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I'd second the TGV idea. If you're flying into Roissy (CDG) there's a TGV station at the airport. (You may have to change trains to get to the line you're looking for - but maybe not.) If you're flying into Orly (probably not, if you're coming from the States), you need to take the Orly-Val to the RER and then the RER to Massy-Palaiseau, where there is a TGV station.

The one advantage of Orly would be that you'd already be south of Paris and if you insist on driving, you would be able to avoid having to drive through or around Paris on arrival. If you really want to drive it, you might want to transfer from Roissy to Orly (via shuttle bus - though I'm not sure if they'll take the pets or not) or the RER, which will take you to the Antony station where you can get the Orly Val to the airport at Orly.

A little convoluted, but probably worth it to avoid the Paris traffic.
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Some car rental companies offer GPS systems for an additional charge. If you will be driving in Paris, you may be glad you rented one of these. :)
Depending on what time your flight arrives, you may want to delay your departure from the airport by a bit - get lunch or something so you avoid the heavy traffic periods (i.e. morning commute and the lunch time mini-rush hour).

Heading south from Roissy, you'll want to take the periphérique around Paris rather than drive straight through the city, no matter what time of day. Ideally, if you have a GPS you currently use, just get the French or European maps and use that when you arrive. I find it's really nice to be able to use a "familiar" voice and system to navigate your way through unfamiliar territory.
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Bev
 
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