• Fondation Louis Vuitton shuttle facing Arc de Triomphe next to metro
    Let's Explore,  Museums,  Practical Info,  Transportation

    Shuttle Arc de Triomphe to Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Do you prefer light, airy, electric transportation? Would you like a scenic ride along the fashionable Avenue Foch to and from the Arc de Triomphe? When you plan a visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) you have alternatives: Line 1, Buses 63 or 244 or the FLV shuttle. The requirement to use the shuttle is to have an admission ticket to the museum. Oh my! What if you decide to go to the museum on a whim and have not purchased a ticket!?

  • Practical Info,  Transportation

    Travel Paris with Updated RATP App

    Getting around Paris is improving in French and English is getting easier. The RATP application has been updated and the Paris bus network has also updated many routes. The benefits of the application updates? After choosing the route to your destination, the metro lines the application propose include exit tips: which car and which exit number.

  • Arts & Metiers metro station for transportation post
    Ile-de-France,  Seeing Paris,  Transportation

    Transportation Tips In and Around Paris

    The RATP (Paris transportation system) has highly upgraded their website. They provide clear information when you find it. Some pages are in English, French and Spanish. Others include German, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Brazilian. How would a party of five find their way into Paris from the airport?

  • RATP Interactive Map example
    Transportation

    RATP – Metro Interactive Map

    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).

  • Paris snow December 9, 2010, Genie of liberty, Bastille
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    December Snow Storm In Paris

    Paris was paralyzed on December 9, 2010. Small trucks at Place Pigalle were spinning their tires. Men had to get out and push them through the stop lights. The roads were full of ice. The buses could not move because the cars could not move. The city was falling apart! The finger pointing started almost immediately. The debates were in full swing on radio and television whether or not Metéo France had given sufficient warnings (they had)! Television weather people were interviewed about their presentations. Aeroports de Paris (ADP) had to refute the claim of unpreparedness. Ile-de-France was being attacked by giant snow flakes! The snow arrived during late morning…

  • Place des Abbesses, Montmartre, Paris
    Transportation

    Catch The Montmartre Electric Bus (Montmartrobus)

    In case you are bewildered, standing with a map in your hand, using out of date instructions, looking for the electric Montmartrobus and only seeing the white tourist train, have no fear, photos and instructions are here. At Place Pigalle you will see three major bus stops. In the center waiting area, look for an emblem of Sacre-Coeur with a blue background. The other buses at this stop are 30 and 54. Take the Montmartre bus in the direction of Jules Joffrin (city hall of the 18th arrondissement). Many travel options are available to enjoy the Montmartre area. For public transportation (RATP fares), use your regular metro/bus tickets (Ticket t+),…

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    Métro platform doors on Line 1

    Between April 12 to June 15, 2010 and the hours 10 p.m. and approximately 5:30 a.m., service will be interrupted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday between Châtelet and Nation.  Service will be normal on Friday and Saturday nights. Use connections on other lines for Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Saint Paul, Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Reuilly-Diderot, and Nation. The Bastille Line 1 station will be closed completely June 11-13. RATP is installing automatic doors on the platforms. The line will be completely automatic, including no driver, by 2012. Take a ride on Line 14 as an example. Plans call for the entire Paris Métro system to be modernized by…