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6 hours in Paris what to do

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6 hours in Paris what to do

So we are on a layover from 7 am to 4 pm on Monday jan 28 and want to know the quickest way to get to the Eiffel Tower. Then hit the restaurant. L,ami. Jean. And get back to airport. Can anyone tell me the quickest and most efficient way. Ie. train from airport ? And cabs around city ?

Thanks. Also. How cold is it ie. what do we need to wear to walk around ?

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1. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

you don't have 6 hours -- it is often an hour through customs, an hour into the city and an hour back and you need to be back 2-3 hours before your flight in order to clear security (assuming your luggage is checked through -- you have closer to 3 hours in the city than 6

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3. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

Have you looked at a map of Paris? A transit map?

On www.ratp.fr, you can find point to point routings for your journeys.

You can check an extended forecast

http://www.meteo-paris.com/

Much depends on the destination of your ongoing flight. If it's to North American, you need to be back at CDG by 3PM.

If you'll be doing this after an overnight flight from North America, you never know when jet lag will kick in, even if you've managed some sleep on the plane.

You can walk between the Eiffel Tower and L'Ami Jean, if you're referring to the one at 27 rue Malar in the 7th, and it's also not far from Pont de l'Alma or Invalides RER stations.

Generally speaking, the RER would be a better bet than a taxi, because you never know about traffic.

It would be essential to know exactly what you're doing, as a missed flight would require a new ticket (probably with no credit for the missed flight). You would also want to have your bags checked through and a minimum of carry on belongings.

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4. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

If you wind up in Paris, I would consider the Batobus (review web site) HOHO boat on the Seine. It stops at eight sightseeing destinations. You wont have the time to get off a the sights but you will be able to see from the boat. Happy travels!

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7. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

Depending on actual logistics, and with time out for lunch, there will not likely be time for Batobus or Hop On/Hop Off bus.

But, you may be able to squeeze in a Foxity tour.

Again, you have to take great care to plan transport and time wisely.

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9. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

The last thing I would want to do after sitting on a plane all night is sit again on a Batobus or a Foxcity bus. I would want to walk walk walk.

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10. Re: 6 hours in Paris what to do

Landing at 7 am from Canada. Leaving at 4 pm to go to Mauritius

Is it even. Worth leaving airport? Think there is time to. See the Eiffel Tower and have lunch then get back?