Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 retruning to US with souveniers
  2. 2 Is there a forum just for Paris?
  3. 3 Fly out Venice or Rome
  4. 4 Is Sicily and Pompeii in 4 days worth it?
  5. 5 First steps for Russian trip planning
  6. 6 Italy- dolomites and cinque terre
  7. 7 stopover between antequerra and granada?
  8. 8 Does anyone have experience with Lipault luggage?
  9. 9 Booking Irish Rail ticket
  10. 10 Driving Prague to Zurich to Amsterdam w/ 2 toddlers
  11. 11 Ireland and Scotland September 2017
  12. 12 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  13. 13 Getting out of Glasgow - ideas needed
  14. 14 Help on ancient history route
  15. 15 Verona to/around Lake Garda: Sights
  16. 16 Frankfurt to Achen travel by train
  17. 17 Charming hotels in Paris, please help.
  18. 18 Can you locate this picture in Greece?
  19. 19 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  20. 20 Packing for Sicily and Sardenia: Need anything Warm?
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip Report: Italy with the bambinos!
  22. 22 Hiking in Austria and Innsbruck and Hallstatt
  23. 23 Recommendations for trip to Cochem
  24. 24 Venice Airport Car Return Center to Water Taxi Shuttle Area
  25. 25 Hotels in Turin
View next 25 » Back to the top

Paris itinerary - feedback, specifically Carnet vs. Navigo

Jump to last reply

Hi all. I'm heading to Paris very soon for 9 days, and am not sure whether my best transit option is to get a couple of Navigo Découverte passes, one Navigo plus a carnet, or just carnet(s) plus additional tickets for the far-out places. Here is my proposed itinerary (it's a flexible trip, so doesn't have to be done in this order except for the D-day beaches tour). Obviously there's a lot of "free time", so any must-do suggestions are welcome! I do plan to spend lots of that time walking and meandering - it's the "meandering" bit that makes me wonder if a pass might be good just for the flexibility, but I don't want to waste money either. We're staying at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel.

Tuesday: arrive at CDG, take RER B to Luxembourg and walk to hotel; maybe Notre Dame and Sainte Chappelle in the afternoon
Wednesday: City center tour at 10am that meets at Cite stop (would probably walk to that)
Thursday: Louvre
Friday: Day trip to Chartres (metro to Gare Montparnasse)
Saturday: Pompidou
Sunday: D-day tour with Fat Tire (metro to Gare Saint Lazare)
Monday: Orsay, Orangerie, Arc de Triomphe?
Tuesday: Versailles
Wednesday: Montmartre, metro to Louis Blanc for concert that night
Thursday: RER B back to CDG for flight home

I may add in a couple of other walking tours, that sort of thing, but for now that's the rough plan. I don't know how cost-effective a Navigo Découverte would be. I'm a good walker.

Thanks in advance for your input!

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement