Tips for Walking in Paris?
November 27, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
Visiting Paris for a one-day workshop, a few questions.
posted by sudasana to Travel & Transportation around Paris, France (6 answers total)
I arrive in the late morning at Beauvais (RyanAir), there's a shuttle into the city.
1) Am I crazy to plan on walking from the shuttle bus stop at Palais des Congrès to Rue Caroline? Google says it's 48 minutes, which is fine since I am used to walking and will be bringing only a light backpack. I'm used to living in NYC so big cities are not a problem, but I'm worried about standing out in an unfamiliar city, since I'll probably be wearing a suit and I'll have my backpack. I've traveled a bit in China and Vietnam so I know not to stand in the middle of the sidewalk with a map in my hand. Should I just grab a taxi?
2) The next day I need to head to the workshop location near Pont-Cardinet. Again, should I be alright walking around early on a weekday morning in this area in a suit with a backpack on?
Otherwise I won't have any time for sightseeing, but any suggestions for cafes in this neighbourhood would be great!