You'll get a card like this in the mail for 2013-2014 when you sign up for a Carte Imagine-R.

You’ll get a card like this in the mail for 2013-2014 when you sign up for a Carte Imagine-R.

You probably already know that as a student under 26, you’re eligible to sign up for the Carte Imagine-R, a type of discount Pass Navigo that allows you to use unlimited public transportation in Paris for €35 a month – about half the cost of a regular monthly subscription.

What you might not know, though, is that the Carte Imagine-R is so much more than just a metro pass.

It’s a ticket to tons of extra discounts all over Paris.


The Carte Imagine-R not only serves as proof that you’re a student, it also proves that you live in Ile-de-France, and therefore, that you’re spending an exorbitant amount of money each month on rent. In other words, you’re poor.

And companies want your business anyway.

So the RATP has created partnerships with more than a dozen business groups in Ile-de-France, and runs special promotions every month for students.

What do you have to do to benefit?

Just show your Carte Imagine-R and the plastified “Carte Bons Plans 2013-2014” that will come with it in the mail. Because you can keep the card itself from year to year, even if you’re no longer a student under 26, you’ll have to show the current year’s student benefit card to get some of these discounts.

Note that all discounts are subject to change, and you should check for the latest details.

Monthly Deals

Deezer, Music

3 months of premium music streaming service to your PC, phone, and tablet for €4,99 per month instead of €9,99. Offer expires September 30.

Spectaculaire, Performance Tickets

Offers reduced priced tickets to shows and movies each month; go to each month for the latest offer.

Check out each month’s special offers here:

Permanent Deals

Sephora, Makeup

Spend €45, get a €5 gift card free.

Map of Sephora stores in Paris:

Citadium, Clothes

10% off your entire purchase, excluding sale items.

Store locations:

Pocket, Books

Enter to win a book every month on

Dr. Martens

10% off your entire purchase at the store located at 12 rue Pierre Lescot, Paris 1st.

Celio*, Clothes

12% off your entire purchase

Store locations:

UCPA, Outings

Get 5% off all activities (sports, water sports, hiking, etc.) in the 3 activity centers in Ile-de-France.

Port aux CerisesVaires-Torcy, and Aqua Hauts-de-Seine

Pizza Hut, Food

50% off Double Pan pizzas to go, Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner


Makeup Forever Professional Paris

12% off all purchases


Apple, Computers

8% off any computer, and 10% off a Mac Pro or MacBook pro 15″ or larger


Gaumont Pathé, Movie Theater

Movie tickets at €6,40 Monday-Thursday and €7,40 Friday – Sunday.


Adidas, Shoes

15% off all purchases


Gap, Clothes

12% off your entire purchase, excluding sale items


Sony, Computers and Tech

10% off a customized Vaio computer, and up to 20% off other electronics. In-store and online.


La Tête dans les Nuages, Video and Virtual Games

Get 2 free tokens when you buy 7, or 6 free tokens when you buy 16. Tokens are €2 each.

La Tête dans les Nuages, 5 bd des Italiens, Paris 2nd.

McDonald’s, Food

Get a dessert or an extra sandwich for €1 when you buy a Best of or Maxi Best of meal.

List of participating restaurants:

For September: Get a Délifrapp’ or a Latte Macchiato for €2 from 2-6 PM during the month of September.

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