From arrival to departure, you have here all the iformation to enjoy your stay from A to Z at key2paris
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 :
It is sometimes possible to organize an early checking or safe storage in the neighborhood. Only after discussion with me at least 30 days prior to arrival.
The apartment 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.
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)
ratp.fr ( Public Transporation for Ile de France)
The district is "pedestrian" 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.
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
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.
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 and UBER: I can book for you upon your departure. I recommend to AVOID ALL SHUTTLES companies (unknown arrival time and not always reliable).
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”: system in process as former supplier has been stopped. 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.
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SOON A NEW SYSTEM WITH A CARD .....
Today You can still buy ticket booklets at tobacco shops. Avoid Vanita on rue Montmartre as not nice owners, grumpy, not welcoming. Select either
- metro lines
- RER lines (RATP and SNCF) within Paris (zone 1)
- Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except Orlybus and Roissy bus (see the specific conditions below for the Noctilien network and lines with special fares: 299, 350 and 351)
- tramway lines (RATP and SNCF)
- the Montmartre funicular
- metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris
- bus/bus (including between the RATP and OPTILE networks), bus/tram and tram/tram for 90 minutes between the first and last validation
- it is not possible to make metro/bus, metro/tram, RER/bus, RER/tram connections with the same t+ ticket
- The t+ ticket allows you to travel on the RER within Paris only. For any journey outside Paris you must purchase an Origin-Destination ticket (Billet Origine-Destination), the price of which is calculated from station to station.
- Thus, to travel to La Défense - Grande Arche from Paris using the RER A, you must be in possession of an origin-destination ticket valid for this station. However, it is also possible to travel there on the metro (line 1) using a t+ ticket.
- Metro/RER and RER/RER connections within Paris are allowed. In this situation you should validate the original t+ ticket again.
- You should validate your t+ ticket each time you board a bus.
Once it has been validated your t+ ticket allows you to make unlimited connections within a 90-minute period (between the first and last validation) on other bus and tram lines. You should validate your t+ ticket each time you change bus or tram.
Please note: one single t+ ticket may not be used for round-trip journeys on the same line or to get off and then back on a bus from the same line.
- in the Metro from an automatic dispenser
- at ticket booths
- in some Tobacco/ Stamps shops : see above one to avoid and other nice ones in the neighborhood.
- do not buy tickets from stranger : they might be unsuitable or faulty and could cost you a fine
- keep your ticket until you exit the transportation system : there are random controls
in the apartment : the phone is linked to internet. You can call landlines for free in most of the World . ORANGE, one of the major Mobile Phone and Internet providers, put on the market a card for Tourists staying a short time : mobicarte Holiday 2 hours calls , 1OOO text messages for the whole world, 1 Go mobile internet in France Valid 14 days for 39€99
When you settle at key2paris, I spend enough time to explain the nest, the building, the area on top of all the guide books at your disposal.
Now there are more opportunities for you to enjoy a real Parisian experience with an insider's view if you want. We have more time to exchange, share the Montorgueil area or some other in Central Paris.
(Hot drink, bread and pastry, butter and jams, dairy and protein, granolas, fruits, juice)
from hair dresser to helpful shop for swimming suits, stockings, underwear, nails beauty care (hands and toes), food, shopping, itineraries.