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 www.ratp.fr
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
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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 www.viamichelin.com and ask for a map at counter from rental car company.
hope it helps
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.
the best way is the car on www.viamichelin.com 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
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 www.ratp.fr
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.
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.
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
a TGV going from Le Havre to Strasbourg once a day stops here
more at www.voyages-sncf.com
by RER A trains stop at Conflans-Fin-d'Oise from Paris Auber, Châtelet amongst others
see it at www.ratp.fr
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
RN184 Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Cergy-Pontoise, 20 km
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
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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