Paris Bus Tour for €5.30

Old Mar 1st, 2005, 10:21 AM
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, dear Robespierre for your invaluable info on the RATP! I have never taken this bus in all the times in Paris relying only on the Metro system. I never disreguard any info on Paris and print out everything that could possibly help my nexy visit - and believe me there is always a next visit on the cards!
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Old Mar 1st, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Robespierre: Thank you so much for this valuable information. You went to so much trouble. I'm going back to Paris in September and will use this info for my bus tour.

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Old Jul 2nd, 2005, 09:17 PM
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One more thing: If you are under 26 years old, you can save a few bucks on weekends and holidays, because you qualify for a Ticket Jeunes, a daily ticket which costs about half as much as a Mobilis.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Layover at CDG or ORY

The transport recommendations above assume that you're arriving at Gare du Nord (for example, from London or Brussels on a day trip), or are going to be in the city for several days.

If, however, you are coming to town on a layover from CDG or ORY and returning on the same day, your best transportation deal is to buy a one-day Paris Visite pass for Zones 1-5. This will get you unlimited transport between the sights, plus round-trip fare on the RER, Roissybus, or Orlybus from the airport and back.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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€5.30 is a steal compared to the €27 for a 2 day ticket on l'Open Tour. Of course, for those first timers or those who only have a week, it sure saves time and trouble.
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Robespierre, does a five zone Carte orange or a five zone Paris Visite cover the Roissybus?
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 10:38 PM
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If you will be buying a Carte Orange on a Sunday, and don't speak French, it's best to write down the dates (Monday through Sunday and March 25 is 25/03...). Otherwise, the clerk may believe you don't know what you're doing and want to ride immediately and refuse to sell you one. I've witnessed folks leaving the window thinking they've been refused a Carte Orange when they just weren't able to communicate with the clerk.

The easiest way to find the "Paris Bus (avec rues)" on the ratp website is to just do a web search for same. Page with that map on the list comes right up.

When printed, the full map results in very tiny print. Because the file is locked, you cannot crop, enlarge and print as you can with most pdf files. However, you can zoom in on a particular area. Then, click on the Adobe Reader printer icon (NOT file, print...). When the printer window appears, check "Current View" and just the section you see on the screen will print.

And, a program I prefer for downloading documents to my PDA (even for pdf files) is RepliGo. This program is amazing (and does a better job with pdf files than Adoble Reader for PDA).
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 07:26 AM
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For those who feel that searching the RATP web site for maps is a suboptimal solution, there is a link (in boldface type) at the beginning of this thread. And here is another:

http://tinyurl.com/czppl

where all the most useful train and bus maps are referenced by direct links.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 06:30 AM
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On the buying the metro card, you said I needed a 1" X 1" photo. Do you mean a photo id card, or a 1 x 1 photo that they can use for someting. Basically, are you saying take a passport photo for them to use?
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Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:33 AM
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For the Carte Orange id card, a small headshot is needed that will fill a 1x1 inch square area. One can use a digital photo, cut it to size and take it along - no need to pay $$ for a formal photograph.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 10:32 AM
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They glue the photo to the card, it is a permanent part of it for identification of the owner.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Robespierre, terrific info. We often use some of the bus routes for sightseeing but this is very nice. Thanks.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 06:27 AM
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bookmarking for great info.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 06:48 AM
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ditto - I've so far struggled with the Paris buses so this should help next time I go.

thanks, robespierre!
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Since Robespierre is no longer with us, and the original post is outdated, here's a link to the new bus interactive bus map:

http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/cartebus.php

Simply click on any bus number to highlight the route for that bus, it makes it easier to see the individual stops for the line than the overall map.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 09:21 AM
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two questions:

how did this get resurrected, and

why did i fail to notice that, AGAIN!!!
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 09:47 AM
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In English -

http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/cartebus.php?lang=uk
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 09:58 AM
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It certainly was a shock to see robe's name in the author line

ncounty: when you find a really old thread you want to save--see the gold star at the top of the page? That is how you can save a thread to your favorites/bookmarks. Or you can click the envelope symbol to e-mail it to yourself.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 10:22 AM
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