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Holiday in Paris, Metro advice please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tonyyeb, 19 Mar 2013.

  1. tonyyeb


    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 4,236


    Hi all

    Going to Paris for the Easter weekend and was hoping for a bit of advice for using the Metro etc. We will be arriving at Charles De Gaulle airport and need to get to Boulogne-Billancourt. I have which trains to get from the interactive map but wanted to know about cost. I believe I need to a zone 1-5 ticket but as we will be in Paris for 3 days in total I was wondering if there is a 3 day pass or something that can be bought that will cover our travel to and from the airport as well a sightseeing in Paris too?

    Any help appreciated :)
  2. mithrandir


    Joined: 25 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,671

    Haven't been for a while but there is a host of passes available- THIS might help.

    47.25 euros vby the looks of it (can't find my euro button lol)
  3. tonyyeb


    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 4,236


    Great, that is what I'd found. Do you know if they can be bought at the airport?
  4. [email protected]


    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 459

    Location: UK

    When I went about 4/5 years back I got mine from tourist info in the airport.

    EDIT - as above link, it was the ParisVisite I bought
    Last edited: 19 Mar 2013
  5. tonyyeb


    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 4,236


    Excellent, thanks to both of you for the help :)
  6. mithrandir


    Joined: 25 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,671

    Checking my emails indicate I got eurostar tickets, hotel and 5 day passes in one itinery (via Eurostar website).

    It was a printable voucher which I believe was to pick up the Metro passes from tehe Eurostar office.
  7. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,158

    You can just buy metro tickets from the station.
  8. secretspy


    Joined: 3 Oct 2005

    Posts: 6,236

    Location: England

    Depending on your plans I found the Paris pass to be really good. Includes bus tour, boat tour and metro tickets along with money off coupons for several restaurants. Might be worth a look :)
  9. neodude


    Joined: 18 Nov 2007

    Posts: 3,347

    Location: West Lothian

    Make sure and keep a tight hold of anything valuable. And don't leave stuff in your jacket pockets when hanging it on the back of your seat.
  10. Fuzz


    Joined: 3 Aug 2003

    Posts: 15,297

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)


    I went to see Maddonna at the Bercy. Stayed in the Holiday Inn near Place d'Italie.
    Really easy to get around on the tube/Metro and you don't need to worry, the cashiers behind the till know English.
  11. BiGT-


    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 837

    I went in September and from any train station its about one Euro per journey, you can buy a pack of 10 singles tickets for about 11 Euros I think it was.
  12. SoSolid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,987

    Location: The Moon

    I thought France was just a massive object in the way of the rest of Europe.