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From arrival to departure, you have here all the information to enjoy your stay from A to Z at key2paris

Arrival and departure, transport, phone, internet, services at key2paris

Arrival, departure and storage

In order to avoid stress for all guests, to give you a clean place and being on time when you need me, I have set times for arrival and departure at key2paris :

  • Earliest checking in is 3.30PM  Due to Sanitary security and gap between guests (between 3.30 and 7 PM) more detailed once you know your itinerary)
  • The latest checkout is at 9.30 AM.. (between 7 AM and 9.30)


It is sometimes possible to organize an early checking or safe storage for a later checkout . Only after discussion with me at least 30 days prior to arrival.


key2paris has space for your luggage once you are settled : closets and shelves.


If you are running late, please contact me, call or text, to let me know so I can wait for you. Planes and trains are out of your control. You control your phone and communication.


If you have a late train or plane, we can discuss it and find a storage solution in the neighborhood if you tell me ahead.

  •  How much page, to discover what is subject to extra fee and which condition you have to leave the apartment.

Once you have booked, we exchange as much as needed in order to prepare a stress less arrival. You’ll receive all information on transportation, schedules, storage if necessary, meals.


Of course you are welcome to ask all your questions




Large choice of public transportation available (buses, subways,  RER, Tramways, trains) ( Public Transporation for Ile de France)


The district is "semi pedestrian" means restricted traffic but you may have access with a car or taxi for limited  speed and limited time. (Not 100% forbidden).

There are many public parking lots around. I would recommend you to leave your car at home though.

  • Possible Transportation  booking from airport or train station. Ask me about Taxi regulations.  (Please avoid unreliable shuttle companies or taxi out of the official lines)
  • Once you have sent me  your transportation schedule, I’ll send you a list of recommended itineraries and  possible transportation :  metro, RER, Bus,  Taxi to easily come to key2paris.

Some like to buy a Navigo pass as soon as they arrive.

Because you are in central Paris, you will walk a lot ; I am almost sure you don’t need one. Most of the time, buying a  Metro bus booklet at the “Tabac shop”  is enough.

  • Airports : Roissy and Orly

  • Gare Montparnasse, then Line 4 Etienne Marcel or Halles or train Orly Val +  RER B to Chatelet_ Les Halles

  • Roissy :

Roissybus provides non-stop services between De Gaulle airport and the Paris-Opéra district. From Opéra it is really easy to come to Key2paris ( Line 3 or bus 29/ 20)

€12.50 (Forfait Navigo zones 1-5 accepted)

or RER  B to Chatelet - les Halles: 30 mn ride once you are on the train.more detailed infos after booking and travel info.

  • Train stations :  key2paris is easy to come to if you are coming from either of the train stations                   
    • Gare du Nord: 15/20mn ride on the bus 39,
    • Gare StLazare: Metro line 3 or Buses 20/29
    • Gare de L’Est: Metro line 4 to Les Halles
    • Gare Montparnasse :  Metro line 4
    • Gare de Lyon : Bus  29, or RER A to Chatelet Les Halles
  • Metro, RER :  RER A and B in Chatelert Les Halles

    Line 1 Louvre, Line 3 Sentier, Line 4 Les Halles or Etienne Marcel

  • Buses : 20, 29, 39, 74, 85

  • Taxis, Transfers and UBER:  I can book  for you upon your departure. I recommend to AVOID ALL SHARED SHUTTLES companies (unknown arrival time and not always reliable). 

  • recommended  by a guest : VERY reliable and genntle tariff Airports Taxi Transfers
  • If you decide to take a taxi upon arrival : make sure you take one from the official line only. From airports to right bank it is a fix fare of 50€. You can pay by Credit Card but better check before you get into the car. 

  •  “rent a bike”:  Updated information upon arrival.

  • If you have a car:  driving in central Paris and parking can be hard and expensive (nearby parking lot : closest is Les Halles) I send you links if needed.


In Paris, best is to park your car and then use Public Transportation.

  • A fun way to visit Paris is to take an "old car" tour. This one is highly recommended by a guest

 Citroen tour that we did on our last evening in Paris,

 "We highly recommend Laurent's business. I think you will see for yourself that the reviews are excellent. The evening was an absolute highlight of our holiday".

 or another one also recommended by guests :  2CV Tour

 Paris Authentic trusted  2 CV tour

  • Another fun way to visit is also  "hop on hop off" bus or bateau bus on the river




Buy the right ticket

 A NEW SYSTEM WITH A CARD that you can charge .....

  You can  buy the card at tobacco shops. 

I'll tell you which ones to go to or avoid

Make sure  you pay for the right trip as some destination are more expensive than others of course, especially airports. In order to avoid fines.

Phone and Internet

  • Telephone : Orange chip for short stays

At key2paris t : the phone is linked to internet. You can call landlines for free in most of the World .                              

  • High Speed Fiber connection
  • free WIFI
  •  If you want to be able to check maps anywhere,  you should check with your Internet Service Provider to get an affordable contract while you are here. As roaming with no contract can end up very costly. 
  • ORANGE,   one of the major Mobile Phone and Internet providers, put on the market a card for Tourists staying a short time.

Attentive services

When you settle at key2paris, I spend enough time to explain the nest, the building, the area. You have maps and guides at your disposal.


Now there are more opportunities for you to enjoy a real Parisian experience with an insider's view if you want.

I have a list of possible services. from tours, custom designed meals, hair dresser, nails beauty care (hands and t shopping, itineraries.

I can share ideas about parks and picnic secluded gardens,  antiques and flea markets, landmarks and trends, touristy and off beaten path, day trips…  Can help you visiting Paris following YOUR theme ( By chocolate, by Pastries, by Food, by Wine and Tastings, by Museums, by Sciences,by Fabrics...). All is custom designed for you and only you.

I believe in local businesses


If you want to use the kitchen and cook, you can use the fully equipped kitchen.