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Advice on finding a couch
Posted April 30th, 2010 - 8:59 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
How do I find a couch during the "Paris Rendez-vous 2010" ?

Here are some tips to facilitate your search (but keep in mind that PERSONAL couch requests are the best way to find a couch in Paris or in the suburb).

We recommend to enlarge your search to 20kms around Paris. Go on CouchSearch in « advanced search » with this criterias:
-Country = France
-Province/States = Ile de France
-City = put nothing
or try also:
-City = Paris, and choose "within 30 miles of the city"

Paris public transportation is really good. The metro runs late (past midnight, one hour later on week ends), then night buses (noctilien) run all night long. More information on http://www.ratp.fr/ (you can choose your language in upper-right part).

Also available all night everywhere in Paris, the public bike rental system (Velib'), 1€ for half an hour. Note: you'll need a credit card with a chip to use it).

Alternative way: hostels
- Fuaj : www.fuaj.org
- Centres Internationaux de Séjour de Paris http://www.cisp.fr/
- Auberge Internationale des Jeunes http://www.aijparis.com/
- http://www.hostels.com/fr.pa.html
More web sites on the French CS wiki page: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Paris

Otherwise, as a last resort option, you also have the Emergency request group: If you’re really stranded or in an couch emergency situation, please post in this group: www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=12652. Emergency means few days before you’ll arrive in Paris!

Specific tips for "PARIS RENDEZ-VOUS" meeting:
Look on the meeting page hhttp://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=71291, many CSers who are attending the meeting offer one or many couches.

Happy surfing in Paris!