Paris metro line 4 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 4
Line 4 of the metro of Paris links the northern to the southern suburbs of the French capital. It serves the 3 biggest train stations of Paris, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est and Gare Montparnasse.
With 175,000,000 passengers every year, it is the second most used line of the parisian network.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 4
Paris metro 4 was mainly constructed with the idea to allow people living in the north and the south to reach the center of Paris and important train stations. There are not many monuments located on the line, however we can notice 2 important sites served by line 4 of the parisian metro in the city center.
- Notre-Dame Cathedral, amazing gothic church building, is located close to Saint-Michel metro station.
- Boulevard Saint-Germain, one of the most beautiful streets of Paris is reachable with metro stations Odéon and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Paris metro line 4 stations
Line 4 of the metro of Paris offers connections to all the other metro lines of the parisian network, except extension lines 3 bis and 7 bis. There are therefore major interchange stations located on the line.
- Gare du Nord is the biggest train station of Paris. It offers a lot of connections to train, metro and RER lines.
- Les Halles and Châtelet metro stations are separated on metro line 4 of the parisian metro but form together the biggest metro station of the world and offer connections to many other metro and RER lines.
Paris metro line 4 serves important transportation sites
- Train station Gare du Nord is served by Paris metro 4. You can step there into the Eurostar in direction of London, or take Thalys train to Brussels or Amsterdam.
- Gare de l’Est train station is located at the metro station holding the same name. It serves the east of France and Germany.
- Gare Montparnasse is also located on line 4 of the parisian metro. It links Paris to the western part of France, Britanny in particular.
Paris metro line 4 is connected to the following metro lines
- Metro 12 at Marcadet – Poissonniers.
- Metro 2 at Barbès – Rochechouart.
- Metro 5, RER B, RER D and RER E at Gare du Nord.
- Metro 5 and metro 7 at Gare de l’Est.
- Metro 8 and metro 9 at Strasbourg – Saint-Denis.
- Metro 3 at Réaumur – Sébastopol.
- RER A, RER B and RER D at Les Halles.
- Metro 1, metro 7, metro 11 and metro 14 at Châtelet.
- RER B and RER C at Saint-Michel.
- Metro 10 at Odéon.
- Metro 6, metro 12 and metro 13 at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe
- Metro 6 at Raspail.
- Metro 6 and RER B at Denfert-Rochereau.
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 4 timetable
Paris metro 4 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 1 to 6 minutes on weekdays, and every 3 to 7 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Porte de Clignancourt and Mairie de Montrouge at 5:30 in both directions every day.
The last metro leaves stations Porte de Clignancourt and Mairie de Montrouge in both directions at 0:45 every day during the week, and at 1:45 on saturdays and sundays.
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