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Paris metro line 6

Paris metro line 6 map

Paris metro 6 map
Paris metro 6 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 6

Line 6 of the metro of Paris serves the southern part of the city by drawing a half circle from the Champs-Élysées avenue to Nation metro station.
It has a length of 13 kilometers. Half of the line is above ground and offers a beautiful view on the Eiffel Tower. More than 100,000,000 passengers use Paris metro 6 every year.

Tourist attractions on Paris metro line 6

Paris metro 6 is an important line that many tourist use, to reach the Eiffel Tower in particular.

  • The Arc de Triomphe is located at departure station Charles de Gaulle – Étoile, on the top of the Champs-Élysées.
  • The Champs-Élysées avenue is therefore also served by metro station Charles de Gaulle – Étoile.
  • The Eiffel Tower is accessible from metro stations Trocadéro, where you will face it from the Trocadéro square located across the river, and Bir-Hakeim, which is located a bit closer to it.
  • The sport arena and concert hall Accor Hotels Arena is located at metro station Bercy.

Paris metro line 6 stations

Paris metro 6 has the particularity to have many utilities. It serves different tourist monuments, an important train station, and major stations which offer good connections to other metro and RER lines.

  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile : Located on the top of the Champs-Élysées avenue next to the Arc de Triomphe, it is one of the biggest metro station in Paris, offering connections to the main metro and RER lines.
  • Bir-Hakeim : One of the most popular station in Paris, you can access the Eiffel Tower from there.
  • Montparnasse – Bienvenüe : The metro station serves Montparnasse train station, a lot of people are travelling from there. It offers good connections to other metro lines.
  • Nation : Place de la Nation square is located there, the station also offers good connections to other metro and RER lines.

Paris metro line 6 serves an important transportation site

  • Train station Gare Montparnasse is located at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe metro station. You can take there a train to the west part of France, Britanny and Mont-Saint-Michel for example.

Paris metro line 6 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 6 schedule

Paris metro 6 runs every day of the week including saturdays and sundays. It runs every 1 to 10 minutes on weekdays, and every 4 to 10 minutes on weekends.

The first metro leaves stations Charles de Gaulle – Étoile and Nation at 5:30 in both directions every day, including weekends.
The last metro leaves stations Charles de Gaulle – Étoile and Nation in both directions at 0:41 every day during the week, and at 1:41 on saturdays and sundays.