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Skip-the-Line Louvre Ticket and Montmartre Art Walking Tour Double Feature
"Your guide (a local of Paris) meets you right outside Moulin Rouge - the cabaret that inspired Toulouse-Lautrec and that remains the standard bearer for can can fun.You then set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour around Paris' bohemian district. A weaving past must-see highlights like Le Clos Montmartre vineyard you will hear tales of the great artists who have called the area home. Focusing on Paris’ Impressionist painters your guide will talk you through the lives and works of Renoir Monet Van Gogh - and later Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso.Besides the Moulin Rouge this tour will take you to the art studio where Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon launched Cubism
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Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris
"Your day in Paris is completely tailored to match your sightseeing desires. Before your tour your private guide will contact you to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance saving you time.On the day of your tour meet your guide at your preferred central location and then set off by whatever means of transport is needed. Taxi rides and public transport are included but all meals activities and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.So what to see? That's up to you! Perhaps visit must-see sights like the ever-inspiring Eiffel Tower -- Paris’s undisputed architectural icon -- or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur for sweep focus on the more offbeat Paris attractions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery – the city’s hauntingly beautiful graveyard – or let your guide introduce you to private parks that tourist maps miss. Below is a sample itinerary."
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Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
"Meet your knowledgeable local guide in Montmartre and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour around the neighborhood. As you stroll through Montmartre’s romantic streets weaving past must-see highlights like Le Clos Montmartre vineyard hear tales of the legendary artists who have called the area home. Focusing on Paris’ Impressionist painters your guide will talk you through the lives and works of Renoir Monet Van Gogh and Cézanne – all incredible artists of their time.See the venues that influenced their art like the building where Van Gogh lived when he moved here from Holland. Van Gogh lovers believe it was here that he really found his personality as an artist
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Charles De Gaulle Airport Tips (50)

Main Airport Gateway To Paris 2

part two of my airport tips with more pictures inside.

although the Paris Metropolitan Area has three Airports (Charles De Gaulle, Le Bourget and Orly), the Main and Largest Airport is the Charles De Gaulle International Airport, located along the suburb of Roissy-en-France. This airport was named after the famous French President and President of the Fifth Republic Charles de Gaulle. The airport is the Largest airport in france and is the world's eighth-busiest airport and Europe's second-busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in terms of passenger numbers. The Airport is composed of three terminals: Terminal 1 is the oldest and situated opposite to Terminal 3; Terminal 2 is located at another side with 7 sub-terminal buildings (2A to 2G) and Terminal 3 (where the Charter and low cost airlines are located). it has a CDGVA light rail shuttle connecting the three terminals (free for airport passengers). The Airport has a number of duty free shops, restaurants, bars, retail establishments and has various ground transportations options connecting it to Paris such as airport taxis, airport shuttle buses, public buses, private airport shuttles, RER Trains and public car parks for cars.

Opens: 24/7

Phone: +33 1 70 36 39 50

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machomikemd
Nov 07, 2016

Main Airport Gateway To Paris

although the Paris Metropolitan Area has three Airports (Charles De Gaulle, Le Bourget and Orly), the Main and Largest Airport is the Charles De Gaulle International Airport, located along the suburb of Roissy-en-France. This airport was named after the famous French President and President of the Fifth Republic Charles de Gaulle. The airport is the Largest airport in france and is the world's eighth-busiest airport and Europe's second-busiest airport (after London Heathrow) in terms of passenger numbers. The Airport is composed of three terminals: Terminal 1 is the oldest and situated opposite to Terminal 3; Terminal 2 is located at another side with 7 sub-terminal buildings (2A to 2G) and Terminal 3 (where the Charter and low cost airlines are located). it has a CDGVA light rail shuttle connecting the three terminals (free for airport passengers). The Airport has a number of duty free shops, restaurants, bars, retail establishments and has various ground transportations options connecting it to Paris such as airport taxis, airport shuttle buses, public buses, private airport shuttles, RER Trains and public car parks for cars.

Opens: 24/7

Phone: +33 1 70 36 39 50

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machomikemd
Nov 07, 2016

Paris airport

Traveling to West-Africa is most convenient going via Paris. Make sure you transit time is 2h or more as your suitecase will not make it in time. In general to airport is ok, but very large so be in time to catch your next flight!

