France. How to move in Paris – Paris, France – Tourist Blog
Paris – not a very big city. Its diameter is only about ten kilometers (within Boulevards Peripheriques). The first six districts are considered the historical center of Paris. They would fit in the limits of the Moscow Garden Ring. If the weather allows and there are no reasons to hurry – the optimal type of transport for movements in Paris is "Eleventh Room". Walk on foot and you get great pleasure from the French capital.
RATP is a combined transport network of Paris, which includes buses and trams, metro and suburban expressions RER. Transport in Paris goes on schedule, in all kinds apply ***************** – White cardboard dumplings with a magnetic stripe. You can buy them in the cash desks of the metro and tobacco kiosks marked with the RATP logo. It is curious that on the funicular Montmartre you can ride on the same tickets. When traveling to RER it is important to take into account that Paris and its surroundings are divided into zones. Zones are only eight, they are determined by the diality from the center. Metro, buses and trams do not get out of 1-2 zones.
Metro in Paris well developed. 298 stations are distributed on sixteen lines. The overall length of underground branches – more than two hundred kilometers. It seems in the city there are no places remote at least from one subway station for more than 10 minutes of a leisurely step. Most trips in the Paris metro take no more than half an hour. A very convenient addition to the metropolitan is RER, which has already been mentioned above. RER is a high-speed above-ground express that runs between the center of Paris and its suburbs. Quite not easy to convey what RER is. This is something between the subway and the train. RER platforms – wider "Meturn", intervals between trains – longer. Trip cost – above.
Understand how Paris buses go, you can hardly succeed. Their routes even chaotic can be called only with tension. However, it would be nice to somehow overpower yourself and remember several routes that have stops near the hotel where you stopped.
Recently, a new type of public transport appeared in Paris – Tram. Trams drive in the suburbs of Paris and on the outskirts of the French capital. They are unlikely you will need.
Noctilien – Night buses
As in most European capitals, the subway does not work in Paris at night, do not go buses and more expensive taxi. However, in the French capital there is a special night bus – Noctilien. Buses go with goodbye Shatle, from East and Lyon Station, Montparnasse and Saint-Lazar in the direction of Parisian Okrain and airports. There is a night bus and a circular line passing through all Paris stations (all of them six) and the Orsay Museum.
Paris Taxi – these are cars with yellow checkers, as a rule – "Mercedes". On the checkeys it is written "Taxi Parisien" – "Paris Taxi". If the taxi is employed, checkers are glowing yellow. Passengers ride only in the rear seat. On the front sometimes rides the driver’s guard dog – usually shepherd. "Catch" a taxi is not accepted, and hardly someone will stop. Will have to look for a taxi parking. It’s good that their many. Tariffs of all Paris Taxis are the same. A trip to Paris is worth a day from ten to twenty-five euros. At night, taxis costs more. The cost depends on the distance and time on the way, so getting into the plug – undesirable for the passenger. Payment is usually done in cash. You can not pay the card in all taxis, and even in those where there are terminals, the driver will be dissatisfied with your desire. The driver can ask the receipt – with this in Paris clearly.
There is another way to move yourself-beloved in Paris. Bike! And not at all be sure to drag it with you from Russia. Hire of a two-wheeled vehicle costs only one euro per day, and you can rent for a whole week with a discount – in just five units of European currency. To do this, in Paris there is a velib cycling system. Parking points are every 300 meters, and in the center – and more often. In order to take advantage of them, you need a subscription that can be purchased on a credit card at any station. Trips lasting to half an hour – absolutely free.
If Moscow streets seem to you, relax. In Paris is still worse. Constant tunnels and one-way movement streets are able to confuse, it seems anyone. Find a parking space – generally a whole story. It is hardly worth it in this art with Parisians!