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Paris metro map with main tourist attractions

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Printable   Paris Metro Map


Paris Metro map for phone or printing 

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Nearest metro stations for main Paris monuments and attractions

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Paris Metro

Paris metro subway – maps, hours, tickets, passes & more.

Below you’ll get Paris subway maps, hours, info on tickets, day passes & Navigo week passes, zones and learn how to use the Paris Metro in this first of a series of articles.

Paris Metro entrance sign art nouveau

Paris Metro entrance sign art nouveau

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Paris Metro Maps

Here you can download three different Paris subway system maps to help you see all 16 Paris Metro lines and help you plan a route:

a basic Paris Metro map of lines with stations and interchanges (PDF – opens a new window)

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a condensed small format Paris subway map

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a Paris Metro map with city streets

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Other Metro maps such as individual line maps can be downloaded directly from RATP.fr (in french).  Note that there are no Paris Metro Zones for the Metro system. The Paris Metro is a single zone (even if some lines reach into zone 3).  The zones visible on some older Paris Metro / RER maps are for RER trains which are subject to fare zones.

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Paris Metro Hours

Paris metro service disruptions.

  • Some Paris Metro lines are running at reduced frequency during Paris Train strikes in March 2020. See the Paris train strike page for more information.

Download a Paris Metro timetable showing first and last Paris Metro trains . Paris Metro hours change very little year-to-year and the RATP has stopped producing this full schedule in 2013 so this timetable of Metro Paris times is still useful to find Paris Metro opening hours and closing time.  Times are approximate! This includes times of first train / last train of Paris RER A ( Disneyland ) and RER B ( airport ).

Route Planning

The RATP offers a route planner via their website which can use street addresses, station names or well known locations to create a travel itinerary for you, including necessary connections and total travel time. Route options under “Criteria” can be chosen for fewest connections, least amount of walking and quickest route (the default).

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Tickets & Passes

The Paris tube has a wide variety of tickets available while I’ll describe in detail below: single ride tickets, books of 10 or 20, preloaded ticket cards, single day passes, multi-day passes, youth weekend passes, Monday to Sunday week passes, monthly passes and year passes.

Regarding fares for different zones: Paris Metro zones don’t exist! The entire Paris underground is one zone, unlike the Paris RER trains which have zones & different fares per zones traveled.  Even though a few Paris Metro stations are actually outside of Paris fare zone 1, a single Paris Metro ticket is still valid for travel from inside zone 1 and ending at a Metro station outside of Paris zone 1.

Paris Metro Prices

Paris Metro prices as of Jan. 4, 2024 is 2.15€ for a one-way ride lasting up to 2 hours. There are a variety of Paris Metro tickets to buy and several Paris Metro Pass options shown in detail below.

Single Use Tickets

Paris Metro Ticket

Basic Paris Metro tickets are known as “Ticket t+”. These tickets are valid for a single continuous journey of any length throughout the Paris Metro system, including changes to other Metro lines and RER interurban trains within Zone 1 . These tickets are sold as single one-way fares or in books of 10. If you want a return ticket, you simply buy two Metro tickets. Paris Metro tickets have no expiry; You can use them at any time in the future.

Tickets can be purchased from ticket windows inside stations or through automated ticket vending machines accepting Euro coins and smart chip credit cards. The single ticket price as of Jan. 4, 2024 is 2.15€.

Books of ten, called a “carnet” [kar-nay], are sold at a discount for 17.35€ when put on Navigo Easy or Paris transport mobile phone app (1.96€ / 1.74€ each, a little under 20% off the regular fare). Children from ages 4 to 9 years old (inclusive) can use reduced fare tickets, which are available only in books of 10, for 9.80€ per book of ten. Children 3 and under ride for free. Keep in mind that non-smart chip credit cards will not work at either the automated ticket machines nor at ticket windows, thus Euro cash or coin would be required.

Read more about Paris Metro Tickets and transfers allowed.

Ticket Cards

Navigo Easy

In 2019 Paris introduced a ticket card called Navigo Easy which holds digital single-use Paris Metro tickets. Holding up to 30 Paris Metro tickets, a Navigo Easy ticket card can be reloaded and used over a period of ten years. Navigo Easy also holds Navigo Day Passes and tickets for Roissybus and Orlybus .

Read more about Paris Metro ticket cards on the Navigo Easy page.

Day tickets

Ticket Mobilis Day Ticket

Ticket Mobilis has been replaced by Navigo Jour / Navigo Day Pass which is priced the same per zone as Ticket Mobilis.  Read more about Navigo Day Pass .

A day ticket is called the Ticket Mobilis which is good for unlimited rides on the Metro system during operating hours for the day it is used. ( Now valid for airports , see note below.) Physically it’s a coupon of about the same size as the Paris Metro Ticket t+.

Ticket Mobilis is available in various fare zone coverage from 1-2 zones to 1-5 zones. If you’ll be traveling strictly within central Paris, zones 1 & 2 cover the entire Metro system, and a 1-2 zone Ticket Mobilis is the recommended ticket. Price as of Jan 4, 2024 is 8.45€.

Please see the Navigo Day Pass page for latest prices on the replacement pass for Ticket Mobilis.

As the Ticket Mobilis can be purchased on one day and used someday in the future you must print the date of use on the ticket before use. To prevent people sharing tickets, first and last names are also required.

Note : Ticket Mobilis day ticket is  now  valid for Paris CDG Airport and Paris Orly Airport where previously (2017 & prior) Ticket Mobilis was only valid for airports by using Paris airport bus 350 or Paris airport bus 351 for CDG Airport and buses 183 or 285 or Tram 7 for Orly Airport.  (Non-express city buses means 2x-3x travel time.)   This means that RER B train, Roissybus, Orlybus are all now  valid for the Mobilis day ticket. (Orlyval train is still excluded from use of any multi-use ticket except Paris Visite.)  This changed when the Navigo Day Pass was introduced which did cover CDG Airport / Orly Airport (granted you purchase 1-5 zones and 1-4 zones, respectively) and cost the same as a Ticket Mobilis 1-5 zone cards.  It would have been an awkward situation to have two multi-use day tickets/passes, Navigo Day and Ticket Mobilis both costing the same price but not providing the same access to airports, so the RATP decided to make both equal in terms of coverage.

Multi-Day Paris Metro Tickets

Multi-day tickets aimed at tourists and visitors are known as the Paris Visite , available in 3 zone and 5 zone versions, for 1, 2, 3 or 5 day lengths. Prices for duration and zones are as follows (updated as of Jan 4, 2024):

The Carte Paris Visite is a multi-use paper ticket coupon (similar to a Paris Metro Ticket t+). Formerly (prior to 2014) the Paris Visite also came with a black folding card which required the printed name of the bearer and the ticket coupon requires the card number and date of use to be written on in pen, as to avoid ticket sharing between passengers. This is no longer in practice as of mid-2014. You will only receive the white paper Paris Visite ticket itself.

Paris Visite Pass

Paris Visite Pass 5-day 3-zone

Discounts to attractions in and around Paris are included with the Paris Visite card. (See the discounts on Paris Visite .) To take advantage of the discount at the attractions, simply present your Paris Visite ticket during its validity period (which you must mark on the ticket itself using a pen, along with your first & last name).

Buy Paris Visite Online – You can buy Paris Visite tickets online for home delivery through the Paris Visitor Bureau website, but I wouldn’t recommend it due to the delivery cost. For USA/Canada/Australia/Japan (anywhere overseas) the cost of delivery is 24€ through DHL Express. In United Kingdom, delivery of Paris Visite is 14,50€. There is one free “delivery” option for buying Paris Visite online – pickup your Paris Visite at the Paris Visitor Bureau. But, I can’t imagine why you’d purchase Paris Visite online to have it delivered to the Paris Visitor Bureau, in Paris, which would require a Metro ride in itself, a trip that would likely take 90 minutes round-trip from your hotel. You could just purchase the Paris Visite at any Metro ticket machine or ticket window, anywhere in Paris, at CDG/Orly airports or at any of the major intercity train stations throughout Paris.

Paris Metro Week Tickets/Passes

Week long tickets are sold in the form of plastic contactless smartcards known as a Navigo Pass or more precisely the Navigo Decouverte Pass . (Navigo Découverte is for visitors while the Navigo Pass with a photo & name of owner is for local residents).

Navigo Decouverte card 2019

Paris Navigo Decouverte card – 2019

Navigo pass is valid for travel strictly from Monday till Sunday, rather than any continuous 7 day period, which makes it less attractive for visitors arriving mid-week.  You can buy Navigo for use in the current week from ticket windows at most Paris Metro, RER and large train stations up until Thursday 11:59 PM. Starting from Friday, week passes for the following week are on sale. The Pass Navigo Découverte week pass is not available from automated ticket vending machines. 4 different fare zones are available although nearly everyone will want all zones which covers central Paris out to zone 5 which includes CDG Airport & Disneyland.  The other three zones available (2-5, 3-5, 4-5) do not include central Paris . Navigo pass prices are as follows (Tarifs Semaine = Weekly Price, Tarifs Mois = Monthly Price, updated as of Jan 4, 2024):

Zones 1-5 will cover travel to & from Airports Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY, by Orlybus, not Orlyval train), which are in zones 5 and 4 respectively and Paris-Versailles trains (zone 4).

The prices above do not include the 5€ fee for the plastic card itself, non-refundable, unlike the London Oyster card.

To purchase the pass Navigo Découverte you will be required to present and attach a face photo measuring 3cm tall x 2.5cm wide to the paper nominative card that comes in addition to the plastic smart-card. The paper identification part of Navigo Decouverte has a peel-off sticky section for holding your headshot photo.

completed Navigo Decouverte card 2019

Completed Navigo Decouverte card 2019 with photo & name

Home printing of this photo is OK and colour is recommended. (There’s no official statement that a black & white photo for Navigo is not accepted but I have been asked to use a color photo when presenting a black & white photo.) You will be required to print your name on this card as well. The contactless smart card and the paper card must be carried together to be valid for travel.

There is some confusion between the Carte Orange and Pass Navigo in terms of week passes. Carte Orange was previously a physical coupon like ticket (much like the now discontinued Ticket Mobilis) and paper nominative photo card that is now no longer in use. This coupon and paper card has been replaced by the new contactless smart cards known as the Navigo Pass and Navigo Découverte Pass (for non-residents of France). The Paris regional transit authority has phased out the name “Carte Orange” as the name of the weekly or monthly “subscriptions” that you must purchase and “add” to your Pass Navigo or Navigo Découverte Pass .

Read more about the Navigo Decouverte card

Riding the Paris Metro

Paris airports.

Paris airports are accessible via the RER train system, rather than the Paris Metro. See instructions on the RER B from CDG to Paris , Orly to Paris and Paris Beauvais Airport Train for more information.

Paris Stations & Metro Tickets

Most of Paris’ 300 Metro stations are located underground with a handful above ground. Stations are marked with various styles of signs as shown below.

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Paris Metro Sign at Bercy – style circa 2010

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Paris Metro entrance – art nouveau style – at Place d’Italie

Some Metro stations are joined with large train stations (“gare”) serving other types rail transport such as intercity surface trains and RER regional express trains which travel both above and below ground. Some notable large stations within Paris serving all three types of train transport include: Gare St. Lazare, Gare du Nord , Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon , Gare d’Austerlitz and Gare Montparnasse . Most stations and Paris Metro lines are not handicap accessible save for a few exceptions . Stations have multiple entrances/exits, up to ten for the largest underground station, Chatelet Les Halles.

