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Nov 8, 19, 4:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Tamino

If you are willing to travel to the Left Bank, le...

If you are willing to travel to the Left Bank, le Dôme, la Coupole, or la Méditerranée are all excellent.
Nov 5, 19, 3:35 am
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Tamino

Generally, any of the various 49€ discounts cards...

Generally, any of the various 49€ discounts cards are only of interest to those who travel often during the one-year life of the card. However, the best deals are made typically by purchasing...
Oct 31, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

My favorite mode of transportation is walking. ...

My favorite mode of transportation is walking. If time is a consideration, I typically use métro which is probably the fastest transportation option in the city, particularly during rush hour. For...
Oct 30, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

G7 purchased Taxis Bleus several years ago and...

G7 purchased Taxis Bleus several years ago and blended its operation into the G7 label. Taxis marked with the Taxis Bleus logos have been gone for a couple of years now.

Chauffeurs Privés is now...
Oct 11, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tamino

Navigo cards are just cards. Even if you had one...

Navigo cards are just cards. Even if you had one in advance, and I know of no way to do that other than what Landing Gear has suggested above, you must still load a fare onto the card before you can...
Sep 10, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By Tamino

5 hours is really not sufficient time for a trip...

5 hours is really not sufficient time for a trip into Paris, particularly if you're en route for a transatlantic departure.

You could be in Paris in about 1 hour to 90 minutes of your CDG arrival,...
Sep 5, 19, 5:22 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 67,651
Posted By Tamino

Much of the linked information is woefully out of...

Much of the linked information is woefully out of date and of limited value. Posts on taxis, short term apartments, public transportation, and even a number of restaurants have change dramatically.
Sep 4, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tamino

It appears that some have a higher status than...

It appears that some have a higher status than you.

You are always free to join the common, and significantly longer, line that most people use not having an Access 1 card but it is highly likely...
Aug 23, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tamino

If you like, the Navigo Easy may be loaded with...

If you like, the Navigo Easy may be loaded with up to 30 tickets t+.
Aug 4, 19, 3:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Tamino

The public transportation information on...

The public transportation information on googlemaps is woefully inaccurate or incomplete. It´s fine for walking around but for public transportation, nothing comes close to Citymapper.

Citymapper...
Jul 29, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Tamino

Breakfast in America...

Breakfast in America (https://breakfast-in-america.com/) had an excellent Thanksgiving meal the last time I tried it. It was rather surprising. Atmosphere is American diner, not elegant.

In...
Jul 28, 19, 12:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tamino

There have been no changes to Navigo fares,...

There have been no changes to Navigo fares, either in their structure or cost.

Outside of the Easy card which only electronically holds tickets t+ or a few day pass options, the next big change...
Jul 24, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By Tamino

For transactions under about 30€ to 40€, your...

For transactions under about 30€ to 40€, your Chip & signature should work very well. This includes Navigo weekly fares as well as booklet purchases of tickets t+ (14.90€). These amounts are...
Jun 22, 19, 10:27 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,903
Posted By Tamino

It is always better to start a new thread rather...

It is always better to start a new thread rather that tagging onto an old thread which forces people to check dates and relevancy of preceding posts. Just start fresh, it's better for everyone.
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Jun 2, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By Tamino

Exactly. Keep options open and numerous.

Exactly. Keep options open and numerous.
Jun 2, 19, 9:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By Tamino

I now know the source of the 11.40€ RER ticket...

I now know the source of the 11.40€ RER ticket from CDG into Paris. This is the price for paying in advance for a ticket (normally 10.30€) which makes absolutely no sense as you will still need to...
Jun 1, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By Tamino

RER tickets are sold point-to-point or station to...

RER tickets are sold point-to-point or station to station (and Paris is considered as one point). The typical CDG to Paris fare is 10.30€ but you are going beyond Paris, expect to pay a bit more. I...
May 7, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

There is a fine of 135€ for any vehicle, other...

There is a fine of 135€ for any vehicle, other than buses or Taxis Parisiens, caught using the bus lanes.
May 7, 19, 1:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Tamino

I use Terminal 1 with some regularity and have...

I use Terminal 1 with some regularity and have spent up to 1 hour in the Passport control lines far too often.

I would take the 3 hour recommendation seriously. Allow about 20 minutes from the...
Apr 2, 19, 3:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Tamino

Do not accept offers from clandestine drivers...

Do not accept offers from clandestine drivers soliciting from within the terminals. Go to the official taxi queue. Rates to Paris (department 75) are fixed as explained by MT in post #4. Give the...
Apr 2, 19, 2:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Tamino

The Paris Visite is not generally a good value. ...

The Paris Visite is not generally a good value. Any weekly Navigo fare purchased after Thursday of the current week, will not be usable before the following Monday.

Probably your only option...
Mar 31, 19, 12:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Tamino

All you need is Citymapper. It has everything. ...

All you need is Citymapper. It has everything. I used to use the RATP app but uninstalled it after using Citymapper.

Chauffeur Privé has change its name to Kapten.
Taxify has changed its name...
Mar 29, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

I understand that last Tuesday, the city picked...

I understand that last Tuesday, the city picked up a number of them and hauled them to the dump stating that they were unregistered vehicles blocking sidewalks. Presently, there is no law offering...
Mar 28, 19, 1:58 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

The scooters/trotinettes are becoming a genuine...

The scooters/trotinettes are becoming a genuine nuisance, not to mention a danger to those who ride them without protection. With so many people investing money in electric scooters, the potential...
Mar 27, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,750
Posted By Tamino

Not sure what you are asking. The car type is...

Not sure what you are asking. The car type is whatever the driver owns or uses. It's his choice, not necessarily Uber´s.

I no longer use Uber in Paris but in the past when I did, there was no...
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