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TGV Train Question with a (date specific) Twist

Oakland, California
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TGV Train Question with a (date specific) Twist

I've searched this site and posts suggest that if we arrive at Gare Lyon 30 minutes before our scheduled departure to Lyon, we will be fine.

The apartment we are renting in Paris is in the 7th (very close to the Orsay).

I understand that on Sunday of September 16, from 11 a. m to 6 p.m, all the center of Paris will be without any cars, buses or any kind of vehicles using gasoline or diesel. The only way to move will be, using the metro or walking. All this paralysis of cars and transportation is because September 16 ,2018 is the celebration of "Journee Sans Voiture."

With a departure time of 11:53 on that Sunday, what will be the best way for the two of us to get from our apartment to the station (with two rolling carry-ons)? And what time should we plan to leave for the train station?

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Perth, Australia
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1. Re: TGV Train Question with a (date specific) Twist

Neither the 7th arr. nor Gare de Lyon appear to be inside the central “hyper-zone”, so taxis will be able to run on your journey. And of course the Metro will be running if you want to take it, although taxi is usually easier with larger bags.

There will be a 30kph speed limit but this ought to compensated for by the reduced traffic, and the driver will probably “accidentally forget” about the speed limit anyway.

Edited: 05 August 2018, 06:47
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2. Re: TGV Train Question with a (date specific) Twist

This year the whole city is concerned, but taxis will continue to operate ( at 30 kph) & buses too (at 20 kph). No problems for métro/RER. Here are the details in French : https://www.evous.fr/Journee-sans-voiture-a-…

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