Here I am again, weeks over, and weekend is coming! As well as my fearful moving days too lol!
Lets go around about transports in Paris, we all know the sites, for metro ,bus, tram, is www.ratp.fr and for the region of Paris Ile de France is www.transilien.com , and then you have the bus http://www.idf.veolia-transport.fr/reseau-bus-ile-de-france/ for the region of ile de France includes Paris of course. You have the airports, www.aeroportsdeparis.com ,and the late night buses, www.noctilien.fr ,and the airport easy guide CDG , http://www.easycdg.com/pages/indexpag.html and many others.
Do you know Paris was flooded before? worse was back in 1910, but all the lands bordering the river Seine are floods areas even going back to gare du nord and de l’est!!! You know Paris has 20 arrondissements or neighborhoods, but do you know these are further broken down into quartiers or districts that numbered 80! With for example my fav area of Muette is a district the arrondissement is 16 or known as Passy. The other quartiers or districts in it are Auteuil, Porte Dauphine, and Chaillot.
The pricier arrondissements are the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, and 16. The cheapest are the 13,19,and 20 in terms euros per square meter of real estate value. Paris has 34 bridges covering the river Seine, these are Grenelle, Rouelle, Bir-Hakeim, Iéna,Debilly,Alma, Invalides, Alexandre III, Concorde,Solférino, pont royal, carrousel, Pont des Arts, pont au change,Notre Dame, arcole, Louis-Philippe,Marie,Sully, Austerlitz,Viaduc d’Austerlitz ,National, Tolbiac,Bercy, Charles de Gaulle,Tournélle, Saint Louis,Archévéche,Pont au Double,petit pont,st Michel, Pont Neuf,Mirabeau, and Garigliano.
Paris has 16 metro lines known to many, but there are some closed and some never open. These are, Arsenal (closed sept 1939),Croix Rouge (closed sept 1939), Saint-Martin (closed sept 1939 ,it was the biggest station, but it was decided too close to other two stations) , Champ-de-Mars (closed sept 1939), Martin Nadaud ( cancelled in august 1969 and merge with Gambetta on line 3, and creation of line 3bis) , Haxo ( was done to do the connection between lines 3bis and 7bis but the linkage never done ,and access was never completed), Porte Molitor ( access was never finished, it was to connect lines 9 and 10 to access Parc des Princes), Porte des Lilas-Cinéma ( old station in the 19éme now serve as filming spot for Paris metro).
A site to mark your bicycle paths in Paris, plenty to do it, lovely in the parks and gardens but very good alone the river Seine too,webpage with maps http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/search/run/france/paris
You have a great stadium in Stade de France, good for concerts and sporting events but also art shows, http://accueil.stadefrance.com/en/customers/event/stade-de-france-tour-pass
And of course, my favorite pasttime is driving in Paris, plenty of easy parking payable at Vinci parks, Effia, Q-Park, and Saemes parking garages all over the city, I have found on street parking too, but I do have a debit card moneo that allows to use for small amounts in the parking meters otherwise its a bit annoying without it as some dont take coins. Along the river Seine is always plenty of opportunities to park, and always close on foot to where I am going. Driving in the periphérique is at 80 km per hour and they have speed radars to catch you, inside the city maximum is about 50 km per hour but it depends on the day and time, sometimes I have gone 80 inside and sometimes 30. You make yourself aware of where the river Seine is ,and use the cardinal points, plus the many signs available for all the major sites and you will be cruising in the city of cruising lol!
To know the state of traffic at least before leaving you departure place use sytadin at http://www.sytadin.fr/ ,another I look sometimes is infotrafic at http://www.infotrafic.com/route.php?region=IDF
Its really easy, I will be driving again on Monday and while there will take another look at Paris as well as my town and soon former town of Versailles. However, I WILL BE BACK!!!
Have a great weekend everyone, cheers.