MetroLine 1

Metro Line 1

La Défense

Château de Vincennes

Line 1 is the first line of the French metropolitan network. Opened in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition, it was fully automated in 2013. It connects La Défense - Grande Arche station to Château de Vincennes station, which serves the castle of the same name. Metro line 1 is mostly underground with 2 aerial sections: to cross the Seine between Esplanade de la Défense and Pont de Neuilly, and at Bastille station.

It provides connections to 11 metro lines, RER A, B, and D, Transilien lines L, R, and U, as well as tram lines T2, T3a, and T3b. By getting off at Châtelet, you can reach Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports via RER B. Line 1 also stops at Gare de Lyon.

Several points of interest punctuate the route of line 1: the Arche de la Défense, the Jardin d'Acclimatation, the Palais des Congrès, the Grand Palais, the Louvre Museum, the Marais district... Many tourists take this line to visit the numerous iconic places along the route, such as the Tuileries Garden, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Place de la Concorde...

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Metro line 1 stations

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1900Start of Service
153MYearly travelers
419 179Validated tickets per day

Accessibility of metro line 1

The guide for all stations on line 1, downloadable below, allows you to find information about accessibility, services, and facilities adapted to different types of disabilities.

To assist you in your journey, you can also consult these two guides for an easier trip:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many stations are there on metro line 1?

    There are 25 stations on metro line 1.

  • How many metro stations are there in Paris?

    In November 2022, there are 308 metro stations in Paris and the surrounding suburbs.

  • How to buy a metro ticket online?

    You can buy your tickets directly from the Bonjour RATP application in the "Tickets" section. To do this, you must first download the application from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

  • What time does the first metro train run?

    The first metro train departs from the terminus at around 5:30 am. The average time between two stations is 2 minutes.

  • What time does the last metro train run?

    From Sunday to Thursday, the last metro train arrives at the terminus at around 1:15 am. On Fridays, Saturdays, and the eve of holidays, the last metro train arrives no later than 2:15 am.

  • Lost items: how does it work?

    Have you lost an item? RATP offers you the possibility to report its loss in order to find it.

    In both cases, you are asked to describe the lost item (type, color, brand) and provide your contact information. If the item is found, you will be notified by SMS or email, depending on the contact method you have declared.

    Coming soon: you will be able to have the found item delivered to you (shipping service at your expense, subject to the eligibility criteria of the item for handling by the carrier Chronopost, in accordance with the general shipping conditions).