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Transfers from Gare du Nord to the Metro in Paris

Old May 8th, 2005, 06:26 AM
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Transfers from Gare du Nord to the Metro in Paris

Author: ilovetulips
Date: 05/08/2005, 10:25 am
This may be a question with a simple answer but here goes. Husband and I are traveling from Amsterdam/Brussels to Paris by high speed train. Once we get to Paris, can we find the metro within the train station or do we have to leave the station to get to the Metro. We are staying in the St. Germain des Pres area. Thanks


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Old May 8th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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The Metro is right in the station, and line 4 is probably the one to look for.

Speaking of tulips, there are beautiful plantings in a riot of colors right now in the gardens of the Palais Royale.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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While on the train (Thalys?) you can go to the bar-car and buy metro tickets from the bartender, saving you any hassle at Gare du Nord. Upon arrival at G.d.Nord, do not accept help from any strangers for buying tickets or passes; deal only with the officials at the "billets" windows. There are signs directing you to the Metro - I almost want to say you go up one level to a big hall, look for the metro signs across the hall, then go down to the metro tracks. Line 4 crosses through St Germain with several stops, just check a metro map...
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Hi love,

Maps and directions are at www.ratp.fr

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Old May 9th, 2005, 07:32 AM
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Thalys operates on tracks at street level. When you come out of the gate at the end of the platform, turn left and follow the M signs all the way to the east end of the station and down a few steps.

If you already have a ticket, bypass the ticket windows on the right and follow the signs having a 4 in a purple circle and Direction Porte d'Orleans to get to the train.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Thanks so much everyone! The directions sound easy, and travelnut I will take your advice by buying metro tickets on the train that will save us some time.
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