I bought a Navigo Découverte for 5 EUR (for the map) and 22.80 EUR for a week trip with Z1-5. It looks like a photo is required for this card to be used legally. However, the card was sold to me.
My questions are:
How can I get a photo for this card? In the US, I would go to Walgreens or CVS and get a passport photo. Is this the same photo size I need for the Navigo Découverte? And if yes then Where would I go to Paris to get one? Walgreens / CVS in the US are basically pharmacies – could a pharmacy in Paris also take passport photos?
How would anyone know if it had a photo ID or not? I imagine it should work like the London Oyster card, just tap the chip card reader on the turnstyle.
The Navigo Découverte comes in a plastic holder, which makes it much thicker than a credit card / debit card. idk why it's in this plastic case, but I still do not know how to pull the Navigo Découverte out of the plastic case or how to put a passport photo in it.
The Navigo Découverte I got looks different than the one pictured on http://www.navigo.fr/faq-passe-navigo-decouverte/. I think it looks similar to the one on the right with the caveat that it does not have a microchip. The left also has "Ile de France mobilities" in the dark blue section, while mine does not. Maybe the version shown on the website is a newer one that takes up less space in my wallet?