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Tips and advice, things to do, a behind-the-scenes look at RATP… we are here to accompany you, all the way down the line.

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Metro line 14: closures in 2021

Service will be suspended on Line 14 from 5 September to 28 December, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Out and about

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Send us your best RATP heritage photos

Share your best RATP heritage photo on Instagram for a chance to win!
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Discover our European Heritage Days program

The 38th edition of the European Heritage Days will take place on 18 and 19 September 2021. We’re offering a fun journey across the network…
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Treasure hunts on the bus

Do not miss out on a great and entertaining opportunity to discover and rediscover Paris through our treasure hunts.  
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Take a look at the Grand Prix Poésie RATP 2021’s prize list

Discover the winners of the 7th edition of the Grand Prix Poésie at the awards ceremony. It is available for streaming on our social…
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RATP invites Sebastião Salgado

We offer you a trip through the Brazilian Amazon along your journey with Sebastião Salgado’s wonderful photographs. 
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European Heritage Days: 100% digital!

This year’s European Heritage Days, held on 19 and 20 September, were 100% digital! Visit the “Welcome on board!” platform to discover the…
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Discover the album “Les Liseuses”

“Les Liseuses” (“The Readers”) is a music album that is comprised of twelve short readings set to music, featuring Samir Bouadi, Olivia de…
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Celebrating 70 years with you!

To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we are giving pride of place to our employees and passengers through their RATP stories!
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Our commitment to music

From the Rock en Seine and Solidays music festivals, to tributes to Brassens and Gainsbourg, concerts in Auber, the Paroles’n’Rock event,…
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Behind-the-scenes

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Do you know how Paris metro signposts have evolved?

RATP metro stations have very different signposts, some of which are quite unique!  They are used throughout the network to indicate…
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A day with Manuel, bus depot site manager

Originally a maintenance mechanic, Manuel is now site manager at the Les Lilas bus depot. Discover his daily life.
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Did you know about unusual metro entrances ?

The station entrances designed by Hector Guimard in the early 20th century are emblematic of the Paris metro. But his cast iron fences and…
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Metro line 14: closures in 2021

Service will be suspended on Line 14 from 5 September to 28 December, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
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Did you know about Guimard station entrances?

Up to 167 Guimard-style station entrances were installed on the Parisian metro network throughout its history. Overview.  
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A day with Sylvie, passenger information manager on tram line T2

Pay attention next time you find yourself on tram line T2 platforms, you might hear Sylvie speaking as the line’s passenger information…
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Did you know about the competition between CMP and Nord-Sud?

The Parisian metro was first operated by the CMP company (Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris - Paris metropolitan railway…
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A day with Rachid, track gauge and geometry surveyor

Did you know that special attention is paid to tracks at RATP? Meet Rachid, track gauge and geometry surveyor. A profession dedicated to…
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Did you know about vaulted station ceilings?

Although they are not particularly eye-catching to the passenger waiting on the platform, vaulted station ceilings are essential to station…
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On-board reading

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Enjoy a very ‘musical’ end-of-year holiday with La Chorale du métro!

We have brought together a very unique "choir", made up of several metro musicians (Musiciens du Métro) to wish you a happy holiday season.
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Discover our heritage

For more than a century the history of public transport has been woven into the historical tapestry of the Paris region and its inhabitants…
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RATP STORIES: listen to stories about the jewels of our heritage on each of our lines!

Carrelage blanc, Jules Verne, Station fantôme, VGE, 1ère classe... on vous livre nos secrets et nos anecdotes !
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Rock yourself with our Soundcloud account

Discover RATP’s sound universe! Announcements, jingles, poems and music… it’s never too late to discover the web’s most eclectic…
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