Carte d'Orange, Paris

May 26th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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Carte d'Orange, Paris

For once, my timing is perfect to buy a Monday-to-Sunday Carte d'Orange in Paris. If I arrive in Paris on a Sunday, can I buy one of these 7-day Metro/bus passes on Sunday but have it dated the following day? Or do I have to wait until Monday morning to buy it?
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May 26th, 2007, 04:45 PM
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You can buy it on Sunday, but it won't be valid until Monday.
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May 26th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Thanks, that's fine. Wanted to be certain that if I bought it on a Sunday it wouldn't be good for just 1 day.
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May 26th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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It may no longer be available to tourists. The Navigo card is replacing it and requires a French address for mailing it to.
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May 26th, 2007, 08:48 PM
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oh, it's still available - used one this April and plenty of trip reports and posts indicate they're still available. we'll ALL know when the first TA member goes to buy one and is told they are discontinued - we'll hear the wailing all the way back to the States!
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May 26th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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haha! I need to go to bed, got my forums mixed up!
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May 27th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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We (that's the Royal "we") are indebted to you, Travelnut. You've bailed me out before other trips and will no doubt do so again. This time I'm dithering over a fall trip to Paris and Venice, with side road trip into Slovenia.
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May 27th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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What's to dither about?
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May 27th, 2007, 01:24 PM
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Just got back from Paris -- was there May 8-18.

Carte Orange is still good - we used ones we originally nought in 2001.

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May 28th, 2007, 08:01 AM
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I am glad to hear this. My friend was in Paris for the first time and probably did not persist enough to buy it.
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May 28th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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I can always find things to dither about. Details, always the details. I will relax only when the plane wheels leave the ground and I know it's out of my hands. Still, I'm used to it and I'm looking forward to another good trip.
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May 28th, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Can Carte D'orange be purchased before leaving the US? If so, how? If not, where is the best palce to buy it in Paris? Thanks.....
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May 28th, 2007, 06:17 PM
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My friends bought theirs on Sunday and received a free one-day ticket for that day too! I never have had that happen.
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May 28th, 2007, 06:25 PM
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You can buy a Carte Orange (note: there is no "d'") at any metro or RER station. It requires a small headshot photo. Cut up an old snapshot of yourself if you wish.
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May 29th, 2007, 05:30 AM
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No, you cannot buy the CO in the US. It is actually a discount ticket for Paris residents that tourists have glommed onto.
And as a side note, do not buy ANY pass or such on the internet before arriving in Paris--unless you just love to spend 30% more.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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It used to be possible to buy a Paris Visite card at the RATP Boutique at JFK. For those wishing to see Paris on a layover where the airport transfers take place on the same day, a one-day 5-zone PV is a good investment. It saves queuing time at CDG and pays for all transport to and within Paris.

I don't know if the boutique is still in operation. ratp.info is mum on the subject.
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