The Paris Visite from Rail Europe lets you get around Paris the way the French do. With ease. On the Metro, bus, or RER. It provides unlimited travel throughout the life of your card, letting you easily navigate the streets and arrondissements of Paris. It’s even valid for the Charles de Gaulle train shuttle and on the OrlyVal train to to the CDG and Orly airports, travel to Versailles and beyond (with Zone 1-5 passes). Or use it to hop on and off for impulsive stops without thinking twice. Vacations are supposed to be about freedom, aren’t they ? Perhaps most importantly of all, though, is the experience it gives among the French. There’s nothing that makes a European vacation more genuine than immersing yourself in the simple action of people going through their daily lives. At Rail Europe, we don’t think a price can be put on that authenticity. But the one we have on the ticket that leads you to it is pretty darn good.
Paris Visite Pass
- Children under 4 travel for free.
Why not travel with the people you came to see ?
Here’s what’s included :
- Unlimited travel using the Metro and bus system anywhere in Paris (Zones 1-5).
- Unlimited travel on the RER and SNCF lines in the greater Paris region including travel to Disneyland Paris and Versailles.
- Choice of 1, 2, 3 or 5-consecutive day cards available.
- Additional discounts at various museums, art shows and locations around Paris.
- Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Paris Visite.
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. What is the specificity and main difference between a Eurail Select pass and a Point to Point ticket ?
A. A Point to Point ticket allows you to travel by train on a specific route during a designated date. An Eurail Select Pass allows to have unlimited rail travel on all trains operated by national railway company of the countries that you have chosen. Buying an Eurail Select Pass is ideal if you are planning to travel extensively by train.
Q. What are the differences between First class and Second class ?
A. - First class has fewer seats thus allowing more legroom and space. Seats are usually larger and can recline. Other services are available for free. For better comfort on long journeys, First class is preferred.
- Second class has more seats, with less legroom but they are usually 50% cheaper.
Q. Must I book a reservation for the AVE train ?
A. Yes, a reservation is needed to book your seat on board the high speed AVE train.
Q. Where can I find information regarding train timetables ?
A. Information on European trains schedule can be found easily and rapidly in the "start searching train tickets" menu.
Q. What is the main difference between the types of sleeping accommodations on trains ?
A. - Single Sleeper has one bed, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Note : Deluxe single accommodations come with a private restroom. They are offered on Talgo (France to Spain/Spain to Switzerland/Spain to Italy) overnight trains and Paris-Germany night trains.
- Double Sleeper has 2 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (sleeper must be full). Note : Deluxe double accommodations include a private restroom.
- T2 is a Second Class compartment with two beds.
- T3 compartment has 3 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (all beds must be booked).
- T4 compartment has 4 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. If cabins are gender specific, couples and families can only share a sleeper is all beds are booked.
- T6 (couchettes) is the most basic compartment on an overnight train. Couchettes have 6 beds and washrooms are at the end of each train car. These compartments are available in second-class only.
Q. Why take an overnight train ?
A. Overnight trains allow sleeping and relaxing before starting your visit in a city afresh. You can have more day time to enjoy other activities plus it’s a good way to avoid booking a hotel.
Q. How to make a booking for two passengers who want to share a compartment ?
A. You can book a double compartment for 2 passengers. If none is available, you can book a compartment with 3 beds. However the 3rd bed will be occupied with another passenger.
Q. Can tickets be shipped to a country which is not my country of residence ?
A. No. Unfortunately tickets can be shipped to any other adresse except that of your country of residence. Make sure that you have all travel documents before departure.
Q. Are pets and animals admitted onboard trains ?
A. Dogs are usually allowed on trains. However they may have to wear a muzzle, be attached to a leash or placed in a pet carrier. A half fare second class ticket is usually required for dogs. Please note that pets are not allowed to travel onboard trains in the following countries : Great Britain, Spain, Ireland, Norway, and Finland.
Exception is made for guide dogs for the blind, which can travel on Eurostar.
Q. What are the classes of service which are offered on the Lyria train ?
A. Two classes of service are offered on board the Thalys – First class with comfort 1 and Second class with comfort 2. If you are travelling in First class, you will be have a large comfortable seat, power sockets for portable devices, Wi-Fi Internet and free newspapers. If you are travelling in Second class, you can buy snacks and drinks at the bar-buffet car. You can also have Wi-Fi access at an additional cost if you have a restrictive ticket.