On the way back from Cameroon I bumbed into Samuel Eto'o the superstar player of the National Team of Cameroon. Former player of FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.

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Twan
Aug 04, 2016

Flying out of CDG (Charles DeGaulle)

We stayed at the Ibis right next door to CDG so we had no trouble getting to the airport 3 hours early. The United desk had a bit of a line, you can save this waiting by printing out your boarding pass and just using the bag drop. I had wanted to upgrade to economy plus and thought we could do it at a self serve kiosk but United doesn't have those. Immigration was very quick, just a few minutes, security was handled once you got near your gate area and that line was a little slow as they give preference to those passengers that have earlier flights so don't head to your gate too close to your boarding time.

We flew out of Terminal 1, once we got past security there was only a Relay store which sold a few prepackaged snacks, a couple of duty free stores and a coffee bar so if you need to eat, do it before you go through security.

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Dabs
Jun 07, 2016
 
 
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Flying in/out

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (aka Roissy) is where you'll likely be arriving (especially if you're coming in from outside of Europe). It's an international airport and one of the busiest in the world (the second-busiest in Europe after London Heathrow). It handles major airlines as well as budget flights, and is often a transfer/connection point for people going to other destinations in Europe. All this means that it can get chaotic at times - long lineups, lots of waiting, etc. Be sure to get there early before flying out, and if you're simply connecting through the airport, never pick flight arrangements with a connection of less than 2 hours (I nearly missed a flight to Stockholm in 2003 because of a too-tight connection).

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fairy_dust
Feb 29, 2016

CdG - love or hate?

This airport seems to polarise people. We either love it or hate it. I’m somewhere in the middle, but leaning towards “love”.

It helps that I’ve used it so often, and know it pretty well as a result.

Compared to Amsterdam, you have much less distance to walk to the gates but may have to switch between the sections of Terminal 2 - 2E to 2F on my last trip, for example. That’s an easy walk. Sometimes you’ll need a shuttle bus of course, but is that worse than walking the length of Schiphol? Not for me.

It is less of a shopping centre than Heathrow, where the operators seem to forget the primary purpose of an airport. Amsterdam is too keen on the shopping experience too.

You have a choice of Air France coach, the TGV or RER to get to/from the city. The RER is a bit rickety, slow and strike plagued but no worse than the London Underground Piccadilly line. The Heathrow Express is fast and comfortable, of course, but at a price. Same applies to the TGV at CdG.

Schiphol wins hands down on transport links of course - fast, well priced and frequent train connections.

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iaint
Feb 06, 2016

Arriving CDG ~ Paris

CDG ~ Charles de Gaulle Airport is 14 miles (23 kms) northeast of Paris ,
my previous stops having been transits, arriving and departing with Air France to and from JNB ~ Johannesnburg with YUL ~ Dorval -Montreal and XDS -Ottawa via station the origin of the multi stop journey.

This is a large airport so worhwhille being familiar with where you are going, keep an eye on the signs and there is three Terminals

hre is a site to familiarise you with CDG, getting around between the terminals with the CDGVAL Shuttle and th MAP of CDG
Terminal 2 is 3 major building with Roissypôle which is the RER link and shuttles to hotels etc

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kenHuocj
Jan 12, 2016

easyBus is now the cheapest way to Paris from CDG

We used the new easyBus (from the airline easyJet) bus service from Charles de Gaulle airport into Paris when we visited last week.

The bus cost us less than 5 euros each and is a direct service into the centre of Paris. Their prices start from 2 euros when booked online at www.easyBus.fr

The buses leave every 30 minutes from Terminal 2 exit door number 5.

Recommended to book online to get the cheapest price.

walkerbyname
Jun 26, 2015
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Nemorino

"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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BeatChick

"Perambulations in Paris!"
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shrimp56

"London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation."
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"PARIS POUR LA CULTURE!"
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"Paris - Over 40 years of love and hate."
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Flying into GDG with American Airlines

Charles de Gualle Airport is one of the busiest and largest airports in Europe and every major (and minor ones too) airline have flights to Paris via CDG. Although the airport can be a bit confusing, transportation into Paris city center is quite easy.

