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Old 07-08-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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hello everyone!
I will be in Paris for 2 weeks. I will entirely depend on the Metro(Subway) for my commutes(zone 1 & 2). what would you recommend to "do"? are they any weekly plan(s) I can purchase,...etc?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Try this for starters;

Paris Metro Fares and Tickets - Paris for Visitors
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The Metro is faster but when I travel I prefer the buses so I can SEE streets, people etc. I've been to Paris 4 times, ridden the Metro once. Either way, have a great trip.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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This is great info!
Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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The Metro is faster but when I travel I prefer the buses so I can SEE streets, people etc. I've been to Paris 4 times, ridden the Metro once. Either way, have a great trip.
did you have a plan (pass) for your commutes?
I am studying all options.
Thanks
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I usually buy a city pass in any new town so I must have but I'm sorry I don't recall the details. The link that Cougar provided describes the Paris-Visite pass, which sounds familiar. All major cities in Europe have a similar card, includes discounts to museums etc. .Take a good guidebook. I like Frommer's but there are many to choose from.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I just found this- there might be something useful for you if you have a smartphone that uses Android.

I guess there may be similar apps around for the iPhone.

Paris metro Apps - Android
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Paris Museum Pass | Official Website

Last year I was in Paris for 9 days. I bought the 6 day Paris Museum Pass. You can get the museum pass only, or a museum pass with metro access. Worked well for me.

Edit: The pass also allows you skip standing in line for buying tickets at some of the most famous sites in Paris.

Personally, when I get to a large city I've never been to before, I take the "hop on/hop off" bus. Its not too expensive and you get your bearings in the city. Generally, the passes are good for 24 or 48 hrs, so you can get back to where you want to get off and see what you'd like too. Most these days, have audio commentary in many different languages, including, of course, English.

Also, do not totally put down the idea of several day guided tours. There are many tour companies, which will pick you up your motel and take you out for the day to see the sites. A simple google search for "paris day trip" will provide you with many options. Most of these tour companies also do many day tours outside of Paris, such as: Normandy and the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Micheal (sp), castle trips, etc. With two weeks in Paris, getting outside of Paris on several different day trips, would be on my list. You can even take the Eurostar to London for the day or Belgium.

Last edited by Phil306; 07-16-2012 at 01:33 PM.. Reason: Added a point...
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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did you have a plan (pass) for your commutes?
I am studying all options.
Thanks
I honestly don't remember but whenever city-cards are available I tend to get them.
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