I think I have found a place to stay outside of Paris. I will have a rental car so I do not want to venture too far into Paris so I have chosen a place near the Bobigny Pablo Picasso metro station. It appears that this place is outside the city centre requiring another zone to be added to my card or whatever I get.
That said... we are only going to have a half day on arrival and then another full day. So to me, the price of 2 day travel card seems high. There will be two of us and to spend almost $100 just for metro travel just doesn't sound right. Of course I may be looking at all the wrong websites.
I read about these carnets on another thread and they seem very reasonably priced, but still not quite understanding how they are used. Say we scoot from Bobigny PP to the Arc de Triomphe. Then from there to the Eifel tower. Maybe to the Bastile and the catacombs. Will we end up using carnet after carnet getting to all of these places? From my map, I can't grasp if any of these are within walking distance of each other for us to save in that way.
Having only a sadly limited time in Paris, I have to try to plan the highlights that will appeal to my 18 year old son. He tends to like the weird stuff, but will want to see the classic Paris attractions too.