Paris is going to double metro fares for the Olympic Games

By TravelWiseDec 2, 2023 08:34 AMNews
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Paris is going to double metro fares for the Olympic Games
У Парижі на час проведення Олімпійських ігор 2024 року піднімуть вартість проїзду на метро для туристів. Source: Фото: Freepik

Paris is planning to temporarily increase the cost of travel in the metro in 2024. This decision is due to France hosting the Olympic Games next year.

Thus, local authorities will try to compensate for the costs of additional transport in Paris, which will host the Games from July 26 to August 11, 2024, and then the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8. At the same time, most city residents will be protected from price increases, The Telegraph reports.

According to Valérie Pecrèsse, the Ile-de-France region will significantly increase its transportation offer during the competition. At the same time, she announced plans to launch a single travel card for fans coming to Paris 2024. It will cost 16 euros per day and up to 70 euros per week.

"Prices will rise to make the Olympics 100 percent accessible by public transportation. Public services have a cost, and it is nonsense to pretend that they do not. If the visitors don't pay, the taxpayers will pay," said Pekress.

This decision was supported by French Minister of Transport Clement Bon. He said that Paris would be "ready" to host the largest sporting event in the world and insisted that "there will be no changes for Parisians during the games."

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