From arrival to departure, you have here all the information 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 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.
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 "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.
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, 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).
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.
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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.
At key2paris t : the phone is linked to internet. You can call landlines for free in most of the World .
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.