I usually only fly American Airlines into CDG as I am an elite member and with two direct flights from NYC, it's easy and convenient for me.

The flight is about a nice and comfortable 8 hours, with pleasant flight attendants.

All of the American Airlines flights arrive/depart from Terminal 2A (Except flights to/from London which are in Terminal 2B).

For information about which terminal your flight will arrive in, check out the website below.

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Gypsystravels
Mar 03, 2015

Charles deGaule Airport

Lots of experience flying into CDG it can be a long taxi as huge airport.You are never sure if the planes going to a gate or you can be dropped off on the tarmac and the dreaded bus.Then they have the passport check which causes a tailback.Sorry if being negative but one hour is not enough 1 1/2 is more realistic especially if you have to catch the train shuttle as well delays there also.Dont expect much help from the ground crew as few speak english and you are more likely to be sent the wrong way.Plenty of maps on the web best do a bit of homework so you have an idea.The TGV station is however well signposted.Best of luck

alaningrambrodie
Sep 10, 2012

Flying to CDG

Needless to say, our trip supposed reaching Paris by air, and so we arrived at CDG airport. Definitely not one of my favourite airports – chaotic, not very well organized and rather tiring – but, it is what it is. We decided to go to Paris with RoissyBus. That seemed to be the smartest choice after the research we did. It was quite easy to do that. As soon as we exited from the gate, right across there was a RoissyBus stop, inside was a ticket machine and so we bought our tickets there. There are buses frequently so in about ten minutes we were on our way to Paris.
Just as simple and easy was on our way back. We took the bus from the Opera stop – it’s well marked, there’s also a ticket-machine there, and you won’t miss it. Timetable is available online and prior to the travel date, it’s easy to plan going to the airport.

Roissybus info found at:
http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/r_28065/roissybus/

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Malecka
Aug 20, 2012

Convenience

At Denfert-Rochereau, you get all the conveniences in one place.

There is a Charles de Gaulle Airport train service, Orly Airport Bus Service, Metro Station and the Hop-On and Hop-Off Tourist Bus (L'Open) stop.

For train service to/from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the service is full of commuters until it reaches Gare du Nord international rail station, which is in between Denfert-Rochereau and the Airport. Ticket to CDG cost about 8-9 Euro each. Give yourself more time to reached CDG Airport. The train I was on made an unscheduled stop at one of a station on the non-stop section of the route and that took at good 10-20 minutes waiting time before continuing the final leg into CDG Airport.

As for the Orly Airport Bus, I didn't try it but I believe this is the starting point of the service. Hence should not have problem getting onto it.

L'Open also calls at this location as the Catatombs is one of the tourist spot.

Behind the station, there is the Mariott Hotel. I stayed at Hotel du Lion with a view of the Eiffel Tower and Tower Montparnasse. There is Monoprix market, cafes and eateries.

On top of that, the famous Catatombs is just across the road from the metro station.

By the way, this first picture was taken on 19th July at 9:00pm at night.

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walterwu
Aug 02, 2011

Things to Do Near Paris

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Saint Roch Church - Eglise

If you are in Paris on a Tuesday (except in mid-summer) you can attend a noontime chamber music concert in the beautiful setting of the Saint-Roch Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in...
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Palais Royal

If you understand French, you should have no trouble finding a guided walking tour of one of the districts of Paris on any day of the year. These are listed, for example, in a section called VISITES...
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River Seine Cruises

Who wants to look further than Paris on foot, in a different way can go boating. From the water, the view of the beautiful historic buildings and bridges spectacular a very different from the side....
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La Comédie Française

Founded in 1690 by Louis XIV, the Comédie Française is still going strong as the world's oldest theater troupe. Their repertoire consists mainly of classic French plays from the 17th and 18th...
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Galerie Vivienne

This is one of several old galleries dating back to the early 19th Century. It was THE place to shop in its day and has had something of a resurgence in recent decades and is a great glimpse into...
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Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries

I realize that I have only really been to Paris once for any length of time, and that was in 1950 when I was 12. My only subsequent visit(s) were the equivalent of a day trip in 1964. I would come in...
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