After 118 years, Paris to bid ‘au revoir’ to its Metro tickets


PARIS (Reuters) – They’ve been in use since 1900, when the Paris Metro opened for business, but soon the city’s familiar rectangular tickets will become a thing of the past, replaced by a fully automated system similar to the one in London.

An elevated Paris Metro passes over a bridge next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France June 15, 2017. Photo taken 15, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

For many tourists, the little white tickets — often purchased in a ‘carnet’ of 10 — are inseparable from a visit to the city. They’re frequently found years later tucked between the pages of a…



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