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Street maps are posted throughout central Paris providing information on the local district (“arrondissement”). These maps can be useful in locating nearby Metro stations.

How to buy Paris Metro Tickets

This next section shows how to buy tickets for Paris Metro at ticket machines , staffed ticket windows and how to buy Paris Metro online tickets (with a delivery fee).

Buying Paris Metro Tickets at Ticket Machines

Within a Paris Metro station, Paris Metro tickets (but not all pass cards) can always be purchased from automated vending Metro ticket machines .  You can buy Paris Metro cards / day / week passes from any Metro station ticket window, but only a few multiday Paris Metro cards can be bought through Paris Metro ticket machines such as the Paris Visite card .

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Metro Ticket Machine Payment Methods

Paris Metro ticket machines all accept Euro coins (for purchases up to 30€) and European debit cards (with smart chip) as payment.  Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted for buying tickets at most Paris Metro ticket machines and ticket windows.  American Express / Amex is not accepted for Paris train tickets at vending machines nor ticket windows. Some combined Metro/RER/Transilien ticket machines (one example pictured below) at major train stations ( Gare du Nord , Gare de Lyon , etc.) and airports such as CDG Airport train station or Orly Airport , accept Euro coins, Visa & Mastercard credit cards, French and foreign chip debit cards, but Paris Metro station ticket machines inside of central Paris Metro stations usually do not accept cash notes for payment.

Below is a photo of several combined Paris Metro / RER / Transilien ticket machines found at RER train stations, large main-line ( Grandes Lignes ) train stations like Gare du Nord , and any combined Metro/RER station.

train ticket machines in CDG Airport T1 T3 train station

Paris Metro, RER, Bus, Tram Ticket Vending machines

Every Paris Metro/RER ticket vending machine accepts Visa/Mastercard credit cards (not AMEX), Carte Bleu (French debit card), foreign chip-enabled debit cards, and Euro coins (2€, 1€, 0.50, 0.25, 0.10, 0.05 Euro coin denominations). The newest machines accept Visa Mastercard tap to pay option as well, visible as the yellow pad. The blue square pad to the right of the PIN pad is a Navigo reader, used for recharging Navigo cards .

Paris Metro RER Ticket vending payment methods and screen

Paris Metro RER Ticket vending payment methods and screen

Paris Metro ticket machine Navigo card reader recharge pads are often circular and purple like in the below photo:

Navigo card reader recharge pad on Paris Metro ticket vending machine

Navigo card reader recharge pad on Paris Metro ticket vending machine

See Paris Metro ticket machines for step-by-step details on buying Paris Metro tickets from automated ticket vending machines inside central Paris or combined Metro/RER/Transilien ticket machines for buying Paris transportation tickets/passes from machines found at major Paris train stations and Paris airports.

If you need to use a credit card to buy Paris Metro tickets or Paris Metro pass card  and the automated ticket machine doesn’t show a Visa or Mastercard symbol, then visit a ticket window to buy Metro tickets & Metro pass cards where you’ll be able to use a credit card for the purchase.

Buying Paris Metro Tickets at Ticket Windows

You can also buy Paris Metro tickets from personnel staffed ticket windows at any Paris Metro station.  Keep in mind that Paris Metro stations often have several entrances and a manned ticket office is usually only open at one of those entrances at any given time.  The other Metro station entrances will have ticket machines and fare gates / turnstiles for pass card & ticket holders to enter without human staff nearby to help.

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There are several different Paris transit passes / unlimited ride tickets and single-use tickets for Paris Metro, bus, tram or Paris RER and specific tickets for CDG airport and Orly airports by RER or Roissybus / Orlybus as shown on the below fares sheet:

Paris Metro tickets, passes and other fares posted at Paris Metro ticket window

Paris Metro tickets, passes (Navigo / Paris Visite) and other fares posted at Paris Metro ticket window

The basic Paris Metro ticket is the Ticket t+ .  When buying single Metro tickets you would ask: “Un ticket Metro” [ungh-teekay-mehtro].  This ticket is good for a single ride anywhere on the Paris Metro system, including transfers between Metro lines without zone limitations (or RER lines within Paris Zone 1 ), within 2 hours of validating the Paris Metro ticket using a turnstile or fare-gate.  Paris Metro tickets can be bought one day and used at any time in the future as they are validated / activated upon use (in a turnstile or fare-gate), not upon purchase.  See Paris Metro ticket t+ for detailed information on the basic Paris Metro ticket, costs, how to use it, etc.

Buy Paris Metro Tickets Online

You cannot buy single/individual Paris Metro tickets online. You can only purchase a Navigo Easy card pre-loaded with 10 tickets from a 3rd party reseller that must be picked up in-person by you inside Central Paris, not at either Paris airport and it cannot be mailed/couriered/delivered anywhere. To buy a pack of 10 Paris Metro tickets online for in-person pickup ( inside central Paris ), you can visit the ParisJeTaime.com website .

Please see the note about Can I buy Navigo Easy Online for more information about buying online. (Note: I don’t recommend you do this. Consider using the official Paris transportation mobile phone app for purchasing Paris transport tickets abroad.)

How to Use Paris Metro Tickets & Passes

After buying your Paris Metro ticket, we’ll now show you how to use your ticket or Navigo pass card to get past fare gates, then get to train platforms, opening train car doors, etiquette on boarding, exiting, seating and more, to help you ride the Metro like a Parisien.

This section explains:

  • where to go after buying Metro tickets or passes from ticket windows or vending machines
  • how to use your Metro fare to pass through gates & turnstiles
  • how to get to the right Paris Metro train platform

Ticket Gates

Access to Paris Metro train platforms is controlled via turnstiles or gate type barriers.  After buying Paris Metro tickets from ticket windows or ticket machines make your way to the closest fare gates or turnstiles.  Below is a photo of typical Paris Metro fare gates which separates public spaces from areas reserved for Metro ticket & Navigo pass card holders.

Paris Metro Fare Gates

Recognize Different Fare Gates

Things to note about Paris Metro turnstiles & fare gates pictured above:

  • All  green/green arrow Paris Metro turnstiles / fare gates accept Navigo pass cards
  • Some turnstiles are reserved for exiting the fare-paid area (red with X’s)
  • Most Paris Metro fare gates accept both paper tickets & multi-use Metro cards
  • A few fare gates will only accept Navigo pass cards and no paper coupon-style tickets of any sort

The key point: choose an appropriate fare gate depending on the Paris Metro ticket or card you are holding.

Navigo Only Fare Gates

You don’t want to walk up to a Navigo-card-only “reserved” gate holding a paper ticket, which won’t be accepted, while a horde of hurried Parisians wait impatiently behind you to pass through and you are forced to apologize & weave your way back out past them to a line up for a different gate that will accept paper tickets.

Navigo reserved gates  often have a sticker on the front indicating that no paper coupon Metro tickets can be used. If you’re using Paris Metro Ticket t+ … don’t use these turnstiles / fare gates.  There are no slots for inserting paper coupon tickets and only have Navigo pass card readers.


Open/Entry Gates vs. Closed/Exit Gates

Also, don’t walk up to red color fare gates which are open by default, expecting to get past without using your Metro ticket or Navigo card.  These red exit gates will slam shut as you approach, preventing you from passing through and you cannot use your pass or ticket to open them.  They are reserved for exiting passengers only.

Most Paris Metro fare gates will have a ticket slot on the front, some with a green arrow pointing towards it, indicating this fare gate is open and ready to accept magnetic stripe coupon-style tickets such as Paris Metro Ticket t+ , Paris Visite, RER tickets, etc.  Underneath the green arrow can be a sticker reading: NaviGO, showing that this turnstile also accepts Navigo pass cards, which are used by holding the Navigo card on the top of the ticket slot device, where a large purple circular reading pad is located (see image further below).

Inserting Tickets into Gates


To operate a Paris Metro fare gate barrier or turnstile such as the ones pictured above with a Paris Metro ticket , insert the ticket magnetic stripe side down, into the barrier’s ticket slot.  The ticket slot should be on your righthand side while inserting the ticket.  If you find yourself inserting a ticket on your left, you’re opening the next gate over to your left, not the one you’re currently standing in.

Upon inserting your Paris Metro ticket, it will be read, stamped (with a validation code) and then ejected at the top of the machine where you need to retrieve your ticket to open the gate / unlock the turnstile.

Collect Your Ticket to Pass

If the ticket is accepted, a short high pitched buzzing sound will be emitted, sometimes along with a message displayed on the turnstile requesting you take your ticket back (“Reprenez votre ticket”). Remove the ticket and walk through the turnstile or approach near the gate barrier and wait for it to open. Some gates are slow to open, especially double door gates which slide/retract outwards to let you pass. If your ticket appears to have been accepted, yet the gate has not swung open, be sure you have retaken your ticket from the top of the machine and that you’re standing near enough to the gates in order to trip the visual sensor.  Be patient and don’t panic. The gate should swing open within 5 seconds maximum. A ticket that is not accepted will cause the turnstile to emit a longer, lower pitched (unpleasant) buzzing noise, sometimes with a message in red indicating your ticket was not valid. Show your ticket to an employee at a ticket window or information booth for help in this case, saying your ticket does not work. They will usually open a wheelchair accessible gate for you to pass through.

Using Barrier Turnstiles

Pictured below is a turnstile barrier gate inside a Paris Metro station with a locking barricade behind the rotating arms of the turnstile to prevent people jumping over the bars.  Notice there is no green arrow near the ticket slot (it’s located further below on the front face) nor is there a Navigo sticker on the front (although you will see a large purple Navigo card reader area on top of the machine).  After the turnstile has been unlocked/opened with your ticket inserted into the front slot, you will need to retrieve your validated ticket from the top of the barrier machine.  Your validated ticket will be located past the purple card reader, where there is a rectangular depression in the metal and a dark area, which has the ticket exit slot and a little mechanical rotating sign that will read: “Reprenez votre ticket” / “Retrieve your ticket”.  Collect your validated ticket and walk through the barrier.  Be sure to keep your Metro ticket with you until you complete your journey and exit your final destination Metro station.  If you are intercepted by a ticket controller without your validated ticket or Navigo pass, you will be fined on the spot for 35€ for having a valid, but non-validated ticket (i.e. a ticket that wasn’t put through a ticket reading machine on the turnstile or fare gate) or 50€ for not producing any valid ticket at all.


Using Navigo Passes

See the Paris Navigo pass article for details on using a Navigo on turnstiles & fare gates.

Find Your Metro Platform

Many Metro stations serve multiple lines through several different train platforms within a single station. To find your way to the correct platform in the correct direction requires that you to keep a mindful eye on signs posted throughout the pedestrian tunnels.

Paris Metro Platform platform direction & stations

Paris Metro Platform platform direction & stations

Metro Destination & Station Signs

At each subterranean intersection you will see Metro line numbers and possibly station names which are used to denote direction of travel. Direction of travel is always denoted by the terminus station, the last station or stop on the line, rather than magnetic pole directions such as north, south, east, west. To understand whether the line is going in the direction you wish to travel, you should refer a Paris Metro map , which are posted near station entrances and on all train platforms.

