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Actual plans...

Here is where we will stay.

Open item checklist
  • Make sure Credit card/ATM card are recognized for European transactions
  • Hotel at CDG for last night
  • Phones - make sure at least one will work in Paris
    • Arrange catsitter visits   DONE
    • Arrange for towncar to/from SeaTac  DONE
    • Arrange for transportation from CDG to apartment   DONE (Taxi or train)
    • Make sure we have contact info for host   DONE (although should write it on paper :) )
    • Chargers for electronic gadgets   DONE

Packing List

  • Stuff for Lily to do on plane trip :)
  • reading material
  • 3-4 changes of clothes each?

Here is the VISA ATM near Les Halles Metro

       SOCIETE GENERALE     16 RUE DU PONT NEUF     PARIS, 75001


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Airport to door shuttle - 55 euro

 paris metro pricing - looks like 5 day visitor pass [Paris Visite] for Tues-Sat (~34 Euro [$45] adults and 17 [$22] for Noelle - Lily = free)
      In comparison 10 ticket packs cost 13.3 Euro/6.65 - so equivalent of 30 trips.
      There is also a "weekly" pass - 3 zone = ~30 Euro, 5 zone = ~39 Euro - need a photo for the card.


Looks like we want this - http://en.parismuseumpass.com/    6 days = 69 Euro [~$95] - only adults need

Museums covered by Paris Museum Pass

ParisTimes


Other Museums of Possible Interest

A possibility -  2 day bus tour + river tour  2 adult + 1 kid = 92 euro (2.5 hour bus tour - hop on and off, 1 hr river tour)



Paris to CDG (airport) - http://parisbytrain.com/charles-de-gaulle-airport-cdg-to-paris-by-train/  - RER B from Paris Gare Du Nord station [35 minute trip, 23 for Express]

Current exchange rate roughly $1.40 per Euro.

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Books to buy…. (Not necessarily at Amazon though)

  www.amazon.com/City-Walks-Kids-Paris-Adventures/dp/0811861708/
  www.amazon.com/Family-Guide-Paris-Eyewitness-Travel/dp/0756689562/.  Bought
  www.amazon.com/DK-Eyewitness-Travel-Guide-Paris/dp/1465400508/.     Bought
  www.amazon.com/Eyewitness-Travel-London-DK-Guide/dp/1405368713/

Possible accomodations…
  AirBnB  - nice maps of the regions (note - airbnb fee added - might be worthwhile for guarantee)
  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1250253  - NOT available - $1257  email sent - Strasbourg-St Denis  - nearest Metro stop
  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/460255  - $1300 total - email sent
  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1083545  - $1100  -

  http://www.housetrip.com/en/rentals/3378?from_date=2014-04-07&to_date=2014-04-14 [or maybe not – 3rd floor, no elevator] 
  http://www.housetrip.com/en/rentals/13472?from_date=2014-04-07&to_date=2014-04-14
  VRBO ----
  http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/europe/france/ile-de-france/paris
          http://www.vrbo.com/481603   email sent - looks like Saint-Lazare & Opera are nearest big Metro stops  999 Euro/7 days
           http://www.vrbo.com/471775  email sent - only 6 days available (not 14th) - a bit North - Piagalle Metro  $1232
          http://www.vrbo.com/164587  email sent -  St Georges and Le Peletier - nearest Metro stops  - too expensive
          http://www.vrbo.com/99602. Not available
Need to get Paris Metro map and possible destinations to make sure we choose good metro station location (although
probably anything in central Paris will work.)  

Last night we should probably stay by the airport [but maybe not required - flight is at 2:00 PM]

Looks like the Eurostar from London to Paris is not cheap.
    140 pounds/adult, 98 pounds per child – one way.  [Possibly as low as 112 and 75 depending on travel times]
    Travel time a little over 3 hours [London St Pancras Int'l to Paris Gare Du Nord]




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David Fandel,
Aug 15, 2013, 2:03 PM
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David Fandel,
Aug 15, 2013, 2:03 PM
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