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Student Travel: Student discounts are less common in France than in other countries, simply because young people under 26 are usually offered reduced rates. Some discounts only apply to residents of E.U. countries, who will need to prove this with a passport or driver’s license, but if you’re not from the E.U. it’s worth carrying an ID to prove your age and announcing it when buying tickets. Look out for the Ticket Jeunes when using the Métro. It can be used on a Saturday, Sunday, or bank holiday, and provides unlimited travel in zones 1 to 3 for 4€ (see “By Public Transport,” earlier in this chapter). SNCF also offer 25% off for under-26-year-olds traveling on national trains (www.voyages-sncf.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.