a VirtualTourist member from Vilnius
If I visit Paris for 6-7 days and stay all the time in Versailles how much I could expect to spend for public transportation? (I think I will be visiting Paris for everyday or will spend one day only in Versailles).
Is it better when to buy separate tickets or a week ticket? Is it possible to spend time and see places in Paris just walking, without public transportation (as in Berlin, Prague)?
Greetings and thank you,
I like walking around the cities, so my answer based on my experience in Paris is yes, it is possible to see the main sight seeings by walking (of course, if you're not planning to go inside of such museum like Louvre or Museum d'Orsey :-)).
for transport, check www.ratp.fr
Competely agree with Gwened, Paris is very walkable once in the centre. Montmartre and Sacré Coeur are the only places among the main sites you'll need to take the metro or the bus, unless you want to go out to the "off the beaten path" places such as the "Puces" flea market or the Pere-Lachaise cemetery.
January first the Metro carnet went up to 13.30 euros but it's still a bargain. You can also buy a carnet of 10 tickets from Versailles to Paris at a 20 percent discount. Be sure to keep the packets of tickets separate so you don't waste a Versailles ticket. Paris is very walkable so the two carnets will probably be all you need.
Might take a while to walk that one gwened. ;^)
They've raised rates twice within 12 months on the Metro. That's a bit much. It is still a bargain and is a terrific system but if they raise prices too much more, people will stop using it and then the whole thing will fall apart. Once a year is okay and once every two years would be better. ;^)