First by car, the city is at the crossroads of many, A4 Paris/Metz-Nancy has direct link to
A104 (call the Francilienne a road encircling Paris)
A86 (the beltway around Paris)
taking a que from the city of Meaux ,you can have an interactive map of the city to find things and parkings here
the best parking is along the river Marne on pl Henri IV and around facing the river underground at quai victor hugo and cours Raoult
you have two local bus companies, both at the gare routiére by the train station ,one is Transdev
you can take bus 19 to Disneyland , marne la vallee chessin from here and get cheaper accommodations in Meaux lol!!
and the other is CIF with line 704,711,and 777
ride in buses thru the ile de France region, which includes Meaux in SEine et Marne dept 77
Then you have the train , wonderful train station, direct link to Paris Gare de l'Est. You can change in English
This is the site of the French railroad SNCF, that show you the stations in FRance , I have it on the gare de l'est in English
A very enjoyable way top go to Meaux is to go there biking; it is a bit long, but as the road and tracks follow a canal, there is no hill to climb up, all is flat!
The trip is 45 km long, so if you want to bike you need to be fit and prepared for a ride of 2 to 3 hours (or longer, but you want to visit Meaux?).
I biked to Meaux several times and came back by train and I think it is a good option; you can take the bikes in the train on this line.
I like to bike along the Canal de l’Ourq, enjoy the autumn colours (picture 1), stop here or there and look at the quiet waters of the canal (picture 2), arrive at small villages, wherepeople take their time for living. . . (picture 3).
I love the mornings on the canal (picture 4), and biking early, I arrive Meaux (sometimes I stop before!) before the great mass at the cathedral!
Arrival in Meaux (picture 5) is marked these concrete buildings on the banks of the canal.
Ah! I have a bike in my Parisian part of life, and you, as tourists may need to rent a bike if you want to bike along the canal; of course, Velib’ bikes cannot be used for that trip, and the best is to hire a bike at cyclo pouce, conveniently located at the end of Bassin de la Vilette, beginning of Canal de l’Ourq. I rented for my kids or visitors, for 11 Euros per day very good road bikes; they have other tariff offers for hours, week ends and even weeks or longer time.
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38 bis quai de la Marne
(angle rue des Ardennes)
Meaux is 30 to 45 mn distant from Paris Est train station; there is a train about every half hour, so Meaux is very easy to reach from Paris, and in Meaux, the city centre is very close to the train station.
Picture 1 has been taken from the station, and it shows the cathedral and city hall are not far; You see the pink train station of Meaux on picture 3.
Normal fare: 7 Euros