More ticket info...on Monday I discovered I'd lost my Metro/bus navigo card. Its been 3 years since i've had to buy a single ticket. Here's what I learned: buy it on the bus and you pay 2€ and its good for just one ride. Buy it in the Metro station and it costs 1,80€. Buy a carnet of 11 tickets for 14€ and each ticket is good for 90 minutes (!) of travel. Later on in the afternoon i went into Picard for my almost daily pistache glace. They greeted me with big smiles and handed me my lost metro card. Hooray!
In their window a notebook stating 'Carpe diem'
Paris rain or shine 'SEIZE THE DAY!'