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    How to get in and out of V,V, and V!!!

    by gwened Updated Apr 24, 2014

    The main here is the train but it,also,has good bus service. I happened to travel on this line a lot by train while living in the area to work. You get on the same line the big 3 V, Vernouillet, Verneuil sur SEine,and Vilennes sur Seine.

    First at Vernouillet,parking is free!!! Verneuil sur Seine has some too and some with metered. They are cross by the road D154 that links with the autoroute A13 to Paris (Porte de Saint-Cloud), and from La Défense and Porte Maillot by the autoroute A14. There is a bridge the pont de Triel,that crosses again the river Seine and gives access to the towns of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and Cergy-Pontoise.

    The train have it easy at the gare de Vernouillet-Verneuil,on the line J of the Transilien, via Poissy, linking these towns with Paris in 25 minutes. Correspondances : has buses Véolia Tourneux lines 12, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 39 ; and buses express A14 La Défense – Orgeval – Verneuil-sur-Seine
    the location of the train station is at Place Charles-de-Gaulle,Verneuil sur SEine
    Tél. : 01 39 65 64 19
    the other train station on the same line is at
    Gare des Clairières de Verneuil
    Place de la Résistance
    78480 Verneuil-sur-Seine
    Tél. :

    the gare de villennes sur Seine is also on the same line and uses the same link below.

    the buses are here
    8 lines operated by Véolia Transdev transport Île-de-France criscross Vernouillet.
    Ligne 12 : Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil / Achères / Gare Cergy préfecture
    Ligne 26 : Les Mureaux / Verneuil / Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Poissy (RER A)
    Ligne 30 : Gare SNCF Verneuil Jean-Zay / Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil
    Ligne 31 : Les hauts de Verneuil / Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil
    Ligne 32 : Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil / Marsinval / Brezolles
    Ligne 33 : Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil / Bures Épinettes
    Ligne 37 : Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil / Vernouillet rond-point
    Ligne 39 : Gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil / Chapet centre

    Autocars Tourneux
    ZAE du Rouillard
    Parc des Trois Étangs
    78480 Verneuil-sur-Seine
    Tél. : 01 39 75 98 99
    Fax : 01 39 75 61 83

    same lines do the Saint germain en laye to Villennes sur SEine on the LINE 26 Villennes - St Germain en Laye. as well as lines 31 and 32 above.

    the express bus line A14, (which even my kids took and its easy and nice ride) the cost etc

    late nightime you have coverage by Noctilien bus line N151 goes thru Vernouillet, with a stop at the gare SNCF Vernouillet-Verneuil. It comes from Paris Saint-Lazare ,and link the towns of Mantes-la-Jolie Poissy and Les Mureaux. all and more can be planned in English here

    for the future the line RER E, call "Eole", will come from Paris to Mantes-la-Jolie, and will passed by the gare de Vernouillet-Verneuil by 2020,or maybe before.
    They are in public debate to extend the line LNPN from Paris Gare Saint Lazare that will make the distance in rush hour to le Havre ,Caen in 1h15 ,and Rouen in 45 minutes, that now takes 2 hours. In addition users can then go direclty to la Défense,and then gare Saint-Lazare,and quicker times to the Haute and Basse-Normandie régions.

    Taxis Dias
    Tél. : 06 89 01 11 87 or mobile 06 80 26 05 23 .

    you can stop from the train and have a drink by the kiosk great on a hot summer day at Villennes sur Seine.

    gare de villennes sur Seine from train station to square with a kiosk
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    How to get in and out Dourdan

    by gwened Written Dec 23, 2013

    you have the train on the two RER C stations located on the town: one station called 'Dourdan' in city center (see photo), , and another called 'Dourdan La Forest' lying westerly of the previous and serving a pole of public facilities. These stations provide regular connections to the gare Austerlitz in Paris in a little more than an hour. In addition, the TER Centre managed by the Centre Region joined Paris-Austerlitz in less than 30 minutes non-stop every day at 12h54 and 17h56

    you have a bus service on the regional service STIF covering
    •Massy (line 91.03)
    •Orsay (line 91.02)
    •Etampes (line 91.07)
    •Rambouillet (line 29)
    system albatrans

    by car you take from paris A6A or B porte d'Orléans and Gentilly.towards Chilly mazarin connect with the A10 direction Bordeaux, to the D848 direction Dourdan. parking by the fortress and Church areas.

