Line 13: take the metro and get around Paris
Line 13 of Paris metro has two routes, both leaving from the north of Paris, crossing through the city’s western districts and arriving at Montrouge to the south. The first branch leaves from Saint Denis, the second from Asnières. Stopping at no less than 32 stations, the 24 km-long line 13 is the network’s longest and one of the busiest.
The list of stations on line 13
This line offers three alternatives with two variants on its northern section
The first branch :
- Saint Denis – Université
- Basilique de Saint-Denis
- Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris
- Carrefour Pleyel
- Mairie de Saint Ouen
- Porte de Saint-Ouen
- Guy Môquet
The second branch :
- Asnières - Gennevilliers - Les Courtilles
- Les Agnettes
- Gabriel Péri
- Mairie de Clichy
- Porte de Clichy : Transfer to the RER C
Then the two branches come together
- La Fourche
- Place de Clichy : transfer to line 2
- Saint-Lazare : transfer to lines 3, 12, 14 and the RER E
- Miromesnil : transfer to line 9
- Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau : transfer to line 1
- Invalides : transfer to line 8 and the RER C
- Duroc : transfer to line 10
- Montparnasse – Bienvenüe : transfer to lines 4, 6, and 12
- Porte de Vanves
- Malakoff – Plateau de
- Malakoff – Rue Etienne
- Châtillon – Montrouge
Cultural sites and monuments on line 13
Place de Clichy station is located about fifteen minutes' walk from the Basilica of Sacré Coeur. A great chance to enjoy a walk! You can transfer to line 2 and get off at Anvers, just below the Montmartre hill.
Saint Lazare station is the stop for the mainline train station, where you can take a TGV or a TER train to the Paris suburbs.
Champs Élysées - Clémenceau station is the stop to go to the Champs Élysées and to see the Arc de Triomphe. Walking up the most beautiful avenue in Paris, you will reach the Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre museum.
Crossing the Seine, the metro line 13 takes you to the Invalides esplanade and museum on Paris’s left bank where you can visit Napoleon’s tomb.
The station François Xavier can be a great alternative to walk through the Saint Germain district and go to the Eiffel Tower. You are just twenty minutes away from the “Iron Lady” via the Invalides esplanade.
At Montparnasse – Bienvenüe, get to the TGV-TER station easily. For a green break before taking your train, go to the Atlantique garden just in front of the station.
Remarkable station on line 13
Among the 32 metro stations on the line, some are worth it to stop and look: get off, take in the view, and get on the next train!
Saint Lazare station has many works of all kinds. Walk around the station to see works from many artists all around. The rotunda with its mosaic arches is one of the things to see.
Liège station, initially called “Berlin”, was renamed in 1914 and has become an homage to the Belgian city. It is covered in nine ceramic frescos. These frescos show landscapes from Liège province.
In the corridors of Champs-Elysées - Clémenceau station, you will find the famous Portuguese earthenware decorations, the Azulejos.