Found 4th Feb
Hi,

Can someone advise what is the best and cheapest way to get around Paris.

We're planning a trip for a short 2/3 day break to see the main tourist attractions.

I jus want want an idea of what sort of prices where looking at so can budget it all in.

Thanks.

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The have the Metro train system If I recall correctly. similar to our London underground.
I'd say that would be the cheapest way to travel around Paris. Was about 14 Years ago since I went but can't imagine much has changed regarding the metro.

Yep as above the metro system will be the cheapest way around, it is relatively easy to navigate if your familiar with London underground and they have a similar ticket system where you buy a number of passes

we went last summer and asked at the railway station which was best value and they suggested an all day unlimited use pass around 10 pound each which we used to see all the major sights. you could buy a book of 10 tickets for slightly less but we liked the totally unlimited in case we got lost ! found french people really helpful and underground was really easy to work out. free maps showing all sights and stations were given to us at the station.

Metro definitely! Download the CityMapper app if you plan on using the Metro, definitely the easiest way to navigate your way around and plan journeys.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Seems like metro is the way.

But how is like getting around by foot are all da major tourist attractions near each other?
Edited by: "lishah" 4th Feb

Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, The Tuileries Gardens and Eiffel Tower are all on the banks of The Seine, you can walk between them but there are hop on, hop off boats running continuously along the route. You can buy 1,2 or three day tickets.

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Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, The Tuileries Gardens and Eiffel … Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, The Tuileries Gardens and Eiffel Tower are all on the banks of The Seine, you can walk between them but there are hop on, hop off boats running continuously along the route. You can buy 1,2 or three day tickets.



Usuing the boats sounds nice. Thanks.

Metro really covers all of paris so make sure you find the nearest metro station to where you want to visit. I was there many years ago and their ticket costs are a lot cheaper than london underground as public transport is subsidised by the states over there.

windym

Buy a 'carnet' of tickets for the Metro … Buy a 'carnet' of tickets for the Metro http://europeforvisitors.com/paris/articles/paris-metro-tickets.htm


+1 buying the carnet. The tickets are valid indefinitely, so if you don't use them on this trip you can save them for next time

Whatever you do, stay clear of the hop-on hop-off buses. Traffic in Paris is abysmal and we spent most of our time stuck in jams. The quickest way is the Metro.

Use the Paris cycles. 1 Euro will be enough to get you from one site to the next really easily. You will get to know the city really well. If you are over by the louvre, not too far away is a restaurant called Le Soufflé, guess what they specialise in...just a great place. Love Paris..have a wonderful stay. If you are there on the Friday night, find out about the Paris Roller. If you don't want to skate at least try and see the group as they pass, such fun and energy...rather jealous...think I am going to have to book something now...
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