Before embarking on the adventure of leaving your bags and gallivant around the city, make sure it’s necessary. If you’re renting an apartment, consider asking for a late check out. Plan on leaving your bags by the door if housekeeping is working while you’re out.|||
Left-Luggage Services at Train Stations and Airport
Left-luggage lockers (automatic and/or manual) are available at some of the main train stations in Paris as a convenience to tourists. Look for signs that say “Consignes” and feature an image of a suitcase. Here’s the obligatory Never leave valuables in your bags. Also, be aware that the facilities may be closed at any time, without notice, for security reasons.
Luggage can be left for a maximum of 72 hours and the cost ranges from €3 to just over €7 per day, depending on the size of the locker. These lockers are generally available from 6:30am to 10:45pm. Payment can be made in cash only, and credit cards and other forms of payment are not accepted. There are cash machines in the train station that you can use if you don’t have any euros with you when you arrive. Here are further details from en.parisinfo.com:
Left Luggage in Gare d’Austerlitz: Porte 27 Cour Muséum – from 7:00am to 11.30pm daily.
Left Luggage in Gare de l’Est: Level -1 – Hall Central opposite toilets – from 6:00am to 11.45pm daily.
Left Luggage in Gare de Lyon: Hall 3, exit for rue de Bercy – 6.15am to 10:00pm daily.
Left Luggage in Gare Montparnasse: Level + 1 – 7:00am to 11:00pm daily.
Left Luggage in Gare du Nord: Level -1, next to car rentals, on the taxi exit – from 6.15am to 11.15pm
Gare Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy (Disneyland Park): Level +1 – 7:00am to 10:00pm daily (During busy periods there are storage facilities within the Disney Park itself, just to the right of the 13th ticket desk).
CDG left luggage Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) – Left- Luggage offices are run by a company called Bagages du Monde. They can be found in terminal 1 at gate 14 and in the terminal 2 GTV train station on level 4.
For more information, http://www.visitingeu.com provides direct links outlining the individual station and airport services. We have also included them here for your convenience:
Left-Luggage Services in Paris Proper
If you prefer to store your luggage closer to the center of the city, there are several different options you might consider. City Locker advertises secure downtown temporary storage for personal items, protected by 24-hour video surveillance. Their office is accessible to all the major airports and train stations. Prices vary from €6 – €10 per day. Reservations can be made through their website. Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive a secret code via email and text message.
City Locker (www.city-locker.com)
82 rue des Gravilliers
Telephone : +33 (0) 1 44 59 84 04
There is also a travel agency in Paris named Blue Marble Travel that will store luggage, as well as out-sized items like bikes, surfboards and skis. These services are available to all, even if you are not participating in one of their organized trips. They are located four blocks from Châtelet – Les Halles métro / RER station. Reservations are recommended, especially for storage periods longer than three days, or if you wish to leave more than five items. Blue Marble tends to be more expensive than other services; there is a fixed charge per bag, plus a per day charge. The charges vary dependent on size, weight, and length of time. However, they will store items for an unusually long period of time – up to ninety days (and beyond). They suggest writing for a reservation in advance, or calling if time is short.
Blue Marble Travel (www.bluemarble.org/ParisLuggage.html</a>)
rue Dussoubs, 75002 Paris
Téléphone: +(33) (0) 1.42.36.02.34
Another resource available to disabled travelers is Tourist Services Paris. They will store your luggage for free:
Tourist Services Paris
31 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
Phone 01 42 33 38 69
With such a variety of inexpensive choices available, it rarely makes sense to drag your bags with you. So, lighten your load and enjoy walking around this beautiful city! Bonne chance!
August 23, 2015 |