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Author: patmckinney

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October 25, 2012

Does anyone know the best means of transportation to get from the Gare du Nord train station to the Novotel hotel?   We are arriving in Paris vis the Eurostar and have to catch up with our Seine River cruise group at the hotel.

 

Since we have not yet heard from our Program director for our Nov 12 trip we were hoping that one of you might be very familiar with Paris and could offer some advice.  We are leaving for Europe on Nov 7..appreciate it!

Author: gobuckeyes

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Author: patmckinney

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October 25, 2012

Wow...I google everything and didn't think of that!  Thank you so much...very, very helpful.  I was afraid we would be faced with some horrendous cab fare.  Thank you again.

Author: porkchop55

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October 26, 2012

If you want to do save money the Paris Metro will get you within 2-3 blocks of most any place in central Paris.   It looks like the hotel is about 3 blocks from the nearest Metro station.  We were in Paris for a week and used the Metro and  trains to get everywhere (airport to hotel, Versailles)  .  We selected a hotel about a block from a Metro station.

Author: nanaandpapa

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October 26, 2012

 The problem with the Paris Metro is that it is not very friendly to people schlepping  luggage, with many stairs and few, if any, elevators. It is a great system, but not if you are handling more than carryon luggage.

Author: luisa

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October 26, 2012

nanaanpapa: "The problem with the Paris Metro is that it is not very friendly to people schlepping luggage, with many stairs and few, if any, elevators. It is a great system, but not if you are handling more than carryon luggage" 

Very true! I tried it once and it was a nightmare, running my wheeled bag over people's feet, struggling to climb the stairs hauling a suitcase and a carryon on my shoulder. Never again for me.

The metro is great and I use it a lot in Paris, just not on arrival and departure.

Author: gobuckeyes

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October 26, 2012

Using the Paris Metro from the train station (A) to the hotel (B) would also invove changing subways at least once. A taxi for €13.49 sounds lke a bargain and these days you don't find too many bargains in Europe.

 

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