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Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

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Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

Has anyone hired a Car and Driver in Paris for a day to transport you where ever you wish?

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1. Re: Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

Maybe there are, but there is a good chance most people will suggest using the excellent metro system (whose station density is 2 to 3 times higher than in London), with possibly cabs for the few distrits which are further out

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I would be the second to recommend the metro system. It's probably a lot more efficient and faster than a car would be.

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Thanks for your replies.

I know the transport system is quick and efficient but we wish to travel further afield than Paris - about a 180 mile round trip.

And don't want to mess about changing from one type of transport (Metro, train, bus, etc) - that's why I'm asking the question.

Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

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4. Re: Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

We have, we hired Sabine from Paris Authentique - http://paris.authentique.free.fr/

We just used her for half a day around Paris, but I know she does full day and multi day trips as well. You can either do one of her tours, or organise whatever trip you want, which is what we did.

We were very happy with her services.

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djh1 - thanks.

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6. Re: Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

Keith - they do exist, but most trips outside of Paris are better done by train simply because train is a lot quicker and a lot cheaper. If you caught a TGV to where you want to go and were met at the station you would avoid a couple of hours of sitting in a car on the Autoroute.

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7. Re: Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

The journey involves an early start taking the Metro from the Hotel to Gard du Nord, train to a town about 30 miles from the destination, change trains to take us another 20 miles, and then probably a taxi for the final 10 miles if no other local transport is available.

An hour or two at the destination and then the return trip.

A hired car from the Hotel directly to the destination seems a much more hassle free option - although possibly, but not necessarily, dearer.

Which would you rather do?

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8. Re: Anyone hired a Car and Driver for a day?

I didn't realise you had a specific destination in mind - if you tell us WHERE it is youre trying to get to, we may be able to help you with suggestions.

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