We're 5 adults with just carry-on bags (if I can persuade oldest daughter to ditch the "cute" suitcase she wants to inaugerate), and we'll be travelling from CDG, terminal 3, into Paris mid-afternoon (2:30?) next, well, May--I like to plan ahead!!
When we flew into Rome last year, we booked a minivan that took us from the airport to our door for a very reasonable rate, and it was nice to think that at the end of a long flight, someone else could take over the rest of the journey.
But I'm guessing, from starting to poke around into the same topic for Paris, that we could probably find a minivan-type-taxi at the queue outside the airport, and just go from there without trying to book ahead? Alternately, It looks like the RER option would cost us E.8.50 each from the airport to the Quai de la Rapee, which I think is the closest stop to our apt. at 3 Blvd. Morland, from which we'd have to walk a few minutes (not very many, though). I gather we'd have to switch to line 5 of the metro somewhere in the middle of Paris.
So my question: if it's a case of a few euros difference, is a taxi the better bet, or is it likely to take quite a bit longer and cost quite a bit more than the RER + metro? We'll be quite tired but are also trying to be economical and experience what it's like to be in France (rather than just in a taxi).
your thoughts? Thanks!