"Easy to use" Paris Transportation Tip by joits

Paris Transportation: 1,508 reviews and 1,491 photos

Just like the London Underground, the Paris Metro is simple to use. What makes it simpler than the London Underground is that the French just assigned the various Metro lines with just numbers unlike the English who assigned the different Underground lines with names. Its pretty rare I think for you to go the wrong way, maps are clearly displayed and it shows you which way the train is going.

In rush hour, the metro can be quite unpleasant though. I now know that its like to be a human sardine. I had people pressed up on all sides of me and I had to reach around this lady just so I could hold onto the pole to keep myself from falling. Naturally when you have that many people crammed in a tight space with poor ventilation, its gonna smell of nasty body odor.

Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.ratp.fr

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  • Written Aug 25, 2004
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