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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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Do NOT (repeat DO NOT) confuse subway entrances with parking garage entrances

Confused driver 'parks' car in Paris metro station


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A confused driver has ended up trapping his car on the steps of a Paris metro station, after mistaking it for the entrance to an underground car park.

"There's a sign saying 'Haussmann Parking' right in front... I made a mistake," ...

A member of staff at a local restaurant was quoted by AFP as saying that a similar incident took place at the site about five years ago.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:55 AM
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Didn't he notice the sign? (Center top of photo)

That is the international sign for "If you drive here, you will need a tow truck come get you out."
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:34 AM
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Actually, this was a typical route in a video game I played years ago.

Playing devil's advocate, the steps do look similar to the parking ramps that are often at subway stations.
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