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Trains from the Netherlands and Belgium arrive at Gare du Nord. Connections with the French domestic rail system SNCF are at Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Saint-Lazare and Gare Montparnasse. All stations are linked to the underground system as well as the RER-network. The brand new RER E-line reaches Gare du Nord from Gare de l'Est in three minutes. www.sncf.com
All the major car hire companies have offices in Paris.
Orly : Tel. +33 1 49 75 15 15
Hôtels Accor : (www.accor.com)
Mobile homes and Camping
CAMPING DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (www.mobilhome-paris.com)
FRANCE APPARTEMENTS (www.rentapart.com)
Tourist offices for Paris : www.paris-touristoffice.com
Musée du Louvre : www.louvre.fr
Musée d'Orsay : www.musee-orsay.fr
La tour Eiffel : www.tour-eiffel.fr
RATP tickets, coupons and cards are valid for both metro and buses, one ticket per trip. You must punch the tickets but not the coupons or cards.
One ticket is valid for one trip regardless of the distance travelled. It is cheaper to buy 10 tickets at a time, ask for a "carnet" (sold in metro stations, and also in tobacco outlets, recognizable by the distinctive red cigar emblem) : www.ratp.fr
There are many parking meter spaces in Paris, indicated by a sign with a white P on a blue background.
On arrival, the meter will already show a certain amount. That amount, which corresponds to the price of the journey made to pick you up, is charged to you. There are three rates, according to the time and distance from the city centre: Rate A - in Paris from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Rate B - in the outer suburbs and in Paris after 7 p.m., on Sundays and public holidays; Rate C - the outer suburbs at night.
For a taxi phone one of the following numbers :