Subject: Paris Pass metro
John, I do not know the actual price of the Carte Orange...

But I can tell you this this is your best bet, this is the carte that the Parisians use. You can buy it from a week up to a year I guess ... Even if you arrive on a Wednesday it is worth it, arriving on a Monday is perfect, just go to any subway booth with one picture and they will give the carte orange on the spot. Be sure to sign it. With the card itself they will issue a ticket , you have to have both of course, the ticket and the carte orange. It is wonderful for buses, just show it to the driver. In subways just use the ticket as any other ticket. It is easy, cheaper, convenient and also a great feeling... Bon voyage. Graziella Miami Beach