How to get to
Visiting Boulevard Haussmann is very easy as it is
right in the heart of the modern city of Paris.
Stretching from the 8th through to the 9th there are
several Metro and RER stops, as well as bus routes,
which join to other parts of the city.
From the Airport
It is about about 30km from Charles de Gaulle Airport
and driving may take almost an hour. So if you are
arriving by plane and wish to come straight here,
perhaps you have a hotel on the boulevard, then a taxi
is a convenient but not particularly cheap or fast
solution. The taxi cost will be about 40 Euros, up
to 50 Euros if there is traffic.
A better solution for budget conscious travelers will
be to take the train. There is an SNCF station at
the airport, you can follow the signs which say in
English "Paris by Train", and tickets are available from
blue ticket machines or from ticket windows.
The train will take you to the Gare du Nord, and from
there it will be metro to here. See directions
below for that part of the trip.
From Gare du Nord
If you are arriving on the Eurostar from London, or
flying in and have taken the train from the airport as
suggested above, then you will be at the Gare du Nord -
the "Northern station" of paris.
This is of course a major interchange location and
there are a number of possible routes. The most
direct, avoiding train changes, is to use the RER line
E. This is the suburban or local train system
which, here inside the city center, is mostly
underground and operates similarly to the Metro.
The RER station is well signposted in Gare du Nord,
and you can go to the platform for line E in a few
minutes. The trains run about every 15 minutes and
will take less than half an hour to reach Haussmann -
Saint-Lazare station, which, despite it's name, is not
actually on Blvd Haussmann, but is very close by.
If you are comfortable with the Metro system though
it is more straight forward to take the metro line 4
from Gare du Nord southwards 3 stops, changing at
Strasbourg - Saint-Denis, and then the Metro line 9 west
which goes under most of the boulevard and hence gives
you several choices of good stations to alight depending
on exactly where on the road you need to go. See
the metro stations page
for more discussion of that.
Lastly there is a perfectly good local bus service
available from the bus stop outside the station.
Look for bus number 48 which can take you all the way to Richelieu
- Drouot in only about 10 minutes.
From the Eifel Tower
Been sightseeing and now need to go back to your
hotel here are do some shopping in Galeries Lafayett?
It isn't that far,. but you do have to cross the
river and if you choose to take the bus number 42 it may
be half an hour. Alternatively the metro is always a
good option. Take line 6 from Grenelle as far as La
Motte, then changing to line 8 and going as far as
Richelieu-Drouot. This may be faster but will
still be at least 20 minutes.