Paris Metro / RER line and station information for popular destinations like CDG Airport, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Versailles, Gare de Lyon and more.

Paris Beauvais Airport Train

By | February 13, 2016 | in Airport Attractions Beauvais (BVA)

Paris Beauvais Airport Train (BVA) serving Ryanair, Wizz Air & Blue Air, is accessible by city train from Paris with taxi completing the journey.  Beauvais Airport is actually located in Tillé, 3.5km north east of Beauvais.  There is no train station at the airport itself, unlike Aéroports Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Overview Train Line … Read more

Closest Metro Station to Moulin Rouge

By | July 19, 2011 | in Attractions

Moulin Rouge is located in the 18th arondissement at 82 Boulevard de Clichy. This is in the heart of Paris’ red light district with many adult oriented stores and cabaret shows. The closest Metro line to this tourist site is Blanche on Metro Line 2. (Photo credit by Kathy_Gene) In 2009, the Moulin Rouge turned … Read more

Paris Transportation Keywords (with Translation)

By | July 18, 2011 | in Attractions

Keywords used in the Paris Metro, RER, Trains, Trams and Buses Accueil Information Aller-Simple One way ticket Aller-Retour Return ticket Annulé Cancelled Arrêt Stop Arrivée Arrival time Billet Ticket Billeterie Automatic ticket terminal Bagages Luggage Carnet Book of tickets (bulk price) Compostage Ticket validator Consigne (Automatique/ Manuel) Luggage storage (Automatic/ Manual) Controller Controller (transit enforcement) … Read more

Paris to Château de Versailles by RER C Train Walkthrough

By | July 15, 2011 | in Attractions RER C

**Link to older Paris to Versailles Article. Click Here** How to get to Château de Versailles from Central Paris Option 1: RER C – Yellow line Locate either train stations or metro stations in central Paris that will connect you to RER C, the yellow RER line. Listed below in the flowchart are all the … Read more

Explanation: Train Stations in Paris

By | July 15, 2011 | in Attractions Trains - Intercity stations

In Paris, a train station is known as a “gare“.  The word “station” in French generally refers to Metro stations. Buses and trams have stops or “arrêts“. Gares serve surface level trains traveling in and out of the city of Paris to surrounding suburbs and further out to cities both nationally around France and internationally … Read more

New Paris by Train Forum

By | September 6, 2009 | in Attractions

I recently switched from PHPBB software to VBulletin, mostly for the ease of handling SPAM, but also for refinements to how questions & answers are posted. VBulletin is a paid service, costing about 100£/year if you keep up with all the updates.  PHPBB is free which lends itself to the try-before-buy methodology, which I did. … Read more

Site Outage March 4 – 7

By | March 6, 2009 | in Attractions

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the site outage between March 4th and 7th.  There was another site (of mine) on this web server that went haywire and swallowed up all the memory and most of the CPU processing power, rending my dear ParisByTrain site unavailable. Rest assured, I’m still here and the site will stay up … Read more

Inspiration – Elizabeth Gilbert

By | February 15, 2009 | in Attractions

A friend of mine recently became a fan of TED (Technology. Entertainment. Design) and it led me to watch this 18 minute talk on creative genius by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.  She talks about inspiration, where it comes from, how people deal with it, and offers an idea of how to we … Read more