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Best mode of transport for Paris - 4 days

Best mode of transport for Paris - 4 days

Jan 28th, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Best mode of transport for Paris - 4 days

I will be in Paris with my son, for four nights in March. When I was there in 2007 there was a rail strike and we basically had to rely on 'shanks pony' to get around. I remember at the time that as we were going to be there for a week we were going to get a Carte Orange card. Is this the best option for a 4 night stay? We will be staying near the Place de la Bastille.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 03:55 AM
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You might consider the Paris Visite card, 4 days for €20.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 04:16 AM
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Can't answer the question without more details - exactly what days/week will you arrive, depart, will you go outside of Paris (Versailles? Disney?), do you intend to use the Pass to get from/to CDG?...
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:46 AM
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It depends on what day of the week you plan to start traveling around, whether you plan to stay within certain transport zones in the city, and how much you plan to use the metro/buses/RER.

FWIW, for a stay like that I always just buy a carnet, but your needs could be quite different.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Apologies for my lack of information. Okay so we arrive on a Monday and depart on the Friday.

With only four days I thought we would be staying within the city. But I did think a trip to Fountainbleu (sp?) might be possible. If my son hasn't been to Versailles he may want to go there. No intentions of doing things like Disney etc.

We've both been to Paris and again I think a lot of our touring will be on foot. But we will be heading over to Eiffel Tower again and Sacre Couer etc etc which is too far to walk really.

Thanks for your help.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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That is not a really great area to stay in.

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