I plan to drive to Dublin on the Wednesday before the game and do sail & rail to London. I will spend the night there and head to Paris on the Thursday by Eurostar. I will stay in Paris for 3 or 4 nights and then do the return journey over 2 days.
Flight prices not good to say the least
Friday Cork Amsterdam-Paris-Amsterdam-Cork return~€214 all in with AerLingus and Air France,TGV same price return for Amsterdam-Paris by flight
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hi there 4 of us just bookerd our trip to this game. our itinerary may suit others.
stay bewleys dub airport fri night
fly aerlingus to paris cdg saturday dep m730 arrive 945.
staying in hotel near eiffel tower
sunday depart montparnasse at 12.10pm for nantes on TGV.(All Flights outta paris too early)
sunday lunch and beer in Nantes
depart nantes airport on ryanair for dublin ~@18.10 arr 18.45
all flights and both hotels and tgv tickets and also the match tickets work out at €246 per person.
just booked this now and all still available. end price depends really on where you wanna stay.
hope this helps
7 of us heading down on the Celtic Link Ferry leaving Rosslare Thursday night, in Friday afternoon, train to Paris and back Sunday evening. Downside is we've to take2 days off work, upside is ferry is €110 and match tickets were only a fiver. Session on
What's the best area to stay in Paris. With HCup Final I stayed near bastille and went to a nearby English pub which was good fun.
Depends on what you want really. To be close to the nightlife or to pay less for a good hotel.
Most of the central Parisian hotels are expensive, overpriced rip offs at weekends. I've honestly never stayed in one that was less than 120 a night that Id call "good".
We usually stay in La Defense, which is the business district. Because of where it is, you can get a great 4 star for about 100 a night - and sometimes less. It's on the fast RER so its about 15 mins from "town".
In saying that, my wife has booked the Novotel by Gare du Lyon this time. It looks pretty nice, but its a 3 star, and was a bit more expensive at stg 130 per night ...
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I'm going low budget and will go for a Hostel. There are actually several ones so would like to be close to the "action".
If you're free Friday and Monday, flying Shannon to Nantes return on Ryanair and getting trains to/from Paris is a good option.
The train prices do increase though and the Paris station you come to (Paris Montparnasse) is quite far from Saint Denis and Stade de France.
he flights I booked came to 132 return for 3 people, flying out in the morning on Friday and coming back early Monday evening .
(16 fare x 3 + 6 booking fee x 3) + (16 fare x 3 + 6 booking fee x 3)
Nantes is a very nice city and definitely worth a day visit.
When was the last time Munster played in France and what's the place people went after the cancelled 6n game to drink there sorrow?
sorry meant Paris
Only three weeks left until the trip. Very much looking forward to that!
I was in Paris in 2010 during the HCup Final and remember three Irish bars in close proximity near Moulin Rouge. (Which is distinctively painted in Munster red ) Also opposite to these bars is one of Paris biggest Rugby stores for those who would like to do some shopping. (Who doesn't want the pink Stade shirt?)
Best bar imo was O'Sullivans although prices where quite steep however we might be able to negotiate happy hour prices.
We belatedly decided to make the trip, reasonable flights ex Dublin and will sort a reasonable hotel off the beaten track. Now to buy the tickets - where in the stadium are most people sitting?
You won't be on your own there,
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You'll be amongst your own there
Will the stadium sell out? Hope so as it will be a great atmosphere.
Think you may have to collect at fnac or Virgin in Paris. Look at page 1 or 2 where it was discussed.
That depends where you'll be close to : http://www.francebillet.com/listePoi...to.do?_lang=en
Supermarkets Carrefour or Casino or Virgin stores or Fnacs, etc....
Don't forget your receipe and an ID because if you don't want any problem : the one who paid it online (named on the credit card) is the one who can get the tickets at store.
Last edited by Hellboy; 25th-September-2012 at 08:43.
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