Luggage storage is one of the most frequent questions we get at BonjourLaFrance. Here are some solutions.
The most readily available places for lugguage storage are your arrival
and departure points: train stations and airports. There can be automatic lockers
and/or manual handling. In French these are known as ‘consignes’.
Here are the details to go ‘luggage free’ or have it stored or transferred in and around Paris. Places, prices and sizes:
France stations and airports
Generally up to 72 hours maximum. But, in certain cases you can store your bags from one hour to 14 days.
Automatic Lockers at the following Train Stations:
Paris-Nord, Paris-Est, Paris gare de Lyon, Paris-Montparnasse, Paris-Austerlitz, Marne-la-Vallée Chessy, Lyon Part Dieu, Marseille Saint-Charles, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Toulouse Matabiau, Cannes, Nantes et Bordeaux St-Jean.
Manual checking is available at the following Train Stations:
Lille Europe, Dijon et Strasbourg. Airport Charles De Gaulle Terminals 1 & 2
No luggage storage at: Paris Saint-Lazare, Paris Bercy, Airport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV
Sizes and Prices
These will give you an idea of what to expect.
Large Size: Length x Depth x Height : 512 x 512 x 810 mm — Price: 9.50€
Medium Size: 340 x 340 x 588 mm — Price: 7.50€
Small Size: 340 x 340 x 433 mm — Price: 5.50€
NB: Some automatic lockers only take coins. Some lockers can only be opened once. So make sure you know what you want in and what you want to take with you. All bags are electonically checked before storage and no electronic equipment (laptops etc.) may be stored in the lockers. Your luggage is only accessible during open times.
These are approximative just to give you an idea. Please check with each site.
Some Train Station ‘consignes’ (the French word) can be open as early as 6-7am and close as late at 10-11pm
Holidays: Sundays and holidays openning can be a little later and closing a little earlier.
Other options in Paris and Nice
Musée d’Orsay: No entry ticket is necessary and this is only for hand luggage which is free … while the service lasts. Open daily except Monday from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm.
Musée du Louvre: Entry ticket required unless you’re under 25 and living in the EU. Open daily except Tuesday from 9 am to 6 pm. Max. size per bag: 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm. Access near the Apple Store in the underground shopping mall – “Carrousel du Louvre”.
Nice: Try Hotel Belle Meuniere +33 4 93 88 66 15 and Hotel Interlaken, +33 4 93 88 30 15. They are a few minutes walk from the train station at 21 and 26 Avenue Durante. Count about 5€ / day / bag.
As you can see there are not many stations available with storage. One suggestion is to find a nearby store, walk in smiling and ask them if they can’t keep your baggage for a short while. Tell them you’re a tourist etc and want to visit their town and offer them a few Euros etc. You’re sure to find someone who’ll accept. I’ve used this method successfully… a florist put my bag in cold storage!
Paris and suburbs Luggage Storage and Delivery service
Eelway is a custom luggage service. They store/transfer your luggage and equipment (baby, sport) from airports, train stations etc. to your hotel, rental, amusement parks and so on (and the other way around). You can then enjoy Paris from the first minute totally hands free.
A concierge will meet you at the exit of your plane or train arrival gate, collect your bags and delivers them when you want at your hotel, AirBnB, home, office or rental place, or simply store them in secured lockers until your departure. Bags are charged by number regardless of weight and size and rates are very reasonable.