Old Jul 7th, 2002, 05:43 AM
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Our family is flying into Charles De Gaulle
from the USA in August..what would be the
best way to arrive at our hotel,
The Opera
Cadet located in the 9th district near
the Lourve? Does anyone recomend any
places to eat in this area?
I did ask our travel agent but her answer
from the airport is a $75 airport shuttle.
Thanks for your replies.
Susie [email protected]
Old Jul 7th, 2002, 06:55 AM
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Hmmmmmm ... depends on how many of you there are .... and whether you are carrying a lot of luggage and are more than 3 people. I took the Roissybus to Place Opera last time and thought it was great! It was 8 Euro and worked well. You could probably snag a cab or cabs from there if you wished. There is also the RER to Chatelet or??? which might be closer -- the problem is that taxis in Paris won't always take 4 people -- so if you are a larger group -- well maybe an arrange limo would work best in both time and money.
Old Jul 7th, 2002, 07:41 AM
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If your travel agent's best (and only) suggestion is $75 in from the airport, I hope you have a large family.
Old Jul 7th, 2002, 09:16 AM
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The RoissyBus goes directly from CDG to Opéra, and I assume your hotel is close by, so that might be the most economical way to go. Otherwise, a taxi will cost you about $30-$40, depending on traffic, or you can take the RER, which I don't recommend after an all-night flight because it's just too much of a pain in the neck. There are plenty of taxis in Paris now that take 4 people - a Taxi Parisien guy will direct you to a station wagon or van if you have more than three people.
The Opéra area is not the best for restaurants - it's a bustling commercial area full of stores, banks, offices, etc. There are sandwich places and small cafés, but for bistros, brasseries, restaurants, etc., you'll need to head just a bit farther away in any direction - no problem at all on foot or with the métro or buses.
Old Jul 7th, 2002, 01:07 PM
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That hotel is near the Cadet metro stop which isn't near the Louvre, nor that near the Opera, actually. It's around the corner from the Folies Bergere. I would suggest you take a taxi straight from CDG, given the location. I guess the $75 shuttle means you have 4 people? A taxi is cheaper, and I don't think it will be worth the trouble to take the bus to the Opera and then have to find a cab from there.

I don't know that area real well for restaurants, at least not over near the Cadet stop -- I would suggest for a budget working class restaurant (an old Parisian classic), you try Chartier at 7 rue du fbg Montmartre, it is only a few blocks.
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