• Fixed Paris taxi fare from right bank plus supplement for reserving day of reservation
    Practical Info,  Transportation

    Fixed Taxi Fare Between Paris and Airports – Strike Tips

    Strikes getting the best of you? Book a taxi on the G7 Book a Taxi page in advance to get to the airports. Usually you can either step outside and into a taxi or book the same day. With the strikes, you want to reserve a taxi, with G7 whether going to the airport or into Paris. Taxi stands are outside the airport and do not usually have to be booked in advance. Rates vary between Rossy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). After an expensive experience pre-fixed rates, I had a rude surprise. Being stuck in traffic to the airport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle one day, an anxious feeling came over…

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    Shopping

    Paris Spring and Shopping in January

    The full moon is scheduled for January 19 in case you are out and about for a stroll. Spring must be on the way! Today, a television reporter spoke of the acacia plants and flowers with the yellow puffy mimosas. The ones you usually sees months before the other flowers to lift your gray spirits and anticipate Spring. He was reporting from Rungis in south Paris. Rungis took the place of Les Halles when it closed in the 1970s. Did you know that “…there are over 1200 species of mimosas in the world. The majority are native to Australia. The mimosa was introduced along the Côte d’Azur around 1850.” —Philippe…

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    Children and Teens,  Let's Explore

    Child’s Paradise in the Parisian Woods

    Children Rule the Roost! Many activities are available when you bring children to Paris. Part of the material in this article comes from a Paris Tourist Office article. “The Parisian Woods are a Children’s Paradise. Children of all ages can race and cycle along the paths in complete safety and make the most of the playgrounds scattered amidst the meadows and trees and equipped with swings, slides, sandpits and merry-go-rounds. They will enjoy canoeing with their parents on one of the lakes; boats can be rented several months of the year at the Bois de Vincennes as well as the Bois de Boulogne. Given a choice, little children would unhesitatingly…

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    Events and Trade Shows

    What’s On in Paris – March

    FREE INVITATIONS! Our mailbox often contains invitations to food fairs. At the fairs, we buy something such as wine, cassoulet, foie gras, walnuts, hazelnuts, or other items produced regionally. The producer takes our name and address and sends us an invitation for the next exhibition. Instead of paying five euros to enter the fair, télécharger (download) a FREE INVITATION. You probably will not leave hungry from these exhibitions. The point is to taste the products and hopefully buy what you like. Visit the Web sites below for dates, times, addresses and directions: Salon Mer & Vigne et Gastronomie (13th Sea and Wine Fair and Food) – Download the Mer &…

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    Transportation

    Seeing Green In The Metro? It Is The RATP!

    The RATP has a tourist welcoming program until August 31. The program works in conjunction with the Paris Tourist office and the City of Paris. If you need “Information”, one of the 200 green-jacketed, multi-lingual individuals in either select metro or the RER stations can help you. It will take a few mouse clicks to get the Tourist Web page. Visit the RATP Web site, click on the big words “Touristes, nos gilets…”, which opens to a French page (in case all tourists speak French, I guess). Scroll down below the video (which is also in French! What is RATP thinking!?). Be sure to check out their Tourist information page…