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Paris Carte Orange - how late in day can we buy one?

May 20th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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Paris Carte Orange - how late in day can we buy one?

We will probably be arriving in the center of Paris around 6 pm on a Monday. We are considering getting a Carte Orange for me and one for my DH. Anyone know how late we cold expect to purchase one at a metro station? or at a tabac? Do the card holders need to be present when the purchase is made? (Can I leave my by then tired DH with the 2 tired kids and go buy the cartes myself?

Also, we will be in Paris for 8 days. I know kids are half price for a carnet. Is there a half priced Carte Orange for kids?

Couldn't find these answers elsewhere. Thanks.

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May 21st, 2007, 03:22 AM
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I'm assuming you mean the ID part of the carte Orange plus the weekly ticket. I took my husband's photo along with mine and had no trouble. He too was too tired!!
As long as the ticket window is manned they sell them at all hours. I know the window at St Germain metro is manned late into the evening.
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May 21st, 2007, 10:36 PM
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Thanks Jody!

Anyone know if kids can get a half price carte orange? Or do folks generally just get the half price carnet for kids?
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May 22nd, 2007, 05:59 AM
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I see no price concessions for the C.O. for minors.

The Paris Visite pass has concessions for age 4-11. Zones 1-3 go for 4.25, 6.95, 9.30 and 13.60 euro for 1,2,3,5 day passes.
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May 22nd, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Doing the math on the kids' tickets is recommended: compare the price of 1/2 fare carnet tickets to Mobilis to Tickets Jeunes.

Here's the whole product line in a handy brochure:

http://www.stif-idf.fr/IMG/pdf/Guide_2006.pdf
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May 22nd, 2007, 07:01 AM
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Nice brochure!
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May 28th, 2007, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Travelnut and Robespierre.

Robespierre, the Mayor of the City of Paris should pay you or at least give you an award for all the great info you provide on Paris public transit!

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May 29th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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