Logically, AARP is not in France. And the age for normal retirement keeps drifting depending on which political party is in power. So, the definition of a senior citizen appears to be when you are eligible for discount cards at age 60. I have a slate of them now…one for the SNCF train system, one for Bordeaux culture and services, and one for the trams and buses. Additionally, at most ticket kiosks, the price drops for people age 60 and above.
The card I like best is for SNCF. Senior travelers receive a 40% discount on 1st class travel which usually isn’t much more than a 2nd class ticket. I’m going to be riding in style from now on. First stop-Paris in May to get my Russian visa and check out the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre. I am loving my 60’s!