Layover in CDG - 7 hours

Jul 23rd, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Layover in CDG - 7 hours

I'll be travelling to Barcelona with a conection in Paris having a 7 hour layover in CDG. I'll arrive at 7 am and my Barcelona flight will departure at 2:30 pm.

Any recommendation in WHAT TO DO? I don't want to get bored!!!

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Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Take the Air France shuttle bus to the Arc. It's a 35 min ride. Take the Batobus, the locals use it as a mode of transpotation along the Seine. I would purchase a Paris guide book. I recommend Steves.
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Hi L,

You could also take the RER B to St Michel - 0:45 hr, visit Notre Dame and the Isl St. Louis.

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Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:28 PM
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Thanks to both of you.

Another question: Do any of you know anywhere where I could store my luggage?

Pls, let me know if there are luggage lockers anywhere in Paris or at CDG.
Txs...
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:46 PM
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If you're NOT flying a low-cost carrier to Barcelona, you can have the bags checked through from the US.
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Jul 23rd, 2007, 01:46 PM
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Hi L,

If you are traveling on a single ticket, X to Barcelona via Paris, your luggage should be checked through to Barcelona.

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Jul 23rd, 2007, 02:09 PM
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That's not my case. I am flying from Miami to Paris CDG / American Airlines. To Barcelona I'll use Vueling. I need a place to left muy luggage.

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Jul 23rd, 2007, 02:47 PM
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Buy a one-day zone 1-6 Paris Visite pass for €17.05. It will get you from CDG to Paris and back again on the RER B and give you unlimited rides on RER lines, Metro lines, city buses, and the Montmartre funicular. Take the RER B directly to Gare du Nord and store your luggage there. Be aware that the RER B line divides northeast of Paris. When you're ready to return to CDG, be sure to get on a train going to the airport. Go to www.ratp.fr to download and print a Metro/RER map for central Paris and a RER map that shows service to outlying zones, including CDG. Click on the British flag to view the site in English. Also be aware that there are two RER stations at CDG, CDG 1 and CDG 2 TGV. Go to www.easycdg.com for helpful information and maps.
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Jul 24th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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Thank you for all your responses. Very useful.
I checked www.easycdg.com and I found a baggage store in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Does anybody knows if these places still working, so I can left my luggage there.

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Jul 25th, 2007, 08:52 AM
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For security reasons, there hadn't been left luggage facilities at CDG for quite some time. The baggage storage operation to which you refer is probably www.bagagesdumonde.com. I think it's a fairly new operation. I've heard that the hours are limited, the rules on who can use it are very definite, and the price is high. However, if all of these criteria work for you, it would save your having to haul your luggage to Gare du Nord and back.
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Jul 25th, 2007, 09:03 AM
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If there's no place to stow luggage, it's virtually impossible to go to the city, especially if you have check-in sized cases.

You should try to refund the MIA-CDG ticket and get MIA-CDG-BCN ticket if possible. Makes life a lot simpler and you should be able to find earlier connections from CDG to BCN.

I want to go SFO to SVQ and it appears the only choices I have are to go SFO-CDG-MAD and then go to Seville either by train or some other flight from MAD to SVQ or go SFO-CDG and then CDG-SVQ by Vueling. But then I have to wait until 6 PM to take the Vueling flight so I lose half a day waiting for that flight.

The other option is to go SFO-CDG and then go ORY-SVQ but you have less than 2.5 hours to get to ORY on your own from CDG, with baggage in tow.

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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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Well after read your diferent suggestions, I decided to stay at CDG unless I found a place to left my luggage. I'm traveling with a huge luggage so it'll be very difficult to go in/out to/from the RER.
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