Can I use Rail Pass CDG to Versailles?

I'm going directly from CDG to Versailles-Chantiers. Can I use rail pass for that journey?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 01, 2016 19:19
    Hi,

    To get from the Paris CDG Airport to the Versailles-Chantiers stop, you would take a combination of local RER trains. First, you would take Line B of the RER from CDG to the Paris St Michel stop in the city. At the St Michel stop, you would switch to Line C of the RER, which you would take out to Versailles-Chantiers. For Line C, you would just have to walk to the 'St. Michel/Notre Dame' branch of this station. The trip from Paris CDG to Versailles-Chantiers (via the St Michel stop) would take about 1.5 hours.

    Generally, rail passes are not valid on local metro/commuter systems within European cities; however, these two routes would be an exception with regard to the France Rail Pass. The France Rail Pass does cover RER Line B in the direction going from the CDG Airport to the city of Paris, as well as the full route of RER Line C (including between Paris St Michel and Versailles-Chantiers).

    To use the France Rail Pass on either of these RER lines, you would just have to go to the RER ticket counter and request a 'contremarque' voucher prior to boarding. Keep in mind that this would use up a day of travel on your pass.

    From Versailles-Chantiers, the walk to the palace would be about a mile. There are also buses from the Versailles-Chantiers station to the palace.
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  • Thank you! I have found the France rail system extremely efficient, so long as you know your way around. We appreciate your detailed information.
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