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HELP - Disabled - from Paris (Abbesses station) to CDG

HELP - Disabled - from Paris (Abbesses station) to CDG

Sep 14th, 2010, 01:58 AM
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HELP - Disabled - from Paris (Abbesses station) to CDG

Tomorrow my journey in Paris is complete and I must go home - but I am finding the information available about how to get back to Charles de Gaulle very confusing! When I arrived at CDG I simply took a taxi as there were many available, but my French is not up for the task of calling the cab company!

My tickets say my terminal is AEROGARE 1 which I believe is Terminal 1, but when I look online to see how to get to Terminal 1, I receive contradictory information (particularly on which RER to get on!)

I leave tomorrow - I hope someone here will be able to aid me
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Sep 14th, 2010, 02:06 AM
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Call a shuttle or taxi. Are yo in a hotel? The desk will arrange it. If in an apartment, ask a neighbor.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 02:13 AM
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Here is another question - how do I find a licensed taxi kiosk in this city? If I can find one I can simply take a cab, but I don't know where to look. I am not in a hotel, I am in a flat and I am by myself.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 02:31 AM
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There is a taxi stand outside every metro station, as well as at many other intersections. You can also flag a taxi if you are more than 50 meters from a taxi stand with taxis waiting.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 02:52 AM
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I'd just go into the nearest posh hotel reception, where the staff will speak English with the information written down. Ask the receptionist to book the taxi for you and then give them a few Euros for the inconvenience.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 03:06 AM
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G7 taxis have English speaking dispatchers. Or you can book a shuttle on line. Search here or google for Paris shuttles - there are plenty of them.

Allow 4 hours from time of pickup to your flight time if you have an overseas flight.

Why did you wait so long to figure out how you're getting back to the airport?
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Sep 14th, 2010, 05:20 AM
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I have used World Shuttle several times. For one person it is less expensive than a taxi. They are shared shuttles, but frequently I have been the only passenger. The operator should speak English.

http://www.world-shuttles.com/
telephone: 33 (0) 146 801 467
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Sep 14th, 2010, 05:39 AM
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G-7 taxis as noted above have English speakers answering the phone' Their munber is

01 41 27 66 99
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Sep 14th, 2010, 05:50 AM
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We used the G 7 english-speaking number noted by avalon above. It was easy and we had no problem. Called the night before, and the taxi was right on time the next morning.
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Sep 14th, 2010, 06:17 AM
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I have been outside numerous metro stations in my visit and I have yet to see anything that resembles a taxi-stand - perhaps I am missing something?
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Sep 14th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Apparently. You can also order G7 taxis over the internet on the site www.taxig7.fr site . The taxis I have reserved have always been on time (usually 5 minutes early).
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Sep 14th, 2010, 07:05 AM
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From a site.

Any decent city map will show a T for where the taxi stands are. You can buy one of the L'Indisponsible brand mapbooks at any news kiosk, for instance. You can make a note of a couple of taxi company numbers and call one to come get you (they will charge from the time they leave their post).




Here is a list, though:


http://www.taxi-paris.net/page41.html
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Sep 14th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Official taxi stands are all over, I don't know how you oculd miss them. They have a big blue sign that says "taxis". Sometimes it's just like a street sign and sometimes it is on top of a taxi phone kiosque where you can call them. Usually, there is also a blue sign next to that. They are at most very big intersections as well as train/RER stations, etc. I dont think there is one outside every metro station, only the big ones. It seems to me there are lots of metro stations without taxi stands, like Raspail and Pernety to name a couple near where I usually am. They are always outside hospitals, also, I think, but there are not always taxis waiting at some of these. I know because I had an apt. one summer on rue Lacordaire in the 15th which was near a hospital and no cabs were ever at that stand.
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