You want to travel from Point A to B on the Paris metro. It is frustrating to get on the metro and find out work is going in the direction you want to go. Take a look at the RATP interactive map before you go. Look for any orange cones. The pop-up window gives the dates of work and more details (in French).
When planning your fireworks visit, you can be in the Fan Zone of the Champ-de-Mars or the esplanade of Trocadéro to enjoy front row seats. The bridges offer a side view as we had on Pont d’Alma. On their webpage, the magazine, Vivre Paris, has a map showing alternatives for bridges, parks and rooftops…. Imagine the logistics of moving this many people, which means that numerous metro stations were closed. And entering any nearby and open metro station was impossible due to press of flesh! Our quandary: How to get home to the Bastille from Pont d’Alma …..
Hold on to your Eurostar ticket when traveling between France, England and Belgium. Having completely forgotten about the 2-for-1 museum-Eurostar partnership myself, we paid full price for a Natural History Museum exhibit on mammoths. Read more about these entry ticket benefits in Paris Good Deals for a Boat, a Train and 4 Museums…..
To find a taxi in the city of Paris, go to the Taxi stand with the blue sign. Once in a while you can flag down a cab. Reserve a taxi in Paris with the phone, the Web or an app on your phone or tablet.
Need to be picked up, dropped off? Where are you going? How many are traveling? What day of the week is it? What’s the weather like? These questions could determine the taxi tariff.
Carol and three others used Taxis G7 to travel from their Marais apartment to Gare Montparnasse.
They called the phone number for Taxis G7 and reserved in English. The taxi driver was on time, courteous and they were happy.