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Feb 5th, 2017, 10:15 AM
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Thanks menachem, that did it! Stupid me!

So, I have city mapper for London. Does the same app work for Paris or is there a separate one?

Many thanks .. Ger
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Feb 5th, 2017, 11:30 AM
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If you'd like to combine a visit to the Château de Vincennes with a couple of long bus rides through parts of Paris you might otherwise not see, go to the Gare de l'Est and take either the 46 or 56 bus that terminates at the CdV. Returning to the Gare de l'Est, take the other one.

For St. Denis, you want Metro line 13, the Basilique St. Denis stop. Do not take the RER to the St. Denis station. That station is quite a distance from the basilica.

It probably won't work on your phone, but for transportation planning purposes I really like to use the RATP interactive map:

http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/cartebus.php?lang=uk

A very convenient way to get to the Fondation LV is to take their small shuttle bus from the corner of the Av. Friedland/Pl.Charles de Gaulle near the metro entrance. It runs every 15 minutes and costs €1.
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Feb 5th, 2017, 11:31 AM
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If you'd like to combine a visit to the Château de Vincennes with a couple of long bus rides through parts of Paris you might otherwise not see, go to the Gare de l'Est and take either the 46 or 56 bus that terminates at the CdV. Returning to the Gare de l'Est, take the other one.

For St. Denis, you want Metro line 13, the Basilique St. Denis stop. Do not take the RER to the St. Denis station. That station is quite a distance from the basilica.

It probably won't work on your phone, but for transportation planning purposes I really like to use the RATP interactive map:

http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/cartebus.php?lang=uk

A very convenient way to get to the Fondation LV is to take their small shuttle bus from the corner of the Av. Friedland/Pl.Charles de Gaulle near the metro entrance. It runs every 15 minutes and costs €1.
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Feb 5th, 2017, 11:50 AM
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Yes, my photographs.
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Feb 5th, 2017, 12:02 PM
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MaineGG - great tip on getting to LV Foundation! Thanks
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Feb 5th, 2017, 02:02 PM
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It's been a while, but we enjoyed dinner at Le Perraudin, 157 rue Saint Jacques. It was a Fodorite recommendation and still seems to have good recommendations. I just Googled it. It is in the Latin Quarter, and they also serve lunch.
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Feb 5th, 2017, 07:05 PM
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Hi carolyn,
I think that might have been my rec some time back and I just recommended it again yesterday. It's a sweet little place and we had the best lamb and potatoes au gratin there!
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Feb 6th, 2017, 07:11 AM
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Hi. We went for our 7th trip last summer and our 3 favorite restaurants (all new!) were:

L'ange 20
Pottoka
Le Hide

Pottoka has an amazing deal if you order their menu, which has 3 or 4 choices for each category.

Request the chef's table at L'ange 20 if you can. They were so friendly and my kids loved watching the meal prep.

Le Hide was another gem.
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Feb 6th, 2017, 11:48 AM
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Booked my hotel on Hotels.com. I was able to redeem my free room, so total bill for 5 nights is £357! Never stayed for so little in Paris.

Hôtel Serotel Lutèce
2 Rue Berthollet
Paris
75005
FR
+33143362630


http://www.hotellutece.com/en/
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Feb 6th, 2017, 11:49 AM
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Booked my hotel on Hotels.com. I was able to redeem my free room, so total bill for 5 nights is £357! Never stayed for so little in Paris.

Hôtel Serotel Lutèce
2 Rue Berthollet
Paris
75005
FR
+33143362630


http://www.hotellutece.com/en/
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Feb 6th, 2017, 03:27 PM
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If you are planning main meals at lunch, you should check John Talbott's blog, as he does lunch almost exclusively. The blog is quite informative. I hear that he had surgury recently, so the first-hand reviews seem to be on hiatus for the last month or so.

http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com...albotts_paris/
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Feb 8th, 2017, 08:35 AM
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Ger, citymapper verifies your location and asks if you want to switch to - Paris in this case". You can also set your preferred city manually.
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Feb 9th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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For a food app: The Fork (a Tripadvisor Company). I used this app last October and it worked great - very similar to Open Table. (Apparently, it is also good for Rome.)
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