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TGV to Roissy

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TGV to Roissy

Traveing with friends but we will part in Avignon. They plan TGV to Paris & will stay at CDG night before early flight.

What would be more convenient transfer for them since there is not direct train at their desired departure time--a TGV with connection in Lyon to Roissy or TGV to Gare de Lyon with probable taxi to airport (she will not do Metro, and doubt they willt consider Air France shuttle bus).

If they stop in Gare de Lyon, does Le Train Bleu retaurant have a coat room for luggage while dining or do they have to use the station's storage facility downstairs?

Thanks,

T

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1. Re: TGV to Roissy

CDG is quite a long way outside of Paris. If 'She' will not 'do' bus or train, then 'they' will be paying mucho for a taxi!!

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2. Re: TGV to Roissy

Yes, taxi will be expensive, but after she checks into the hotel near CDG, she will probably take one into Paris just for dinner anyhow. Not how I would plan things,and that's why I wanted info regarding the convenience of Gare de Lyon if she wants to get into the city.

Do you have any info re: Le Train Blue and luggage?

t

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3. Re: TGV to Roissy

I am 99 % sure that the Train Bleu doesn't have a room for luggages as very few of the people who go there would dream of carrying luggages with them to that posh restaurant. There is a "consigne" or left luggage room in every major station and likely also lockers. If your friend doesn't do metro or the AF bus (some spoiled traveller! does she has her own plane?) she likely will stay in one of the poshest airport hotels and will find a restaurant there. All airport hotels, even budget ones, have a restaurant anyway as no sane person would stay there if they had to go back to Paris just for a meal.

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4. Re: TGV to Roissy

Since the restaurant was originated for travelers I was hoping luggage could be accomodated, rather than the luggage facilities downstairs. I agree it's both expensive and inconvenient to go CDG, check in, and then double back to Paris for the evening, and that's way I trying to get her to go directly to Gare de Lyon instead, have dinner, and then go check into airport hotel.

We split up in Provence and DH and I will go on to Lyon, where we will fly from. Personally if in Paris, I would stay in city that night and grab the RER to CDG. As for a private plane, sure would save me money if we could hop a ride with them, but its more of an anxiety/phobia than wealth issue.

Metro, buses, escalators, open stairs/spaces,etc! I won't begin to tell you what it takes for her to get on the plane to begin with and amazing that she does!

T

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5. Re: TGV to Roissy

and bridges, can't forget bridges!

T

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6. Re: TGV to Roissy

You're a good friend, Tricia, to do her research for her! lol

But seriously, you obviously care and that's a good thing!

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7. Re: TGV to Roissy

Take the connection in Lyon.

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8. Re: TGV to Roissy

Oh well, she just will not listen. I have offered to book her ticket SNCF so many times, but they will just do their own thing, I quess. Waiting to see what it costs now since a travel agent has told her they can go direct to Roissy fron Avignon; more than I can do!

Personally I would prefer to save the money and have a "free" dinner. It will at least give us something to talk about over a nice fire one night!

T

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9. Re: TGV to Roissy

Siouxxie,

Not everyone's computer savvy and addicted to tripadviser like we are!

T

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