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 MetroIt 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

photo credit: Chris Yunker

photo credit: Chris Yunker

photo credit: Yukiko Matsuoka

photo credit: Yukiko Matsuoka

photo credit: Daniel Hansson

photo credit: Daniel Hansson

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.

Maris Metro Map

FUN STUFF

photo credit: Mike Fleming

photo credit: Mike Fleming

photo credit: Josh Lau

photo credit: Josh Lau

• 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.

 

TRANSIT CARD

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.

Image credit: Thomas

Image credit: Thomas

Children's Public Transit Cards

ATTRACTIONS

photo credit: Hans Splinter

photo credit: Hans Splinter

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

 

 

 

The Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral
Jardin des Plantes and Natural History Museum
Pompidou Centre
Cite des Enfants and Cite des Sciences
Luxembourg Gardens
Disneyland Paris

 

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Thank you for visiting the Paris page for the Children's Public Transit Wallet Cards deck! Happy travels!

photo credit: Yann Caradec

photo credit: Yann Caradec

photo credit: Derek Key

photo credit: Derek Key

photo credit: Celso FLORES

photo credit: Celso FLORES

photo credit: Bob Hall

photo credit: Bob Hall

photo credit: Brandon

photo credit: Brandon

photo credit: Moyan Brenn

photo credit: Moyan Brenn