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First trip - usual questions

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First trip - usual questions

Just booked our hotel for next month - the Marriott Rive Gauche. £80 a night on priceline which seems good. The hotel is slightly out of the centre but we dont mind walking or getting the metro.

1. With this in mind, having never been to Paris - what is the best way to get to this hotel from CDG?

2. And if we need to travel on the metro in order to get to the centre and/or sites - should we get like a 2 or 3 day pass? (we are staying for 3 nights). Is the hop-on hop off bus tour any good?

3. I think we are cloest to the Latin quarter, would this be a good place to eat and have a few drinks at night? Any recommendations for decent food, say for less and £50 for a couple?

Apologies for the laziness, I'm sure these questions are asked a lot. But I really appreciate it!

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1. Re: First trip - usual questions

Ok, here are the usual answers:

1. Taxi about 50€. If you want to try the RER B to Denfer/Rochereau and either connect to Saint Jacques or walk to your hotel the price is 8.50€ each.

2. I recommend a carnet, 10 individual tickets at 11.40€. Passes are generaly not a good value. The exception might be the Mobilis day pass if you decide to visit Versailles for example.

More information here:


3. The Latin quarter has good restaurants but avoid the establishments on avenue de la Huchette or any restaurant with someone standing out front trying to entice you inside.

Here's a place I have enjoyed for over 30 years:


It's a quiet place and the food is usually quite good and within your budget.

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2. Re: First trip - usual questions

Thank you very much, very helpful.

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3. Re: First trip - usual questions

Hi -

One bit of advice for your "few drinks at night" - The age-old rule applies - drink the local plonk. If you drink imported spirits, you can bust the budget.

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