Hop on Paris metro line 11
Line 11 was one of the last to be commissioned in 1935. It serves the northeast of the capital, from Châtelet to Mairie des Lilas. Line 11 has a something special: it is the shortest of the Paris metro network in length with 6 kilometers and 13 stations served.
The stations of line 11
- Châtelet : transfer to lines 1, 4, 7, and 14 as well as the RER A, B and D
- Hôtel de Ville : transfer to line 1
- Arts et Métiers : transfer to line 3
- République : transfer to lines 3, 5, 8 and 9
- Belleville : transfer to lines 2
- Place des Fêtes : transfer to line 7bis
- Porte des Lilas : transfer to line 3bis
- Mairie des Lilas
Places to visit on metro line 11
Châtelet station is located near the Louvre. A few minutes’ walk later and you will reach the palace’s Cour Carrée.
Hôtel de Ville and Rambuteau let you reach the Centre Georges Pompidou quickly in just a few steps. These stations, as well as Arts et Métiers, are the nearest to the Marais district, where you will find all sorts of designer shops and cafés. Hôtel de Ville station also takes you to Paris city hall and you can walk to the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
République station is located on the iconic Place de la République. Since being renovated in 2013, it’s become the place to be for Parisians and tourists passing through.
Heading to the north of Paris, Pyrénées and Jourdain are both stations that serve the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Simply walk a few minutes to enter this haven of greenery.
The most remarkable station on line 11
On Paris metro line 11, there is one station whose decor stands out and is worth a detour. It’s Arts et Métiers station. It offers a veritable trip underseas. The station’s walls and ceiling are covered with copper plates and portholes have been fitted on either side of the platforms. This special decoration was installed for the bicentenary ceremony of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, located a few steps from the metro station.
On the station’s ceiling, there are cogs evoking the Musée des Arts et Métiers, served by this metro stop.
Line 11 is an excellent way to quickly get to the north of Paris. As it serves few stations, it’s also less busy than other longer lines.