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THE ESSENTIALS LES INDISPENSA­BLES PARIS MUSEUM PASS Rates charged as per the meter. Single phone number for taxi ranks: 01.45.30.30.30 The pass can be used to visit more than 50 museums in and around Paris as many times as you like and without queuing. It cannot be used to visit temporary exhibition­s. 2 days for 48€,4 days for 62€ and 6 days for 74€ www.parismuseu­mpass.com PARKING IN PARIS www.parkingsde­paris.com contact@parkingsde­paris.co TRANSPORT MONEY KIOSQUE CULTURE BY PLANE Cash: from exchange bureaus and banks (Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5 pm). Kiosque Madeleine, place de la Madeleine (8th) Kiosque Montparnas­se, place Raoul Dautry (15th) Kiosque Ternes, place des Ternes (17th) www.kiosquecul­ture.com Traveller informatio­n. Tel: 39 50 (€0.35/min) www.parisaerop­ort.fr TIPS Taxes and service are included. You are free to leave an additional tip (10% of the price). • RER line B from the Gare du Nord Approx. 35 min. www.transilien.com • Roissybus from Opéra. Between 45 min and 1 hour. 10,50€ • With Le-Bus Direct : Direct shuttle service from Paris downttown (Etoile/Champs Elysées, Gare Montparnas­se, Porte Maillot et Gare de Lyon). Open daily. Tel : 0810 812 001 (0,12€/min + standard call charges apply) www.lebusdirec­t.com • Taxi. Approx. 45 minutes. Around 60€ FREE OF CHARGE TAX FREE Your tax refund in three steps with Cash Paris Museums/monuments are free of charge for children aged under 18. City of Paris museums are free of charge all year round. Museums and monuments are free of charge on the first Sunday of each month. The metro is free of charge for children aged under 4 and children aged between 4 and 11 years of age travel half price. You are eligible for a tax refund if you are aged over 16 and reside outside the European Union. Orly South and Orly West • You must spend at least €175.01 per form, per day and per point of sale in France. Ensure that the form is duly completed before leaving the point of sale. • Have the form validated by Customs within three months of the date of purchase. • Get your tex refund in cash euros or through your e-wallet at Cash Paris located at Roissy Charles de Gaulle & Orly Airport. • RER line C and shuttle from the Gare d'Austerlitz. Approx. 1 hour. Or RER line B and Orlyval shuttle from Châtelet. Approx. 40 min. www.transilien.com • Orlybus. Tel: 32 46 (€0.34/min). 7,50€ From Denfert-Rochereau. Approx. 30 min. www.ratp.fr • With Le-Bus direct: Direct shuttle service from Paris downttown (Etoile/Champs Elysées, Invalides, Gare Montparnas­se). Open daily. Tel : 0810 812 001 (0,12€/min + standard call charges apply). www.lebusdirec­t.com • Taxi. Approx. 45 minutes. Between 35€ and 50€ • Jetbus. From the Villejuif Louis Aragon metro station. Approx. 15 min Ambulance: 15 Police and rescue: 17 Emergency number from mobiles: 112 Fire service: 18 Emergency doctor: 01.43.37.77.77 (24/24) Emergency dentist: 01.43.37.51.00 Poison emergency centre: 01.40.05.48.48 (24/24) LOSS / THEFT Credit cards. Call 0892 705 705 seven days a week 24/7 DISPENSING CHEMISTS (e0.34/min.). -Pharmacie Les Champs, 84 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th). Tel: 01.45.62.02.41. M° Franklin D. Roosevelt -Pharmacie Marey, 211 rue de la Convention (15th). Tel: 01.48.28.67.92. M° Convention. American Express Traveller's Cheques: Call 0 800 83 28 20 Cheque books. Call 0892.68.32.08 days a week. Passports. Declare the loss in the nearest police station and then with your embassy (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr). Lost and found. Call 0821.00.25.25 (e0.337/min.) seven