I'm heading to Paris for a few weeks and we are travelling by SCNF train to Compiegne to collect a hire car - can anyone tell me how difficult it will be for two non French Speaking Aussies to find the right platform in Gare Du Nord at 8am?
How much time shall we allow for getting lost once we get to the rail station .. ooops I mean finding the right train?
We are not used to any public transport system let alone one in another language..
I have already purchased tickets, just need tips on how to get from taxi dop off point, through ticket swipe machine's ( Im guessing as it has a bar code type square on ticket) to the train itself.
The ticket is also in French, would it have a seat number of something, or do we sit anywhere?
Thanks for any help offered - this is about the only restricted time that I have on this holiday, aside from trying to find the port ferry in St Malo prior to 8am from Ponteson ( any tips on that one.. ), but everything else hinges on our ability to collect the car on time.. hence catching the train.