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* [[Disneyland Paris]] - the European version of the famous American theme park
* [[Disneyland Paris]] - the European version of the famous American theme park
==Get around==
==Get around==
===By bike===
===By bike===
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* '''N104''' : La Francilienne. A half circular road around the eastern side of Paris. As it is further out than the A86, there is considerably less congestion.
* '''N104''' : La Francilienne. A half circular road around the eastern side of Paris. As it is further out than the A86, there is considerably less congestion.
* '''N118''' : Connect western Paris to A10 and N104.
* '''N118''' : Connect western Paris to A10 and N104.
'''Systadin''' [http://www.sytadin.tm.fr] provides real time traffic information for all the major routes in Île-de-France, albeit in [[French phrasebook|French]].
===By train===
===By train===
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* '''[http://www.longitudehotels.com/groupe-en/ Longitude Hotels]'''
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Completely renovated in 2006, the hotel offers [http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-trocadero/en/chambres.html 27 standard rooms tastefully decorated], soundproofed, air-conditioned and equipped with the most modern equipment. Two of our rooms are designed for at best for people with reduced mobility.
In addition, we are located a few minutes to the main interests of Paris
* ''' [http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-montcalm/en/presentation.html Best Western Montcalm Hotel][http://www.montcalmhotel.com]'''
The Best Western Montcalm Hotel is [http://www.example.com located] in the residential area of the fifteenth district of Paris, 10 minutes walk from the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, the villa-style hotel , houses a beautiful winter garden and lounge where  you can relax for a snack or a moment of reading.
The hotel offers [http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-montcalm/en/chambres.html 40 Fully air-conditioned rooms and one suite], all equipped with a minibar, a hair dryer, wireless internet, a direct dial telephone and  satellite TV.
Whether you come to Paris for business or for leisure, the hotel is idealy situated. The metro line (8), Boucicaut station across the street from the hotel, will take you directly and in a few minutes to the main interests of Paris
An indoor public car park is available 50 meters from the hotel.
* '''[http://www.longitudehotels.com/chateau-sancy/en/hotel-disneyland-paris-bestwestern.html Best Western Chateau de Sancy][http://www.chateaudesancy.com]'''
[http://www.longitudehotels.com/chateau-sancy/en/acces.html Located in the heart of the Brie], close to the city of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet and doors of the first vineyards of the neighbouring Champagne , stop At  the charming hotel Best Western Château de Sancy, home of the Knight of Maison Rouge.
The Best Western Chateau de Sancy is located 40 minutes from Paris and just a few minutes from Disneyland Paris.
Completely renovated in spring 2002, the Best Western Hotel Chateau de Sancy has [http://www.longitudehotels.com/chateau-sancy/en/chambres.html 21 quiet and charming rooms], overlooking the 8-hectare park of the castle.
* '''[http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-apollonia/en/hotel-bestwestern-fontainebleau-barbizon.html Hotel Best Western Apollonia][http://www.apollonia-hotel.com]'''
[http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-apollonia/en/acces.html Located less than an hour from Paris], facing the forest of Fontainebleau, the hotel Best Western Apollonia is the ideal place to discover some of the finest historic and cultural sites in paris and its borders: Chateau de Fontainebleau Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, the town of Barbizon painters.
The hotel has [http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-apollonia/en/chambres.html 48 comfortable and soundproof rooms], an elegant piano bar and a restaurant.
During the summer, lunche and dinner can be served on the terrace.
For your [http://www.longitudehotels.com/hotel-apollonia/en/espace-seminaires.html seminars and private receptions], the hotel Best Western Apollonia offers several rooms with the capacity of accommodating up to 200 person. The hotel is fully equipped with wireless Internet access.
Whether you come to Fontainebleau for business or for leisure, the hotel isidealy situated. you are few minutes away from the main interests of Fontainebleau

Revision as of 16:20, 18 December 2008

Map of Île-de-France

The Île de France [1] is the compact region immediately surrounding the capital of France, Paris. As such, the region includes the now far-flung suburbs of the Paris metropolis, together with several large surrounding towns that form part of the larger conurbanation. All is not urban sprawl, however: the region is also known for its natural beauties, in the form of parks, forests and river lands.



Other destinations

Get around

By bike

There are many cycle lanes on routes into Paris, but be careful as you also share the road with motorbikes and cars which can be inconsiderate.

By car

There are several free Autoroutes and 4 lane roads for getting round Île-de-France, however on weekdays there is a lot of congestion between the hours 8 - 9:30 AM and 17:30 - 19:30 PM, and it is really not advisable to travel then. This congestion becomes a lot less worse the further away from Paris you are.

The speed limit is 110 km/h.

  • Le boulevard périphérique: a road ring which marks the limit of "Paris will intra muros". This is essentially a motorway as there are no roundabouts or intersections, however it is famous for its obstructions. Be careful though, as the cars entering onto the road from the right have priority.
  • A13 : (direction Rouen) Western Autoroute
  • A6 : (direction Lyon) Southern Autoroute
  • A5 : (direction Lyon) South eastern Autoroute
  • A86 : Very useful road that nearly completely circles Paris. The final missing segment is currently under construction near to Versailles and when completed will connect the circle.
  • A14 : Toll road, fairly expensive.
  • N104 : La Francilienne. A half circular road around the eastern side of Paris. As it is further out than the A86, there is considerably less congestion.
  • N118 : Connect western Paris to A10 and N104.

By train

Map of central part of RER network

A network of regional trains (RER) takes you in and out of Paris. The RER has 256 stops in and around Paris, and runs on over 587 km (365 miles) of track. There are 5 lines, (A, B, C, D and E) that cross Paris, connecting suburbs on opposite sides. The stations are marked with blue signs with a white RER.

It is usually cheaper to purchase a daily ticket than a return ticket for most journeys, but check when purchasing!

Trains run from 4.45 AM to 1.30 AM, and smoking is not allowed whilst in stations or on the trains.

Sign for the RER

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