Rabbit of Paris Métro

The rabbit of Paris Métro (French: Lapin du métro parisien), also known as Serge the Rabbit, is a fictional character that has been used as a mascot by the RATP Group since the 1970s to promote child safety in the Paris Métro.[1][2] The rabbit is depicted on stickers warning passengers against placing their fingers in the doors when they are closing, accompanied by messages in different languages in addition to French. Its design has changed over time.[3][4]

Stickers of the rabbit.
Graffiti on a van in Paris

The first version was drawn by Anne LeLagadec in 1977. The rabbit is a symbol of the Metro[2][5] and has an official Twitter account.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serge the Rabbit". RATP.
  2. ^ a b c "ICÔNE - Le lapin rose du métro parisien relooké" (in French). Le Monde. 26 May 2014. Vous ne connaissez peut-être pas son nom, mais vous l'avez sans doute déjà croisé des milliers de fois. Probably you may not know his name, but you've seen him thousands of times before.
  3. ^ "Serge le Lapin". RATP. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Le lapin du métro relooké" (in French). Le Parisin. Retrieved 5 August 2019. Il s'agit du personnage qui accompagne les messages de prévention sur le risque de pincement de doigts. This is the character that accompanies prevention messages on the risk of pinching fingers.[...] Le lapin, qui a fait l'objet d'un petit webdocumentaire (à voir sur YouTube ou ratp.fr) a aussi depuis hier son compte Twitter (@SergeLapinRATP). The rabbit, which has been the subject of a small webdocumentary (to see on YouTube or ratp.fr) has also since yesterday its Twitter account (@SergeLapinRATP).
  5. ^ "Le nouveau Serge le lapin de la RATP est toujours aussi vieillot" (in French). Le Figaro. 27 May 2015. Serge, le lapin rose de la RATP, fait peau neuve. Une nouvelle version plus moderne du lapin a fait son apparition ce lundi dans le métro parisien. Il troque ainsi son ensemble jaune depuis 25 ans pour un jeans et un t-shirt. Serge, the pink rabbit of the RATP, is getting a new look. A new, more modern version of the rabbit appeared on Monday in the Paris metro. He swapped his yellow set for 25 years for jeans and a t-shirt.