Paris train passes

My wife and I leave in 13 days for a 2 month vacation in Paris. We have most of the travel details finalized but I took notes on the Metro over several months on my Droid and thought it was backed up. It was not and it failed this week! I am 61 and had some notes on getting greatly reduced Metro passes by going to City Hall or somewhere. We have rented an apartment so I have a Paris address but I can't find the senior discount info. Can someone help? Thanks!!

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10883 posts

This is not the final word but, I thought, the discounts were limited to Paris and/or EU citizens and you needed to produce a local id to qualify. No experience only what I thought I know which could be completely wrong.

Posted by John
Waleska, Ga, USA
10 posts

Could well be right. The article I read and clipped (in English and French) just said I had to have a Paris address. So, I'm going to the airport 2x per week for 18 RTs. Suggestions on an overall pass? I had thought to get a week pass for the first two and last two and a month pass for March. Any idea what zone is CDG?

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

CDG is in zone 5. For your purposes the best weekly pass would be the zone 1-5 Navigo Semaine (good Monday-Sunday, not any seven-day period). It costs €34.40. The best monthly pass would be a zone 1-5 Navigo Mois. It's good for a calendar month (first day to last day). It costs €113.20. You load these passes on a passe Navigo Decouverte card which costs €5.00 and is good for ten years. You must attach a 3cm high x 2.5cm wide photo to it. Scan your passport photo and reduce the copy to the appropriate size.

Posted by John
Waleska, Ga, USA
10 posts

Thank you VERY much! That is what I thought but it surely helps to have someone confirm it.

Posted by John
Waleska, Ga, USA
10 posts

Thank you VERY much! That is what I thought but it surely helps to have someone confirm it.