Next Train Signs

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On rare occasion, but worth mentioning, some Metro line platforms are accessed by traversing another platform for a different line. This means you’ll arrive at a platform and think the current platform is the correct one, but in reality, your desired line is further along. Pay special attention to the overhead signs and the system maps posted on the platform walls to ensure you’re on the correct platform.

How to Ride the Paris Metro

Now that you’ve got tickets and passed through Paris Metro turnstiles & gates we’ll show you the physical details on how to ride a Paris Metro train such as opening train car doors, etiquette on boarding, exiting train when arriving at your Metro stop, seating and more, to help you ride the Metro like a Parisien.

Metro train cars come in a variety of different shapes, colors and sizes. Some Paris Metro trains are completely automated, without a driver/conductor, with automatically opening doors and in some stations, gates on the train station platform which close and open in sync with the Metro train car doors.

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Opening Metro train car Doors

Nearly all Paris Metro train cars require a rider to use a lever or a button to manually open the train car door. If you are the person nearest the Paris Metro car door when the train arrives and there are no passengers exiting, who will open the door as they need to exit before you can enter, you will be expected to open the train car door. This is done through either a lever (older) or a button (newer) on the door itself near the center of the two sliding doors of a Metro car. Metro Line 14 is a notable exception being completely automated and driver-less.

To operate the lever, take hold of the handle that points toward you and rotate the lever upwards to unlatch the train car door. The doors will then slide apart (they are assisted by springs/air pressure) to allow you to enter. On occasion the Metro car doors can be sticky and do not slide open fully to let you enter. In this case a firm pull to the side with your hand on the door itself in the direction it was attempting to travel, will usually suffice to open the train car door the rest of the way.

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Using Paris Metro Seats

Fold-down seats are available just inside Metro train car doors (called strapontins ), but these seats should only be used when there is sufficient space for travelers to easily enter and exit the train car. This means you shouldn’t use these seats during rush hours as generally the Paris Metro will be too busy to use these seats. Instead, stand where the fold-down seats would otherwise be. Rush hour travel on the Paris Metro is a chance to exercise your “personal space” limits. Don’t be surprised if you end up completely pressed up against other passengers. It’s normal and commonplace, happening every rush hour… it’s simply a slice of commuter life in Paris.

During busy hours on the Paris Metro, passengers are expected to move towards the center of the train car in order to make more space for passengers wanting to board the train car. There will be Metro passengers standing in the aisles of the train car holding on to the many hand holds placed at the tops of seatbacks, to vertical poles throughout the train car and poles attached along the ceilings of the train car, some with straps, some without.

If you find yourself in the middle of the train car with your stop nearing, try to move closer to the doors during the arrival at the station before your desired stop. This puts you in a better position to exit the train when your Metro stop arrives. At each Paris Metro stop there will be an exchange of passengers getting off the train car and entering the car. When arriving at the station before your desired stop, join the group of passengers moving toward the exit, but stop short of the doors to allow other passengers to pass you to exit (and to enter). You want to be close to the doors for your exit, but not right in front as you would block those who need to exit/enter at this stop. Don’t worry about not being able to descend the train when your stop arrives. Simply say “Excusez-moi” and people will immediately begin making room for you to alight, even if it requires that they descend the train also, just to let you off. Parisiens are very well versed in Metro manners and if you’ve read up to this point… you are now as well.

Exiting a Paris Metro station

After having arrived at your desired station you can make your way out of the station by following the blue “Sortie” signs.

Paris Metro exit signs from platform

Paris Metro exit signs from platform

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Each exit is usually referred to by the street or landmark upon which it exits.

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To determine which exit is best for you refer to an exit map located within the Metro station, usually just after exiting the fare paid zone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Difference between paris metro and rer.

The Metro is a classic subway system: mostly underground, many stops, frequent service, short line distances, serving the urban city centre, non-scheduled train timings. The Paris RER (Réseau Express Régional) is a commuter train system that covers much of the greater metropolitan area of Paris ( Ile-de-France ), much further out than that covered by the Metro, including specifically both Paris Airports: Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) , Disneyland® Paris , and Chateau Versailles . The confusing part is that the RER traverses central Paris with a handful of stations, acting like an express Metro system with fewer stops, larger trains and faster movement. Paris fare zones apply to the RER train system, unlike the Metro and there are five of them. Using a Paris Metro ticket , the Ticket t+, is permitted on the RER, but only to the limits of Zone 1, the true center of Paris, bordered by the ring road surrounding it, the Boulevard Periphérique .

What’s the best ticket to buy?

If you arrive Monday to Thursday, Navigo Découverte week pass is nearly always your best option. If you arrive Friday to Sunday Navigo Day Pass , Navigo day pass , Paris Visite tickets are other options to consider. More info on choosing a Paris Metro pass and choosing what tickets to buy .

Have a question? Ask here and I’ll answer it. Commonly asked questions will be reposted here.

Further Reading

Guides on Paris Airport trains , Paris Disneyland train and Paris train stations

History, facts and figures of the Paris Metro (wikipedia, en français )

Paris Regional Transport Authority, RATP (partial site available in in English )

  • STIF: Les Chiffes, 2005. “Le Reseau du Transports en Commun”. http://www.stif-idf.fr
  • Extension of M14 & M13 lines in 2007 & 2008 has added 3 new stations, now totalling 300. http://extension-reseau.ratp.fr
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The Complete Guide to Using the Paris Metro in 2023

I have explored Paris dozens of times over the past 30-plus years. And every trip I rely on the Paris Metro to get around the city relatively quickly and affordably. Detailed below are my time-tested steps and tips to help you plan your trip and easily navigate your way around the Paris Metro.

The Paris Metro is the city’s rapid transit or subway system. There are over 300 metro stations and 14 different lines that run through the City of Light. And for a first-time visitor, navigating this maze from point A to point B could be daunting.

paris metro map

During the Coronavirus pandemic shut-down period of 2020-2021, and as the City of Paris prepares itself to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, many improvements took place and are still ongoing in 2023 within the Paris metro system.  

In addition to the 14 lines in the Paris metro system, there are 2 tramways (T2, T3) and 4 regional express trains (RER A, RER B, RER C, and RER D). In late 2022 line 14 was extended to reach the metro station Bagneux and line 12 was extended to include the Marie d’Aubervillers station.

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Free Paris Metro maps are distributed around the city. Look for them at the airport upon your arrival in the baggage claim area or at the Tourist Information desk just past the baggage claim area. Some hotels and department stores also offer free paper maps that include paid advertisements for their business and other attractions and discounts. And, of course, all Paris Metro stations offer free, folded, pocket-sized maps of the city’s Metro system. Just ask for one at the Metro service desk window. And do remember to say Bonjour, s’il vous plaît and merci beaucoup!


Public Maps

Every Paris Metro station has a full Metro system map, as well as maps for the lines associated with the station you are in. They are generally located at the entrance after you descend the stairs near that station’s service desk and on each platform wall.

Plan du Quartier Map Inside Paris Metro Stations

Each Paris Metro station also has a Plan du Quartier (Neighborhood Map) posted on the wall inside the metro station. It can be located as you head toward the exit either on the facing wall as you step off the train itself, or more commonly, as you approach the exit stairs of the station itself. The Plan du Quartier map is helpful if you’ve never visited the area before and helps you get your bearings once you ascend to the street level to continue your journey above ground. Because some Metro line stations have multiple exits, reviewing the Plan du Quartier map can save you time and get you essentially headed in the correct direction on the street.

The Plan du Quartier is not located on the street level, so remember to consult it before you leave the station to determine which exit is best for your destination and journey. The Paris tourism office has also placed large maps in some of the major tourist areas to assist you – Look for these if you need additional information.

Download a Paris Metro App

RATP is the parent company of the Paris metro system. The RATP website offers interactive maps for the Paris Metro, RER trains, trams, and bus lines in the Paris transport network. Download a PDF version as well as an offline version.

The RATP app also provides timely updates on traffic conditions and delays affecting the Metro system, including shutdowns or service stoppages due to strikes or other events. 


While the Bonjour RATP app is native to the train system itself, I frequently use either of the following transit apps on most of my trips:  

  • MOOVIT APP Apple iOS Android
  • MAPS.ME APP Apple iOS Android

Looking for Other Helpful Paris Travel Apps?

Click this link for other helpful PARIS TRAVEL APPS you should download for your trip to Paris.

Download your choice of mobile transportation apps BEFORE you depart for France and, if available, download an offline version that needs no wi-fi connection in order to save data on your phone.

How to Download an Offline Map

Here are links to instructions on how to download an offline map for iPhones and Android devices:

How to Download an Offline Map for iPHONE here

How to Download an Offline Map for ANDROID here


Find your location & your destination at street level.

Using a paper map or a downloadable location-based app, such as Google Maps, determine your approximate physical location in Paris.

After finding your present location on the map, locate the address of the destination you seek or plug that address into your mobile app.

Determine Which Metro Lines to Take

Study your map and determine the Metro line closest to your present location that will deliver you closest to your desired destination.

As you approach the departure Metro station on foot, look for signs or symbols like the M, Metro, or Metropolitan that designate the station entrance.

paris metro sign - saint-germain station

Identify the Terminus or End Stop of That Line

Follow the line to the endpoint station in the direction you want to travel. Note the terminus name, or end stop, of that line. 

Choose Your Train: Line Number, Color, Name & Terminus Name

Choose the train (and platform) that directs you to that specific terminus.  Otherwise, you may board the wrong train and go in the opposite direction.

Remember These 5 Things:

Simplify your Metro journey and memorize these 5 things:

Line number

Metro station name where you will board the train & begin your journey, metro terminus name, or endpoint direction to your destination, metro stop or station name where you will exit the train.

paris metro map line 4 both directions

Changing Trains

Some Metro trips will require you to change from one line to another at an interchange station. These are called “correspondance” in French and mean “connection.” When using the Metro and a connection or transfer to another train is required, you will have to exit the original train and walk the tunnels of the Metro station to connect to the other line to reach your final destination.

To find your correspondance, utilize the same procedure as your original route, using the terminus station for the direction you want to travel and memorize that train’s line number and color.

Helpful Paris Metro Train Info

Metro hours of operation.

Paris Metro trains usually operate from 5:30 am until after 1:00 am (after midnight.)  On Friday and Saturday nights, and on the eve of bank holidays, they operate until 2:00 am.  If you need transport after 1:00 am or 2:00 am, download and use mobile apps like Uber, Lyft, or the G7 Taxi app in Paris. Download and set up these apps before you leave the United States. If you use Uber or Lyft in the states, and your account info is up-to-date, such as the credit card expiration date and CVV code, you are good to go. Use the app in Paris the same way you do at home.

Waiting on the platform

The wait time between trains is generally 2-5 minutes. Some can be up to 15 minutes. Look for an illuminated sign when you are on the train platform for the timing of the next car. Train delays sometimes occur during strikes, high-traffic times like rush hour, or other issues such as breakdowns or mechanical problems. Plan your journey with this in mind and allow additional time – especially if you have a timed reservation for a restaurant or venue.

Keep track of your connections while inside the train

When a connection or correspondance is necessary, you can see what train lines offer connections while you are inside the train compartment. They are shown as drop-downs on that particular line’s map, located above the doors inside each Metro car.


Purchase your ticket.

