Gare Saint Lazare
Towns: Rouen, Deauville, Le Havre.
Metro station : Saint Lazare : line 3, 12 & 13.
Brittany, Atlantic coast and TGV trains to Southwest France.
Town: Tours, Brest, Bordeaux, Poitiers, Nantes.
Metro station : Montparnasse Bienvenue : line 4, 12 & 13
Gare du Nord
Northern France, Belgium, Nederland with Thalys
England with Eurostar
Towns: Lille, Brussels, London, Amsterdam, Koln.
Metro station : Gare du Nord : line 4 & 5. RER: line B, D & E.
Gare de l'Est
Eastern France and Germany.
Towns: Reims, Strasbourg, Nancy, Metz, Luxembourg, Munchen.
Metro station: Gare de l'Est: line 4,5 & 7.
Gare de Lyon
South & Southeast of France and Europe.
Towns: Lyon, Dijon, Geneva, Valence, Montpellier, Avignon, Marseille, Nice.
Metro station: Gare de Lyon : line 1 & 14. RER: line A & D.
Loire Valley and ordinary trains to Southwest France, Spain and Portugal.
Metro station: Gare d'Austerlitz : line 5 & 10. RER line C.
2. Car rental
National Citer: http://www.nationalcar.com
Sixt / Eurorent: http://www.sixt.com
The taxi could be any car model. They're usually large sedans. Important warning, if the taxi doesn't have a meter inside, don't take it...
When you call a taxi company to come pick you up, the driver starts his meter running from the moment he leaves from where he is when you call. If the taxi is far from you when you call, it's possible to already have 7 euros on the meter when he arrives. In general, they usually send the closest taxi but, there may not always a taxi close by.
Tips for the driver, usually around 10% of the fare but not mendatory.
Here are some rules you should know when it comes to taxis :
- You don't have the right to hail a taxi less than 50 meters from a taxi stand. The taxis that are waiting there have priority over taxis that are passing by.
- At a taxi stand, you have the right to choose the taxi that you want (nothing obliges you to take the first one in the line).
- A taxi can refuse to take on passengers if he is at the end of his service (each taxi only has the right to work a certain number of hours a day, and the end of their service is posted on a meter in the back of the car).
Taxi 7000: +33 1 42 70 00 42
Taxis Bleus: + 33 1 49 36 10 10
Taxis G7: +33 1 47 39 47 39
Paris helicoptere: http://www.paris-helicoptere.com
American Limousines: http://www.aamericanlimousines.com
Gabriel Limousine: http://www.gabriel-limousine.com
Baron Limousines: http://www.barons-limousines.com
5. Map of Paris
Map - Available in 22 different languages
Hotel Eiffel Segur.
3 star hotel near the Eiffel Tower and Invalides
Hotel Louvre Marsollier.
3 star hotel near Louvre and Opera.
3 star tradition hotel,near the Louvre and Marais.
Hotel Claude Bernard.
3 star hotel in St Germain des Pres.
Hotel Jardin Odeon.
Left bank 3 star hotel St Germain des Pres.
Hotel Tilsitt Champs Elysees
3 star hotel near Arc de Triomphe