Paris bus routes book

Jul 31st, 2019, 11:23 AM
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Paris bus routes book

I used to have a book of Paris bus routes but threw it away when so many changes in routes were enacted recently. Does anyone know if a new book of routes has been published and if so, if it's available in the US? (I did a search for Paris Bus Routes on both Amazon and Google without success.)
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Jul 31st, 2019, 12:12 PM
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Look for l'Indispensable Paris. Don't get a used one!
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Jul 31st, 2019, 01:07 PM
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You can get the guide "Le bus parisien : Répertoire des 80 lignes" on Amazon.com but it actually comes from Amazon UK and so it is kind of expensive. You can also get a pocket "plan de Paris" for around $4. Here are some links:

https://www.amazon.com/bus-parisien-R%C3%A9pertoire-80-lignes/dp/2707204544/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Le+bus+parisien+%3A+R%C3%A9pertoire+des+80+lignes&qid=1564606787&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/bus-parisien-R%C3%A9pertoire-80-lignes/dp/2707204544/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Le+bus+parisien+%3A+R%C3%A9pertoire+des+80+lignes&qid=1564606787&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Plans-Paris-street-pratique-arrondissement/dp/2707202460/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.com/Plans-Paris-street-pratique-arrondissement/dp/2707202460/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Since I now always have a phone with me I use the ratp.fr site. But if I were going to get a guide I would wait and get one in Paris at FNAC-mostly because I like to see them in person since on many of the Plans de Paris" the type is pretty small these days for my eyes
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Jul 31st, 2019, 01:43 PM
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Appreciate the info and the tips.
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Jul 31st, 2019, 01:48 PM
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Four or five years ago on our last trip to Paris, we took the line from Arr.5 near Pantheon along Blvd St Germain, Blvd Raspail, across Seine ending in Champs de Mars. So fun. We then walked back to the 5th to our hotel.
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Jul 31st, 2019, 04:01 PM
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Unless a map book shows the new route #71, it's outdated so doesn't show the many route changes after April 20, 2019
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Jul 31st, 2019, 08:51 PM
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Just like if the book still shows bus #65 which no longer exists.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 03:17 AM
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Thanks. Yes 71, no 65. That's an easy way to figure out if whatever I find is current Guess I won't be able to order anything by internet. Will have to wait until I get there and can page through the options. Shoot. I was hoping to get something to use in planning routes. C'est la Vie.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 03:54 AM
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Yes, don't try getting it ahead of time. Even up through April, I kept checking FNAC, and they were still selling the old maps.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 04:09 AM
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Hi JulieVikmanis,

You can still plan your routes using the RATP.fr site -- or download the RATP app. I just checked, and bus 71 is on the map. At the portal page click on the "maps" at the top right-hand corner, then on the next page, click on "bus" at the bottom off the page. All the lines come up, and you should be able to start your planning.

Have fun as you plan!

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Aug 1st, 2019, 04:51 AM
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That's kind of obvious -- on the RATP site, people had access to the new bus routes almost six months before the modifications.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 06:10 AM
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So... why isn't it good enough for the op to start planning with?

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Aug 1st, 2019, 06:23 AM
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Those with smart phones say City Mapper is pretty accurate. However, using that app on my computer I found that often bus transfers were made at railroad stations rather than at less trafficked locations elsewhere on the route.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 06:24 AM
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Many people prefer paper maps. I do;
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Aug 1st, 2019, 07:34 AM
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Just one thing to note that has changed from "back in the day" if the OP isn't aware of it, now all of the buses have video displays inside that call out the next stop and many of the street bus stops have real time displays showing when the next buses arrive. This makes taking the bus a lot easier than it used to be. Also the RATP has apps both for Apple and Android that are helpful if you have a phone. When they were launched they were only so-so but based on the Android app reviews anyway they seem to be getting better.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...risme&hl=en_US
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Aug 1st, 2019, 08:15 AM
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I prefer paper maps, also, and the Plan de Paris doesn't have any detail bus maps, just one big one like you can print from the website, anyway.

I just print out each individual line from the RATP website I think I might use, believe it or not, based on where I'm staying. It's usually only about 6 lines I might use regularly, and then I can fit three of those on one side of an 8.5x11 paper, so I can carry six route maps on one piece of paper when I print double-sided. For other lines I might use occasionally or not, I just look at the big overall map which I also have a copy of, and then would look at the map on the actual bus stop, I guess.

I don't own a smartphone and don't like looking at small things on that small a screen anyway.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 09:12 AM
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Screen shots of the individual bus routes as posted on the RATP site work as well as the above.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 09:39 AM
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I do have a complaint about the new bus maps, though -- the full size ones in the metro stations and at bus stops. They have made the numbers smaller and the lines much thinner, and I find it very difficult to follow them when I am trying to find something. The previous maps were perfect, and I have no idea why they changed the display.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 10:21 AM
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I believe I used to use the RATP site to print individual bus lines, clearly shown with the streets, but haven't found a way to them now. In any case, this website has those maps, 9 lines to a web page and individually shown by scrolling down, to see easily & to click on & print. Once printed they're nice & large & easy to use, especially if there are particular lines you'll find useful, as there were for me. https://www.eutouring.com/paris_bus_route_maps.html
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Aug 1st, 2019, 01:45 PM
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MmePerdu - I have been using that site for a long time to easily access individual bus routes. Thanks for putting up the link. Not sure if that site has been completely updated since the changes in April. I do note that Bus 65 is no longer listed, so I suspect that it has.

Now, if there were a source that would show clearly where the bus stops are for each route. For example, we searched for quite awhile for a bus stop near the Hôtel de Ville along the rue de Rivoli where so many other buses stop, only to find, after asking a bus driver, that the stop was really on the rue de la Coutellerie nearby.
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