Every Paris Metro entrance is essentially the same. They have turnstiles with controls, a service desk with a Metro employee, and an automated ticket-selling machine.  Purchase your ticket or group of tickets via the automated machine or at the service desk.  Both accept euros or credit cards. As with all interactions in Paris, do try to greet the Metro employee with a cheerful “Bonjour” before asking any question. They will determine fairly quickly that you are an English speaker and most are very helpful and able to speak English with you. Lastly, always thank them with “Merci beaucoup.”

paris metro ticket machine service desk

Validate Your Ticket

Once you purchase your ticket, insert it into the turnstile. If the ticket is valid, it will pop out the other end – a foot or so in front of you.  Take the ticket, press the door or turnstile, and look for your departure platform.  If you purchase a Navigo card or pass, place it on the area indicated on top of the turnstile, look for green arrows indicating your card was validated for one ride, and proceed through the turnstile.

paris metro entry turnstiles

It’s the Law: Keep your ticket until you physically exit the Metro station

The law in Paris states that you must keep your ticket until you physically exit the Metro station at your destination. The RATP deploys random control staff throughout the Metro system and its corridors, and you could be fined up to €60 PER PERSON, depending on the violation. The fine is €50, per person, per ticket if you cannot present your paid ticket to Metro control staff. This fine must be paid on the spot and in Euros. There are no exceptions.


Additionally, the magnetic strip on tickets and cards/passes can become demagnetized if you store them in your wallet or purse.  Keep them in a separate pocket, or better yet, an RFID pouch to avoid demagnetization. You will have to return to the service desk and ask for assistance if your ticket becomes demagnetized.


Locate & walk to your selected metro line & departure platform.

In step 2 above, you determined the Metro line number and color of the line, as well as the terminus, or end point of the train you want to take to your destination. After validating your ticket/pass and clearing the turnstile, use these guide points to walk toward the train platform.

paris metro directional sign


Each station has two docks facing each other but going in opposite directions on the same train line. The train tracks run in between.

V erify You Are on the Correct Platform & Traveling in the Correct Direction

In order to verify you are on the correct platform, look for the electronic, illuminated sign above you and near the center of the platform. This sign will confirm the terminus, or last station the train will travel to, and the arrival time of the next inbound train.  Many display the minutes until the arrival of a second train as well. 

Every Metro platform should also have a wall map of the entire Metro system, as well as a Plan du Quartier map of the neighborhood above ground.

paris metro sign - line m4 - porte de clignancourt

Beware of Pickpockets

The train platform is when you should begin paying very close attention to pickpockets, especially during rush hour or when the trains are crowded.  I have also noticed that Metro trains, with stops at the primary (RER) train stations, or “gares” in French, (Gare d’Austerlitz, Gare de Bercy, Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, Gare Montparnasse, Gare Saint-Lazare) are extremely crowded on weekends or when there is a national holiday.

Have a Plan if Your Group Gets Separated

I have seen it happen. In a massive crowd of other travelers trying simultaneously to exit and enter the train car, people and families traveling together can get separated. A simple plan, to discuss and prepare for in advance, is to agree that each person in the group should proceed to the next station in that same Metro line and meet there. Avoid panic and come up with a hand signal such as waving your hand and pointing forward toward the next station. It may delay your plans a bit, but having a backup plan will save the day.


Be courteous & stay together.

As the train approaches, do not rush to the do to get on board. Allow those that need to exit to do so first. 

If you are traveling with others, stay close together but do your best to board the train in a single file. When the train is crowded, which is most of the time, it will be easier to make your way into the car of the train in a narrow line rather than a group trying to fit into the space.

Manual Door Operation

If the doors do not open automatically, some trains have buttons you must push or metal latches you must lift in order for the door to open.

P ay Attention & Closely Monitor Your Belongings

Once inside, keep your belongings close to and in front of your body. If there is no seat available, keep one hand on the opening of your purse or backpack and use the other to steady yourself as the train begins to move. Thieves will take quick advantage of you being distracted or not paying attention. Check back soon for links to products I use in Paris to manage and protect my belongings.

M etro Line Station Map Inside Each Metro Train

Each Metro train’s route map is shown above the doors. It shows every stop on that specific line, as well as any connecting lines, or “correspondences” at the specific station. Some have electronic indicators to show the next stop and most trains use public address announcements inside the train car to advise you which Metro station stop is next. You can also look out the windows as each train arrives at the next station and look for larger wall signage with that station’s name. Pay attention while riding so you don’t inadvertently miss your stop.


Most Paris Metro stations have a Plan du Quartier on the platform, as well as another in the station lobby area, just past the exit turnstile.  There will not be one at the street level, so be sure to review it before you leave the station and emerge onto the street.

paris metro plan du quartier map

How to Use the Plan du Quartier Map

Using the Plan du Quartier to determine your exit/sortie can save you from walking as much as an entire city block, or having to cross busy streets and navigate ground traffic. Reference your destination or direction at street level to help determine which “sortie” or exit you should take.


Exit the train at your correspondence point or desired station, but pay attention and do not just follow the crowd into any given exit tunnel. Instead, use the Plan du Quartier (neighborhood street map with corresponding exits) to determine the exit closest to your destination. 

paris metro sortie exit sign

Look for the word “SORTIE” to designate the exit(s). Some stations have only two or three exits, but large Metro stations, such as Châtelet,  the largest Metro station in Europe, has 19 exits and is organized into Secteurs to help you find the one you want. Trying to navigate the “secteurs” of the Châtelet station can add a lot of time to your journey. I recommend routing your Metro travel on different train numbers without using the Châtelet station if possible.

Study the “Sortie” or “Exit” Signs

On the Plan du Quartier, study the exit signs (Sortie) and the actual locations of the stairways, (some stations offer escalators and/or elevators.)

Follow Your Selected Sortie (Exit) Number Up to the Street Level

Once you determine which exit you want, follow the “Sortie” number assigned to that exit. shown on the Plan du Quartier in order to find the exact exit/sortie closest to your destination on the street level.

At most stations, the sorties are numbered, which makes following those signs to your desired exit very easy.


Once you’ve reached the top of the exit stairs, if you have not already determined what streets to look for or landmarks to navigate by using the Plan du Quartier, I suggest that you open up Google maps to orient yourself at the street level and proceed confidently to your final destination.

Bon Voyage! And have the most wonderful time in Paris!

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Getting around Paris on the Metro

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The Paris Metropolitan Railway, commonly referred to as the Metro, is an extensive subway system — the foundation of Paris's public transportion system. Frequent trains, easy connections and many stations will help you get around the city quickly and easily. Continue reading for information and tips on using the Paris Metro.

The Paris Metro is one of the world's oldest and largest subway systems, with over 375 stations on a total of 16 lines which are designated by numbers 1 through 14 plus 3bis and 7bis. Although the lines are designated by numbers, the trains are normally referred to by the name of the station at the end of the line.

The Metro is closely tied into the RER high-speed train system and the two systems are connected at numerous stations. The RER lines are indicated by letters rather than numbers. Metro trains make all stops, while the RER only makes limited stops and the trains continue well out into the suburbs. With such an extensive system, you are rarely more than a 10 minute walk from a station.

Some sections of the Metro are elevated above ground providing riders with some nice views of Paris. You will find these elevated portions on lines 2, 5, and 6. There are a total of 18 stations located on the elevated sections. These lines offer a great way to enjoy some inexpensive sightseeing in Paris!

Service Frequency and Hours

Service begins each day at about 5:30 am and continues until just past midnight. Actually the last trains heading into the city centre leave their terminus around 12:15 am and about one hour later on Friday and Saturday nights.

Train times are displayed on scrolling electronic signs located over the platforms. The times are of little concern though; trains run every 2 to 3 minutes during the peak periods and every 5 to 10 minutes during off peak hours, so the wait is never long.

When travelling early in the morning or late at night it is important to know when the first or last trains leave the station. These times are clearly indicated on signs located inside each station.

All lines get busier during rush hour, however the most congested lines during peak hours are the 1,4, and 13 line. You may want to plan your travel during off peak hours for a more comfortable trip, especially on the busiest lines.

Entrances to the Paris Metro are signed with either the letter "M" or with a decorative Art Nouveau "METROPOLITAIN" sign. Exit signs inside stations are blue with the word "sortie" . Signs for transfer points to other lines are orange and read "correspondance" . Transfers are free providing you do not leave the station, however if you plan to reverse direction you may, in some cases, have to leave the station and return via a different entrance.

Proceedures for Fares and Tickets

Tickets and passes for the Metro can also be used on the RER and buses . It's considerably less expensive to load tickets on a Navigo Easy Card in groups of 10 called a carnet compared with purchasing one fare at a time. You may purchase tickets from the automated ticket vending machines with cash or European credit cards. If you have a North American Credit Card or debit card you will have to purchase tickets from the ticket booth, however, if you are travelling late in the evening, the ticket booths may be closed, usually after 10 pm, so plan accordingly.

The ticket vending machines are multilingual, but do not offer a choice in language until you click yes on the Acheter des tickets, coupons option.

You should keep your tickets until you have left the destination station as there are some stations that require you to insert you ticket again at the exit gate.

For more information on how and where to purchase fares and the different fare options visit our page on Fares . You will also find the video at the bottom of this page to be very helpful.

When boarding Metro trains the doors do not open automatically. Depending on the train, you either flip a small latch or push a button on the doors to open them. This is also shown in the video below.

Recommended Resources

Download this helpful printable PDF Transport Guide for visitors to Paris: Simple Guide to using Paris Public Transport

The Paris Metro is operated by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens). You can also find more information, maps and schedules for the Paris Metropolitain on the official RATP website.

UrbanRail.net provides an excellent overview of the Paris Metro system along with many superb photographs of both the street level entrance and the lower level of many metro stations throughout the city.

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Cergy Le Haut / Poissy / Saint Germain en Laye – Marne la Vallée Chessy / Boissy St Léger

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RER A serves Disneyland Paris resort , the Champs-Élysées Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe . It connects the cities of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Cergy and Poissy in the west, to Boissy-Saint-Léger and Marne-la-Vallée in the east, through the city center of Paris. Read more about RER A

St Rémy les Chevreuses / Robinson – Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle / Mitry Claye

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RER B connects Roissy Charles de Gaule airport in the north and Orly airport in the south, to the city center of Paris. It also serves Notre-Dame Cathedral . Read more about RER B

Versailles Château / Pontoise / St Quentin en Yvelines – Dourdan / St Martin d’Étampes

paris rer c map

RER C serves the Eiffel Tower , the Palace of Versailles and Notre-Dame Cathedral . It connects the city of Pontoise in the north, to Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Dourdan-la-Forêt and Saint-Martin-d´Étampes in the south, through the city center of Paris. Read more about RER C

Creil – Melun / Malesherbes

paris rer d map

RER D serves the Stade de France . It connects the cities of Creil and Orry la Ville in the north, to Melun and Malesherbes in the south, through the city center of Paris. Read more about RER D

Haussmann St Lazare – Chelles Gournay / Tournan

paris rer e map

RER E crosses the city of Paris from the east to the train station of Saint-Lazare. It is mostly used by people living in the eastern suburbs to go to Paris. Read more about RER E

Paris RER Map

Paris RER map

Metro Lines

The metro of Paris is composed of 16 lines defined by numbers from 1 to 14 (including line 3 bis and line 7 bis).

