For someone who comes from a town where public transportation is nigh nonexistent, Paris’s Metro is a dream.
There are multiple ways to take advantage of the subway system, and the best option can depend on the length of your stay.
As I’ve had a longer time in Paris than in most destinations (10 days), I’ve taken a leisurely pace and have used walking as my main mode of transportation.
When I do opt to buy a single ticket for a quick ride home, it costs €1.90.
What sold me, however, was that it also includes travel to Charles de Gaulle airport–a ticket which normally costs €10. So now instead of buying 10 tickets and a pass to the airport, I have unlimited Metro travel and airport access for the same price!
There is one caveat, though: The card is only valid for a Monday-Sunday period, instead of 7 consecutive days. So if you bought it on a Wednesday, for example, you’d have to pay the same price while it would still expire on Sunday.
Fortunately, with most of the week ahead of me, I feel that I’ll still get plenty of use out of it! The only question now is, where do I want to go first?