So it turns out that the Paris metro rail system is a whole lot older than I thought, at nearly 120 years old. Who would have thought that the technology was there to start such a project in 1896? There were also multiple private companies competing over the years, which has led to multiple “ghost stations” that have since been shut down when the entire system eventually got consolidated. Fascinating, huh? Either way, I’m glad that they kept a lot of the old signage, which gives the whole place an amazing atmosphere.