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Paris metro line 1

Paris metro 1 map

Paris metro 1 map
Paris metro 1 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 backpacks (available here), to the handbags (here is how it looks like) or shoulder bags (example here).

Paris Metro 1

Line 1 of the parisian metro crosses the French capital from the west to the east, and serves important sites such as the Champs-Élysées avenue, the Louvre Museum and the business center of La Défense. Paris metro 1 offers more connections to other metro and RER than any other metro line in Paris.
Inaugurated in 1990, Paris metro 1 is running on a section of the first metro line in Paris which was launched in 1900. Since 2013, the line is operated automatically.
With more than 200,000,000 passengers every year, it is the most-used metro line in Paris.

Tourist attractions on Paris metro 1

Paris metro 1 crosses Paris in its center from the east to the west on a nearly perfect straight line following the shape of the Champs-Élysées avenue. Many stations on the line are therefore located close to monuments or tourist sites.

  • The Louvre Museum, the most visited art museum in the world, where famous artefacts and paintings like Mona Lisa are exposed, is served by metro station Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre.
  • Visit the Louvre Free with The Paris Pass

  • The business center of La Défense, one of the biggest in Europe, is located at station La Défense, terminus station of the line 1 of the metro of Paris.
  • The Arc de Triomphe, located on the Étoile square, is an arch commissioned by Napoléon in order to celebrate the victories of the army of the French Empire. It is served by metro station Charles de Gaulle – Étoile.
  • The whole Champs-Élysées avenue is crossed by Paris metro 1, with stations Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (top of the avenue) , George V, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Champs-Élysées – Clémenceau and Concorde.
  • The Bastille square, symbol of the French revolution where the Bastille jail was standing, is located next to the metro station holding the same name.

Paris metro 1 stations

Paris metro 1 is a line which has different utilities. It brings many people to their work at the business center of La Défense, is useful for tourists to reach many monuments in Paris, and is also the metro line of the French capital network which offers the most connections to other metro and RER lines. Many important stations are therefore located on the line 1 of the metro of Paris.

  • La Défense is the end station of the line 1 of the parisian metro. It is a huge station where many train lines from the western suburbs of Paris are stopping to allow people to reach the business center of La Défense.
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile, located on top of the Champs-Élysées avenue next to the Arc de Triomphe, is offering good connections to other metro and RER lines to reach other parts of the French capital.
  • Châtelet is connected to Les Halles metro station, which form together the biggest metro station in the world. It offers connections to not less than 7 other metro and RER lines.
  • Nation metro station is also known for offering good connections to other RER and metro lines, to reach many important places in Paris.

Paris metro 1 serves an important transportation site

  • Gare de Lyon train station is served by the metro station holding the same name. You can take there a train to the south of France, to Provence in particular.

Paris metro 1 is connected to the following metro lines

Ticket price

Standard Ticket

The price of a metro ticket is €2.15. 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.

Paris Pass

TIP : Use The 4 Day Paris All-Inclusive Pass and get FREE entrance to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe, 1 day hop-on, hop-off Paris bus tour, a Seine river cruise, a French wine tasting in the Louvre cellar and many other activities. You would pay much more if you would buy the tickets for those attractions separately.

Paris metro 1 schedule

Paris metro 1 runs every day of the week including saturdays, sundays and holidays. It runs every 2 to 7 minutes on weekdays, and every 3 to 8 minutes on weekends.

The first metro leaves stations La Défense and Château de Vincennes at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves stations La Défense and Château de Vincennes in both directions at 0:40 every day during the week, and at 1:40 on saturdays and sundays.