Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Travel help laundary
  2. 2 Paris tipping hotel maids
  3. 3 Purchasing Trenitalia Tickets
  4. 4 Trip Report My summer in Paris
  5. 5 Trip Report Pegontheroad in eastern Europe
  6. 6 Italy finding bedding
  7. 7 la spezia vs. levanto
  8. 8 Ljubljana – Trieste – Croatia – Itinerary and Car Rental Questions
  9. 9 Two UK GTGs - Edinburgh 25 Aug., London 1 Sept.
  10. 10 "Meals Game Plan" for Rome, Sorrento, and Florence, per piacere.?
  11. 11 Train tickets in Europe
  12. 12 two weeks trip to Switzerland and French Rivwra
  13. 13 9 Days Family Trip to London-Paris- Switzerland
  14. 14 Norway and Netherlands
  15. 15 HELP!!` I'm being held prisoner.
  16. 16 Bernese Oberland or Engadin
  17. 17 Provence Planning Help
  18. 18 Scottish pounds - coins too?
  19. 19 Chip and pin credit card 2015 question
  20. 20 Italy- Sicily and the Amalfi coast - travel logistics
  21. 21 RTVE article on Spain ATM fees
  22. 22 Back for more Honeymoon Help
  23. 23 Madrid Airport
  24. 24 Late October Trip in France
  25. 25 Trip to Paris and Switzerland.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Paris Sightseeing questions & transfer from CDG to hotel

Jump to last reply

I have several more questions about our summer trip to Paris. We will have 6 1/2 days in Paris (arrive July 29 & leave August 5).

Paris Museum Pass: I'm quite sure we will purchase the Paris Museum Pass for 4 days because I think it's worth it to be able to skip lines. I have calculated that we will save between $13 - $25 per person (there are 2 of us), depending on how many museums & monuments we see. I figure on seeing 7 - 9 in the 4 days, including Versailles. Has anyone ordered them online & had them sent to your home? At first I thought I would do this because I like to be organized & have everything purchased before we go, but there is a shipping fee of about $18. I am aware we can purchase the pass at CDG or at any of the museums. Obviously, I wouldn't purchase them at the Louvre because we would still have to wait in line a long time so we wouldn't benefit by skipping ticket lines. Is the Rodin Museum or L'Orangerie a logical place to purchase them? I assume lines would not be as long. Or there is a tourist office in Terminal 2E, Gate 2 (I think) which is where we will be landing. (not sure of the gate, though) I wonder if that makes more sense. Are there generally long lines at the airport tourist offices?

Notre Dame: Has anyone on the forum climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame? I'd like to do that but am a little nervous about climbing that manys steps. (Don't want to collapse along the way :-)) We are in our early 60's, & I do go to the gym to stay in shape, but my husband doesn't.

Eiffel Tower: The Museum Pass does not include the Eiffel Tower but I know we can buy tickets online. I hesisate to do this, though, because what if it's rainiing the day we purchase the tickets for? If we don't have advance tickets, how long does it typically take during the summer to go to the top?

Has anyone used World Shuttle to go from CDG to their hotel? I read about it in Paris for Dummies, but surprisingly my Fodors guide book doesn't mention them. The cost is 17 euros per person if there are 2 people. I read a taxi would cost between 40 - 70 euros. I'm not sure if I want to hassle with the metro and luggage.

Conciergerie: is this worth seeing? It is included ini the Museum Pass, but got mixed reviews on Trip Advisor.

Thanks for any and all help.

63 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement