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Become an expert with “The History of the Paris Metro for Dummies”!

When did the Paris metro first start running? Why are station walls lined with small white tiles? How does a metro on tyres work? These questions, and many others, are answered in “The History of the Paris Metro for Dummies”, so grab a copy now!

The famous “... for Dummies” (“...pour les Nuls” in French) collection is expanding to include a volume on the Paris metro. But it’s not just any old book! The History of the Paris Metro for Dummies, takes you on a journey back through time!

Why are station walls lined with small white tiles? Who designed the superb entrances to stations? How does a metro on tyres work?
Let this guide take you down below the cobbled streets of Paris and into the unbelievable history of the metro.

You will discover:

  • the secrets of its construction;
  • its legendary rolling stock;
  • the most famous lines;
  • metro records;
  • linking tunnels and ‘phantom’ stations;
  • and many other things besides!

For Dummies -- learning made easy! The For Dummies series was launched 15 years ago, since when it has helped millions of readers understand the world and keep on learning throughout their lives.

Did you know?

15
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This was the price of a second class metro ticket in 1919

About the book

Today it is €1.90 (for comparison a ticket on the London Underground costs £4.90)

Where to buy a copy

Visit the Pour les Nuls collection website: www.pourlesnuls.fr

How much does it cost?

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