Métro, RER, and Trains, Paris

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    painting pont Alexandre III
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    at arc du carrousel Louvre in background
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  • Fun Metro ride!

    by Marylyon1 Written Apr 15, 2004

    Favorite thing: When getting on the Metro the other day I suggested to my 4 yr old son to wave at the driver as the Metro arrived in the station. He did so willingly and a great thing happened! The driver stepped out on the quai and invited us to join him in the driver's seat! We had about 10 stops before arriving at our station, so we saw a lot! Stephen even got to toot the horn and ring a bell. It was fascinating, better than Disneyland, any day! So, my suggestion, kids wave at the drivers, you never know what a small act of kindness will bring!

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    Paris metro entrances

    by asturnut Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Famous metro sign & my travel companions

    Favorite thing: Paris is famous for it's avante guard Metro sings. Only a few remain throughout the city anymore, but they offer a great photo opportunity. It's not unsual to see young artists sitting nearby sketching the likeness of one of these structures.

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    RER

    by Imbi Written Jan 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Réseau Express Régional; similar to the Métro except that it also serves the outlying suburbs and regions of Paris. In the center of the city, the distance between RER stations is more significant than for the Métro; an advantage if you want to go larger distances quickly - even in the center of the city.

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    Metro ride at night

    by martin_nl Written Dec 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Riding in the metro at night with my friends and then looking and laughing at other people can be really cool. A bit stupid, but it was really funny. There are so many different and sometimes weird people... Don’t think you’ve seen it all in Amsterdam, Paris is even better when it comes to crazy people ;-)

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    You must have a subwaymap....

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must have a subwaymap. Here I provide you with one :o) I hope it is any use. All the important spots are on it. Remember pick the one coloured line where the place you want to be is on. The good subway you have to take shows the beginning or the end spot of the coloured line you have to take. An example: You have to be at point X. You can find it on the blue subwayline. The place where the line begins is called 'Y', the place where the line ends is called 'Z'. You have to take the subway line blue with destination 'Z'.

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    by loki5 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: My best memory of Paris is getting on the train not realizing that it was going back to the yard. It finally clicked in when the lights went out and the train had stopped. I pried the doors open and was lucky enough to get the driver. He did not speak english but he brought me to the front and drove me back in the train, picking up passengers on the way. He was a very nice man and helped me out of what could have been a very long nite.

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    Keep your train ticket at all times

    by joiwatani Written Feb 24, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Always keep your train ticket until you are out of the train station. You needed this ticket to get out.

    Fondest memory: Many things. But the best part is dining and wining.

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    Inside the North trainstation

    by irisbe Updated Dec 16, 2004

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    Station du Nord

    Favorite thing: I was impressed by the North Station.
    So big and so many people and trains coming in and leaving.
    It was the station where "my" Thalys train brought me coming from Antwerp.

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    take Le metro!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 7, 2003

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    Le Metro

    Favorite thing: Le metro

    Tthere is almost one at every corner. It is very interesting to see how many people are transported through this system. It is the fastest way to get from sight to sight!

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    Getting There

    by grishaV1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I know it's a different thing, but we took the night train from Berlin to Paris. It was about 13 hours I think, but I fell asleep and am not sure.

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    One Day Travel card

    by Imbi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Paris is a massive city. If you want to explore city, take take 1,2 one day travel card. its available for 5 euros. You can get it from any metro station.

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    Use the Metro. Once you get...

    by kellensdad Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Use the Metro. Once you get the hang of it you'll cruise through the city easily, especially on rainy, Febrauary days.

    Fondest memory: The Champs Elysees.

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