Metro Station 

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The Bastille station is located at Place de la Bastille, at the intersection of the 4th, 11th, and 12th arrondissements of Paris. Bastille is the 11th busiest metro station in Paris.


Bastille is a metro station served by metro lines 1, 5 and 8, located in Paris 12e. You can make connections here with bus lines 29, 69, 76, 86, 87 and 91 and Noctilien lines N01, N02, N11 and N16.

Next departures at Bastille

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Services and Shops

  • Navigo Contact Point
  • Photo Booth
  • Alimentation - Restauration

Access, entrances, exits and addresses

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Neighborhood map around the metro station Bastille
  • 1Rue de la Roquette
  • 2Rue du Fbg Saint-Antoine
  • 3Opéra Bastille
  • 4Rue de Lyon
  • 5Boulevard Bourdon
  • 6Boulevard Henri IV
  • 7Place de la Bastille
  • 8Boulevard Beaumarchais
  • 9Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

Bus stops

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Illustration of the metro station Bastille

A station steeped in history!

Discover the history of Paris during your journey! Bastille is a true museum station. It is located on the site of the former Bastille fortress, which was destroyed during the French Revolution. A large fresco summarizes these events on the platforms of line 1. Keep an eye out: the remains of the old walls of the Bastille can be found on the platforms of line 5 (towards Bobigny - Pablo Picasso), and in a corridor of the station. On line 1, you can see an illuminated plaque where the Tower of Liberty once stood. The plaque is visible from the train, heading towards La Défense.
1900Start of Service
8,07MYearly travelers
22 110Validated tickets per day

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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).