taxis – there are over 17,000 licensed taxis operating in Paris at all hours. They comprise of: the illuminated “Taxi Parisien” sign on the roof of the taxi   a display meter showing the cost of the journey   a display at the rear of the vehicle and visible from the exterior which enables the […]

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RER (Suburban Express Railway)

RER (Suburban Express Railway) — The RER is a huge rail network covering most of the Ile-de-France region. It consists of 5 lines referred to by the letters A, B, C, D and E. Within Paris, the RER operates in more or less the same way as the metro, except that you need to put […]

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BUS

BUS — The bus network with its 59 routes perfectly matches and complements that of the metro. The installation of special bus lanes along the main roads has improved journey times. For an idea of your journey time, allow around 5 minutes per stop, sometimes more if the traffic is busy. Buses operate from Monday to […]

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METRO

METRO — The quick and easy way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. The Paris metro has around 300 stations, their entrances marked by a big yellow “M”, and 16 lines, numbered from 1 to 14, 3 bis and 7 bis. Each line has a color, which you’ll find on […]

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