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Useful advices: find out how do to everything in Paris

  • Useful tips
    Everything you want to know about traveling in Paris
  • How to store my luggages
    ParisBackpackers26-04-2015

    People who have no secure place to store their personal belongings may contact structures that offer a storage service.

    Lockers are available in the Paris-Nord stations, Paris Est, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon, Gare d’Austerlitz.
    Storage in these Paris train stations has been reported to be closed: Gare St Lazare, Paris Bercy.
    Note: Most of them are payable with coins only. Be sure your bags are closed and identified. It should not contain any perishables (food, drugs … ). Don’t forget to double-check opening hours, some of them are NOT available 24/7

    Read more here: /luggage storage

  • How to find place to sleep
    ParisBackpackers20-06-2015
    • Friends (free)
    • Couchsurfing (free)
    • AirBnb (€€)
    • Youth hostel (€€€)
    • Hotel room (€€€€)
  • Transport
    The Paris Metro trains and buses are clean, safe, reliable, and affordable. Opt for a day/weekly pass.
  • How to use the Paris Metro
    Orianne Aldd21-04-2015

    The trains start about 5:30am and run until 1:00am (and around 2:00am on Friday/Saturday). Each Metro line is labeled by a number (and they are color-coded but people refer to the line by its number) and the direction of each line corresponds to its terminal station.

     

    A ticket is required to ride the metro. Most people purchase tickets in the stations. To save some time, each station will also have a ticket machine. You can also purchase tickets at tabacs (places that sell cigarettes) and some news stands.

     

    The book of 10 tickets currently costs 12.70€ and is valid on the metro, bus, tram, the Montmartre funicular, and RER (within zone 1). This will allow you to use the metro within Paris.

     

    The RER, while it looks similar to the Metro, is actually a different train system that mainly serves the areas outside the city. So when you're traveling throughout the city make sure you're using the Metro and not the RER.

    Find out routes and metro/buses maps on the french public transport website here.

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    Read more: How to use the Paris Metro, advice for using the Paris Subway

  • Are there orignal conveyance ?
    ParisBackpackers20-06-2015

    Cycling tours
    You will find tandem rental and tours by bicycle

    2CV car
    A tour of Paris in a classic french car with panoramic sunroof.

    Cyclotour & Tuk-tuk rickshaw
    Original taxis

    Boat
    Whether in private or batobus, enjoy a tour by boat in Paris

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