My fiancé and I will be taking our honeymoon in Europe in July. I have never been out of the states, but consider myself to be a pretty seasoned traveler. We visit NYC 2 or 3 times a year and have little difficulty navigating around, but I still have some questions that might help the start of our honeymoon be an incredible experience.
Our first leg of our trip will begin in Paris for 2 full days and another 1/2 day before we leave for Netherlands. We will arrive around 8:00 AM and will be staying in Le Marais. (everyone knows the question that is about to come) What is the most cost effective way to travel from CDG into the city? I did some research and found that we could buy a 3 day metro pass for zones 1-5 but it is expensive and don't think we will travel outside of zone 2 all that often. Is it best to just buy a one way ticket to and from the airport? What I found costs about 20 euro for both of us, one way. Does that seem right?
Is most of what we should visit within walking distance? Not sure what we should visit... We were thinking again of getting a 2 day pass or a 10 ride pass, but how much will we really need it? In NYC we use the subway all the time, but I'm not sure how much we would need it in Paris.
How much time should we expect to be in customs at CDG? About how long does it take to get into Paris via the RER?
I am sure I will have plenty of questions throughout the next couple of months and I look forward to reading the posts to learn as much as possible about all the exciting things to do!