- Remember to make your reservations
for trains and other transportation sources that you'll need
while on your trip before you leave home. Book reservations for
museums, shows and restaurants etc., before leaving home.
There will be less hassles, guarantying your train reservation
or ticket selections. You will find all major
transportation sources, airport facilities, river barges, train
stations, the metro and English-French words and phrases to help
you while on your trip to France. Go directly to
If you have questions about booking air, auto or hotel please
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Packing Tips |
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- all major airlines fly into Paris. You will find all of the airlines
that fly into France, with detailed information of air
deals, cheap flights, air vacation deals, the latest
airfare specials, cheap tickets including air and
hotel package deals. All
- a shuttle in Paris is great, with very friendly door
to door service. They are very helpful, speak
English fluently, and are quite reasonably priced, and
more comfortable in most cases than a taxi. A taxi
is 'tres cher' from the airports into Paris.
Private Car Hire &
- Auto Hire -
- please note that most of these European auto hire
companies are headquartered in England. You'll
find the best deals with these companies, we know,
used them, and it means huge savings that can be spent
on other vacation needs. So check out our
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Barges, Bateaux Mouches
and Canal Boats
Barges are one of the most luxurious way to see France.
Here are some of the primary barging agents for cruises
on the vast waterways of France. Giving
you a glimpse of the beautiful and pastoral French
|| countryside, superb dining, first class service all the way. Check them out,
and take that special inland waterway cruise of a lifetime.
Click on the link below for more information on
these superb and luxurious
& River Cruises around France
- Bus Tours Around France
- a directory with all the most popular bus tours within
Paris and day tours leaving from Paris to the other
Regions of France. You have the option of full
size Paris tour buses, or Mini-bus tours.
Best of Paris Tours &
The Best Tours
the River Seine in Paris
on a Bateaux-Mouche
Find dozens of wonderful river cruises in these
where you can cruise the Seine day or night. Over
twenty cruises available, plus combination cruise and
tour, cruise and dinner, 'Illuminations' cruises, cruise
and cabaret and many more.
Bateaux-Mouche river cruises in Paris.
Driving in France
If you are planning on driving while you're in France, get ready for
your first 'Grand
Prix' experience, because that's what it will feel like driving in
Paris. For people so laid back, their driving is pretty wild, and you'll need to be
prepared. Please be
sure and check our driving information before
rent or lease
a vehicle in France.
Driving in France helpful
information is about the driving in France
basics. You will need a valid driver's license
[a US driver's license is sufficient].
International driver's licenses are not required for
U.S. citizens. The legal driving age in France is
18 years of age. You are however, required to carry the
vehicle's registration document, and current insurance
certificate. A national plate or sticker is required,
and your car rental agency will provide their customers
with all these necessary documents.
More importantly, you need to know the basic driving rules for
France...the driver to the right has the right-of-way. You also
need to know your rights while you are a visitor there. If you
have a traffic accident, you can at least be prepared! If you
don't speak French, get an International
Driver's License before leaving. For more regarding driving in
France, please visit the
French Embassy's website. Please read our article on
France Road Signs -
Important Information to Know
very important, because some signs are similar to those
in the U.S. and others are completely different.
It might mean the difference of life or death, as French
drivers are enthusiastic. So, please review these
road signs, and in fact highlight and print out the
road signs to take with you on your trip.
Mileage chart for major French towns
Auto Route Planner
Don't travel without it!
- In French & English, this is a official site with driving and safety information,
plan your trip before you leave home. You can
always access this at a French Cyber Cafe as you
travel around France. Toll Roads in France are
called Peages. They are quite expensive, but
you can use your credit card in most of them,
instead of carrying change or toll tokens.
Driving Conditions in Paris & other towns
- be sure that you are aware of the driving laws in the
country that you'll be visiting. Some road signs
are similar to those in the US, however many are
different and/or they may have different meanings than
those is the US. We have many travel tips for
going abroad to help you in case of emergencies, or if
you just need help.
- Ferry Boats from France
The comfortable and relaxing way to cross the
channel. You have dozens of options to several
ports in France and England to select from. You'll
find excellent food, a chance at 'lady luck' for an
overall enjoyable crossing.
- River Boat Cruises
around France and Europe
This is the hottest travel holiday for 2009 if you
traveling to France or Europe,
These all inclusive cruises include all meals, some
includes wine, and some really wonderful shore tours.
All first class service accommodations on your 'water
river cruises out now!
- Shuttle Buses
and Airport Transfer Cards
There are numerous limousine services in Paris and
around France that offer excellent service.
Shuttle services in Paris are plentiful, and you can
obtain shuttle bus or private car transfer online NOW, with
one of the following services: [CDG = Charles de Gaulle
For all Airport Transfers and Transfers to Train
Stations and surrounding areas of Paris you can
BOOK A TRANSFER HERE.
Air France Bus Transfers from/to CDG or Orly Airports
View Map with all
pick-up and drop off points in Paris.
Air France Bus from CDG to Lyon Train Station in
Air France Bus from CDG to Porte Maillot
& on to Etoile in Paris
Air France Bus from ORLY to Montparnasse, Invalides, Left Bank
Paris a la Carte Plus
[RER] - is the fast inexpensive way to get
around in Paris. For a
[large and very clear printable map], or
click on this
expandable interactive map
RATP with schedules
prices in English, French and German. And
- map for all suburbs and the
Information for Paris
If you're out and about in Paris on the main boulevards, etc., you don't put your fingers to your mouth and whistle, or jump out in the road and wave a taxi down [you may get run over]. There is a system in place that you have to follow just like everyone else! It's called getting in line at the taxi stand. There are taxi stands all around Paris...this
does not apply however to the suburbs and other regions
of France. But in Paris, people really get
aggravated at you, if you jump the line to grab a taxi!
- Trains & Train Information - a train station is called a Gare, select your train information from the following:
SNCF gare locator,
SNCF Paris, the
TGV (fast trains), the RER
[regional trains] and the
and all Train schedules, ticketing info,
and all rail passes for Europe are here.
Eurostar - where you can have breakfast in London and lunch in Paris
Train stations in Paris
Airports & Airport Info &
Shuttle Services - the two major airports in Paris are Charles de Gaulle
Official ADP in English
Aeroports de Paris, or in
French include the two major airports - Charles de Gaulle Airport at Rossie
and Orly. The Aeroport de Paris
Le Bourget is located in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Over 142 French Airports -
listed by City in French only. You can view airport shuttle services here:
Paris Airport Shuttle Service.