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    We are going to Paris on 24th March for 3 nights......

    ....after seeing a similar thread about London, thought i would post here and see if people have any hints/tips for when me and Mrs Phil go to Paris.
    We are staying in Vincennes, and flying to Charles de Gaulle.

    Good places to eat, places to visit, transprt advice etc etc.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Ok so we have always driven every year we go in January but this year I could not go nd my husband and daughter went, they found it much better without the car, they bought a carte orange, which I had found on the paris visitors site to be the best and cheapest way around Paris, I thought it was going to cost over 30 euros but when my husband bought his it was 6 euros and he could get from charles de gaule which is Zone 4 to anywhere within zones 1 4, it lasted a week but I think they have a problem selling them on a Wednesday for some reason, daughter had gone out a few days before and could not get one but when hubby turned up and had bought one she went and bought one the same day which was a Friday (although she had paid a lot to by a Paris Visite pass) she also only paid 6 euros, so I guess that proved there was no mistake made with my husbands pass, they both used it form busses, trains and metro throughout their stay - so all their journedy around Paris came to 6 euros each Total - apparently they run from Monday to Monday and a lot of people do not know about them, apart from the parisiennes of course. You do have to be preapred and have 2 pasport size photos with you, have a lovely time, I love Paris and really missed it this year.
    Just realised you are going on a Monday - which could not be better they run from Mon to Mon you can get it at the airport go to the Train ticket booth

    Interesting.

    Banned

    Get a decent guide book. You'll miss loads without one.

    get the aa guide book its really good thas how we did ours

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    octobergirl
    thanks for that info, most interesting! googled carte orange, seems like a good option, although i think CDG is in zone 5, and vincennes is on zone 2, so i would need a 1-5 card. Read a couple of comments that they are phasing it out though? Anybody with more info on this card please tell me what you know :thumbsup:


    csiman & collo
    thanks, will get a good guide book!:thumbsup:

    Banned

    Search for paris here and then sort by price

    bookbrain.co.uk

    Lonely planet guide is good too.

    phil001;1729092

    octobergirlthanks for that info, most interesting! googled carte orange, … octobergirlthanks for that info, most interesting! googled carte orange, seems like a good option, although i think CDG is in zone 5, and vincennes is on zone 2, so i would need a 1-5 card. Read a couple of comments that they are phasing it out though? Anybody with more info on this card please tell me what you know :thumbsup:csiman & collothanks, will get a good guide book!:thumbsup:



    They have been phasing it oput for a long time

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    csiman;1729440

    Search for paris here and then sort by … Search for paris here and then sort by pricehttp://www.bookbrain.co.ukLonely planet guide is good too.


    thanks

    They have been phasing it oput for a long time

    phil001;1730480

    thanksthanks again, not sure about the pricing though, can't see one that … thanksthanks again, not sure about the pricing though, can't see one that cheaphttp://www.gisparis.com/paris/paris_subway.htmmore like 32 euros?



    thats what we thought until he got there then he bought one and it was 6 euros, could not believe it thought they had done something wrong, didnt question, daughter was already there at marriott village Ille De France at Ballyromainvilliers, which is quite a way away from CDG, he caught train with it and then bus went to the resort and told her, she had already bought a paris visite pass 9expensive!) so she tried the following day to see how much she would get it for and sure enough she paid 6 euros -???????:-D

    Original Poster

    strange!

    Original Poster

    how about restaurants-recommend any? value & quality?
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