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Recommendations for hotels in Paris

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Recommendations for hotels in Paris

Hello I'm planning a trip to Paris as a surprise for my girlfriend and I in February and I was wondering if the charge of a €100 is reasonable for a minibus to drop ya from the airport to your hotel and back or would ya be better off getting the train and then maybe a taxi to your hotel? And also if ye know of any hotels that are central to the sites and reasonably priced that be awesome. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks:)

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What airport are you flying in to? From CDG a taxi to your hotel should be about 50€ or 60€ if there are no traffic jams. From Orly about 35€ to 45€. If you're flying into Beauvais then you'd take the shuttle bus from the airport to Porte-Maillot and then either the métro or a taxi to your hotel. Airport websites will have info about how to get into Paris.

If you want hotel recommendations then you'll have to provide more info. What is your nightly hotel budget? What are your dates? What do you want to see and do? What kind of a neighborhood do you want? Different hotels and locations will be central to different sites. The métro/RER/buses will get you anywhere you want to go quickly and efficiently so, for example, being in a hotel next to The Eiffel Tower isn't necessary. If you want to be in a central location then someplace in arrondissements 1 through 6 will probably suit you. Anywhere within a 5-10 minute walk from the Seine River is going to be central, between Ile-Saint-Louis in the east to the Pont Alexandre III in the west.

To learn how to get around Paris by métro/bus/RER use www.ratp.fr. Here is a link to a route planner:


Here is an interactive map of the system:


Since parts of this website are only in French you can also use www.transilien.com or www.vianavigo.com. Via Navigo probably has the most complete English website. A good website to learn how to use public transport in Paris is www.parisbytrain.com.

Buy a good detailed map of Paris of around the scale 1:12,000 and it will show all streets and street names, museums, monuments, gardens, parks, sites, attractions and the location of all RER and métro stops. A handy booklet to buy is called ''Plan de Paris par Arrondissement, L'Indispensable''. It is available in the Relay bookstores you'll find in the main line train stations and RER stations. It can be bought in many other places as well.

You can figure out walking times and distances between sites by using a mapping website like www.mappy.com or a similar website.

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