I just returned from a great first trip to Paris. However I had a terrible experience on the Airport train.
From the airport I witnessed someone getting on the train and then snatching a tourist’s purse as he got off at the next stop. Watch your stuff carefully. I didn’t see any more incidents on the local metro runs.
On the way back to the airport, my car was stormed by four conductors checking tickets. Most everyone had just a Paris metro ticket including my wife and I. And most everyone was written up a ticket for 20 Euros. Ignorance was no excuse and they had remote credit card machines to run your credit card. You need a ticket to leave the airport train station so why can’t it be purchased there? It seemed pretty routine to them and I felt totally taken advantage of.
Where were these conductors on the trip into Paris?