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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    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
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    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

    Joe

    We had a lovely time in this apartment. We felt very welcomed upon arrival despite travel delays and received all of the necessary information needed for a successful stay. The apartment was clean, charming, and the view from the terrace was breathtaking. There are no shortage of local cafes, restaurants (Moissonnier was our favorite), and grocery stores within walking distance....
    5.0
    2016-06-18T17:23:40+00:00
    We had a lovely time in this apartment. We felt very welcomed upon arrival despite travel delays and received all of the necessary information needed for a successful stay. The apartment was clean, charming, and the view from the terrace was breathtaking. There are no shortage of local cafes, restaurants (Moissonnier was our favorite), and grocery stores within walking distance. The location made it convenient to walk to everywhere in the city, but also gave us a place to relax in a nice, quiet neighborhood at the end of the day. Thank you for the wonderful experience! Boston, MASSACHUSSETS, US-JUNE 2016

    Jolly A

    Very cool place in the best part of Marais district! Nadia was very kind, professional and helpful. May 2017, Los Angeles
    5.0
    2017-05-14T11:24:55+00:00
    Very cool place in the best part of Marais district! Nadia was very kind, professional and helpful. May 2017, Los Angeles

    Yuka

    I came to Paris for Fashion Week, Perfect location! Great apartment and great host Pasadena, CALIFORNIA, September 2016
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    2016-10-05T08:51:58+00:00
    I came to Paris for Fashion Week, Perfect location! Great apartment and great host Pasadena, CALIFORNIA, September 2016

    Dave

    Great place to stay. Very central to a lot of things to see and do. The apartment worked well for me and my wife. Very positive experience. AUGUST 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States
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    2014-11-23T20:46:13+00:00
    Great place to stay. Very central to a lot of things to see and do. The apartment worked well for me and my wife. Very positive experience. AUGUST 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

    Louise

    Lejligheden er simpelthen så rar at være i og ligger helt perfekt. Næsten kun et stenkast fra Seinen, hvorfra man blot skal spadsere til den næste bro, så er man ved Notre Dame. Mange gode spisesteder samt bager og indkøbsmuligheder helt tæt på. Vi blev informeret om det hele ved ankomsten, som var lige så venlig som stemningen i lejligheden....
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    2015-06-13T16:48:55+00:00
    Lejligheden er simpelthen så rar at være i og ligger helt perfekt. Næsten kun et stenkast fra Seinen, hvorfra man blot skal spadsere til den næste bro, så er man ved Notre Dame. Mange gode spisesteder samt bager og indkøbsmuligheder helt tæt på. Vi blev informeret om det hele ved ankomsten, som var lige så venlig som stemningen i lejligheden. – Og så er der den gode italienske kaffemaskine:-) DANEMARK, JUNE 2015-LOUISE KLINGE

    dominick

    My girlfriend and I both instantly fell in love with the apartment, it is even nicer in person compared to the pictures. We also started to appreciate the location after visiting other areas as it is really central and lively. The host was really accessible and made sure we had everything we needed. Overall great experience! New York, September 2017
    5.0
    2017-09-27T09:03:01+00:00
    My girlfriend and I both instantly fell in love with the apartment, it is even nicer in person compared to the pictures. We also started to appreciate the location after visiting other areas as it is really central and lively. The host was really accessible and made sure we had everything we needed. Overall great experience! New York, September 2017

    Atit

    I had a good stay in Paris. Location : The property was location at good site and parking (Paid) is just outside of the property. but we found it difficult to search the exact house on 3rd floow as nothing was written on the door of property. There are more 4 house on the 3rd floor. Host need to add...
    4.0
    2015-11-17T17:25:32+00:00
    I had a good stay in Paris. Location : The property was location at good site and parking (Paid) is just outside of the property. but we found it difficult to search the exact house on 3rd floow as nothing was written on the door of property. There are more 4 house on the 3rd floor. Host need to add the house number in the description. Space : Enough space for 3-4 people / family. a good size bedroom and living room. Enough duvets and bed sheets . kitchen was clean with essential items. THe bathroom door glass is bit transparent . That was the only bad part. Store : There is a store opposite to property to purchase all essential food items. Metro station: About 10 mins walk from property and can reach to central Paris / Eiffel Tower in 20 mins. it is a lively surrounding. You can hear some noice from outside in the living room. It is an excellend property for a family with 1-2 kids with in this budget. Thanks  Nadia.   April 2015,  NEWBURY, UK

    Zak

    This studio in the Marais neighborhood was an amazing value. While small, it had everything we needed and was easy to access. The neighborhood was very fun and close to the metro, Notre Dame, and other Paris attractions. It is located in a quiet courtyard off the street. The only downside is that you can hear everything in the hallway...
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    This studio in the Marais neighborhood was an amazing value. While small, it had everything we needed and was easy to access. The neighborhood was very fun and close to the metro, Notre Dame, and other Paris attractions. It is located in a quiet courtyard off the street. The only downside is that you can hear everything in the hallway outside of the door, but the building has only a few other tenants so we were not disturbed at night. Virginie was available by phone and accommodated our check in schedule with a key drop box. We were thrilled to be in the heart of Paris for such an affordable price. Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, US October 2016

    Yunzheng

    We have spent a great time here. Generally, the house is clean and comfortable. The dinning room and terrasse are incredibly satisfying. The apartment locates in a safe and convenient area with metro station not far away and restaurants just around the corner.   Pekin, China
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    We have spent a great time here. Generally, the house is clean and comfortable. The dinning room and terrasse are incredibly satisfying. The apartment locates in a safe and convenient area with metro station not far away and restaurants just around the corner.   Pekin, China
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