    Gare de Dourdan RER city center
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    how to come in and out mantes

    by gwened Updated Dec 13, 2013

    nothing beats car travel anywhere but in France its sublime. This is passing by an autoroute stop at vironvay past mantes la jolie on the A13 the autoroute de Normandie exits 11,12,and 13
    see the sanef group that handles the toll roads on this stretch on your way to the D Day sites

    you have two train stations in the royal town of Mantes-la-Jolie.
    the main one is at place du 8 Mai 1945, with telephone +33 01 30 63 79 60 call simply Mantes SNCF.
    Then you have another call Mantes Station, place de l'Europe, with telephone +33 01 30 92 45 16
    the best way to see them schedules is in the ile de France region trains site

    the bus station is at the SNCF train station main bus terminal
    place du 8 mai 1945
    Tél. +33 01 30 94 77 77. the hours at the station for ticketing are from Monday to Fridays 7h to 19h and Saturdays from 8h30 to 12h
    There is the ile de France night bus service (1h to 5h mornings) from the Gare Saint-Lazare to gare de Mantes-la-Jolie et vice versa, on the bus No N151.

    There is a express bus service from Mantes to La Defense, call express A14 because it goes on the autoroute A14, it is very convenience, as there you go up and connect with the metro line 1 to Paris.

    you have airport connection to the city from the régions of Dieppe, Rouen, Evreux, Vernon, Paris..(to the airports and train stations);last navette was 45€ in collective mode to Roissy or Orly for two persons. Tél +33 01 30 42 28 32 / email :

    Taxi services in city are

    Alliance Taxi
    Tél. : 06 74 80 56 21
    La flècheconfort
    126 bis, boulevard du maréchal juin
    Tél. : 06 67 26 48 62
    Borne Taxi (à la gare principale)
    Place du 8 mai 1945
    Tél. : 01 30 94 39 39
    Radio Taxi Mantes
    Tél. : 01 30 94 38 00

    tolls at Bechelay past exit 13 dir Rouen car parking hotel de ville ,city center vironvay rest stop nice break off A13 reaching the Rouen area on the A13 parking pl de normandie in city center
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    well it is Paris airport???? or what lol!

    by gwened Written Nov 12, 2012

    usually the tip is in the Paris page and they are. However, for the record the so call Paris airports are not in Paris but in ile de France.
    the so call CDG is in Roissy en France, dept 95 Val d'Oise just northwest of Paris ,and Orly well its in the city of Orly in Val de Marne no 94.
    that is why you need to take a much expensier train or RER ticket to get into PARIS.

    the transportation site is Paris
    and the
    or the ile de France transport site

    By car you get out on the A1 and enter Paris by Porte de la Chapelle, and from Orly you take the A106 than A6 to Paris. You have the RER B from CDG and the OrlyVal from Orly or the Roissybus from CDG or the Orlybus from Orly.

    Orly is small and very easy to move about, CDG is bigger and sometime confusing to visitors but its easy multilingual and well signages.
    For more see my Paris page on transportation

    T2E terminal at CDG Roissy en France tarmac at CDG Roissy en France
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    rental cars out of Paris airports

    by gwened Updated Nov 7, 2012

    get the best prices from my all time favorites even from abroad
    deals with all majors car brokers best deals.

    at airports you pay the airport tax fee so a bit expensier. Depends which airport you find best airfare Roissy CDG or Orly.
    At CDG you go to Gare du Nord,on RER B train, rent them there, and drive out on blvd magenta towards porte de la chapelle and the peripherique or beltway, direction Rouen will link you up with Normandie.

    From Orly, better take the OrlyVal to Antony,
    rent the car at Antony,get on the A86 expressway direction Versailles ,Creteil etc,and will link up with the N12 direction Rouen St Germain en Laye, then take the A13 direction Rouen to Normandie

    avoid work hours like 7-9am and 5-7pm hours and you will be ok, use for planning estimates and ask for a map at counter from rental car company.

    hope it helps

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    Massy Palaiseau TGV train station

    by gwened Written Oct 22, 2012

    one of the connecting knots in the TGV track circle just south of Paris dept Essonne or no 91

    The station is service to the RER B and C of the Paris region, and the RER C is a circular line service by the TGV from Normandy to the southeast,and the TGV of provinces stop here too. The station was the backdrop decoration for the album SOS Météores of the adventures of Blake and Mortimer.

    you have these buses stopping by here 119, 196, 199, 319, 399, Albatrans 91.03 91.05 91.06 91.10, CEAT 10.07, Daniel Meyer DM10B, DM11A, DM11B, DM11C, DM11D, DM12, DM153, e-Zybus 51, 111, 114, Les Cars d'Orsay 2, 15, Scientibus 20.07, Sénart Bus 51exp, SAVAC 39-37AB, 39-37A, Gare TGV N63, N122

