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Metro in Paris during Christmas

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Metro in Paris during Christmas

Hello everybody,

Planning a trip to Paris this Christmas (22-24 Dec), will the services of the Metro be reduced or suspended at that time?

Any help is welcome, thanks!

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15 replies to this topic
California
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1. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

The metro runs on holidays. It may be a few minutes longer between trains, but they will be running.

Paris, France
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2. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

There is a "Sunday and holiday" service for the metro that reduces service about 15%. It is hardly noticeable when you wait 3 minutes for the metro instead of 2 minutes.

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Christmas is Dec. 25, so it won't even affect your visit.

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Paris is not London; they don't shut down basic services for holidays. And in any case your dates are not Christmas, boxing day or New Years but just ordinary days.

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5. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Thank you guys for your replies :)

London, United...
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6. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Janet - London has no public transport for One day! that's it - it's not exactly the end of the world, and everyone should be able to enjoy Christmas day!

Paris, France
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7. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Yes, the non Christians absolutely do not need to go anywhere in London at Christmas. ;-)

Brisbane, Australia
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8. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

Any other places in the world where local religious observances affect the availability of general services at various times through the year?

Edited: 23 October 2018, 17:27
Europe
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9. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

En garde.

Kingston upon...
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10. Re: Metro in Paris during Christmas

If London trains runs on Christmas Day I no doubt that the rail unions would expect all staff to be paid as least 3 or 4 times their normal rate of pay.

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