Paris metro line 2 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 2
Line 2 of the metro of Paris serves the northern part of the city by drawing a half circle from the Champs-Élysées avenue to Nation metro station, through the famous neighbourhoods of Pigalle and Montmartre.
Part of the line is above ground, running on a 2 kilometers long viaduct, over 4 stations.
Inaugurated in 1900, Paris metro 2 transports around 100,000,000 every year.
Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 2
Paris metro 2 runs from the Champs-Élysées avenue and serves some of the most important tourist sites in the northern part of Paris. Many of these places are huge symbols of culture and art in Paris.
- The top of the Champs-Élysées avenue, where most of the biggest shops are located, and the Arc de Triomphe, a huge triumphal arch constructed to celebrate Napoleon’s victories, are served by metro station Charles de Gaulle – Étoile.
- The tourist neighbourhood of Pigalle, where is located the Moulin Rouge cabaret is served by Pigalle metro station.
- Montmartre, famous neighbourhood where a lot of artists like Picasso or Van Gogh were living and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica are located at metro station Anvers.
- The Père-Lachaise Cemetary, where a lot of artists and famous people like Jim Morrison or Edith Piaf are buried, is served by Paris metro 2 with station Père Lachaise.
Paris metro line 2 stations
Paris metro 2 was the second line constructed in Paris, with the idea of serving the important places in the northern part of Paris. Most of the stations are therefore located close to major tourist sites and train station, and offers good connections to other metro and RER lines.
- Charles de Gaulle – Étoile is a major touristic station with the Champs-Élysées avenue and the Arc de Triomphe located right next to it. It offers connections to many other important metro and RER lines.
- La Chapelle is connected by a tunnel network to Gare du Nord train station, where many metro and RER connections are available. You can also take the Eurostar to London there.
- Nation is also an important metro station, due to the good metro and RER connections available there. Place de la Nation, one of the biggest squares in Paris, is located there.
Paris metro line 2 is serving an important transportation site
- Gare du Nord train station is connected to metro station La Chapelle through a tunnel network. It is the biggest train station of Paris, you can step there in the Eurostar in direction of London, or take Thalys train to Brussels or Amsterdam.
Paris metro line 2 is connected to the following metro lines
- RER C at Porte Dauphine.
- Metro 1, metro 6 and RER A at Charles de Gaulle – Étoile.
- Metro 3 at Villiers.
- Metro 13 at Place de Clichy.
- Metro 12 at Pigalle.
- Metro 4 at Barbès – Rochechouart.
- RER B, RER D and RER E at La Chapelle.
- Metro 5, and metro 7 at Stalingrad.
- Metro 5 and metro 7 bis at Jaurès.
- Metro 11 at Belleville.
- Metro 3 at Père Lachaise.
- Metro 1, metro 6, metro 9 and RER A at Nation.
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 2 schedule
Paris metro 2 operates every day of the week including saturdays, sundays and holidays. Average waiting time between trains is 2 to 7 minutes on weekdays, and 3 to 8 minutes on weekends.
The first metro leaves stations Nation and Porte Dauphine at 5:30 in both directions every day.
The last metro leaves stations Nation and Porte Dauphine in both directions at 0:40 every day during the week, and at 1:40 on saturdays and sundays.
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