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28 January 2015

10 Facts About the History of the Paris Metro

We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.

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Around 3,500 workers began constructing the metro in 1898, which was finished on July 19th, 1900, just in time for the World’s Fair and Summer Olympic Games at the Bois de Vincennes. Parisians immediately loved the new means of transport and it was quickly adapted as an inescapable feature of the Paris daily life.

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