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help from st. lazare to montparnasse, please?

help from st. lazare to montparnasse, please?

Aug 9th, 2005, 05:52 AM
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help from st. lazare to montparnasse, please?

I will be travelling from Bayuex to Paris, Paris to Libourne on August 27th. I found a train leaving Bayeux @ 9:04 am arriving at St. Lazare station at 11:11am.

From what I understand I have to then get to Montparnasse station in order to get a train to Libourne. Are these two far from each other?
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Aug 9th, 2005, 05:58 AM
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That's an 11 minute trip on Métro Ligne 13 (Direction Chatillon Montrouge).
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Aug 9th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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And is the metro at each station or do I need to leave the train station to find it?
Thanks Robespierre.
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Aug 9th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Here's a different way:
Lv Bayeux 7:38 ar Caen 8:00
Lv Caen 8:38 ar St Pierre-des-Corps 11:35
Lv St Pierre-des-Corps 11:45 ar Libourne 13:57
no changing stations in Paris, much cheaper if paying for tickets (no railpass)
confirm these schedules at www.sncf.com - i took them from a slightly outdated Thomas Cook timetable

i took the Caen-St Pierre-des-Corps (the main station in Tours) train last Sep - it takes a quaint route thru rural areas and small towns - at St Pierre-des-Corps you just need to go from one platform to another.
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Aug 9th, 2005, 06:15 AM
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Thanks PalQ. My one concern would be having only 10 minutes to get to the next platform at Pierre de Corps with our luggage and my 75 year old in-laws...
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Aug 9th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Yes the next TGV from St Pierre is 15:00 - still it seems the transfer in Paris will be more a struggle than the 10-min connection so many book a leisurely few hours at St Pierre des Corps - may be more relaxed than the change in Paris - you often even have to wait in long lines to get a taxi. Well just a thought. If you had a railpass you could reserve both TGVs from St Pierre des Corps and only be out the few euro reservation fee. And from the type of travel you're doing i'd say the France Railpass at least may well be a great deal for you.
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Aug 9th, 2005, 07:01 AM
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Hi CJ,

Before purchasing a railpass enter your itinerary at www.railsaver.com and click "only if it saves money".

You can find how to get anywhere in Paris at www.ratp.fr.

You can find several routes from Bayeux to Libourne at
http://plannerint.b-rail.be/bin/query.exe/en?L=profi&



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