The Paris Metro is the fastest way to get around the city. The Metro network consists of 16 lines that communicate with each other and with RER trains.
The first line of the Metro of Paris was inaugurated 19 of July of 1900 and communicated Porte de Vincennes with Porte Maillot. Since its inauguration the network has gradually expanded, having opened the last line in 1998, which is considered to be one of the most modern in the world. Today it has 303 stations and 219 kilometers of tracks.
Indicator signs may carry the inscription Métro, Métropolitain or only the letter M. The lines are numbered from 1 to 14, there are two small additional lines called 3bis and 7bis.
To move through the center of Paris, the Metro combines perfectly with the RER, the ticket is the same and you will hardly notice the difference. In the attached map the lines of both means are shown.
The metro schedule of Paris is from 5:30 to 1:00. This means that the first train departs at 5:30 and the last one reaches the end of the line at 1:00, so it is not advisable to access the metro later than 00:45 hours.
On Friday and Saturday nights, the metro closes one hour later, at 2:00 p.m.
There are several types of transport tickets: simple ticket, called Ticket t +, and daily and weekly tickets, Paris Visite and Passe Navigo.
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