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xxx Sep 26th, 2002 09:48 AM

Transportation from Paris airport to hotel?
I will be arriving in Paris next Saturday. What are my options on taking transportation from the airport to my hotel(Minerve)?

s.fowler Sep 26th, 2002 10:23 AM

You have several -- it would help if you gave us some info about your budget. On a Saturday a taxi would be pretty fast. And if you have kuggage and or trouble walking/carrying that's the best option.<BR><BR>Your metro station is Cardinale Lemoine -- on line 10 which terminates at Gare Austerliz. Any RER metro route will involve a change. Take the RER line B to Notre Dame/St. Michel and change to line 10 after a LONG walk to Cluny-La Sorbonne. That walk is not for the faint of heart!

xxx Sep 26th, 2002 10:52 AM


Traveler Sep 26th, 2002 11:10 AM

I believe the shuttle service is PariShuttle so you can find it on a web search.

Lesli Sep 26th, 2002 12:06 PM

Depends on how many people you are and how much luggage you have. I stayed just down the street from the Minerve a couple of years ago. Traveling solo, with a 22" rolling bag and tote. I took the RER to the St. Michel stop, got above ground and walked the rest of the way from there. It's about 5 (level) blocks.<BR><BR>The RER is much faster than any above-ground transport, because there's no traffic. (Cheaper, too.) Frommer's guidebooks are very good re transportation, and I think the info is also in the destinations section of the website.

ann Sep 26th, 2002 01:21 PM

I stayed at the Minerve last March. Took the RER and changed to the metro. I definitely do not remember the change at ST Michel from RER to Metro as being a LONG walk (as another poster said). I think it took a couple of minutes. The walk to the hotel from Cardinal Lemoine metro stop is about 5 minutes. Walking above ground from St Mich to the Minerve is longer, about 15 minutes, but not undoable. By the way, there is a great Patisserie right across the street from the Minerve where we had breakfast every day, and some days got sandwiches and pastries for lunch too. Yum.

topping Oct 10th, 2002 10:08 AM


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