Helpful Information: France

Feb 28th, 2004, 07:28 AM
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Helpful Information: France

Hi all,

Considering the number of FAQs on travel to France and Paris, I thought it might be useful to start a thread answering these questions.

How do I buy train tickets on-line:

You can buy your tickets online from SNCF.

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/dynamic/...mepageUK&WB=HP

Enter your arrival and departure stations.

You will pick up your tickets in France.

Choose the Automatic Ticket Machine option.

You will get a confirmation number which will allow you to get your ticket at the departure train station.

Bring the same credit card to which you charged your ticket.

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Feb 28th, 2004, 07:51 AM
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Ummm.. you're sitting in front of this computer too long, ira...

If you want to help, start a website.

This thread will be lost and forgotten in less than 48 hours.

And I better not sit here that long, myself... Yikes, I need to get some work done today!

Best wishes,

Rex
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Feb 28th, 2004, 08:00 AM
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Just out of interest Ira. How many times have you answered that question?

(And Rex, given that I learned this a long time ago, why am I always gobsmacked when faced with the standard American lack of comprehension of irony?)
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Feb 28th, 2004, 08:16 AM
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Hi Sheila,

Often enough to start a new thread of FAQs for France.
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Feb 28th, 2004, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for the info, Ira. I'll have to buy SNCF tickets soon and having the website and details will make it much easier.
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Feb 28th, 2004, 03:46 PM
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Glad it helped you, ginny.

Anyone else have suggestions?
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Feb 28th, 2004, 10:24 PM
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Suggestion: Keep topping this thread.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 05:35 AM
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Are there special passes for travel on the Metro in Paris?

See http://www.bootsnall.com/europetrave...y02metro.shtml

http://www.ratp.fr/ParisVisite/Eng/index.htm
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Are there museum passes?

See
http://www.discoverfrance.com/gotoparis/musee.html

Can I buy these passes in Paris?

YES. It is cheaper that way. Get museum passes at any of the museums on the list. Get the Metro passes at the Metro.
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What is a Carnet?

It is a card of ten Metro tickets. You get a reduced rate of about 10E. Buy it at the Metro.

You can also buy a one-day pass.
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How can I find out how to get from one point to another on public transportation in Paris.

Go to http://www.ratp.fr/index_eng.htm
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Feb 29th, 2004, 05:43 AM
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Does the Museum Pass include Versailles?

See

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34476912
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Jul 1st, 2004, 06:24 AM
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The Italy one has been such a success. Can you francophiles help with this one?
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Jul 1st, 2004, 10:05 AM
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Museum (the big 3) opening hours:

Louvre: closed Tuesdays. 9-6, open late M and W.

See http://www.louvre.fr/anglais/infos/p_ouv.htm

Orsay: closed Mondays. 10-6 (9 during the summer). Open late Th.

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/ORSAY/orsa...s?OpenDocument

Pompidou/Beauborg: Closed Tuesdays. 11-10. Open late Th and F.

See
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompido...ionM=3.1.1&L=2
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Jul 1st, 2004, 10:26 AM
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Ira, thanks for the train info, very helpful.
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Jul 1st, 2004, 10:54 AM
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Too keep this topped*
Electricity in France:
220 volts..you need a transformer and adaptor plug.
BHV Dept Store, rue de Rivoli has what you need, if you do not bring your own.
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Jul 1st, 2004, 12:32 PM
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Real Italian gelato in Paris:

Amorino -

47 Rue St Louis en Lille.

4 Rue de Buci.
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Jul 1st, 2004, 12:33 PM
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Amazing French Lingerie
Sabbia Rose
Blvd St Germain

This can be reeeally important information!!
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Jul 1st, 2004, 12:57 PM
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Scarlett, Sabbia Rosa is at 71 rue des Saints-Pères, just south of blvd. St-Germain. You can tell what it is by the nose marks on the window.
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Jul 1st, 2004, 02:38 PM
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more, please...

thanks for the lingerie tip, scarlett and shellio!
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Jul 1st, 2004, 03:13 PM
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Thank you Shellio, I must have had a Pre-Senior moment
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Jul 2nd, 2004, 02:27 PM
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Here are 27 Good Value Tips for Paris/Caen
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34465677
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ttt for holiday and weekend viewing!
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