Train connection from (Paris) Nord to (Paris) Cambronne

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1. Posted by nbrahman (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

How do I go from Nord -> Cambronne? Is there a web-site which educates tourists on the train system there and provide a schedule?


2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

((digs through hazy memory)) Cambronne is a Metro station, isn't it?

You can get information on routeings at which will give you the information in English.

Any google search should bring up a decent metro map of Paris as well, and you can choose your own route. Trains are so frequent that timetables aren't neccessarry, unless you are going very early or after 23.30 when first/last train times may be relevant.

If my memory is too dodgy, and it's not a metro station, let me know and i'll give you some train info places

[ Edit: Edited at May 23, 2006 5:28 AM by Gelli ]

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Here's the site: RATP.FR. They have a trip planner.

They suggest taking the line 4 (direction Porte D'Orleans) to Strasbourg St.Denis, and transfer to the line 8 (direction Balard) to station Cambronne.

There is also a decent interactive metro map at that site.

4. Posted by Luv4God (Budding Member 18 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

This was great information for me as well. I will be arriving in Paris (Gare du Nord Station) via Eurostar next week and will need to get to the Holiday Inn in Fontenay sous Bois. According to the website referenced -- it should take 16 minutes to get there.

The directions tell me to go to Magenta RER (5 minutes away?) and then take RER toward Tournan to Val de Fontenay.

Will this really be as simple as it sounds. We will have our luggage with us. Also, I couldn't figure out the cost. Does anyone know how much this trip will cost us?

Lastly, we will be flying from Paris to Venice. We fly out of Paris Beauvais. I found a website that says there is a Shuttle Bus: between Paris-Porte Maillot (Metro and RER stop Porte Maillot) and Beauvais Airport. Buses leave from Paris 3 hours before each departure and from Beauvais Airport 20 minutes after each arrival. Buses depart from the car park on Boulevard Pershing, near the Concorde Hotel. The cost for a one-way ticket is 13 euros.

Has anyone ever done this? What was it like?

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Generally, the RER and Metro stations have lots of stairs to navigate, plus turnstiles to venture through. If you have lots of luggage, it could be an issue navigating all the ups and downs carrying your luggage.


6. Posted by nbrahman (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the pointers - will check out the site.

I have a hard copy of the Paris metro maps (at the end of a tourist book) and Cambrone is shown to be on line 6, not line 8.

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

And so it is. I retyped in the directions on the RATP site, and they actually suggest walking from the La Motte-Picquet Grenelle station to the Cambronne station - it shows as a 7 minute walk, and I guess the transfer from the 8 to the 6 would take longer than that.

Here's the full directions:

Walk to Gare du Nord - Metro 3 minutes
Take Line 4 (in direction of Porte d'Orleans (General Leclerc))
to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis station (3 minutes)

talk line 8 from Strasbourg-Saint-Denis (in Direction Balard)
to La Motte-Picquet Grenelle (14 minutes)

From La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, walk to Cambronne (7 minutes).

The site also has a map that shows what the area looks like where you arrive.


8. Posted by nbrahman (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Actually I was looking for Cambronne since I am staying close to a hotel from there (Best Western Cambronne). I dont need to really go to Cambronne per se.

So, I suppose we will take a cab from the Grenelle station to the hotel. I am hoping cabs are easy to get and have no issues going to nearby locations. I just read somewhere that RER tickets are $9 for adults & $7 for childen, so for the 3 of us it comes to ~$25+.

Can anyone give me an approximate cab fare from Nord to the Cambronne area? If its not much much more it may make sense to do a cab, esp given we will have some luggage and have a yound son.

Appreciate all insights.

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I didn't realize you had a young child with you.

I had trouble hailing cabs. You should be okay getting one at Paris Nord, but I wouldn't count on it from the metro station.

From Paris Nord to your hotel, the taxi would probably be around 10 Euros. I based this on the distance that Google maps shows from the train station to your hotel (6 km), and the rates for taxis at this page: Paris taxi rates.

If you still wanted to take the RER and Metro, to minimize transfers, I would take the RER B to Denfert Rochereau station, and then transfer to the 6 line (heading towards Charles De Gaulle Etoile) and get off at Cambronne. The tickets will be 1.40 euros for each person. (The $9 tickets you mention are probably from Charles De Gaulle airport).

Enjoy your trip!