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navigo decouverte...help!

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navigo decouverte...help!

I arrive in Paris at 2:30pm on a Sunday next month from Netherlands and arrival at Paris is at PARIS NORD station. Just wondering...:

1. where do I go from there to buy a navigo decouverte? anyone know where the place they sell the navigo decouverte is?

2. I know I need to bring a 'passport photo' 2cm by 3cm. Is there anything else I need to show them?

I want to use navigo decouverte the following day (Mon) till the following Sunday which is when I depart Paris. For the first day I arrive in Paris (Sunday), I assume I will need to buy individual tickets for moving around the metro, am I right?

1. Is there anything I need to watch out for when I buy individual tickets at metro station (ie. is the English quite clear at the ticket machines)? - just anything I should watch out for. Never been to Paris.


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1. Re: navigo decouverte...help!

I would buy mine at Gare du Nord. Many metro stations are unmanned.

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2. Re: navigo decouverte...help!

The photo size is 3cm tall by 2.5cm wide.


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There is no English at the ticket machines.

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Er , yes, there is , on some machines anyways, unless my french has gotten so good I imagine I am reading english when I am reading french( not likely!lol) Roll the bar on the bottom. But for OP they can go to a manned kiosk at Gare Du Nord.

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I have never had trouble finding English on the ticket machines; there is a query for language before you begin. For the initial Navigo D you need to go to a Vente window -- the metro at Nord has such manned windows that can sell you the kit to assemble your ND and also will charge it for you. The RER booth at the airport also has this. My SIL bought 4 passes there for her family last fall.

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6. Re: navigo decouverte...help!

Is it possible to buy a pass without loading any value? For example, can I pay the 5 euros and get a pass for my boyfriend who will join me a few weeks after I arrive and then add the value later when he arrives?

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