CDG to Bercy Train station

Old May 30th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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CDG to Bercy Train station

I am arriving CDG at 7:35am and my daughter will arrive at Bercy Train station from Italy at 9:35am at end of June. After hours on the RTP website, I'm asking for the best way for me to get there and meet her. Then on to our hotel Le Meridien Montparnasse. Also, Bercy station is La Gare Lyon, right?
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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:35 AM
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It is near the Gare de Lyon but not the same. Take a taxi from CDG and then another to the hotel after you meet her would be the simplest and least risky. I think you can take a Roissy bus to Gare de Lyon and then you could taxi to the Bercy. But you are going to have your luggage to drag around also. Make it easy and take a cab.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 08:00 AM
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Why don't both of you just individually take a cab to the hotel?
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Old May 30th, 2005, 08:17 AM
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Hi roto,

I also suggest that you meet at the hotel.

If you prefer not to, you can take the RER B from CDG to Denfert-Rocherau. From there you change to the No. 6 line direction Nation and get off at Bercy.

From the Bercy train station take the no. 6 metro direction Etoile to Gare Montparnasse. You will be about 4 blks from your hotel.

Hope this helps.

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Old May 30th, 2005, 09:15 AM
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"I'm asking for the best way for me to get there and meet her."

That depends on your definition of "best." Since you have been poring over the RATP web site, I assume you are not averse to using public transport, in which case ira's routing would be workable.

You could also take the RER B from CDG to Châtelet and transfer to Métro Ligne 14 (direction Bibliothèque François Mitterrand) right to Bercy with only one stop.

Now for Bercy to your hotel: Take Bus #24 (direction Gare St-Lazare) from just outside the station on your right to the Pont d'Austerlitz-Quai de la Rapée (4th stop). Get off here and wait for a #91 to come by. Ride it to Commandant René Mouchotte (13th stop). The Meridien is across the street. To orient yourself in the neighborhoods, print out the Bercy, Gare de Lyon, and Montparnasse-Bienvenue maps from here:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/plan_telech_quartiers.php

About buses: every stop has a name, and the name of the next stop your bus will reach is always displayed on a screen near the front of the bus. Push one of the buttons throughout the cabin to request a stop. You can get a bus map of all Paris, as well as those for individual lines, at the larger RATP stations. The one at Châtelet is the biggest. Here are the online versions to study:

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/tous_plans_pdf.php


Download Bus Paris (avec rues) for an overview of the network. Then, at this page

http://www.ratp.info/orienter/tous_plans_terminus.php

you can pull down the first menu and select each line you want, and click OK. The best form to view them can be downloaded by clicking "Ouvrir ce plan en PDF" because you can zoom and pan and copy them to a PDA.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 08:34 AM
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Thank you to Gretchen, Ira, Ron & Robespierre for taking the time to help. We should both just take a taxi and meet at the hotel. She is nervous about France and a taxi would have less stress. Thanks for the websites - I will use them.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 10:14 AM
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I don't know how old your daughter is, but it is helpful to have the address of the hotel written down to show to the driver. There will be small fees for luggage and for being picked up at at an SNCF station, beyond what the meter reads.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 10:33 AM
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Or expanding on Ron's advice, print off a little map from maporama.com along with the address. Our taxi drivers have often found this very helpful.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 10:44 AM
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It's none of my business, but why do you think getting in a taxi by herself in a strange town would be less stressful than being met at the station by a parent?

Furthermore, it seems to me that if she can find her way from Italy to Paris, getting the last two miles shouldn't be at all intimidating no matter how she does it.
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