Paris Metro Line 1

La Défense – Château de Vincennes

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Line 1 of the parisian metro crosses the French capital from the west to the east, serving important sites such as the Champs-Élysées avenue, the Louvre Museum and the business center of La Défense. Paris metro line 1 offers more connections to other metro and RER than any other metro line in Paris. More information about Paris metro 1

Paris Metro Line 2

Porte Dauphine – Nation

paris metro line 2 map

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 Pigalle and Montmartre. More information about Paris metro 2

Paris Metro Line 3

Pont de Levallois-Bécon – Gallieni

paris metro 3 map

Line 3 of the metro of Paris links the northwest to the eastern suburbs of the French capital. It is serving the International Bus Station Gallieni, the Opéra of Paris and also the Père Lachaise cemetery. More information about Paris metro 3

Paris Metro Line 3 bis

Gambetta – Porte des Lilas

paris metro line 3 bis map

The line 3 bis of the metro of Paris is the shortest line of the network. It was linked in the past to line 3. More information about Paris metro 3 bis

Paris Metro Line 4

Porte de Clignancourt – Mairie de Montrouge

paris metro line 4 map

The line 4 of the metro of Paris links the northern to the southern suburbs of the French capital. It is serving the 3 biggest train stations of Paris, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est and Gare Montparnasse. More information about Paris metro 4

Paris Metro Line 5

Bobigny-Pablo Picasso – Place d’Italie

paris metro 5 map

The line 5 of the parisian metro links the northern suburbs of Paris, to the southwest of the French capital. It has connections to many other metro and RER lines, and to 3 important train stations. More information about Paris metro 5

Paris Metro Line 6

Charles de Gaulle-Étoile – Nation

paris metro line 6 map

The 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. Part of the line is above ground and offers a beautiful view on the Eiffel Tower. More information about Paris metro 6

Paris Metro Line 7

La Courneuve-8 Mai 1945 – Villejuif-Louis Aragon / Mairie d’Ivry

paris metro line 7 map

The line 7 of the parisian metro is a metro line which links the city of La Courneuve in the northeast suburbs to the cities of Ivry and Villejuif in the southeast suburbs of Paris, through the city center and the Louvre museum. More information about Paris metro 7

Paris Metro Line 7 bis

Louis Blanc – Pré-Saint-Gervais

paris metro line 7 bis map

The line 7 bis of the metro of Paris is one of the shortest lines of the network. It was linked in the past to line 7. More information about Paris metro 7 bis

Paris Metro Line 8

Balard – Pointe du Lac

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The line 8 of the parisian metro is a metro line which links the southwest of Paris to the city of Créteil in the southeast suburbs, through Concorde and the Opera. More information about Paris metro 8

Paris Metro Line 9

Pont de Sèvres – Mairie de Montreuil

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Line 9 of the metro of Paris is a metro line which connects the city of Boulogne-Billancourt in the southwest of Paris, to Montreuil, a city in the eastern suburbs of Paris, through the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées avenue. More information about Paris metro 9

Paris Metro Line 10

Bobigny / Pablo Picasso – Place d’Italie

paris metro line 10 map

The line 10 of the parisian metro is a metro line which connects the city of Boulogne-Billancourt in the southwest of Paris, to the train station Gare d’Austerlitz through the classy 16th Arrondissement. More information about Paris metro 10

Paris Metro Line 11

Châtelet – Mairie des Lilas

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The line 11 of the metro of Paris is a metro line which connects the city of Les Lilas in the northeast of Paris, to Châtelet station. More information about Paris metro 11

Paris Metro Line 12

Aubervilliers / Front Populaire – Mairie d’Issy

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Paris metro line 12 will bring you to Montmartre (Abesses), down to the Champs Élysées (Concorde) and to the well known neighbourhood of Pigalle. More information about Paris metro 12

Paris Metro Line 13

Asnières-Gennevilliers-Les Courtilles / Saint Denis Université – Châtillon Montrouge

paris metro line 13 map

Line 13 of the metro of Paris links the northern and southern suburbs of Paris through the city center, the Champs Élysées and the Invalides. More information about Paris metro 13

Paris Metro Line 14

Saint-Lazare – Olympiades

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Paris metro line 14 will bring you to the train stations of Saint Lazare and Gare de Lyon. It is mainly a line for connection to other metro lines. It is the only metro line in Paris to be operated completely automatically. More information about Paris metro 14

Paris Metro Map

Like many similar maps, the Paris Metro Map may look confusing when you first see it:

However, it is actually one of the easier systems to follow (and a great way to find Paris tourist sites ), as we hope this short overview of the RATP Metro will show.

Paris Metro Lines

There are 14 main lines on the Paris Metro, with two supplementary lines, and each of these lines is known by its number.

They are also all colour-coded, to help you follow the map more easily.

Here's the list of all the Metro lines, with their respective terminus stations:

Paris RER Lines

There are also five RER lines, which are more like a local commuter network, and each RER line is labeled A through E:

Knowing Which Direction To Take

In addition, when deciding which platform you should use, then you will need to look for both the number of the line, and the station at the end of the line.

Metro Station Map Symbols

When reading the Metro Map, you'll notice there are three main symbols you will see when looking at station names.

Symbol For A Metro Station Without Connections

The solid dot (green, in this case), indicates that Solférino does not connect to any other Metro lines.

Symbol For A Metro Station With Connections

Note that you may see either an empty circle, as is the case here with Champs Elysées Clemenceau, or an empty oval, like Concorde.

They both mean the same thing - i.e. that they connect to one or more other lines, but sometimes an empty circle simply isn't large enough to join up all the different lines involved.

Symbol For A Metro Line Terminus Station

The numbered circle, such as the 3 in the case of Gallieni, indicates that this is one of the terminus points of the no. 3 line.

(Note that some lines, especially RER lines, may have multiple termini at each end of the line.)

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Paris Metro

The fastest way to get around the French capital

The Paris Metro is a good option to move from one point to another, it has 16 lines and 302 stations throughout the city.

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The metro lines in Paris are differentiated by colors and are numbered. This   it is the third longest tube network in Europe, after the London Underground and the Madrid Underground .

Maps and plans of the Paris Metro

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You can also see the Paris metro on this interactive map

Paris Metro tickets and passes

The price of the tickets varies according to the type of pass, they can be for a single trip (€2.10 ) daily, weekly or monthly ; several trips are usually purchased at the same time (card), with which we will save money; In addition, with the metro tickets you can also use the RER (suburban train) and the bus .

These are the most popular options:

  • Pass Ticket t+ (single or single ticket option for a single trip or a block of 10 single tickets)
  • Navigo Pass (Long and local stays)
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The single ticket, called Ticket t+   it costs €2.10 / 10 tickets are €16.90 / 10 tickets with reduced rate €8.45.

This ticket allows transfer with RER and buses . See more details on the Pass Ticket t+ page.

Children up to 4 years old can use the Paris Metro for free . Between 4 and 10 years old they pay half (reduced rate).

Always validate your tickets , the fines are quite high. And keep your ticket to leave the station.

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Paris Metro schedule

The service starts at 5.30 in the morning and ends at 1 in the morning.

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Pass Ticket t+

The ticket for access to the metro, buses, streetcars and RER trains (within the center) in Paris.

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With the RER trains you can also move around the center of Paris, the service is very well complemented by the metro.

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If you want to get around Paris in a more environmentally friendly way, you can rent a bike.

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We are offering you much more than a basic downloadable Paris offline map. You will find all the information you need to make your visit to the capital city an unforgettable experience , gathered on one unique map.

Among all the must-see tourist destinations, locate the most beautiful and most popular Paris tourist attractions within a few seconds. On the same map, you can find Paris most emblematic places : enjoy one of the greatest views of the capital city from the Eiffel Tower and dive into the history of Notre Dame de Paris . Discover the famous Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l’Etoile. To experience the perfect french experience, enjoy a show at the Palais Garnier Opera House . Take your time while visiting the infinite galleries of the Louvre Museum . Last but not least, climb the stairs of Montmartre to visit the Sacré-Cœur Basilica , a breathtaking place offering a wonderful panorama over the city.

The greatest museums of the city are also indicated: on your map, pinpoint the location of the Louvre or the Orsay museums on the banks of the Seine, find the Centre Pompidou in the heart of the Marais district, and locate the most beautiful cultural buildings of Paris.

Organize your visits of Paris tourist attractions

Here are some tips to schedule the visit of some of the main monuments of the city. The Eiffel Tower is probably one of the most visited places in the world. Each day, all year-long, thousands of visitors come to climb the 674 steps leading to the second stair of the Iron Lady. In order to try to avoid the crowd, we recommend you to go early , before 10:30 a.m. or on the contrary, at the end of the day , after 6:00 p.m. To discover the mysteries of the Louvre in a nice atmosphere, we advise you to schedule your visit out of the weekend. The Louvre is often crowded, but during the week , out of holidays, you might have the opportunity to enjoy a calmer atmosphere. to optimize your time, book your tickets online beforehand, so you don’t have to wait in line too much time. Last, some of Paris greatest places are free to visit , so don’t hesitate to look for hidden places and mysterious districts to truly dive into the Parisian atmosphere.

A tourist map which offers another view of Paris

Do you want to see a different side of Paris and visit hidden places, away from the major tourist sightseeing tours? Veritable gems await visitors who want to explore the authentic districts of the City of Light: covered passages around the Palais Royal , narrow streets and squares in the district of Montmartre. On our map, next to the most popular destinations, we spot other amazing tourist sites that will provide you with a unique travel experience. Our practical PDF map is always accessible. Are you looking for a Paris tourist map that you can print and slip into your pocket? Do you want to download a map to take with you and use, even when there is no internet connection? We will provide you with access to the best tourist attractions in Paris, free of charge , and all in one document! Gather all Paris tourist attractions on one map. Our Paris tourist map identifies the must-see destinations and tourist attractions : Museums

  • Orsay Museum
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Grévin Museum
  • Picasso Museum
  • Rodin Museum
  • Musée des Invalides
  • Cité Des Sciences
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Arc De Triomphe
  • Garnier Opera House
  • Moulin Rouge

Tourist areas

  • Palais Royal
  • Latin Quartier
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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How To Use The Parisian Metro in 2024

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A very common questions in my Paris Travel Group ( join here, it’s free! ) are about how to get around in Paris . But also, what is the best Paris Metro pass or travel card for the Parisian Metro.

And of course: how to use the Metro in Paris in the first place. I genuinely understand that public transportation in Paris can be confusing. 

It was for me as well. But after living in Paris for more than 16 years, the Parisian Metro plan is imprinted in my brain, and I am here to help you out.

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Hence, in this article, I am sharing everything you need to know to ride the Parisian Metro confidently, how to pick the best Metro ticket for your situation, and how to pay for the Metro in Paris.

NEW : updated information regarding Metro prices during the Olympics Games in Summer 2024 at the end of the article.

Paris Metro Tickets: Easy Solution for Convenience:

Before explaining the Parisian Metro Ticketing System in all details, here’s the ticket option that suits the needs of most tourists. This is particularly handy if sticking to a strict budget isn’t your top priority, and you’re okay with possibly spending a few Euros extra for convenience and peace of mind.

  • Go to the RATP ticket counter and buy a Navigo Easy Pass for €2 (one pass per person)
  • Ask the clerk to top it up with a bundle of 10 tickets for €17.30. Alternatively, use the vending machines
  • Recharge with a bundle or single tickets if needed.
  • If you visit Disneyland, Versailles, etc., buy a destination ticket for €3 to €5

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How to use Paris Metro

Being a traveler myself, I know how silly I feel when I don’t know how public transportation works in a foreign country. Believe me, I took a taxi or walked way more often than I dare to admit…  just because I couldn’t figure it out.

