Paris metro line 13 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 13
Line 13 of the metro of Paris links the northern and southern suburbs of Paris through the city center, the Champs-Élysées avenue and the Invalides palace.
Launched in 1911, it is the longest line of the parisian network with 24 kilometers. Over 125,000,000 passengers use Paris metro 13 every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 13
Eventhough Paris metro 13 is not a metro line mainly constructed for tourist transportation, it serves some of the most important tourist sites in Paris.
- The Champs-Élysées avenue is served by metro station Champs-Élysées – Clémenceau. The Concorde square and the Arc de Triomphe are located at walking distance too. You can also visit from there the exhibitions halls and museums Grand Palais and Petit Palais.
- The Invalides palace, where Napoléon is buried, stands next to the metro station of the same name. The Army Museum and the retirement home of war veterans are also located there.
- The Stade de France, stadium which hosts the games of the French national football team, is located at walking distance from station Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris.
Paris metro line 13 stations
As it is the longest metro line of the parisian network, many major metro stations are located on line 13.
- Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris metro station serves the Stade de France, which is the stadium of the French national football team.
- Saint-Lazare train station is served by metro line 13. You can take there a train to the northwest of France, to Normandy in particular.
- Champs-Élysées – Clémenceau station stands on the Champs-Élysées avenue. It is located at walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe.
- The palace of Invalides is located at metro station Invalides. You can also visit the National Museum of Army next to the place where Napoléon is resting.
- Montparnasse – Bienvenüe station serves the train station Montparnasse. You can take there a train to the west of France, to Britanny and the Mont Saint-Michel for example.
Paris metro line 13 serves different important transportation sites
- Saint-Lazare train station is served by the metro station of the same name, where you can take a train to Normandy.
- Train station Gare Montparnasse is located at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe metro station. You can travel to the west of France from there.
Paris metro line 13 is connected to the following metro lines
- RER C at Porte de Clichy.
- Metro 2 at Place de Clichy.
- Metro 3, metro 12, metro 14 and RER E at Saint-Lazare.
- Metro 9 at Miromesnil.
- Metro 1 at Champs-Élysées – Clémenceau.
- Metro 8 and RER C at Invalides.
- Metro 10 at Duroc.
- Metro 4, metro 6 and metro 12 at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe.
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 13 schedule
Paris metro 13 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 3 to 9 minutes on weekdays, and every 6 to 10 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles, Saint-Denis – Université and Châtillon – Montrouge at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves stations Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles, Saint-Denis – Université and Châtillon – Montrouge in both directions at 0:37 every day during the week, and at 1:37 on saturdays and sundays.
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