Come a little closer. I want to let you in on a secret about Paris...
Don't be afraid! You too can master the French railway system as it's easier than you think...
We've demystified Paris public transport system, meaning you can leave this tourist trap behind, and get across la ville-lumière like a true local.
If you're new to the Paris metro system, like I was nearly a year ago, it can feel a bit overwhelming ... So, to help any would-be explorers navigate the City of Light, I've compiled a list of tips on how to survive the subways of the French capital.
I wanted to make them understand what I love about the country that is so different and yet in so many ways similar to that country of ours so far across the Atlantic Ocean. However, as few things ever go as I plan, there was no reason for this trip to be any different.
Quand vous êtes dans le métro parisien, vos yeux ne peuvent pas échapper à la lecture des affiches publicitaires sur les murs. Elles en disent long sur une époque, un pays, ses habitants... Voici ce qu’elles racontent :
There's been a lot of news about muggings ... Young gangs of 2 or 3 are roaming around the Paris metro or the RER looking for vulnerable passengers. And, there’s also theft happening around town, especially around the canals (e.g., Canal St. Martin) and parks.