BY TRAIN Traveller informatio­n. Tel: 36 35 (€0.34/min). www.voyages-sncf.com SHOPPING 10am to 7pm, Friday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. Many shops do not open until 11am on Mondays. The six mainline stations in Paris: • Gare d'Austerlitz. Metro: lines 5, 10 and RER line C. Destinatio­ns: central France, Toulouse, the Pyrenees and Spain. • Gare de l'Est. Metro: lines 4, 5, 7 and RER line D. Destinatio­ns: Eastern France, Germany, Switzerlan­d and Luxembourg. • Gare de Lyon. Metro: lines 1, 14 and RER lines A and D, Air France coaches for Roissy. Destinatio­ns: SouthEast France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhône-Alpes and the French Riviera. • Gare Montparnas­se. Metro: lines 4, 6, 12, 13 and Air France coaches for Roissy and Orly. Destinatio­ns: Western and South-Western France. • Gare du Nord. Metro: lines 4, 5 and RER lines B, D and E. Destinatio­ns: Northern Paris, Northern France, Lille, Belgium, The Netherland­s, Germany (Thalys) and London (Eurostar). • Gare Saint Lazare: Metro: lines 3, 12 13 and RER lines A and E. Destinatio­ns: Normandy, Western and SouthWest Paris • Gare de Bercy : Destinatio­ns : Bourgogne + Italie (e0.12/min). POSTAL SERVICES Price of stamps: 1.05€ for France, 1.30€ for Europe, 1,30€ for the USA, Asia and Australia. Stamps can be bought in post offices and tobacconis­t's stores, which can be recognised by the red “Tabac” signs. Post office: 52 rue du Louvre (1st). M° Louvre-Rivoli. Mon-Sat, 7:30am-6am the following day Open from 9 am to 5 pm, depending on the museum. Museums are closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25. The Eiffel Tower, the Montparnas­se Tower, the Grévin Museum, the Jacquemart-André Museum, the Espace Salvador Dali, the Museum of Erotica and the towers of Notre Dame are open seven days a week. TOBACCO PARIS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Smoking was banned in all educationa­l, cultural and sports establishm­ents in France on February 1, 2007. Smoking was banned in cafes, hotels, restaurant­s and nightclubs on January 1, 2008. 29 rue de Rivoli (4th) M° Hôtel de Ville or Chatelet Open every day except the 1st of May www.parisinfo.com PHONING ABROAD FROM FRANCE PARIS REGION TOURIST BOARD Dial the internatio­nal prefix (00), then the country code and the number, without the leading zero. www.visitparis­region.com • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, from 7 :15am to 8:45pm, T1, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F Terminals, level arrivals • Paris Orly Airport, from 7 :15am to 8 :30pm, Orly South and West Terminals, level arrivals • Versailles, 2bis ave de Paris, 78000 Versailles, from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday 9:30am-5pm • Disneyland Paris, place François Truffaut, 77705 Marne la Vallée, from 9am to 8:30pm • Galeries Lafayette, 40 blvd Haussmann (9th), from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am-8:30pm and Sunday, 11am-7pm BABY EQUIPMENT HIRE BY METRO, RER AND BUS Baby'tems, visit www.babytems.com or call 01.83.62.08.64 Metro and RER. 5:20 am to 1:15 am, every day. The metro runs until 2:15 am on Sat and Sun mornings. Bus. 5:45am to 0:30 am. Plus the “Noctilien” night buses from 12:30 am to 5:30 am. One metro ticket for a single journey costs from 1.90€ A booklet of 10 tickets costs 16,90€ Tel: 34 24 (standard call charges apply) @ClientsRAT­P - www.ratp.fr ELECTRICIT­Y The standard mains supply in France is 220 V at a frequency of 50 Hz. BY TAXI The white roof light comes on when the taxi is free. 82 GREATER PARIS SPRING - PRINTEMPS 2020 |

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