Often packed, overcrowded and smelly, the métro of Paris is one of the most efficient ways of transportation in the city. The second busiest subway system in Europe after Moscow, on a daily basis, it transports more than 4 million people over its mostly underground 200+ km of lines. Châtelet-les-Halles, in the center is a huge subway hub, actually, the largest subway station in the world!
A lot has changed since the first line opened in 1900 for the World’s Fair (Exposition Universelle). Line 1 is still the most convenient one for visitors as it goes through the main landmarks of the city. The line is completely automatic, and it is fun to sit in the first carriage and look through the front window!
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