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Paris metro line 3

Paris metro line 3 map

Paris metro line 3 map
Paris metro line 3 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 3

Line 3 of the metro of Paris links the northwest to the eastern suburbs of the French capital. It serves the international bus station Gallieni, the Opéra of Paris and also the Père Lachaise cemetery.
Launched in 1904, around 100,000,000 passengers use the line 3 network (including Paris metro 3 bis) every year.

Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 3

The main utility of Paris metro 3 is to link the international bus station of Gallieni to interchange stations in Paris, it is therefore not a tourist oriented metro line. However there are a couple of interesting sites located on the line.

  • The Opéra of Paris, where you can attend some of the best ballet and opera classics, is served by metro line 3 of the parisian metro with station Opéra.
  • The Père-Lachaise Cemetary, where a lot of French and international artists and singers are buried, like Jim Morrison or Edith Piaf, is served by metro station Père Lachaise.

Paris metro line 3 stations

There are a couple of important interchange stations, with good RER and metro connections, which are located on Paris metro 3 line.

  • Opéra is a metro station of the parisian metro network which offers many connections to other metro and RER lines, directly and through a tunnel connection to metro station Auber.
  • République metro station also offers connections to 4 other metro lines, and serves République square, known for being the main end point of parisian street protests.

Paris metro line 3 serves important transportation sites

  • Train station Saint-Lazare is located on line 3 of the parisian metro. It serves the northwest of France, Normandy in particular.
  • The International Bus Station Galliéni, one of the largest in Europe, where you can take a bus to many european destinations, is served by metro station Galliéni.

Paris metro line 3 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 line 3 schedule

Paris metro 3 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 Gallieni and Pont de Levallois at 5:30 in both directions every day.
The last metro leaves stations Gallieni and Pont de Levallois in both directions at 0:45 every day of the week, and at 1:45 on saturdays and sundays.

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