How to get to
rue Mouffetard Paris
Being centrally located within Paris it is each to reach the
street and indeed to go from la Mouffe to anywhere else in the
From Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
From CDG airport our street is about 30km, and an
easy route by car. Follow signs for the city which will
take you on the A3 route as far as the edge of the city,
and from there towards Ivry-sur-Seine.
the E50 ring road as far as there it will be a turning
north along Avenue de la Porte d'Italie which leads you
into the city.
Alternatively there are good ways to
get from the airport to the city via public transport,
and of course these mean you don't have to find
somewhere to park a car here which is very hard indeed
for a tourist.
At the airport there is a station of the "RER", which
is the subourban train system of Paris, on the Blue or
This line runs through the center of the city and
stops at the Gare du Nord, where cooincidentally you can
take the Eurostar to London.
This only works between about 5AM and midnight as
after that the trains stop. In fact the last RER B train
out of the CDG terminals leaves just before midnight so
get there early to be ensure you catch it if you are on
a late arriving flight.
Tickets are a little less than
10 Euros for one-way ticket into the city.
The trip to
Gare du Nord takes about 35 minutes, and 10 minutes left
if it is one of the express trains.
From Paris Orly
The airport at Orly, strictly Aéroport de Paris-Orly,
was once the main airport of Paris but is now secondary
to CDG. However many flights from Europe and elsewhere
in France still arrive here.
It is possible to go from
Orly to Paris using RER B line, but also there is a
tramline known as T7.
There are a range of RATP busses
available which run from the office, including the
direct Airport Orlybus which goes to Denfert Rouchereau
which is in the 14th. From that you can take the
green M6 metro line as far as Place d'Atalie, then the
M7 northwards two stops to Censier. From there it is a
short walk to the southen end of rue Mouffetard.
From Île de la Cité / Notre-Dame Cathedral
It's just 15 minutes stroll from the "center" of the
city which is just outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame
on the island "Ile de la Cite" to
the northern end of rue Mouffetard. It is so
close that it is not worth taking public transport,
although bus route 27 if caught at Pont St Michel -
Quai des Orfevres does go in roughly the right
direction and if you get off at rue Monge it is
then a shorter walk.
However to enjoy this part of Paris it is great to
walk as there are many interesting streets to walk
down and buildings to pass on the way. Only for
those unable to climb hills would it be a good idea to
take a taxi.
Here is a
suggested route for walking.
Outside the cathedral take the bridge directly to the
south which is the pedestrian Pont au Double to
cross the river.
Cross the bridge and go straight over past the park
on your right but take the second turning to your left
with the Hipppopotamus restaurant on your left.
You are now on rue Larange which is mixture of classy
residential buildings with small shops and cafes at
street level. While some outside seating at cafes is
possible here it is less pleasant due to the traffic.
Continue on until you are on rue Monge and there is a
threeway junction and you should turn a little to the
right in order to get
onto rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve. There is a
Caisse d'epargne bank on the corner and you should have
this on your left as you continue. Continue on past many parked bikes, reminding us of
how popular cycling is in the city, but now going
The roads here are much smaller and include many small
shops for local residents, such as the Boucherie de la
Montagne Sainte Genevieve, but opposite this is the Hotel
du Commerce which reflects the support for tourists in
the city as well.
Continue upwards past the junction with rue des
Ecoles and you come to the old Paris Polytechnic
buildings on your left, and should continue past them to
From there just continue onwards, past rue Clovis,
and another junction and you have reached the northern
end of our street.