Paris - A massive strike paralysed Paris public transports on Friday as unions protested a sweeping pension reform by French President Emmanuel Macron's government.
Paris public transport company RATP said 10 metro lines were closed and several others, including the RER suburban rail, were severely disrupted. Buses and trams were also affected.
On platforms, messages in French and English were warning passengers of the strike, the biggest since 2007.
Trains that were still circulating were noticeably less crowded than usual, as authorities recommended people living in the Paris region to work from home or choose other means of transport.
The government website monitoring roads showed major traffic jams in and around the French capital.