Useful information

THE USEFULL THINGS TO KNOW

Parisflatlist wants to give you those precious informatins that all good parisian knows, so you will spend a wonderful time and saving your time, so you ll be able to live as a parisian!

TAXIS

TaxiParisian taxi are easily recognizable thanks to their « hat » on their roof.

When the light is red, it means it is occupied

When the light is green, it means it is available.

Please note that “normal taxis cars” can charge a maximum of 3 people for security reasons as they are not authorized to let a passenger sit in front (=next to the driver)

Therefore, if you are travelling with more than 3 people and/or with many lugages, we recommend you to prebook a taxi that will give you a proper car model

There are many different taxis compagnies, but be careful of the FAKE ones, especially             on airports and stations site

PRIVATE TRANSFERTS:

For private transferts from airports/stations or for private tours in town, we offer you a service, see

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MAIN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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To circulate through paris, you have the choice between métro, bus, RER, TER or tramway.

In every metro station you will find some automatic kiosks available in differend languages where you will find all types of tickets.Métro_de_Paris,_Iéna_station,_totem_Val_d'Osne

 

The Classitt_ticket_t_plus_gfcal ticket T+ can be bought unit or by a book of 10 tickets (more Advantageous)and is more adapted for the occasional travellers.

In the metro, this ticket allow you to run in a sense or an other=(Dans le métro, le ticket vous permet de voyager dans un sens comme dans l’autre).

In the bus, once obliterated, your ticket remains available during 1H30 and allows you to make some correspondances.

Please note that this is valid only if you prebook your tickets because ticket bought directly on the bus are valid only for one course.

-The Paris Visite Card : it is a valid fix priced ticket for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days on zone 1 to 3, or 1 to 5. This ticket deal is valid from the first day HOUR 0000hr to last day HOUR 2400hr.

  • BENEFITS OF THE Paris Visite Card ;

20 % off on entry for Triumphal Arch

20% off on standard ticket for Disneyland Paris
– 30% off on entry for Tour Montparnasse as well as guided bus tours.

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The Paris Visite Card : it is a valid fix priced ticket for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days on zone 1 to 3, or 1 to 5. This ticket deal is valid from the first day HOUR 0000hr to last day HOUR 2400hr.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT STAMP YOUR PARIS VISIT CARD IN THE METRO BECAUSE IF SO, I WON’T BE VALID ANYMORE AND YOU WILL LOSE TIME REPLACING IT.

BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS as in any large city!

TIPS: BE VIGILENT AND KEEP AWARE OF THOSE AROUND YOU DO NOT CARRY LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH AROUND WITH YOU NEVER LEAVE YOUR LUGGAGE UNATTENDED IN RAIL STATIONS/METRO PLATEFORMS/BUS TERMINALS ETC. CLOSE YOUR BAG PROPERLY AND KEEP IT CLOSED IN CASE OF AN OVERCORWDED METRO, DECIDE TO TAKE THE NEXT ONE!

REMEMBER THE REDUCED RATES :

  • Children under 4 years of age travel free
  • 4 – 10 year olds pay half price
  • Under 26 year olds have unlimited travel with the daily pass ‘Ticket Jeunes Weekend’ but ONLY on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

 

The Parisian metro has an automatic line, with no driver line 14 is very useful as it allow you to travel across Paris very quickly.

 

 

Aéroport de ParisAIRPORTS

You have just arrived to PARIS: WELCOME !

Here are some options to reach the center of Paris from both airports :

  • FROM ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT:

take RER B to Paris.

-take ROISSYBUS arrives at Opéra Garnier in 45-60mins

  • FROM ORLY AIRPORT :

-take ORLYVAL SHUTTLE regular service 0600hr – 2300hr every day. Shuttles run every 4 minutes. The ORLYVAL will take you to ANTHONY where you can connect with RER B to get to Paris.

-take ORLYBUS arrives in DENFERT ROCHEREAU in 35 mins

 

MUSEUMS

paris_museum_pass_255pxThe capital is host to numerous museums and for some of them, you will have to be patient as queues can be very long.

If this is the case, the Paris Museum Card is very interesting as it offers you a free and direct access to more than 60 museums and is valid for 2, 3, 4 or 6 consecutive days at a very competitive price.

