Paris metro line 8 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 8
Line 8 of the parisian metro links the southwest of Paris and the city of Créteil in the southeast suburbs of the French capital, through Concorde square and the National Opera.
Inaugurated in 1913, it is one of the longest metro lines in Paris, and the one which serves the most stations, with 38. Around 100,000,000 passengers use Paris metro 8 every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 8
Line 8 of the metro of Paris serves many important tourist sites in Paris. The Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées avenue are also located not far away from it.
- The palace of Invalides, where Napoléon is buried, is served by metro station Invalides. It also houses the Army Museum.
- Place de la Concorde square is located down on the Champs-Élysées avenue. You can visit it at Concorde metro station.
- The Paris Opera is also located on Paris metro 8, station is named Opéra. Classical operas and ballets are played there every week.
- The symbol of the French revolution, Place de la Bastille square, where the Bastille jail was standing, is served by metro station Bastille.
Paris metro line 8 stations
In addition to the tourist sites listed above, Paris metro 8 also serves other major metro stations and has very good connections to other metro and RER lines.
- Invalides metro station is located next to the palace of Invalides, where Napoléon is resting, and the National Museum of the French Army.
- Concorde station stands on Place de la Concorde square, at the bottom of the Champs-Élysées avenue, that you can then walk up.
- Opéra metro station is located just in front of the Opera of Paris, and is connected by tunnels to Auber metro and RER station.
- Place de la République, which is the biggest square of Paris and meeting point of all major parisian street protests, is located next to République station.
- Place de la Bastille square, where the Bastille prison was located until the revolution, is served by Bastille metro station.
Paris metro line 8 is connected to the following metro lines
- Metro 6 and metro 10 at La Motte-Piquet – Grenelle.
- Metro 13 and RER C at Invalides.
- Metro 1 and metro 12 at Concorde.
- Metro 12 and metro 14 at Madeleine.
- Metro 3, metro 7 and RER A at Opéra.
- Metro 9 at Richelieu – Drouot.
- Metro 4 and metro 9 at Strasbourg – Saint-Denis.
- Metro 3, metro 5, metro 9 and metro 11 at République.
- Metro 1 and metro 5 at Bastille.
- Metro 1 at Reuilly – Diderot.
- Metro 6 at Daumesnil.
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 8 timetable
Paris metro 8 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 2 to 7 minutes on weekdays, and every 4 to 8 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Balard and Pointe du Lac at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves stations Balard and Pointe du Lac in both directions at 0:24 every day during the week, and at 1:24 on saturdays and sundays.