Monday, May 2, 2011

Paris by metro- M1

The goal of this post ''Paris by metro'' is to guide you in the process to use the Paris metro. It won't be exhaustive but quite interesting for somebody who feels overwhelmed by the complexity of the Paris subway.  The Paris metro line 1 is the most used subway line in Paris.
The line 1 connects the Défense (west) and Château de Vincennes  (east), it's a trip of 35 minutes between those two stations.
From west to east, there are two departures at 5:30 am (from Porte de Maillot and from la Défense-Grande Arche), from east to west there are also two departures, 1 from  Château de Vincennes at 5:30 am, the second one from Gare de Lyon at 5:35 am.
The last departures are at 00:40 from the two major terminus except for the following nights (friday-saturday, saturday-sunday, days before public holidays-public holidays, the last departures from the two terminus are at 1:40am.

The frequency can be between 2 to 10 minutes:
-In rush hours for the week, you have subways every 2-3 minutes. After 8:30pm, the frequency 7 minutes.
-The frequency is less on Saturday, Sunday, and on some nights (between friday-saturday, saturday-sunday, days before public holidays-public holidays nights) and can reach 10 minutes, depending on the hours. However on Saturday and Sunday, the frequency between 9:30am and 8:30pm is around 4-5 minutes (during the week, it's 3 minutes).

If you plan to visit Paris by metro, you can go to the district of the Défense by ''la Défense-Grande Arche'' or ''l'Esplanade de la Défense'', by using this line, they are the first stations from the east of this line. The Défense is the business district, located in the Parisian suburb. This district holds the distinction of having sixty arts  recognizable by their gigantism.

The sablons station  allows you to go to the ''Jardin d'acclimatation'', a 19 hectare park.
Porte maillot station is this one which allows you to go to the ''Palais des congrès''.
You can also go to the ''Avenue des Champs-Elysées'' (Concorde, Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau, Franklin D.Roosevelt, Georges V, Charles-de-Gaulle - Etoile), la ''Rue de Rivoli'' (first district), or the ''Gare de Lyon'' by this line. 
At the bastille station you can visit the ''Place de la Bastille'' as well as the ''Opera Bastille''.
In addition to those places, the Paris metro line 1 serves several other touristics area (Tuileries, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel, Place de la Nation, Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Palais de la Découverte, Place de la Concorde, the ''Marais'', as well as the ''Château de Vincennes''.
Those places are the most known places that you can visit by using the Paris metro line 1.

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 Paris metro line 2
 Paris metro line 3
 Paris metro line 3bis
 Paris metro line 4
 Paris metro line 5
 Paris metro line 6
 Paris metro line 7
 Paris metro line 7 bis
 Paris metro line 8
 Paris metro line 9
 Paris metro line 10
 Paris metro line 11
 Paris metro line 12
 Paris metro line 13
 Paris metro line 14

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