But I got you! I will help you out and share everything you need to know before you go to rock Paris Public Transportation services. Read on because this guide equ ips you with enough know-how to get around Paris without issues.

The Parisian Metro – The 3 Big DONT’s

In the following, I will explain everything you need to know to use the Parisian Metro, but let’s start with the most important: the top 3 things you should know to avoid a fine .

If a visitor complains about getting fined in the Parisian Metro, it’s usually because of one of these three mistakes:

  • They trashed their Metro ticket before they left the station
  • They bought a kid fare for a 10-year-old child – the reduced fare is only for children until 9!
  • If your ticket has a field for you to add your name and the date, do it. Otherwise, your ticket is not valid

Metro Paris Ticket Overview

Tickets and fares for Public Transportation in Paris

The first question everyone asks who plan to use the Parisian Metro is “What ticket do I need for the Paris Metro” ?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, as it heavily depends on what your plans are.  For tourists, there are overall 3 tickets interesting. The single fare ticket, the day pass, and the week pass.

There are 4 different Metro ticket variations

  • the ticket+ paper strip (slowly phasing out since 2023)
  • Navigo Easy: a Paris Metro pass that serves as a support for single-fare tickets and day tickets
  • Passe Navigo Decouverte : a card that serves as support, mainly used for week and month tickets
  • Destination Tickets in paper strip form if you travel outside Paris (Disney, Versailles etc.)

Here’s a quick overview of the relevant ticket types and the support you need to use them

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Single-fare tickets for the Metro in Paris

As you just learned, there are different ticket options for the Parisian Metro, the single-fare tickets are, however, the most standard option . You simply buy a ticket and validate one ticket per trip and person. 

You can buy one single ticket, or top up your Navigo Easy Pass with a bundle of 10, which is cheaper.

All tickets are purchasable for different zones – the further you are moving away from Paris, the more expensive gets your ride. 

Paris Metro Tap to Pay : Unlike in many other countries, you can’t pay for the Paris Metro directly with your credit card. You are required to obtain a Navigo Pass and to top it up with a ticket of your choice.

You can buy the tickets for the Navigo Pass with your credit card at the machines, of course.

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How much does transportation in Paris cost? Know what to expect:

The good ol’paper strip – the classic billet

If you’ve been to Paris already, you probably remember these famous paper strips. Well, they are history. Since a few years – and then delayed due to a certain health crisis – they intend to phase them out .

At the time of writing, you can’t purchase them anymore in a bundle of 10, but might still use them if you have any left.

Single tickets to be used inside Paris are still sold, though. (It’s complicated and confusing, I know)

A numeric version replaces the paper strip. Either in the form of a travel card, or even by an app.

Paris Metro ticket - the most common Paris Metro Pass that will be decommissioned  in early 2022 thoughin

The base ticket: the ticket+.

The base ticket for the Parisian Metro is a ti cket t+.  It costs €2,15 (1,73 € if you buy a bundle of 10) and is valid within Paris and all adjacent suburbs.

You can change Metro lines as often as you want, as long as you are not exceeding 2 hours and don’t leave the station.

You can purchase a single-ride ticket or a bundle of 10 on the ticket machines that you find in every metro station and load it on your Navigo Easy travel card.

Digital ticket+ Paris Metro Contactless

Since 2019 you can use single-ride and bundle tickets digitally. To do so, you need a Navigo Easy Card to charge your tickets.

You can easily load single rides or a bundle of 10. The latter is financially very interesting, as you save 20%. Hence, 10 rides are only €17.30, while you’d be charged €2.15 if you’d buy a single ride.

You can purchase the Navigo Easy card at the ticket counter or RATP info point at every Metro station. It costs 2€. To charge your card, you can either use the RATP App, the vending machine or you pay at the RATP ticket counter.

2024 Tip: Get the Bonjour RATP Paris App and top up your Navigo easily from your phone.

Good to Know: You can’t split the Navigo Easy Card up between several passengers. It’s always one card per person, and each person in your group needs their personal card. 

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Are kids riding the Parisian Metro for free?

Only Kids under 4 are traveling for free on Paris public transportation. Kids of the age of 4 to 9 (not 3 anymore, and not yet 10) are eligible to travel at a reduced fare of 50%.

Reduced fares are also available as a bundle of 10 (carnet). Children need their own Navigo Easy Card.

Paris Day Travel Passes

You also have the option to purchase a Paris Metro day pass for the public transportation system.

This option allows you to take as many rides as you like within one day . The pass costs 8,45€ for zone 1-2 and is valid from 00-24h. Hence, if you buy a pass at 10 am, you can ride for free until midnight, not until 10 am the next day. 

The day ticket is available with the Pass Navigo Easy and Navigo Decouverte.

The big advantage of a day pass is of course that you don’t have to think at all about any further costs when riding the Parisian Metro. But you should consider that it requires 5 rides for your day pass to be beneficial (compared to the 10 ticket carnet). From my experience, 5 rides are quite a lot for one day in Paris . 

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That’s because Paris is smaller than you may think. You will rarely need more than 3 or 4 rides a day. 

If you consider purchasing a day pass, keep in mind that a trip to Versailles for example, requires a higher price class. At the time of writing, a day pass that includes Versailles costs around €13.

Week and tourist passes for the Paris Metro

If you stay a few days longer in Paris, a ticket that is valid for a few days could be interesting for you. You have two options:

Navigo Semaine – week pass

The Navigo Semaine cartd is a transport pass for 7 days and comes at a very interesting price. It allows you to travel in all 5 zones, hence even to the airport, to Disneyland and Versailles for only 30,00€.

But all good things come with a catch: the Navigo Semaine is not obtainable at all stations and is only valid from Monday morning to Sunday night. You can’t pick your dates. 

As a tourist, you need to purchase a Passe Navigo Decouverte for €5 as support. However, you can also use the Navigo App . 

Paris Visite Passe: Tourist Pass for Public transportation in Paris

The tourist pass covers a maximum of 5 days, and you can choose both, the dates and the zones that you require. Even though the flexibility is a strong point of the Paris Visite Pass, it is quite pricy .

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Conclusion – which Metro ticket is the best for Paris?

Personally, I think single fare tickets are the best option . In a bundle, they are cheap. It’s very convenient that they require zero preparation, you can just buy them at the multilingual vending machine, and you’re good to go. Especially as you will rarely take more than 4 rides a day. 

The single fare tickets are your best option if:

  • your accommodation is in Paris or adjacent suburbs ( click here to see a list of good budget hotels in Paris )
  • you plan to leave Paris only once or twice (for example to visit Disneyland or Versailles) on your own and are not taking one of the really well organized day tours from Paris
  • you are not having reduced mobility and walking is no problem

Compared to single-ride tickets, you need to take the Metro too often to benefit from a day pass. The cheap week pass is, however, not easy to get and not flexible when it comes to dates. The Paris Visite Pass is disproportionally expensive. 

Below, you find a review of the different ticket options in Paris:

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How to use the Metro in Paris?

Now that you know the essentials about the different Ticket options for your Paris vacation, let’s move on and see where to buy them, how to validate your tickets and how to ride the metro in the first place.

Where to buy the Tickets for the Parisian Metro?

You can purchase your Metro ticket at ticket machines that are available at every train, tram, and metro station. The ticket machines are multilingual . Most train and metro stations are also having a RATP info point, in case you require help.

Note : RATP employees are always wearing green uniforms. If someone approaches you without this uniform and offers help, watch out! It became a somewhat common scam to sell already used tickets to tourists. You can read more on Paris tourist scams here .

How to use the vending machines 

If you are buying a ticket at the ticket machine, you will be prompted to choose your language first. Makes it easier, doesn’t it? However, while most machines are equipped with a touchscreen, some older models have a kind of role that helps you scroll through the menu.

The menu is pretty intuitive and self-explanatory. Many popular destinations like airports or Disneyland are preselected. 

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How to pay for the Metro in Paris?

When you are in Paris, you can’t pay the Metro directly with your credit card. You need to get a Navigo Pass, either a physical or a digital one on your phone, and top it up with the ticket of your choice.

You pay for the tickets at the vending machine with a credit card (American Express is not accepted) or cash. At the time of writing, you can’t pay for the Paris Metro contactless with your credit card. It requires your pin code.

How to validate a ticket on the Parisian Metro?

Buying your ticket is not enough, you need to validate it before each ride. If you are using a paper ticket, you need to pass it through the slot on the right side of the turnstile. However, in 2023, you won’t find many machines, that are still equipped with this form of validation.

If you own a Navigo Decoverte or Navigo Easy Pass, simply place your card over the purple reader to unlock the turnstiles.

If the flap doors are open, still validate your ticket. If you get controlled without a validated ticket, you’ll receive a fine. 

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Using the Metro in Paris with luggage or strollers

If you find yourself in a situation where it’s not possible to use the turnstiles or flap doors, don’t worry. Every metro station has a gate, that can be opened on request. Just don’t forget to validate your ticket though!

Is the Metro in Paris barrier-free?

Unfortunately, no. Not at all. Many stations were built more than 100 years ago and barrier-free access wasn’t on the radar of anyone back then. Some stations got reequipped with elevators during the last years, but it’s by far not enough to rely on the Metro as public transportation if you need barrier-free access.

Solely line 14 is completely barrier-free. However, the good news is, that Paris has a great bus network as well and all busses are barrier-free. 

How to read the Metro plan?

At the first glimpse, the Metro plan does look indeed like a huge mess. But don’t worry, it’s actually quite easy to understand. Each Metro line crosses Paris from one side to another and back and consequently has a starting and end station. Just check in which direction your destination lays and you’re good to go.

For example : If you are at the station at Hôtel de Ville and you intend to visit the Arc de Triomphe, you need to take line 1 direction La Defense. If you want to visit the Bastille, you would need to board Metro 1 as well, but heading in the opposite direction of Château de Vincennes.

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It helps a lot that each Metro stairway features a signpost that indicates exactly which station this very line and direction will serve. Each Metro line has its own platform – contrary to Berlin, for example, where several lines stop at the same platform. 

A good piece of advice is to get familiar with the plan before traveling to Paris. Check which Metro station is the closest to your accommodation, how to get from there to the Eiffel Tower etc. and you will see that it quickly makes sense.

You can download the plan here . If you prefer the paper version, you can get one for free at every Metro station.

What changed since the Health Crisis? Is it safe to use the Metro?

While things are calming down, measurements and rules will probably change in the future again to respond better to the changing situation; however, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Face masks are not obligatory when entering any station, but are recommended (updated November 2023).
  • Some stations are equipped with sanitizer

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Safety in Paris’ Public Transportation

I read very often that people are worried about their safety when traveling to Paris . One of the main concerns is getting scammed or robbed.

I can’t deny that there is a certain risk. Especially since a couple of years, reports of scams and pickpockets are rising. However, we should keep in mind, that the Parisian Metro transports more than 4 Million passengers per day. And only a small hand full experiences any issues at all.

Well, except for delays and technical problems, that’s another story.

Paris is a metropolis, after all. But did you know that Paris ranks just behind London and Malmö, Sweden in the international safety ranking?

I’d say the Paris Metro is safe. Every Parisian takes the metro at all times, often you’ll find the Metro fuller at midnight than at 3 pm and the passengers are not any dodgy weirdos but absolutely random folks.

