How to Ride Metro France - Paris

9 User Insights

Maria - September 01, 2007

Thank you for your very informative video clip. I find that the Metro is the fastest and easiest way to get around Paris when one is pressed for time. A small tip: take a very good breakfast as you will need the energy to climb and descend the many stairs! :-)

Suzanne - September 12, 2007

For foreigners used to exiting and entering trains whose doors open automatically, the point Guenol makes about having to push a button or twist a handle is very important. My husband and I were separated on our first Metro ride in Paris when we assumed the doors would open automatically, as in the U.S. When my husband finally figured it out, he was halfway out the door when the train started to move; he was able to make it out, and I was left behind. As Guenol said, the trains are VERY hot in the summer, although you'd never know it from observing Parisians, who always keep their cool. Watch out for turnstile jumpers who come out of nowhere and can knock you down in their rush to get a free ride.

Rob - March 23, 2009

Keep your ticket with you until you exit... there are ticket inspectors.

jenlim of richmond - April 15, 2009

is the bus line called RER? i may not be able to climb those stairs because of my leg condition so i may have to take the bus.

jworn - June 10, 2010

can someone comment more on the turnstile jumpers. How common are they and do they target certain groups of people - women, children, elderly, other groups? This sounds scary - and should we be on the look out for these people looking for a free ride - are they teenagers or fall into all age groups?

jowrn - June 10, 2010

I am not sure I understand how to figure out which direction a particular train travels along a line - newbie to metro travel. thanks!

Ani - June 30, 2010

Very informative video - much appreciate it. Public transport can be quite intimidating, if not used to it, but this video is a very comforting tool in showing what to expect. Merci!

Ivy - August 07, 2011

Thank you for showing the video! It really helps! I will be travelling to Paris for 5 days for the first time :)

Anonymous - September 27, 2011

Thank you for this wonderful video! SO helpful!

Releated Videos France - Paris


You Can Pay To Cuddle With A Cow At This Farm In New York
You Can Pay To Cuddle With A Cow At This Farm In New York

There’s a place in New York that will let you cuddle with their cows.

This Bird Has Been Flying 8,000 Miles Every Year To Be With Handicapped Mate
This Bird Has Been Flying 8,000 Miles Every Year To Be With Handicapped Mate

For nearly twenty years, a male stork has been flying 8,000 miles to be with ...

This Swiss Alps Hotel Doesn't Have Walls Or A Roof
This Swiss Alps Hotel Doesn't Have Walls Or A Roof

There’s a hotel in the Swiss Alps with no roof or walls.

Why Restaurants In China Will Never Offer You Fortune Cookies
Why Restaurants In China Will Never Offer You Fortune Cookies

Here's why restaurants in China won't serve you fortune cookies.

The world's most beautiful pool was carved by lava
The world's most beautiful pool was carved by lava

There are some truly stunning manmade pools, but it’s tough to beat the ones ...

5 Men In Race To Be The First Trillionaire
5 Men In Race To Be The First Trillionaire

The world’s first trillionaire is expected to be minted before the end of the...

This River In Colombia Bleeds Red
This River In Colombia Bleeds Red

This is one of the world's most unique rivers.

100 Warships Were Sunk A Century Ago. Here's How Nature Has Responded
100 Warships Were Sunk A Century Ago. Here's How Nature Has Responded

A site in Maryland holds a “ghost fleet” of sunken warships.

Daily Escape: Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Italy
Daily Escape: Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Italy

Check out our daily escape for today.

The 'immortal' 17th century man
The 'immortal' 17th century man

The mummified remains of Peder Winstrup are one of the best-preserved human b...

Astronaut floats free in space
Astronaut floats free in space

Subscribe for amazing science videos: https://bit.ly/31WI1AI Astronaut Bru...

This Lego survived the coldest place in universe
This Lego survived the coldest place in universe

This Lego piece was cooled to the lowest temperature possible in an experimen...

This Might Be The World's Most Unusual Cocktail
This Might Be The World's Most Unusual Cocktail

This might be the world's most unusual cocktail.

This park in America is home to magical moonbows
This park in America is home to magical moonbows

This park in America is known for its moonbows.

This Thai rooftop pool is what dreams are made of
This Thai rooftop pool is what dreams are made of

There’s a rooftop pool in Phuket that makes you feel like you’re suspended in...

10 Hilarious Faceoffs Between Cops And Animals
10 Hilarious Faceoffs Between Cops And Animals

In the line of duty, cops often encounter animals in all kinds of situations....

 Top 10 Accidental Food Inventions
Top 10 Accidental Food Inventions

Many of the world’s favorite foods come from recipes that have been passed do...

America's Newest Roller Coaster Goes From 0 to 78 MPH In 2 Seconds
America's Newest Roller Coaster Goes From 0 to 78 MPH In 2 Seconds

America's newest roller coaster is quite remarkable.

The infinity pool at the edge of a waterfall
The infinity pool at the edge of a waterfall

Zambia’s Victoria Falls certainly has no shortage of amazing sights and among...