Best Western Montcalm

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50 Avenue Felix-Faure, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75015, France
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Suggestion for cheapest travel by metro and bus within Paris

by Jamilur_rahman

Please suggest the most cheapest ticket for traveling withing Paris area by metro and bus. We are 4 people (my wife and I with two children 19 and 14 yrs., both are students). We'll stay 4 days at a hotel located near the Eifel Tower (Ave. de la Bourdonnais, Paris, closest Metro station: Ecole Militaire).

Our tentative travel plan is:
1) One way travel: Paris Nord (Euro Star rail station) to hotel (1st day on arrival)
2) Multiple travels between Ecole Militaire metro station and different attractions and places in Paris area (all 4 days)
3) One way travel: Ecole Militaire metro station to Charles De Gaulle International airport, Paris.

Re: Suggestion for cheapest travel by metro and bus within Paris

by GrumpyDiver

There were three of us in Paris in March and a carnet of 10 tickets lasted us a full week. The main areas of interest are relatively compact and located both banks of the Seine River.

We would wander out in the morning and would often end up just walking back to the apartment we rented (which was not far from the Hotel de Ville). The only times we actually used the tickets were coming back from the Eiffel Tower (3 tickets), from the catacombs (three tickets) and to and from Montmatre (my daughter did not come to Montmartre, so both ways was a total of 4 tickets fot the two of us to go there and back).

In my opinion you really have to do the core areas of Paris on foot to appreciate the city.

Re: Suggestion for cheapest travel by metro and bus within Paris

by mim95

I agree with above. If you enjoy walking a lot, just buy 10 tickets and split it among the 3 of you (check about student rate - I'm not sure about that). I walked a lot as most attractions are within walking distance from each other. I usually take the metro to the farthest distance, and then slowly walk back with attraction stops along the way.

Re: Suggestion for cheapest travel by metro and bus within Paris

by swissfondue

Yes you are staying in a nice area and a great starting point to walk around much of Paris therefore I second the suggestions to walk as much as you can just buying a carnet of 10 tickets when you need them. The Metro system is extensive but easy to use.

From your location you will be able to walk, as I have, to the Eiffel Tower (obviously and many times), Place de La Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, The Louvre, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera House, Galeries Lafayette, Notre Dame Cathedral, Musee Rodin, Jardin du Luxembourg, Sorbonne district, Rue de Rivoli, Musee D'Orsay and the list goes on. The stunning arhcitecture you see when walking is just astonishing and its the best way to feel like you are really in Paris.

Dont forget to check out Rue Cler a vibrant eating and people watching street close by Ecole Militaire. There are also a great selection of boulangeries, supermarkets, cafes and casual restaurants in this neighbourhood.

Travel Tips for Paris

Clever little eyesore

by oisha

I want to mention the Australian Embassy & residence in Paris. It is located on the corner of Quai Branley & Rue Jean Rey, a stone's throw from the Bir Hakeim metro station. It was desined by Harry Seidler, a famous Canberra architect, in the mid 1970s.

Many people probably think, like I originally did, that the construction of this modernist concrete building in such close proximity to the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine is a cultural crime. It IS a real pity that its exterior is totally out of harmony with its surroundings, however I have to admit that the interior design is an architectural marvel.

It is laid out in an arc so that ALL apartments have a view of the Eiffel Tower. The amazing part is that all apartments also have a view out the opposite side of the building. "How did the architect achieve that?" I hear you ask... well, with a very clever split-level design that sees corridors and apartments slotted against eachother like crinkle-cut chips. It's a bit of a brain-teaser to work it out, but the effect for the residents is wonderful. So much light, not to mention wonderful views, for everyone.

Unfortunately, unless you know someone who lives there, you can't visit the place. And I certainly would not recommend a look at the outside. Unless you're particularly interested in cultural crimes.

I have lifted the photo from the Harry Seidler website: More details about the design can be found there.

Oh, and a last bit of trivia... the top-floor Ambassador's Residence has been used as a set in a Bollywood film, though I'm not sure which one. Can anyone fill me in?

Paris metro entrances

by asturnut

Paris is famous for it's avante guard Metro sings. Only a few remain throughout the city anymore, but they offer a great photo opportunity. It's not unsual to see young artists sitting nearby sketching the likeness of one of these structures.

La Seine

by DUNK67

The River Seine divides Paris into two parts. Along parts of the river banks artists sell their wares. You could even take a romantic boat trip with a loved one. There are more pictures in my Travelogues.

A Little Effort Can Go A Long Way

by TRimer

Although the Parisian concept of customer service leaves much to be desired, there is no end to the pleasantries that one encounters whenever entering or exiting a business, restaurant, or hotel. Always, always say "Bonjour Madame/Monsieur" when you come in, and "Au Revoir" when you leave. Trying to speak the language goes a long way with Parisians. If you bump into someone on the street or while awaiting/pushing your way into transportation, always say "Pardon" to excuse yourself. The proper way to answer the phone is "Âllo," but if you use this on the street, you'll blow your cover.

Parisians are polite, especially to older people. In Paris, the difference between getting good and bad service is the difference a little meek politesse and careless rudeness. Tone and facial expressions can work wonders. Maintain composure at all times and act like you mean business; speak softly and politely (do employ the standard "monsieur/madame" and "s'il vous plaît") to Parisians in official positions, especially if they are older than you.

Avoid arguing with Parisians. Do not assume you can talk your way into something. When the concierge sitting in front of a rack of keys tells you there are no vacancies, or when the maître d' insists that he cannot seat you in a restaurant full of empty tables, move on.

Photo equipment must be prepared before travel

by voyageur2

Elite restaurants and clubs require special dress codes. So organize your belongings according to the type of spending time.
If you perefer walking along the banks of Seine, i recommend you sport or light shoes. Prices are relatively high in Paris. I recommend you to prepare equipment before travel. City offers you wonderful views and try to find right angle and light. Paris is a world capital. And a detailed search and enough reading about its richnesses before arrival may help you much. Maps and city plans are highly useful.


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Address: 50 Avenue Felix-Faure, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75015, France