Bonjour! Welcome to Paris!
Hi! Welcome to the Children's Public Transit Wallet Card page for Paris.
Paris is a beautiful city in the country of France in Europe (shown in red above).
The bus, the Metro, and the RER (suburban rail) are how tourists get themselves around Paris.
Paris locals call their train system the Metro. It is one of the densest metro systems in the world, with 245 stations within the 86.9 km2 (34 sq mi) of the city of Paris.
How to use the Paris Metro on Paris By Train
Nearly all Metro cars require manual operation to open their doors, with a lever or a button on the door.
Children 3 and under do not require a ticket; ages 4 to 9 require a child ticket; and 10 and over require an adult ticket.
• Check out this mouth-watering video from Amorino, the Artisanal Gelato shop in Paris
• Macaroons are also a divine treat! Visit Ladurée
• There is only one stop sign in Paris, "situated at the exit of a building company in the rich 16th arrondissement"
• There are more than 1,700 bakeries in Paris.
• There are two small replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, symbolizing the friendship between the United States and France.
• There are more dogs in the city than children, about 300,000.
During the week the Paris train, metro, RER, tram and bus system use a smart card called a Passe Navigo Découverte. These passes are open to visitors as opposed to normal Navigo passes which are for residents of France only. Here's the real version next to SO Awesome's child's version.
The Little Nomad guide to Paris with Kids is excellent: http://mylittlenomads.com/paris-for-kids
The Best Playgrounds in Paris: http://www.luvaville.com/travel-with-kids/paris/best-playgrounds