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A most impressive boring place!

As long as you have a good metro map, know the destination of the train you need on each line you use and watch out for the colour coded signs which keep you on the right 'track... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Paris commuters may hate the Metro, but for a visitor, it's a godsend and a necessity. It covers most of the city, certainly the places you will visit. Fast and inexpensive. Fairly easy to figure out with lots of easy-to-read maps. Note the maps of the neighborhoods you see as you exit the station. The fare and ticket machines could... More 

Thank Thomas V
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As long as you have a good metro map, know the destination of the train you need on each line you use and watch out for the colour coded signs which keep you on the right 'track' it is brilliant. the trains are largely clean, somewhat wanting in comfort and ON TIME!

Thank trevor494
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Metro was great but if you purchase any of the tickets for a number of days and it has a space to write your name and dates of travel make sure you fill it in. Just had 35 Euros penalty fare from over zealous ticket inspector because I hadn't filled it in. No amount of explaining that nobody told me... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked at the state of the metro in Paris. I wasn't really expecting anything but boy, I wasn't prepared for this! I bought a carnet of tickets from the machine after realizing I couldn't pay in the manned booth with cash which is fine. I saw many people just jump over the barriers and no one tried to... More 

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Montijo, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be very very attentive to pickpockets. We stayed 5 days in Paris and 3h before our flight back home, just when we were already taking our way to the airport someone took our wallet and we just found ourselves without documents. Of course we had money but our concern was that we were just without documents to go back home... More 

Thank Alexandra P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before travelling to Paris we purchased a 3 day transport (Metro/RER/bus) ticket each, the first and fifth day's were for arriving and leaving, taking the local bus for the 2 mile journey at 2 euros each. The sights of Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower can be quite spread out. The metro system is very efficient and clean ( did you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Metro was easy to use with only a few different train lines running through the city all crossing each other, while in other major cities they have many train lines that can be confusing. The trains came frequently, even during non-peak hour times and they seemed to travel quite speedily. The actual carriages are cleaner than most other cities... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You're never too far from a Metro in Paris. Like all big cities, it is easy to negotiate and reasonably priced.

Normandy, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The metro is a really integrate network of rail lines through Paris, with stations sprinkled densely in Paris and its suburbs. Most of the metro cars are reasonably clean, with enough air and light to make it comfortable for mass-transportation. Apart from using the easy-to-follow network maps, you can get free or cheap apps for smartphone that will propose itineraries... More 

Thank Dutch-Mikey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... But beware of pickpockets. The metro is generally well served but a few lines might cause you trouble. Still the cheapest and fastest way to move through Paris.

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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