Paris metro line 12 map
Beware of Pickpockets
Pickpockets are unfortunately very well implemented on the Parisian metro network. Around 100 new snatching cases are held by the police in Paris every day. That doesn’t mean that you should be worried nor avoid taking the metro, but you should be extremely careful, more than you usually are. Having a wallet or a phone stolen while traveling on a metro line in Paris without noticing it on the moment, is something that happens many times a day, so you should take your precautions to not be the next victim. The parisian police highly recommends to travel with anti-theft bags. Those bags are manufactured in a way that it makes it very different to open them quickly to take what is inside. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for the pickpockets to deal with those bags. Different sizes are available, from the backbags (available here), to the handbags (here is how it looks like) or shoulder bags (example here).
Paris Metro 12
Line 12 of the parisian metro links the northern and southern suburbs of Paris, through the city center. It serves the neighbourhoods of Pigalle and Montmartre, Concorde square at the bottom of the Champs-Élysées avenue, and 2 of the biggest train stations in Paris, Saint-Lazare and Montparnasse.
Inaugurated in 1910, it is one of the first metro lines to serve the suburbs of Paris in 1934. 85,000,000 passengers use Paris metro 12 every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 12
Paris metro 12 serves many different major tourist sites, monuments, museums, neighbourhoods and the Champs-Élysées avenue.
- The famous artistic neighbourhood of Montmartre, where artists like Van Gogh and Picasso were living, is served by station Abbesses.
- Pigalle neighbourhood, where you can visit the well-known Moulin Rouge cabaret, is located at Pigalle station.
- Place de la Concorde square, which stands at the bottom of the Champs-Élysées avenue, is served by station Concorde.
- Orsay Museum, which offers paintings of impressionist artists such as Monet, Renoir or Van Gogh, is located at Solférino metro station.
Paris metro line 12 stations
Line 12 of the metro of Paris has many different utilities. In addition to the major tourist sites listed above, line 12 also serves 2 major train stations and offers good connections to other metro and RER lines.
- Abbesses metro station serves the artist neighbourhood of Montmartre, where the movie Amelie from Montmartre takes place.
- Saint-Lazare is connected to Saint Lazare train station, where you can take a train to the northwest of France, to Normandy in particular.
- Concorde is located at Place de la Concorde square, which stands at the bottom of the Champs-Élysées avenue. You can therefore walk it up to the Arc de Triomphe.
- Montparnasse – Bienvenüe is connected to Montparnasse train station, where you can take a train to the west of France, to Britanny and the Mont Saint-Michel for example.
- Porte de Versailles station serves the biggest exhibition ground of Paris, where the Paris Motor Show takes place every 2 years.
Paris metro line 12 serves different important transportation sites
- Train station Saint Lazare is served by the metro station of the same name. You can take there a train to Normandy.
- Gare Montparnasse train station is located at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe metro station. You can travel there to the west of France.
Paris metro line 12 is connected to the following metro lines
- Metro 4 at Marcadet – Poissonniers.
- Metro 2 at Pigalle.
- Metro 3, metro 13, metro 14 and RER E at Saint-Lazare.
- Metro 8 and metro 14 at Madeleine.
- Metro 1 and metro 8 at Concorde.
- RER C at Solférino.
- Metro 10 at Sevres – Babylone.
- Metro 4, metro 6 and metro 13 at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe.
- Metro 6 at Pasteur.
The price of a metro ticket is 1,90€. T-ticket is valid for 1 journey between 2 stations only, you cannot use it again after exiting the metro of Paris. You can find more details on the website of RATP.
If you plan to use the metro and RER more than once a day, it might be a better idea to buy The Paris Pass. You will have unlimited access to the bus, metro and RER network within Paris. The Paris Pass also includes entrance to the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and many other monuments and attractions in Paris.
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Paris metro line 12 timetable
Paris metro 12 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 2 to 7 minutes on weekdays, and every 4 to 9 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Aubervilliers – Front Populaire and Mairie d’Issy at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves stations Aubervilliers – Front Populaire and Mairie d’Issy in both directions at 0:37 every day during the week, and at 1:37 on saturdays and sundays.
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