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Instructions for Visitors

These pages tell you the things you need to know to make your Slow Travel easier in France - trains, Paris Metro, language lessons, and more.


Trains in France: How to use the TGV, types of tickets, purchasing online through the SNCF website.

Paris Metro: How use the Paris subway, buy tickets, find stations.

Roissy Bus from CDG Airport to Paris: An easy way to get from the airport to the city.

Velib: The new self-service bike transportation system in Paris.

Restaurants, Cafes

Restaurants: How to order in restaurants, sample menus, what to expect.

Cafes: How to order in cafes, sample menus, what to expect.

Learning French

Language Lessons: Learn some French for your trip. This section gives you some basic French language lessons: how to count, how to order in cafes and restaurants, how to make reservations, plus a pronunciation guide.

All About Phones

European Cell Phones: Options for using a cell phone in Europe.

Computers, Electronics

Our Europe Trip Planning section has information that is common to countries across Europe.

Internet Access: To access the Internet in Europe, use Internet Cafes or take your computer with you.

Bringing your Electronics to Europe: For most electronics (camera chargers, computers, etc.) all you need is are plug and phone adapters.

Vacation Rentals

All About Vacation Rentals: This is in the Vacation Rental section, but I am including the link here because it has basic information about what a vacation rental is and what to expect.

Photo Albums

Photo Albums: Pauline's collection of photo of France (e.g. photos of grocery stores, towns, meals, vacation rentals, hotels, etc.).

Slow Travel Community Photos: See our Members Photo Gallery for over 25,000 photos by other Slow Travelers.

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