Paris Metro

Moving walkway in Paris Metro
Moving walkway in Paris Metro

My pet peeve when travelling on the Paris Metro was stopping at one station and following confusing signs down endless corridors only to end up at a different station a couple of blocks from our intended destination.


  1. I’m curious, could it be possible that you find the signs in the Paris Metro confusing because you are used to a different system? I can easily find my way in the Paris Metro, but not so much in London. My pet peeve in Paris Metro is the lack of elevators for elderly, people with wheelchairs and strollers. In fact, Paris is not a city for people with mobility issues and that is sad for such a major city, isn’t it?

  2. I think it’s only because the underground stations are so vast compared to the ones in London. When I see a sign to an exit, I expect the exit to be on a different street but on the same block. But, usually it’s a very long walk to a different station altogether. It’s made worse by the fact that there are no staff to help you.

    You’re right, Paris isn’t very accessible. For example, there is a severe lack of public toilets.

  3. Yes, they do have a severe lack of public toilets in Paris. I don’t like the fact that I need to pay to use them. That said, to this day, I don’t understand why public transportation is so bad in Toronto. It is way behind what is available in other big cities around the world.

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