This is my 5th in the Paris Travel Series. Here is a link to the one before.
ake the bus. Every time I’ve travelled to Paris I’ve gotten around the city quite nicely by using the metro. I understand it and it works quite well.
Jennifer (our very capable and lovable Paris guide) suggested that I might prefer taking the bus instead. Her point was that from the bus you can see Paris and from the metro of course you are underground. She said “what a wonderful way to see Paris, by bus. Still, getting my Paris legs I was reluctant. But today I ventured out and decided to take her advice. I had taken note of the bus stop near the apartment Bus number 92, 82, 80, 27, and 28 would all get me home (eventually). Now to see where these buses go.
My tip–if you look closely you will notice that the bus lets you know:
- when the next bus is arriving
- what stop you are right now–Nation: Place des Antilles, for example
- what direction to are going — you will need to know the “end of the line” so you have the correct direction. You will see this written just below the bus number. If you want to
The other advantage to the bus is that you are not walking up and down many flights of steps. The bus is by far the best and easiest way to see and get around Paris.