Paris metro line 11 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 11
Line 11 of the metro of Paris links the city of Les Lilas in the northeast of Paris, to Châtelet metro station.
It is one of the shortest line of the parisian metro network, with a length of 6 kilometers, and one of the less-used, with 50,000,000 passengers every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 11
Paris metro 11 is not a useful metro line for tourists. However, we can notice that it serves 2 interesting tourist sites.
- Hôtel de Ville, which is the city hall hosting the mayor of Paris, is located at the station of the same name. It is one of the most beautiful building of the French capital.
- Georges Pompidou plastic and modern art exhibition center, which houses the Modern Art National Museum and the Public Information Library, is located at Rambuteau metro station.
Paris metro line line 11 stations
The main utility of line 11 of the metro of Paris is to allow passengers from the northeast suburbs to reach the center of Paris. There are therefore important interchange stations located on the line, which offer good connections to other metro and RER lines.
- Châtelet metro station is connected to Les Halles, and form together the biggest metro station in the world. It is located in the exact center of Paris.
- République is located at Place de la République square, which is the biggest square of Paris, and the usual starting point of the big parisian street protests.
Paris metro line 11 is connected to the following metro lines
- Metro 1, metro 4, metro 7, metro 14, RER A, RER B and RER D at Châtelet.
- Metro 1 at Hôtel de Ville.
- Metro 3 at Art et Métiers.
- Metro 3, metro 5, metro 8 and metro 9 at République.
- Metro 2 at Belleville.
- Metro 7 bis at Place des Fêtes.
- Metro 3 bis at Porte des Lilas.
The price of a metro ticket is €2.10. 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.
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Paris metro line 11 schedule
Paris metro 11 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 2 to 6 minutes on weekdays, and every 3 to 8 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Châtelet and Mairie des Lilas at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves station Châtelet at 0:59 on weekdays, and at 1:59 weekends, and Mairie des Lilas at 0:56 every day during the week, and at 1:56 on saturdays and sundays.
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