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Transportation - Getting Around in Paris - France

Bicycles - Paris

Bicycles

Bicycles are an excellent and fun means of transportation in  Paris.  There are more than 200km of cycle lanes spread throughout the city. Numerous cycle hire companies are littered across the city, and cycles can be hired on the cheap. Some companies are listed below:   Paris à Vélo C'est...

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Bus - Paris

Bus

The Metro is the best way to get around the city, but since it's underground you miss out on the scenery.  You may want to take the bus to see more of the city.  It uses the same tickets as the Metro, so it's simple to switch between the two.  Electronic...

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Car Rental - Paris

Car Rental

Renting a car in France is relatively easy, but again, driving is not recommended. The minimum age for car hires varies from 21 to 25 years, and drivers must have had a license that is valid for at least one year. Payment methods are cash and credit cards, with the latter...

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Driving Tips - Paris

Driving Tips

Driving around Paris should be avoided as parking and traffic jams are huge problems in the city. The average road speed is 18km/hr, and it is even slower during rush hours (Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm).  It is strongly advised to take the Métro instead.  ...

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From the Airport - Paris

From the Airport

Charles de Gaulle International Airport is located 25km northeast of Paris.  If you take a taxi from the conveniently located taxi stand, it will cost between €25 to €45, depending on where you're going and the traffic.

There is also an Air France shuttle which leaves every...

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Metro - Paris

Metro

The metro is by far the most convenient way to get around Paris.  At no point within city limits can you ever be more than 400m away from a station.  There are 384 stops along sixteen different lines.  Additionally, there are five express lines called the RER (French...

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Taxi - Paris

Taxi

Taxis can be hard to find, especially during rush hour.  They can be hailed on the street, or at taxi stands located at Metro stations and major intersections.  Lights on the roof indicate whether the taxi is free or not.

Rates start at €5.50. ...

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