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Jun 23rd, 2010, 04:45 AM
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Cost of a taxi to Hotel Claude Bernard in Paris from the train and euros

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I was wondering how much a taxi will cost from the Eurostar train to Hotel Claude Bernard on 43, rue des Ecoles for four people? We will be arriving around 1 in the afternoon. Also, is the ATM in Gare du Nord near a taxi stand? We will be coming from London and won't have any euros yet. Thanks in advance!!
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 05:03 AM
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Probably around 10-15 euro. Sorry I don't recallan ATM at Gare du Nord
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 05:05 AM
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Just googled and there are ATM s right in front of you as you exit the train platform into the station. The taxi stand isto your right
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 06:10 AM
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I think avalon is a bit low on the taxi estimate... there will be an extra charge for the 4th person of 2.75 plus 1 euro a bag after the first for bags over 5 kg. With that in mind it's going to be 20 euros or more I think.

I recall hearing that Euros are available from ATMs in London at St Pancras Station from whence you'll be departing. Might be an idea to get Euros there rather than in a crush once you arrive in Paris...

Taxis are to the right as you exit Gare du Nord... don't take anything but a Taxi Parisien with a sign on the roof. For your group you will likely need a minivan... just wait in the line until one pulls up.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 06:35 AM
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There are also ATMs on the lower level of the Gare du Nord, where the metro entrances are, but there you need to avoid various ne'er-do-wells and scam artists trying to sell dubious metro tickets.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 08:53 AM
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I think that estimate is too low, also (10-15 euro), and not just due to the fourth person and all the baggage, but of course that adds up. In the middle of the day, the traffic can be bad so it can take a while.

I'd bet more like 20 euro. I think the 4th person surcharge is closer to 3 euro now.
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Jun 23rd, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Thank you all so much! I don't think I'd be able to plan this trip without all of your help!!

Good to know I might be able to get euros at St. Pancras as that might be easier overall!!
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Jun 24th, 2010, 05:48 AM
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http://stpancras-international.co.uk...facilities-faq

If you scroll down it confirms there are Euro dispensing ATMs.
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Jun 26th, 2010, 02:46 PM
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Thank you ParisAmsterdam!!
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