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There are still some things you should keep in mind:

  • take care of your stuff and be conscious about your belongings while traveling on the Parisian Metro. Don’t have your bag just above your shoulder, but hold the string. You don’t need to hold your bag like a maniac but show that you’re wary
  • and try to avoid using your phone. It can happen that someone grabs it and runs just at the very moment the doors are closing.
  • if there is a safety announcement about pickpockets, DO NOT check if your wallet is still where it should be. Someone might check for exactly this reflex and you happily tell the thief where he has to look for your treasures
  • don’t get distracted and forget about your belongings. I got my wallet stolen once; while I was trying to push a stroller with one hand while trying to hold a gate with the other.

Other means of public transportation in Paris

If you are traveling to Paris, the Metro is the most obvious public transportation to take. However, there might be many reasons why this is not possible or appealing to you. Luckily, there are other means of public transportation that belong to the RATP network.

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What does RATP stand for ? Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens , Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transportation. RATP is your point of contact and the operator of every sort of public transportation within the Paris region.

Which ticket do I need for public transportation that is NOT the Metro?

Luckily, there is no different ticket needed. No matter what kind of public transportation you choose, the ticket remains the same. It just might vary depending on the distance or the zones, but that’s about it. This applies especially to buses and trams.

Tickets for busses and trams in Paris

One ticket t+ is valid for 90 minut es while using buses and trams . You can transfer between both services, but you need to revalidate your ticket when boarding a new vehicle.

Exception: If you purchase your ticket on the bus, you can’t make a transfer. The tickets sold onboard are only for one bus trip without transfer.

update 2021 – you can buy your bus ticket by SMS now. Simply send an SMS with the text BUS+Number to 93100 , and you receive a ticket by SMS.

It costs 2,50€, and counts only for the bus trip, not for transfers. If you are on Bus 26 for example, send BUS26 to the number 93100, and you’ll receive your ticket on your phone. 

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More public transportation in Paris

If you are traveling only in Paris, you have only the option to hop on a bus or Metro. If you venture a bit outside the capital, you have more options.

RER (Suburb train)

The RER is much like Paris Metro, but a little faster and with fewer stations. However, the RER is basically a suburban train that connects Paris with surrounding cities. If you want to visit Versailles for example, you would take the RER C, Disney is served by RER A.

If you are not using the Navigo Decouverte for all zones or a 5 zones day pass, make sure to purchase a ticket with the appropriate amount of zones or a ticket that indicated your destination.

Paris and its surrounding are divided into 5 zones. You need to purchase a ticket for all zones that you cross on your way. But don’t worry too much about it, if you are at a ticket machine, you can simply click on “Ticket Île-de-France” ( Billets Île-de-France ) and pick your destination. You will obtain a station-to-station ticket that covers automatically the appropriate amount of zones.

Paris by Bus

Busses are running everywhere: inside Paris, outside Paris, from Paris to suburb, and from suburb to suburb. The tickets are the same as for Metro, you need a Ticket t+. You can transfer with the same ticket from bus to bus or to tram, but not to Metro or RER, which would require a new ticket.

If you are not depending on getting around by bus (Busses are barrier-free), I’d recommend avoiding them during a short-term stay. Schedules and maps are rather complicated and due to the Parisian traffic, they can be really sloooow.

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Noctilien Night Buses

To fill the gap between the last and first Metro/Tram/RER, night buses are operating in Paris and connecting the city with the greater Paris area. Noctilien busses are clearly the cheapest way to get home after a long night as you can board them with the usual ticket t+. Just keep in mind that your fellow passengers also had a long night out and might be everything but sober.

Taking the tram in Paris

The Tramway is relatively new in Paris and is built roughly as a circle around Paris, more or less parallel to the freeway. In order to board the tram, you need a ticket t+. With one validated ticket, you can transfer from tram to tram or from tram to bus, but you need a new ticket to transfer to Metro or RER.

Orlyval Skytrain

The Orlyval is the sky train that operates between the Orly Airport and the next RER Station Anthony. The one-way ticket costs 11,00€ if you purchase the Orlyval in combination with an RER ticket to Paris, it’s around 13€.

If you’re traveling in a group, it might be cheaper to take an Uber from the RER station in Anthony to Orly Airport for about 10-15€.

Are you landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle/Roissy (CDG)? Don’t miss our detailed guide on how to get to Paris from the airport!

Metro & Trains during the Paris Olympics in 2024

In November 2023, it was announced, that for the month of July and August, when Paris is hosting the Olympic Games, the prices for public transportation will be augmented. Here’s what you can expect:

The Olympics are still a bit ahead and the Parisians are rather opposed to this rise in price. So the pricing might be subject to change. However, I will update this post as soon as I get new information. So, stay tuned!

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FAQ: How to use the Paris Metro

You need to purchase the travel card Navigo at the station and load it up with the tickets of your choice. Alternatively, you can also get the App Île-de-France Mobilités that not only serves as a travel planner but also as a ticket device.

You can purchase your Metro ticket with a credit card, but your credit card can’t be used directly at the barriers to entering the Metro.

The Metro is as safe at night as by day and is always heavily used. 

A Metro Ticket for a single ride costs 2,10 € in 2023. A bundle of 10 tickets costs 16,90 €.

You use the roll to scroll up and down the menu and pick the ticket of your choice. Most popular picks are single-ride tickets, bundles of 10, and destination tickets, where you choose your destination station outside of Paris. To charge your Navigo pass, place it on the purple field, so the machine can read it.

The popular cardboard tickets are currently phasing out. The process was delayed to to delivery delays of Navigo Cards, but at the time of writing, it’s moving on. Many stations are not equipped with paper ticket readers anymore and you can’t purchase them anymore at the vending machines.

You place your Navigo Carte on the card reader before the turnstiles and wait until it “beeps”. You can pass then through the turnstile or gate.

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Hey, I will be in Paris this year so perfect moment for this read! Thank you so much for all the helpful insights.

This is the kind of posts I like to read (and write), where you can get all the information you need to move around or plan something/your stay/etc before even getting there. Pretty good post, I may say.

thank you! 🙂

This was a very useful article! I’m definitely going to refer to this when we visit Paris

thanks a lot and I hope you can come to visit Paris soon 🙂

Shame on me I have not yet been to Paris. But, when I do, this will come in very handy. Public transportation is a minefield…

Oh my gosh, thank you! When I was in Paris with my husband, there were several times we were just baffled trying to figure out the system One of the things that tripped me up was RER. Because I couldn’t figure out what it was, we avoided taking it our first day – when it would have been better for us. Pinned this!

Thank you!!! Glad you find some value in it and sharing it around! 🙂

I must say Paris is one of the best cities for well-connected local transport. Since its so large in size, one does end up walking A LOT despite taking the metro or the bus from one spot to another. And not to mention the long distances between metro lines inside the stations 🙂 But its all very convenient. And enjoyable.

oh I am sure you talk about Montparnasse when thinking of long distances between Metro lines! We try to avoid that change by all means haha 😀

I will never get tired of reading about Paris. But all glitz and glamor of Paris comes with the super expensive transportation if hired privately. So, this post on public transportation and all teh tips you have mentioned ( especially the one about red and green indicators after parking the bike) would definitely help any one willing to explore the city on budget.

yeah, getting around privately is really expensive! We often use a mix of public transportation and Uber

A very useful post for everyone who want to get acquainted with the transport system of Paris city. You have listed dowm every single useful information regarding the topic and I can see how much effort you taken. I usually take up metros and buses rather than taxis as its very economical but as there’s Uber in the city I sometimes just go for it.

awww thank you for your kind words; I really appreciate it <3 the combination of public transport and Uber is perfect for us, too... especially when going out 🙂

It’s so nice that the metro runs late on the weekends! Also, good to know that buses are a bit complicated so not that great as an option for short term visitors. You’re article on all transport options is very thorough and complete! A great guide!

thank you <3 🙂

Any ideas about Accessibility for a wheelchair?

Hi Mona, sorry for my late reply, I simply missed your question 🙁 Paris is not really barrier free, unfortunately, and many (most) Metro Stations are not equipped with elevators. It’s probably easiest to get around by Bus. However, some Metro stations do have elevators, maybe this page helps: https://parisbytrain.com/map-paris-wheelchair-reduced-mobility-accessibility-metro-rer-bus-tram/ best, Lena

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Getting around paris, paris travel guide, paris essentials, train travel, paris arrondissements, a digital-age guide to the paris metro maps you're going to need.

If you're going to travel underground you need a map. While there are good Metro maps mounted on the walls of all the Paris Metro stations, you're going to need your own map to help you plot your route before you jump on a train. But, these days, you probably already have a darn good Metro map in your pocket.

Until now, we've also recommended Paris guide books that feature good Metro maps, but with one exception we've dropped that practice since most of us have Google or Apple map apps on our phones. Both of those services are able to plot routes and directions using the Paris Metro. But the best Metro map and service is the smart phone app created by RATP, the operator of the Paris Metro.

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Visit Paris by Metro

This is now the best way to carry around a map of Paris and its Metro system. This handy, free smart phone app, created by RATP, the operator of the Paris Metro, has everything you need to navigate the Metro and buses of Paris.

The app has good maps of the Metro and of the city itself. When you have a data connection you can look up the best route from address to address and it will return the fastest way — by foot, Metro, bus, even by car and bike. There is information on tickets, night bus service, train stations and airports.

Here's another great feature — even if you've turned off your cellular data roaming (and who wants to pay those high data-roaming charges?) the included map of Paris still shows your exact location and you can use it to navigate the streets of the city. We're not savvy enough to know why that feature is still available when data roaming is turned off, but we use it all the time. Download it the usual way, from your Apple or Google sources.

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Michelin is the premier name in Paris maps. This is an easy-to-carry map of Paris, arranged by the areas of Paris. Each double-page map includes an inset map showing all the arrondissements as well as the specific area that page covers. There are 144 pages of maps, index, and appendices. Except for the legend pages, the book is in French, although that's not a real problem for a map book!

The Metro map is very good. It covers a two-page spread right at the back of the book, so it's very easy to find. This Metro map Paris shows all the lines of the Metro, the RER and the tramway. We like the fact that the Metro lines are presented on a map of Paris, so you have a real idea of where each line runs. We like this "human" approach much better than the "graphic" versions where design overrules usefulness.

Also included are smaller-scale RER and rail maps, bus maps and bus info, and airport information.

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Metro & Bus Map Secret

RATP, the operator of the Metro, RER and bus lines in Paris, has a very useful tool on their website. It's an interactive route-plotting tool that lets you put in your point of origin and your destination, and then returns the best route for you. You can choose to travel by rail or by bus, you can choose to find the quickest route or the route with the fewest changes.

Instead of just accepting Metro stations, the interactive Metro map Paris tool lets you input your apartment or hotel address as well as the exact address you are going to.

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The New Paris Metro Map

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We looked at Paris from a different perspective and it inspired us to create this fundamentally new map of Paris metro system, regional trains, and trams. Every line and all the elements of the map have been rethought and brought to a new visual form to enable fast and easy route finding.

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Circular Paris

If you depict the metro lines  and  on a geographic map of the city, you will see a closed loop that does not represent a perfect circle. But, on the associative level, this loop is easier to remember in the form of a circle.

Usage of circular line pattern is the main principle of the map's design. They simplify the perception of the map by putting the visual accents and dividing the map into round segments.

