There is a variety of affordable and flexible passes (non consecutive days of rail travel). Most passes have special discounts for youth and seniors. They can be purchased in the U.S. from Rail Europe, Inc. At : 1 888 382 7245 or on line : www.raileurope.com
Pick-up and delivery of luggage from your hotel to your final destination can be organized 24 hours in advance by contacting theSNCF Baggage Service at : 08.25.58.45. Baggage is picked up and delivered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Métro in Paris runs from 5 :30 am to 12 :30 am. You can purchase a single ticket or a “ carnet ” of ten tickets which can also be used on buses. Keep your ticket handy, you may be asked to show it to a transit inspector, and tickets are sometimes needed to exit Métro turnstile.
Passes, good for unlimited travel onMétro, bus, and RER, are available for one, two, three, five or seven days. Children passes (4-11 years) are half-price.