Saturday, January 02, 2010
If you come to Paris in winter, you may purchase one of those umbrellas, after all not only will they protect you from the rain, but also guide you in the Paris Metro ! There are 14 lines in Paris (plus too diversions). The first one was built in 1900 for the world exhibition, and the last one in 1998) - More on Wikipedia. The network never ceases to grow (they are still extending existing lines, especially towards the suburbs) but it’s never enough. Some lines – like line 13) is actually saturated and in the morning you often have to wait 2 or 3 trains before getting on board. Well, so I’m told, as I’m really allergic to the metro and try to stay away from it as much as possible!