Are you stopping in Paris for a short period of time, something like 24 hours, and your hotel, if you have one, doesn’t allow you to leave your belongings in their facilities for a few additional hours after you checked out? Or maybe you haven’t booked in any hotel at all and you need to get your hands free from your bags and you have no idea how to do so? You want to get rid off your luggage, but you also want to make sure nothing will happen to it and that you will find it in the same condition as you left it? Here are some ideas for you:
Private luggage storage in Paris
You can use some private networks and companies that will store your luggage for a few hours in their own facilities or in their partners’. Here is a list of the most common and famous ones.
Stasher was the first platform, created in 2015, to allow tourists to safely store their luggage. It has a lot of partners in France, but also worldwide.
Seals are provided to its partners and used on each bag’s zip to secure your belongings.
The opening hours vary across local Stashpoint’s (local businesses, restaurants, and hotels that are storing your luggage in their facilities).
When it comes to the price, it costs €6 for 24 hours and €5 for any additional day.
To find your Stashpoint, visit: https://stasher.com/luggage-storage/paris
149 rue St Honoré, 75001 Paris
Eelway offers different options such as storing your luggage in their partner hotels, costing €10 per day, but they can also offer to transfer your bags from the train station or from the airport to your address or your hotel’s, depending on your needs, at a price no less than €25.
They can also ship your luggage in France, but also worldwide, from €10. You can book online on their website, where you can also find more information: https://www.eelway.com/en .
Your bags are insured by Helvetia Insurance.
You can find Eelway at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport at different levels, at the Paris-Orly airport (South and West) and also in every train station in Paris (including the Charle-de-Gaulle TGV train station, Marne-la-vallée and Massy-Palaiseau TGV train stations).
NC – 75 Paris
Open 24/7, every day of the year with more than 200 spots all over Paris, Nannybag will free your hands of your luggage from €6 for the first day and an additional €4 per extra day.
Its price includes insurance with AXA as well as free cancellation.
Nannybag has formed several partnerships with different businesses and hotels that will allow you to drop your bags safely in their facilities.
To book and to learn more about it: https://www.nannybag.com/en.
4) City Locker
82 rue des Gravilliers – 75003 Paris
A Paris-based company only, City Locker offers an automated service of luggage storage.
You can find their left-luggage facilities in 13 spots in Paris.
You can book for an hour, a day or several days.
Once you book a locker you will receive a text on your cell phone or an email with an access code. This way you can be more flexible with your timetable. It is open from 8 am to 10 pm every day.
Its lowest price is €7 per day and its highest price is €16 per day for one locker.
Prices also change depending on whether it is the tourist season. You can only pay with CB/Visa payments.
You will find City Locker near the Gare de l’Est train station and Gare du Nord train station (9 rue des 2 Gares 75010 Paris – Gare du Nord metro station), but also near the Gare Saint-Lazare train station (33 rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris – Metro : Opéra, Havre-Caumartin, Madeleine, Saint Lazare – RER : Auber, Haussmann-Saint Lazare).
To book and learn more about it, visit: https://www.citylocker.fr/ (website in French).
10 boulevard Diderot – 75012 Paris
Gare de Lyon – Bercy – 12e Arrondissement
Holibag, on the other hand, is a platform that connects local businesses with travelers, offering travelers the ability to safely leave their bags in their facilities in secured spaces and where the luggage is insured against theft, loss and deterioration.
Customer service is open 24/7 and prices vary between €3.90 for 4 hours and up to €60 for 5 days – all taxes are included as well as insurance (by HISCOX).
The Holibag’s luggage storages are where you need them to be: near the train stations, tourist sites, amusement parks, etc.
A good range of prices is available on their website: https://www.holibag.io/en .
Left-luggage facilities in Paris: train stations and airports
You can find left-luggage facilities at the following train stations and airports:
1) Gare de l’Est: from 7:30am to 10:30pm, 24/7, Metro Level, near the Paul boutique.
2) Gare de Lyon: from 6:15am to 10:00pm, 24/7, Hall 3, Level 1, on the rue de Bercy side.
3) Gare Montparnasse: from 7:00am to 11:00pm, Hall 1, Level 2 near platform 24, follow the taxi lane.
4) Gare du Nord: from 6:15am to 11:15pm, 24/7, Level 1. Accessible through the escalators, in front of platform 3 and next to the rue de Maubeuge exit.
5) Gare de Marne-la-vallée-Chessy: from 7:00am to 10:00pm, 24/7, Level +1, on the west gallery side.
6) Gare d’Austerlitz: from 7:00am to 11:30pm, 24/7, in the services area, platform 1 to 7.
7) Gare de Bercy: there is an Eelway meeting point at the bottom of the escalator outside of the train station, but the SNCF itself doesn’t offer left-luggage services.
8) At the entrance of Disney Parks:
Disneyland Park: from 8:00am until 45 minutes after closing time.
Walt Disney Studio Park: from 10:00am to 5:00pm on the busiest days.
9) CDG 2 TGV Airport: from 6:00am to 9:30pm, 24/7, Level 4, above the train station.
10) Paris-Orly Airport, by Eelway:
South Terminal: Level 0, in front of the check-in desks numbers 60 to 88, accessible through exit B, in front of the PAUL boutique.
West Terminal: Departures level, Level 1, in front of exit C and the “FNAC” store.
The prices in the SNCF facilities are all the same in every train station: €5.50 for a small locker, €7.50 for a medium locker and up to €9.50 for a big locker. Those are the prices for 24 hours and if you leave the luggage more than 24 hours, then you will be charged €5 for any additional period of 24 hours.
As for the Disneyland Parks, the prices of the lockers are cheaper: €3 for a small one, €7 for a medium one and €9 for the biggest one.
Be careful ! You will not find left-luggage services offered by the SNCF in the following places: Saint-Lazare train station, Bercy train station and the Charle-de-Gaulle TGV 2 airport train station. You can only use networks such as Eelway, for example.
Where can I shower in Paris during a long trip and when I don’t have any accommodation?
The weather is hot, and you have been traveling for more than a day – you cannot stand it anymore and you need to freshen up?
You already checked out from the hotel and you spent the day sweating, so you need to take a shower?
If you don’t want to pay for a hotel room just to take a quick shower, it’s good to know that it is possible to take a shower in several places all over Paris.
Some of them are free of charge, and some have a cost.
In almost every district of Paris you can find city showers with single cabins, and you can shower for free!
The opening hours differ from place to place, so I would recommend you visit their page here to check that out (website in French).
Do I need to bring anything with me? The answer is YES!
– your shower gel and shampoo
– your towel
They are open all year long, except during the following holidays: 1st of January, 1st of May, 14th of July, 15th of August and 25th December.
They are usually clean and well maintained.
If you can afford it on your travel expenses and you find yourself in the heart of the Paris CDG Airport, in the international transit area of Terminal 2E, gate L, you can access a shower cabin in the Lounge Instant Paris area.
The cost is €20 for one person and €30 for two persons, which will allow you to enjoy a nice shower for up to 45 minutes.
If you are driving and are getting close to Paris, or just leaving it, you also have the possibility of taking a shower in one of the gas station offering this option.
They usually charge you for it, but nothing is better than a nice shower during a long trip!
Outside of Paris you can find showers in the following gas stations:
– Aire de Lisse (A6 highway)
– Aire du Plessis-Picard-Ourdy (A5a highway)
– Aire de Galande La Mare-Laroche (A5b highway)
– Centre Routier Paris Sud-Est (A5b highway)
You can also check which other gas stations are offering shower cabins to travelers in other parts of France here (website in French).
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