GOOD TO KNOW

    • Most museums are FREE the first Sunday of every month. Nevertheless, we highly recommend you to be there very early to avoid long queues.
    • THE LOUVRES and some other museums are closed on TUESDAYS

 

MONUMENTS PARISIENS

 

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • ENTRANCE TICKETS:We recommend that you to buy as many tickets as you can ON LINE if you are wanting to see the main Parisian attractions, as it will save you precious time in queues !!
  • MAKE THE MOST OF THE DISCOUNTS: For most entry tickets, there are discounts for seniors (over 60years) and for students, including international students ; you will need only to provide a valid document of proof (ie ID card or student card)

EURODISNEY

For those who have planned to go to DISNEYLAND whilst in Paris, we recommend that you pre-buy your tickets on line at least ONE MONTH before to benefit from the price offers (example: save 30% on ‘Pluton’ tickets or dated tickets. You will reach the Park very easily with public transport ; the RER A takes you directly to the Park in 35-45 mins.

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TRAVEL BY CAR

can-stock-photo_csp5592993Advice if you are travelling by car or have rented a car during your stay :

If you park on the street, there are 3 ways of paying at the ticket machine (‘l’horodateur) :

– by credit card.

– by ‘Paris Carte’ which has replaced the former ‘Carte Monéo’. It is a prepaid smart card that allows you to pay your parking directly at the ticket machine and most of the ‘Tabac’ shops sell them.

-P phone – the new system for phones

  • THE MONTH OF AUGUST :From 01/01/2015, most streets have started charging in AUGUST (previously Paris was known to offer free parking exceptionally in this month). Also street parking is now free from 20H00 to 09H00 (whilst before it was from 19H00 to 09H00), and Parisians are very unhappy with that !!

BATOBUS

logo batobusAn institution for years, the ‘Bateaux Mouches’ will allow you to see Paris direct from the River Seine, by day or night, and you can organise restaurant cruises as well.

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    Corinna

    The one bedroom flat was exactly what we were looking for in Paris; very clean, great location, close to Metro station, non-hotel feel with access to local Parisian fare. Nadia was quick to respond and answered all of my questions. With Eliane's constant communication we were able to navigate transportation with ease from the airport. Eliane greeted us and was...
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:45:23+00:00
    The one bedroom flat was exactly what we were looking for in Paris; very clean, great location, close to Metro station, non-hotel feel with access to local Parisian fare. Nadia was quick to respond and answered all of my questions. With Eliane's constant communication we were able to navigate transportation with ease from the airport. Eliane greeted us and was very gracious even upon our departure. I would definitely stay here again. California, USA, May 2013

    Marina Morrow

    I stayed recently at this with my mother and sister for four nights. The flat is was very comfortable, had all modern updates and was beautifully furnished and decorated. The beds were very comfortable and the flat was immaculately clean. Nadia communicated very promptly with me and although she was not available when we arrived another host met us and...
    5.0
    2015-11-12T14:29:13+00:00
    I stayed recently at this with my mother and sister for four nights. The flat is was very comfortable, had all modern updates and was beautifully furnished and decorated. The beds were very comfortable and the flat was immaculately clean. Nadia communicated very promptly with me and although she was not available when we arrived another host met us and gave us a tour of the place. The flat is in an excellent neighborhood in Paris and is very close to so many of Paris's main attractions. The only downside of this flat was that it was quite noisy at night because it is on a very lively street. Loved the location and the design of the flat. And the great pull out couch! It might be good to have a fan for people to use in the summer. I would definitely recommend this flat - is one of the most comfortable ones I have stayed in. Thanks Nadia! July 2015, Marina from VANCOUVER CANADA  

    Kaitie

    We were very happy in this delightful little flat. It was comfortable and was provided with everything one could possibly need, without being ostentatious- in other words, it was as 'authentic' a Parisien experience in the best sort of way that it could be. Also the situation was perfect - a nice quiet street, but just round the corner, and...
    4.0
    2015-09-30T21:44:20+00:00
    We were very happy in this delightful little flat. It was comfortable and was provided with everything one could possibly need, without being ostentatious- in other words, it was as 'authentic' a Parisien experience in the best sort of way that it could be. Also the situation was perfect - a nice quiet street, but just round the corner, and within easy walking distance, from all the interesting places in the Marais and down to the Seine.... I would definitely return here next time.   kaitie, AUSTIN, SEPTEMBER 2014

