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I'll be arriving at CDG around 9 AM., and am staying at a hotel in the 7th district . On previous trips I've successfully used the RER and the Air France Bus when staying in the 6th or in Montparnasse. This time, I'm not sure what to do. I'll be alone. I definitely don't want to do a shuttle, although I would on the way back. I'll have one smallish suitcase and a carry on. I've thought about taking the Air France Bus to Gare Montparnasse, then a taxi to hotel.

For some reason, I always seem to want to economize on the transportation! Time isn't a factor, as I probably can't check in for awhile, anyway. I'm wondering how easy it is to find a taxi from the public drop-off points, especially Gare Montparnasse.
Should I just give in and take a taxi the whole way?

Also, from one who doesn't take taxis in Paris, how much in tips do they expect?

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