    This is more information on it

    I come here on the way to Roissy CDG if take the TGV From Brittany. But the RER B and C its a convenience from those coming from the south and staying in central Paris.

    parvis of Massy TGV train station gare routi��re or buses station the trains passing at Massy TGV platform or voie on the TGV trains the TGV coming to station
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    how to get here in and out- Houdan

    by gwened Written Jun 13, 2012

    the best way is the car on route planner can help. Then from Paris you take the A13 direction Rouen, then the A12 direction Lyon to N12 direction Rambouillet and see signs for Houdan.

    by train from gare Montparnasse in Paris to Houdan on ile de France region transport site

    buses locally all the lines are here but not from Paris, there only the train will do or the car

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    Houilles to Paris get there

    by gwened Written Jun 12, 2012

    One of the best connected towns to Paris with train SNCF and train RER A ,here you are in zone 4 of tariffs.

    You have line Maisons-Laffitte › Paris Saint-Lazare that link the cities of Nanterre-Université, La Garenne-Colombes, Les Vallées, Bécon-les-Bruyères, Asnières-sur-Seine, Levallois-Perret, and Pont-Cardinet, in work hours from 9h30 to 16h30.

    In work hours a train every 10 minutes gare St Lazare to Mantes-la-Jolie and all towns in between. A direct train every 20 minutes to Saint Lazare

    RER A from Paris many locations such as Charles-de-Gaulle/Etoile,Châtelet-les-halles, and Gare de Lyon

    bus system with that of Paris at
    best car parking by the train station at 10, place André-Malraux
    in town in use of disque bleu that you can purchase at any supermarket or tabac for about 2€ and can give you free parking for up to four hours.

    train station Houilles-Carri��res sur Seine train station at Houilles passing
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    How to get here in and out-Disneyland

    by gwened Written Jun 7, 2012

    wonderful RER and TGV station at Marne la vallée Chessy, just around the corner from Disney Village. Buses takes you to the parks, there are car rentals avis and hertz,and a VEA bus links the airports de Paris.

    really nice, been there by car and lately by train
    the ile de France region transport site is here

    There is also the VEA bus site to airports

    and the Paris transport site

    by car you get off the A4 and see signs to the parks, easy.

    VEA buses coming to the park local buses doing the inter park run
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    How to get here in and out-Maisons Laffitte

    by gwened Written Jun 3, 2012

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    very easy RER A from CDG etoile in Paris to Maisons Laffitte, and easy on car from Paris on the A13 or A15 autoroutes.
    see the train sites for the region of ile de France

    or route planner

    front entrance to train station and RER A street walking to train station looking at rail tracks at Maisons Laffitte
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    How to come in and out-Conflans St Honorine

    by gwened Written Jun 1, 2012

    one of the lovely towns of the Yvelines 78 and seldom seen but great for cruises and boating history of the area. here is how to get here
    by train SNCF two stations
    Paris GAre Saint-Lazare
    and to
    a TGV going from Le Havre to Strasbourg once a day stops here

    more at

    by RER A trains stop at Conflans-Fin-d'Oise from Paris Auber, Châtelet amongst others
    see it at

    and the local network of trains, metro and RER in the region of ile de France

    and the wonderful car that I take most often , well serve
    A15 Gennevilliers / Pontoise, 35 km
    A13 Pont de Saint-cloud / Rouen, exit/sortie St Germain en laye, 30 km

    National roads
    RN184 Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Cergy-Pontoise, 20 km

    train station Conflans Sainte Honorine
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    bus train fr Conflans SH to Versailles

    by gwened Written Apr 4, 2012

    my backyard, lovely place, see the museum of boat making there.YOu arrive right in ctiy center on the Seine river. quicker on the taxi but more expensive.
    the train bus is long over an hour, the area is really best by car, but I have a house in Versailles;
    you walk across to take the bus No 16 direction Saint Quentin les Yvelines, and there take the train to Versailles chantiers station, if you are going to the castle take the TRI bus at the gare Chantiers to it. or rive gauche station. There up and working already the tourist bus TRI it stops at all the gares or train stations in VERsailles and chateau and trianons.

    for the lenght of time, maybe a taxi would be better, I drive a car here so.
    Hope it helps

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    By train!

    by Elisabcn Written Dec 21, 2009

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    All these trips have been done by train and from Paris. Sometimes I also add the bicycle but I will write another tip about it.

    You can use RER (RATP) or SNCF (easier to write it than to pronounce it!) trains.
    RER trains have poetic names like UDON, DROP . . . or my favourite one, PAPY, which remembers me Berlusconi :-)))
    But I prefer SNCF trains because they can take you far far away from Paris . . .
    On my tips you will find which transport you can use and from which station you can leave.

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