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Published on November 13, 2007

SNCF Rail Pass

There is a variety of affordable and flexible passes (non consecutive days of rail travel). Most passes have special discounts for youth and seniors. They can be purchased in the U.S. from Rail Europe, Inc. At : 1 888 382 7245 or on line :

Pick-up and delivery of luggage from your hotel to your final destination can be organized 24 hours in advance by contacting the SNCF Baggage Service at : Baggage is picked up and delivered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Métro in Paris

The Métro in Paris runs from 5 :30 am to 12 :30 am. You can purchase a single ticket or a “ carnet ” of ten tickets which can also be used on buses. Keep your ticket handy, you may be asked to show it to a transit inspector, and tickets are sometimes needed to exit Métro turnstile.

Passes, good for unlimited travel on Métro, bus, and RER, are available for one, two, three, five or seven days. Children passes (4-11 years) are half-price.


Batobus is an original 8-stop boat service on the Seine river which operates from April to October. You can use it to reach Paris’ most visited places : Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum, Norte Dame, Beaubourg, the Louvre…


Air France and other regional airlines offer domestic flights. Airports are well served by shuttle services. Senior, youth and student discounts are available on many domestic flights. Inquire when making reservations.

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