Least confusing way from CDG to Rue Cler

Jan 18th, 2007, 01:25 PM
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LOL!!!!!

I think we are leaning towards taxi...

At least for that nightime trip, we will figure out the bes, the Metro, the trains etc while we are there
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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If she is arriving at 8:30 at night, a taxi will not be "cost prohibitive".

Have your friend grab a taxi at the CDG and she'll arrive quickly and with no stress
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Dang! She's going to Lyon again? Or would that be Antony? If so, yes. Take the train.

If she is going to Rue Cler in PARIS, take a taxi.

For all the reasons multiple posters have given.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:31 PM
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Like I said, it will be a taxi for the nighttime trip
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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The RER and Métro are both trains, and both run under ground and on the surface, but the RER is bigger and serves the outlying precincts, whereas the Métro runs almost entirely within the old city's periphery.

The two networks intersect at numerous points within Paris, and a single ticket can be used for unlimited transfers between them - as long as you don't leave the system.

Are you going to ride the train to the taxi stand outside Gare du Nord, where thousands of people catch cabs at all times of the day or night, or pay the full taxi fare from CDG? And if the latter, what is the rationale? What if you were coming into Gare du Nord from London or Brussels late at night? How would you handle that?
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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Good decision, threerohdes.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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Nothing like a rollicking CDG to Paris thread! Funny thing is that the OP asked for the least confusing method.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Hi Robes, I'm a bit confused. Will the RER train from CDG go to the Gare du Nord or to a stop near Luxembourg Gardens?

Since you know a lot about public transport (I'm not trying to be rude), do you happen to know the BEST way from Orly to a hotel near Luxembourg Gardens? Assuming I want to save on the taxi?
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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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I've been to Paris 12 times and I've taken a taxi, bus and the RER.

First time take a taxi.

If you want to save money and have more fun do one of the others. We always take the bus into Paris.

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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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RER B runs right down the middle of town. Luxembourg is the third stop down the line from Gare du Nord.

Getting from Orly to Luxembourg offers two choices by RER: either ride the OrlyVal (an automated shuttle that costs €7) to Antony, where you pick up RER B, or take the free shuttle bus to Pont de Rungis and ride RER C to St-Michel Notre Dame, where you change to RER B. It takes a few minutes more, but saves that OrlyVal rip-off.

A convenient (and more scenic) alternative is to ride the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, then take the RER B the rest of the way.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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I think we have a consensus:

TAXI, IT IS!

Now I can rest.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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Robespierre,

Thank you for the clarification, you have a lot of info that I can really use.

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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Well, I always take the RER into town and then get a cab. I would rather spend my money on a nice meal than on a taxi.

That's just me and you can splurge for the taxi if you want.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:49 PM
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book marking ...We are staying at the Hotel du Champ de Mars on the 7th of April and most of this info has been very helpful!
Thanks
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