Des Arts - Bastille

2 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 11 Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75011, France
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Paris metro t+ ticket details

by dhdear

Dear VT friends,
I & my husband are travelling to Paris this weekend for 4 days. Though I have read and browsed through VT Paris forum for most of the details, I still have a few questions regarding the metro t+ (carnet -before) tickets. It was also not clear(because of English translation from French) in RATP website.

1. In what zones is the t+ ticket valid?
2. Does it cover the CDG airport (zone 5), if no, what is the best way to get to the hotel(near Eiffel Tower) from the airport?
3. I understand that 1 ticket will be valid for 90 minutes. What are the different changes allowed in that? say swipes from (Metro Line - RER - Bus - Metro) Is this 1 or 2 tickets? Please make me understand the exact rules of this transfers.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Paris metro t+ ticket details

by Beausoleil

You can plan trips on the Metro, RER and bus at

This is in English and you just type in your address and where you want to go. You can also just check from station to station which I find easier.

From the airport to your hotel, just buy a separate ticket. The problem with the airport is it is in an outer zone so requires a more expensive ticket. Your other sightseeing will be within the first 2 zones and you can use the t+ ticket for all of that.

As long as you are within the system (haven't exited the gate), you can ride on one ticket. You slide your ticket into a machine. The machine spits your ticket out stamped with the time. Take the ticket and go through the gate. Keep your ticket until you exit the Metro. There are trash cans outside all the gates. Throw the used ticket away when you are out of the Metro so you don't get it mixed up with your unused tickets.

If you have luggage, the gates are not very wide, so go to the end of the gate section and there is a luggage pass-through. You can put your suitcase through and then you will be able to go through the gate. During the day there may be someone there to help you. At night, you can do it by yourself. Recently we saw a young lady try to go through with her large suitcase and it got stuck in the gate. Fortunately we had a carnet of tickets so we gave her one so she could get the gate open for her suitcase. Easier to use the pass-through . . .

Enjoy your trip. Once you've used the Metro a couple of times, you will love it.

Re: Paris metro t+ ticket details

by dhdear

Thank you both! I needed a clarification as we saw a similar system(looks like that)in Barcelona and we were confused when it considers as 2 tickets and when it does not. We are hoping for no-ash cloud during our flight and excited about visiting city of lights, romantic city, city of museums :) with additional bonus of viewing French open in Roland Garros if at all we get the ticket.

Re: Paris metro t+ ticket details

by Beausoleil

I wish you well in dealing with the ash cloud. We had 4 days in London and 2 days in Paris on a recent trip to "southern" France. This was thanks to the ash cloud. Life is an adventure . . .

Re: Paris metro t+ ticket details

by dhdear

Thank you for your wishes! @pedmar: BTW 5 cent stars to you *****

Re: Paris metro t+ ticket details

by dhdear

Yes.. Saw the entire drama. Match played with night vision eyes may be :)And even the crowd was unstoppable.

Travel Tips for Paris

How to Enjoy Paris

by Nicolai-The-Average

What can be said about Paris that hasn't been said already a million times before? Well...nothing, I suppose.

So, let me just state the obvious. Paris is a magical city. It breathes life into you regardless of what age, nationality, sexuality, or background that you have. The poorest people walk the streets alongside the richest and all share the same splendour and beauty that this place provides.

My tip is to just lose yourself in Paris. Don't focus on spending X amount of hours in the Louvre, don't fret over getting your picture taken while you faux-lean against the Eiffel Tower, and don't rush out to see Jim Morrison's grave. Just pick a direction and walk, silently observing the most fantastic city on earth. This is how you experience the true Paris.

You won't be disappointed.....unless you are a jackass tourist.

Cathedral inside

by bugulma

Interior of the cathedral is fantastic. Stained-glass window is fantastic and I was struck by its seize. I read it's the biggest window in France. The national cathedral must have the biggest one. Another interesting thing inside is frescoes on the walls around altar.

The Velib' Revolution

by Nemorino

OK, whether it's really a revolution remains to be seen, but it's an ambitious and very promising idea. The plan is to provide 20,600 bicycles for spontaneous short-term rentals at some 1,400 rental stations all over the city -- one every 300 meters or so. (300 meters is the standard distance between tram or bus stops, so that distance has been adopted for bicycles as well.)

When I was in Paris in June 2007 they were busy building the first 700 rental stations all over the city. The one in the first photo is on the Rue de Montreuil in the 11th arrondissement. This is a street which has not had much bicycle traffic up to now, but that will hopefully change as all these rental bikes come into use.

Update: As of 15:23 (that's 3:23 pm to you) on the afternoon of August 4, 2007, this station at 93 rue de Montreuil had two bikes available for rental, and 14 free places for people to return their bikes. You can check this in real time on their website or on your cell phone if you have a fancy one that supports this sort of thing. -- -- Whoops, five minutes later only one bike is available, and 15 free docking places. So people really are using them.

The Velib' system went into effect on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15, 2007. Unfortunately I wasn't in Paris on that day, so I can't give a first-hand account (or even second-hand, since my son wasn't there either), but judging from reports in the French media they seem to have gotten off to a very good start.

The new bikes were used more than 50,000 times during the first 24 hours of operation (349,000 during the first week), and there were no accidents during that time, despite the dire warnings of diehard motorists who predicted there would be wholesale accidents as a result of inexperience cyclists being turned loose on the city streets.

Over 13,000 people have already ordered yearly tickets at EUR 29 each.

Speaking French

by marimar_72

I never thought that I would have a language problem,but sadly I did,I had hard time finding people that speak English,instead I found many people who speak Arabic(my native language)who are origionally from north africa(i.e Morocco,Tunisia..ect.).
Hehehe,if you can take a crash course in French before travelling to France I`m sure it would help you a lot ;-)

Packing List

by elaine2u

Make sure you bring your basic medicine for headaches, stomach-aches, nausea, flu (just in case). That way, you won't further inconvenience yourself when you need immediate help (know what I mean). Before leavingfor Paris, it is very helpful to print out a currency conversion chart on your last day (because currency exhange rates fluctuate). You can check out: I found this very helpful and efficient while I was doing my shopping and budgeting.


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 Des Arts - Bastille

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Address: 2 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 11 Arr., Paris, Ile-de-France, 75011, France