In addition, these lines, forming a circle, are unique as they intersect with all the main lines of the system.

By the year 2030, another circular line will run around Paris.

In 1992, Paris public transport operator RATP introduced a new logo featuring a silhouette of a girl looking up, which symbolizes the Seine river passing through Paris, represented in the shape of a circle.

Nowadays, it can be seen on all metro trains, buses, tickets, and Paris city maps.

Fewer curves

Labyrinths are intentionally created with a lot of turns, to complicate the process of finding your way.

As the goal of the new map was to help people to find their route quickly, it was necessary to straighten the lines as much as possible and depict interchange nodes in a more clear way.

On the new map, there are two times less line bends then it is on the classic Paris transport map. In order to achieve this result, a 30° grid has been selected which allowed to increase the number of converging lines without interfering with the rhythm of the graphic image.

Typically, transport maps employ a 45° grid.

For Parisians and tourists

The map is new in terms of its layout concept, but it preserves the original colors and graphic symbols, which are currently used in metro.

Icons of sightseeings will help tourists to navigate in the unfamiliar city, and will become landmarks for local citizens. The map includes the city of Versailles and all routes to airports in order to better serve the needs of visitors.

Planned lines and lines under construction are marked on the map with a dotted line. This helps people understand how the Paris transport system will develop in the future.

Development of the map

The map has been under development for two and a half years. During that time, over 800 map files have been created. By examining them one by one, you can see the multitude of redesigns and follow the workflow process.

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Constantine Konovalov

Former lead designer of integrated transport navigation at the Moscow Department of Transportation, where he developed navigation systems for cyclists, pedestrians, public ground transportation, and the metro, and the official logo of the Moscow Metro .

He works in his own studio, Teeter-totter-tam Animation .

Irina Neustroeva

Additional contributors:.

  • Mark Rodionov
  • Arseniy Maksimov
  • Michael Tamm
  • Artur Gareyev
  • Aleksander Zaitsev
  • Ilya Petoushkoff

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Also, check out our film about Paris made by our team while working on the map.

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Locate the top tourist sights in the city on Paris tourist map : places to visit , monuments , museums , stores , restaurants , hotels . Each anchor is linked to a detailed page on the tourist attraction. Print Paris tourist map pdf . Paris maps .

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Located near Sorbonne University in the left bank, 3-star Hotel Henri IV offers 13 luxury rooms with period furniture and painted ceilings. It is a 10 minute walk to Notre-Dame. Marble fireplaces and vintage paintings give the rooms a 19th-century feel. This property has one of the best-rated locations and is also rated for the best value in town.

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The top Paris tourist maps pdf

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Paris metro map pdf

Print metro map pdf with 14 metropolitan metro lines and the 5 regional metro lines (RER).

RER metro map pdf

The RER is the Parisian regional metro. It connects the city with Disneyland, Fontainebleau, Versailles Palace, Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Print the RER metro map pdf .

Metro map in English pdf

Download tourist travel kit pdf in English with sights and metro lines. Print it and use it while in town.

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Shopping map

Locate the best shopping venues on shopping map : includes fashion streets, department stores.

Tourist map of Champs-Elysées

Explore the most exclusive district in town with streetview on map of Champs-Elysées .

Map of Paris monuments

Locate and view the top monuments on monument map . Includes Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacré-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe.

Map of Paris museums

Locate and view the top museums on museum map . Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Picasso.

Paris sightseeing map

Locate and view the top sights on sightseeing map .

Tourist map of Montmartre

Discover Montmartre, the last village in the city, Sacré-Coeur and its other top sights on Montmartre map .

Tourist map of Disneyland

Locate and view Disneyland top attractions on Disneyland map .

Visit top Paris tourist places

You have one day. For convenience, take a half a day or a one day Paris bus tour to see the top tourist places.

If you have more time, focus each day on a tourist district: Ile de la Cité, Le Marais, Montmartre, the Left Bank, the Champs-Elysées and the Seine River Banks are some of the best tourist places. Spend a day outside of the city in Versailles Palace or another tourist place in France .

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Stairs in Montmartre

Paris activities

Choose one out of 1300 activities in Paris and major cities in France such as Bordeaux and Nice. All activities are done in English.

Cooking lessons, macaroons workshops, wine tasting and create your own wine workshops, perfume creation workshops, sightseeing bike tours, tours in a 2CV vintage car, river cruises, limo tours are some of the bookable activities that will turn your stay into a memorable experience.

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Eiffel Tower, the tourist monument

Completed in 1889 for Paris' world exhibition, the Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower in English - was designed and built in just two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers. At 300 meters, it remained the world tallest monument until 1930 when the Chrysler Building was completed in New York City.

Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 meters and the tallest monument in the city. It is also the world's most visited paid monument. Detailed Eiffel Tower facts .

Visit the Eiffel Tower monument on your own or as part of a guided bus city tour . There are many options.

Eiffel Tower

Montmartre, the tourist district

Topped by the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Montmartre is the highest Paris hill at 128 meters. Rural until 1900, Montmartre became famous in the late 1800ies with the arrival of artists such as Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso. In spite of the affluence of tourists, most Montmartre streets, almost free of car traffic, keep their village-like atmosphere, which set them apart in busy Paris.

Detailed information on Montmartre

Louvre, the top tourist museum

One of the world's top art museum and certainly the largest, the Louvre is also the most visited by tourists with over 10 million visitors every year. Housed in the former Palace of the French Kings, the Louvre displays the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, attracting crowds of visitors. It has many other first class European paintings from Italy, France, Flanders, Netherlands and England. It also displays superb collections of ancient Arabic, Egyptian, Greek and Roman art. Each department of Le Louvre is a museum by itself and would justify a visit of half a day.

Mona Lisa in Louvre Museum

Top Paris restaurant

Bouillon Racine represents over 100 years of culinary history close to the Sorbonne University in the heart of the left bank.

It was created in 1906 as a bouillon, the ancestors of Parisian brasseries serving food to working people. Its Art Nouveau setting made of carved wood, ceramics, mirrors and glass paintings, is one of the most beautiful in town.

Now listed as an historical monument, Bouillon Racine offers an immersion in the Paris of the 1900s. Where food is concerned, the chef Alexandre Belthoise has selected a subtle blend of modern day and more traditional dishes.3 course menu at 35 euros for lunch and dinner. Lunch review .

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Bouillon Racine 3 rue Racine Paris 75006 France

Bouillon Racine is on the left bank

Paris, a tourist city

In 2022, 44 million tourists visited the city and its region. The city remains year after year the most visited one in the world ahead of Dubai, London and New-York City.

The top reason to come are sightseeing and shopping. 393 000 people work for tourism in the city, the largest Airbnb market in the world.

The top sights. 2022 facts and figures in million visitors.

Disneyland Paris (15), Sacré-Coeur (11), the Louvre Museum (7.726), Versailles Palace (6.9), the Eiffel Tower (5.849), Musée d'Orsay (3.270), Centre Pompidou (3), Notre-Dame (13 before the fire).

Download Tourism in Paris 2022 facts .

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10 interesting Paris facts

1. The Eiffel Tower was the world tallest building until 1930. 2. Sainte-Chapelle was built in 1246 as a shrine for Jesus' crown of thorns, hosted in Notre-Dame until the 2019 fire. 3. The world most famous picture, Mona Lisa , is hosted in the Louvre , the largest museum in the world. 4. French King Louis XVI was guillotined on Place de la Concorde in 1793, during the French revolution. 5. The Louis Vuitton megastore is located 101, avenue des Champs-Elysées , one of the most famous avenues in the world. 6. Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish painter, lived in Paris from 1900 to 1946, mostly in Montmartre and Montparnasse . 7. Jim Morrison is buried in Père Lachaise cemetery. 8. Hélène de Pourtalès, born Helen Barbey in New York City, was the first woman ever to won a gold medal at the Olympics games (Paris Olympics Games 1900). 9. The universal declaration of human rights was signed in Palais de Chaillot in 1946. 10. Emperor Napoléon was buried in Les Invalides in 1840. His tomb attracts 1.2 million visitors yearly, 70% international.

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Effortlessly navigate Paris metro: Get quick route planning, station details, and fare information all in one convenient app Introducing the innovative "Explore Paris Metro" app, your indispensable companion for navigating Paris's public transportation system. This app is designed to meet the needs of both locals and tourists, offering a wide range of features and capabilities for convenient and comfortable travel in the dynamic city of Paris. We understand that both residents and tourists have unique needs when it comes to public transportation, and our app caters to them all. For locals, it offers a reliable source of real-time information, helping you streamline your daily commute and save time. For tourists, it provides a tourist-friendly interface, highlighting nearby attractions and ensuring that you make the most of your visit to Paris. "Paris Metro Map" is not just an app; it's your dedicated travel companion, ensuring that your metro experience is seamless, efficient, and enjoyable. Whether you're heading to work, exploring the city's cultural landmarks, or visiting friends, our app will be there to guide you every step of the way. Key Features: - Detailed Station Information: Get all the details about metro stations, including accessibility for mobile devices, the presence of elevators, nearby attractions, and much more. This is useful for both local residents and newcomers to the city. - Schedules and Fares: Access the full train schedule and up-to-date fare information. You can find out the cost of your trip and the exact departure time of the train. - City Map Integration: Seamlessly switch between the metro map and the city map. Understand how the metro lines connect with the streets and neighborhoods of Paris, making it easier to plan your overall journey and explore the city. - Tourist-Friendly Interface: If you're a tourist, the app offers special features to meet your needs. You can quickly find tourist attractions and interesting places conveniently located near metro stations. Why Choose "Explore Paris Metro"? - Ease of Use: Our app features an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it accessible to everyone. - Reliability and Accuracy: We provide reliable and up-to-date data, so you'll always stay informed. - For Everyone: Whether you're a local resident or a tourist, our app provides you with the necessary information for comfortable travel. - Offline Use: After downloading data, the app can work offline, making it available everywhere and at all times. - Time and Money Savings: Travel more efficiently and effectively manage your expenses.

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    RATP is the public transport operator in Paris and the surrounding region, offering metro, RER, bus and tramway services. You can plan your itinerary, check the traffic information, view the maps and fares, and discover the cultural attractions of the city of lights.

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    PARISCityVision offers you a PDF Paris tourist map you can download completely free of charge. This map lists museums, monuments and must-see destinations and is a useful tool, whether you are spending a few hours or several days in France's most beautiful city. Click here to download the plan.

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    Extending 133 miles (214 km) across 16 lines and 303 stations, there are convenient Paris Métro stations close to famous sights, such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. Public buses offer an above ground, albeit slower, alternative to the Métro, while the RER train lines are your best bet for crisscrossing larger stretches ...

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    You can purchase the Navigo Easy card at the ticket counter or RATP info point at every Metro station. It costs 2€. To charge your card, you can either use the RATP App, the vending machine or you pay at the RATP ticket counter. 2024 Tip: Get the Bonjour RATP Paris App and top up your Navigo easily from your phone.

  19. Paris Metro Map Reviews

    There are 144 pages of maps, index, and appendices. Except for the legend pages, the book is in French, although that's not a real problem for a map book! The Metro map is very good. It covers a two-page spread right at the back of the book, so it's very easy to find. This Metro map Paris shows all the lines of the Metro, the RER and the tramway.

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  21. Paris tourist map. Paris tourist map pdf.

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  22. Paris Visite travel pass

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