    Olaf Hahn

    Wonderful apartment, incredible terrace, and very, very quiet. A perfect place to stay in Paris. Highly recommendable!! September 2015- Stuttgart/GERMANY
    5.0
    2015-09-13T21:35:20+00:00
    Wonderful apartment, incredible terrace, and very, very quiet. A perfect place to stay in Paris. Highly recommendable!! September 2015- Stuttgart/GERMANY

    Jaime Moreno

    The apartment is very cozy and beautiful. Very good location and perfect for up to 3 persons. Totally Parisien experience and great location. Pure Le Marais full of cure restaurants and vibrant Paris life. Nadia and Elaine are super kind and helpful. Highly recomend October 2015 for Fashion Week, LONDON UK
    5.0
    2015-11-09T11:38:59+00:00
    The apartment is very cozy and beautiful. Very good location and perfect for up to 3 persons. Totally Parisien experience and great location. Pure Le Marais full of cure restaurants and vibrant Paris life. Nadia and Elaine are super kind and helpful. Highly recomend October 2015 for Fashion Week, LONDON UK

    Anuar

    A great place to stay, quiet neighborhood but very close to so many fun places. And the nearby Jardine de Plantes is just about 5 minute walk, where you can spend fabulous times with the entire family members. Supermarkets and local restaurants are just seconds away.. The owner is very nice and helpful, we even got very good tips on...
    5.0
    2014-11-22T19:57:57+00:00
    A great place to stay, quiet neighborhood but very close to so many fun places. And the nearby Jardine de Plantes is just about 5 minute walk, where you can spend fabulous times with the entire family members. Supermarkets and local restaurants are just seconds away.. The owner is very nice and helpful, we even got very good tips on where to spend beautiful and meaningful times in Paris and its other outer skirt places of interests. I would recommend this place for everyone and especially so if you like to wonder around the River Seine. Enjoy your time everyone...." Januar y. New York , March 2012

    Annissa

    Enjoyed our stay! Great homebase for a long weekend in Paris! New York, December 2016
    5.0
    2017-01-04T09:27:10+00:00
    Enjoyed our stay! Great homebase for a long weekend in Paris! New York, December 2016

    Myrca

    Nadia was incredibly welcoming! When I had arrived she greeted me, my mother, and aunt with open arms - it was almost as if we were seeing a long lost friend! It was great being able to rent an apartment because it allowed us to really experience Paris on another level. The apartment was clean, located right across the street...
    5.0
    2016-09-29T14:42:00+00:00
    Nadia was incredibly welcoming! When I had arrived she greeted me, my mother, and aunt with open arms - it was almost as if we were seeing a long lost friend! It was great being able to rent an apartment because it allowed us to really experience Paris on another level. The apartment was clean, located right across the street from a grocery store which allowed us to purchase items for breakfast throughout the week and some snacks. In addition, it was great having so much space available to us. The apartment is charming and the neighbors are wonderful. It is also located down the road from several bus stops and a couple blocks away from several train stations. Nadia was attentive throughout the whole week checking in on us to see how we were doing and any issues that we had, she was quick to respond and provide a solution. I've already told her that I plan on coming back next year and hope to stay in the same apartment! September 2016 Connecticut, US

    Alex

    The location was great. The apartment is charming. Good size for 4. We have very good time. Marie is a very nice person, very accesible, very helpful. I highly recommend it. Fantastic location for walk to Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, the metro, subway, restaurantes, stores (wine, cheesse and baguettes) we did a lot and we save a lot of money...
    4.0
    2014-11-23T20:51:57+00:00
    The location was great. The apartment is charming. Good size for 4. We have very good time. Marie is a very nice person, very accesible, very helpful. I highly recommend it. Fantastic location for walk to Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, the metro, subway, restaurantes, stores (wine, cheesse and baguettes) we did a lot and we save a lot of money in transportation and food. Florid, May 2013

    Suzanne S

    Very nice apartment with a lot of charm in one of my favorite areas of Paris. A very pleasant stay. The apartment has everything you might need and there is a wonderful bakery and cafe just down the street. Oldenburg, GERMANY MAY 2015
    4.0
    2015-06-13T16:53:32+00:00
    Very nice apartment with a lot of charm in one of my favorite areas of Paris. A very pleasant stay. The apartment has everything you might need and there is a wonderful bakery and cafe just down the street. Oldenburg, GERMANY MAY 2015
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