Another Paris, le petit Train bleu dans les rues de Paris

Another Paris

Discover Paris with your family aboard this cute little blue train, which takes you on a historic adventure through the narrowest streets of the capital.
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Description

To a nostalgic soundtrack by Charles Aznavour and Juliette Gréco, this train tours the city, privileging the small streets. It will take you on one of five cultural tours lasting between one and a quarter and two and a half hours, all year round, rain or shine.

Bohemian journey or royal route

All you need to do is choose your itinerary: the “Royal” route reveals life in the royal court of the 16th and 17th centuries in the Marais, on the Ile Saint-Louis and the Ile de la Cité. The “Academic” route in the Latin Quarter explores the history of universities and great scholars from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The “Artist” route pays homage to literature, theatre and the fine arts through a tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The “Elegant” route reveals the frivolities of the Paris elite, from the Palais Royal to the Opéra Garnier. Finally, the “Bohemian” route follows in the footsteps of the artists of Montparnasse during the Roaring Twenties.

The little blue train is suitable for all ages (it can accommodate strollers and wheelchairs) and all weather. Sit comfortably on the benches and enjoy the panoramic view out the windows to street level and upwards through the glass roof. In winter or in case of rain, the train is completely weatherproof. The audio guides broadcast anecdotes and historical facts in five languages: French, English, German, Spanish and Italian, with a special junior version for 10–14 year-olds.

Community facilities

Access and contact

47 rue Froidevaux
75014 Paris 14ème

NOTRE DAME departure (ROYAL, ACADEMIC, ARTIST and BOHEMIAN routes): 9 rue Lagrange 75005 Paris RER B and C Saint-Michel Notre Dame Metro Maubert-Mutualité or Saint-Michel bus 24-47-63-86-87.

LOUVRE departure (only for ELEGANT route): rue de l’Amiral Coligny 75001 Paris RER A Châtelet Les Halles Metro Louvre-Rivoli bus 21-27-39-48-69-72-81-95

Days and opening hours

All year round. 3 to 4 departures per day - by reservation in advance only.

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Moteur
Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • performance equipped with a sound transmission or amplifying system
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Visuel
Extérieur
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to record conversations and transfer elements onto a tool on loan (mp3, dictaphone)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Visite
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • specific supervision
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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