As we had arrived with a long distance TGV train at Gare de l’Est (East railway station) it was obvious to take the Metro to our hotel (around 30 minutes).
However in my opinion one suitcase per person is the limit I would recommend. The suitcase shouldn’t be too heavy either because there are almost no escalators or lifts at the stations.
The most popular type of ticket is probably the „Carnet“, what means 10 single tickets that you buy at once. For all other types of ticket you should refer to internet sites specialized in giving advices on the most economic tickets (some with discounts for museums or attractions).
Just a warning in case you purchase the 1,2, 3 or 5 day visitor ticket: don’t forget to write your name, the date of purchase and the last day of validity on the ticket! The lady at the ticket booth didn’t tell us.
A few days later we ran into a ticket inspection when leaving a station. We were fined 35€ each because of the missing name and dates on the ticket, although I could proof that we bought the tickets ourselves!
As this ticket inspection took place at the exit to the Louvre museum it really looks like a tourist trap!
When changing Metro lines at stations often the signs to other lines are not placed very clearly: two times we went straight, having missed the branch to our connecting line.
In many stations the smell of urine is really very intense. Beggars in the trains can be annoying sometimes.
As we saw a girl being trapped between the closing doors of a train, because of her father trying to rush into a train with closing doors: never try to enter a train when you hear the really loud warning signals of the closing doors! The next metro will arrive within a few minutes so there is no need to rush.
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