Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tips for Hailing a Taxi in Paris

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In order to hail a taxi or cab in Paris, you have to perform several things or better I say you have to follow some steps. I am pretty sure that all these steps will guide you in a proper way to hail a cab in Paris. Keep reading this article to know more.

In order to hail a cab in Paris, the thing you have to do at first is to locate a taxi rank. This is highly important without which you won’t be able to perform other steps. Well, as a foreigner, it’s actually quite difficult to find the taxi rank. In order to overcome this problem, I have some steps for you. At first, you can ask someone in the street to know the exact location. Most of the people in Paris are quite friendly. So I think you won’t face any trouble to ask them any question. Besides, if you know someone in Paris, then you can also take help from that particular person. But make sure you have his / her contact number before leaving your country. Don’t forget to use Google maps in order to find the exact taxi stand location. At the same time, it’s also wise to use different apps, pc or mobile application to find it out. So in order to hail a taxi in Paris, what you have to do at first is to locate a taxi rank and by using all these steps, you will easily be able to find it. Let’s have a look at the second step.

Secondly, you have to wait for a cab to approach. Make sure you know something at least about the attitude of Paris taxi drivers. Besides, you can also follow others. For example, how they call a taxi or how they talk to the taxi drivers. Ensure that you have sufficient cash in your pocket because the taxi drivers in Paris don’t like to take payment through card. So you will face lots of troubles if you really don’t have enough cash in your pocket.

In this part, you have to do something important. You have to ensure that the taxi you’re going to hire in licensed. The things that are given below will help you to determine whether the taxi is licensed or not:

1. A “Taxi parisien” sign at the top of the taxi.
2. A fare meter and make sure it works. Without it, you won’t be able to calculate the accurate Paris taxi fare from one place to another. It’s a different matter if you have the fare chart at your hand but you must check whether there is a fare meter inside the taxi or not in order to ensure that the taxi is licensed.
3. A taxi license plate. It must be on the front right wing of the taxi.
4. A display on the back of the cab. It actually monitors the daily usage of a taxi.

So these are the things that you have to keep in mind at the time of exploring Paris. I think all these things will surely make your travel more enjoyable, beautiful and comfortable. But I must repeat, before getting into a taxi, you have to ensure that you’ve enough cash at your pocket because the taxi drivers in Paris are not comfortable to take payment in cash. Hope you understood what I want to mean actually.