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Jun 20, 20, 3:08 pm
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Posted By kerouac2

Most chains are refunding no questions asked, but...

Most chains are refunding no questions asked, but small private hotels are in bad financial shape and many of them are only offering a credit for what you paid valid until 2021.
May 24, 20, 6:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By kerouac2

I received an immediate refund from the Suite...

I received an immediate refund from the Suite Novotel in Nancy when I cancelled right at lockdown. On the other hand, the Ibis Styles in Liège and the Mercure in Luxembourg just validated my credit...
Mar 29, 20, 2:45 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,044
Posted By kerouac2

I am feeling ignored by the police, but I still...

I am feeling ignored by the police, but I still did not dare to go down to the news kiosk that I can see from my window to get the Sunday paper. I did not want to fill out an attestation for an...
Mar 21, 20, 9:46 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 6,044
Posted By kerouac2

Requiring us to carry an attestation when we go...

Requiring us to carry an attestation when we go out was a very good idea. It prevents people from wandering at random and it saves the police a lot of time instead of arguing with people making up...
Feb 10, 20, 11:33 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,203
Posted By kerouac2

The battlefields and cemeteries of northern...

The battlefields and cemeteries of northern France impress me the most. And also the British cemetery for Chinese workers.

World War I cemeteries of the Pas de Calais | Any Port in a Storm...
Oct 2, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,936
Posted By kerouac2

I would recommend getting there by 9:30-10:00 to...

I would recommend getting there by 9:30-10:00 to avoid the worst of the crowds.

However, a Wednesday in April shouldn't be too bad, except for kids on school holidays and their families -- and not...
Sep 9, 19, 12:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By kerouac2

It must really hurt to feel that you are special...

It must really hurt to feel that you are special and to find out that other people are even more special.
Aug 21, 19, 8:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By kerouac2

Museum of the Liberation of Paris

Everybody who saw "Is Paris Burning?" knows that this was an exciting event and was started by the citizens of Paris even though the Allied command was against the idea. They were worried (among...
Aug 21, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By kerouac2

The seating areas in shopping malls (Forum des...

The seating areas in shopping malls (Forum des Halles for example) all have charging sockets. And of course the train stations are full of them, including the ones with bicycle pedals where you can...
Aug 17, 19, 4:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By kerouac2

No enrollment required

No enrollment required
Aug 16, 19, 1:03 am
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Views: 1,269
Posted By kerouac2

The system is called PARAFE -- ...

The system is called PARAFE -- https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/PARAFE-passer-les-controles-aux-frontieres-plus-rapidement

It is reserved to EU citizens + citizens of...
Aug 14, 19, 12:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By kerouac2

Most places will do it for you if you ask. ...

Most places will do it for you if you ask. Electrical sockets are often out of sight or out of reach. It might be pointed out that all of the bus and taxi shelters in Paris have a USB socket for...
Aug 14, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By kerouac2

The signs were changed from 90 to 80 a year ago. ...

The signs were changed from 90 to 80 a year ago. However, some roads are changing back to 90 where it has been determined that there is no danger in doing so. The speed limit for unmarked roads is...
Aug 11, 19, 2:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,223
Posted By kerouac2

All of this is in preparation of the elimination...

All of this is in preparation of the elimination of paper tickets in the next year or so.
Aug 11, 19, 2:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By kerouac2

You might like to visit the Jardin d'Agronomie...

You might like to visit the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale in the Bois de Vincennes. It has a number of Vietnamese and Indochinese relics, as well as numerous small monuments honoring the colonial...
Feb 14, 19, 12:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By kerouac2

Marseille is an excellent city to visit, but if...

Marseille is an excellent city to visit, but if you rent a car, the possibility of small delightful places becomes practically infinite. Otherwise, you can also take the train to places like...
Feb 14, 19, 12:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By kerouac2

Construction on Terminal 4 at CDG will be...

Construction on Terminal 4 at CDG will be beginning soon. but it won't be completed until 2037, by which time Terminal 5 will probably be underway. That makes the original question of this thread...
Feb 14, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By kerouac2

I know that CDG is far from ideal, but when I...

I know that CDG is far from ideal, but when I think of airports like LHR, JFK, MXP, MIA or LAX which are even worse, it seems like most of the 1st world airports are actually 3rd world airports --...
Feb 8, 19, 12:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By kerouac2

It's funny the number of anti-France, anti-Paris...

It's funny the number of anti-France, anti-Paris trolls that have been swarming all of the internet in recent days.
Dec 29, 18, 11:41 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 20,163
Posted By kerouac2

Do you carry two wallets at home?

Do you carry two wallets at home?
Dec 7, 18, 10:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,981
Posted By kerouac2

Well, December 8th has arrived and the city has...

Well, December 8th has arrived and the city has battened down the hatches. All of the major museums are closed, as well as the department stores and 45 metro stations. It will be an excellent day...
Jul 25, 18, 4:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By kerouac2

The "Drive" services are totally reliable for all...

The "Drive" services are totally reliable for all of the basic items. Being a city dweller, I have never used such a service but I would only worry about them if I were buying perishables.
Jul 25, 18, 4:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By kerouac2

Is your hotel in Paris or at CDG? The super...

Is your hotel in Paris or at CDG?

The super early flights at CDG go very quickly, both for check-in and security. When I have taken such flights (and I was an airline employee for 35 years!), I...
Jul 13, 18, 12:10 am
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Posted By kerouac2

There are hundreds of taxi waiting for passengers...

There are hundreds of taxi waiting for passengers at CDG at all times. There is absolutely no reason to prebook.

Ignore all of the people offering taxis inside the terminal and go to the official...
Jul 13, 18, 12:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By kerouac2

For flights like that I take the first RER B of...

For flights like that I take the first RER B of the day at around 4:56 which arrives at CDG around 5:30. That is plenty early enough, because a lot of the passengers on that train are airport...
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