Stations and route of Paris metro line 7
Paris metro line 7 leaves from La Courneuve to the north east of Paris, then separates into two branches to serve Mairie d'Ivry and Villejuif - Louis Aragon. It cuts through the heart of the capital then runs along the Seine for several stations.
It is particularly long and after several extensions, it now serves 38 stations over 23 kilometers. Discover the line 7, the masterpiece of the Paris metro network.
There are nearly 40 metro stations on line 7:
- La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
- Fort d’Aubervilliers
- Aubervilliers – Pantin – Quatre Chemins
- Porte de la Villette
- Corentin Cariou
- Stalingrad : transfer to lines 2 and 5
- Louis Blanc : transfer to line 7bis
- Gare de l’Est : transfer to lines 4 and 5 and the RER E
- Le Peletier
- Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette : transfer to line 9
- Opéra : transfer to lines 3 and 9 and the RER A
- Pyramides : transfer to line 14
- Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre : transfer to line 1
- Pont Neuf
- Châtelet : transfer to lines 1, 4, 11 and 14 as well as the RER A, B and D
- Pont Marie
- Sully – Morland
- Jussieu : transfer to line 10
- Place Monge
- Censier – Daubenton
- Les Gobelins
- Place d’Italie : transfer to lines 5 and 6
- Maison Blanche
Then the line 7 splits into two separate branches:
The first branch:
- Porte d’Italie : transfer to tramway line T3a
- Porte de Choisy
- Porte d’Ivry : transfer to tramway line T3a
- Pierre et Marie Curie
- Mairie d’Ivry
The second branch: Le Kremlin - Bicêtre:
- Villejuif – Léo Lagrange
- Villejuif – Paul Vaillant – Couturier
- Villejuif – Louis Aragon : transfer to tramway line T7
Tourist sites and monuments along line 7
The Porte de la Villette stop will take you to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, located in the Pont-de-Flandre district.
A bit further north, Ricquet station is a few minutes’ walk to the Bassin de la Villette. Get off here to enjoy the lively banks of the basin and its bars, restaurants, and two gigantic cinemas.
With transfers to intercity and TER trains, the Gare de l’Est is a great way to venture further into the Paris region.
Continuing its route to the north of the city, Paris metro line 7 serves the department store district. Located at the intersection of Boulevard Haussmann and the Rue La Fayette, the station Chaussée d’Antin – Lafayette lets you easily reach the famous Boulevard Haussmann for a escapade of shopping.
A bit further north, Opéra station serves the fabulous Opéra Garnier.
If you want to go to the Louvre, you have two possibilities: get off at Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre or Louvre Rivoli. The first is located at Rue Saint Honoré near the Comédie Française and takes you to the museum via the Carrousel. The latter is located on Rue de Rivoli near the entrance via the palace’s square courtyard.
Continuing along the Seine, line 7 stops at Pont Neuf station. At this stop, you can get to the Ile de la Cité via the Pont Neuf which, unlike its name suggests, is the oldest bridge in the city.
Also on the right bank, you can go to the recently renovated Châtelet-les-Halles shopping center by getting off at Châtelet station.
Once on the left bank, Jussieu will take you to the Jardin des Plantes, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, or the zoo at the Jardin des Plantes. It’s a must-see for kids!
Line 7 is one of the longest in the Paris network. Some of the stations on the line have a special decoration.
Remarkable stations along the line 7
La Courneuve - 8 mai 1945 station is decorated with black birds on a white background as well as a sunrise and sunset on either side of the station.
At Cadet, the platforms are decorated in the red white and blue of the American flag. The image of a rider commemorates the American War for Independence.
Getting off at Chaussée d’Antin Lafayette, you can admire a 470-m2 fresco on the station’s ceiling designed by Hilton Mac Connico. This work was installed for the bicentenary of the French Revolution. It’s an image of the Marquis de Lafayette that shows the new world represented as a child. Liberty is represented as a woman watching over the treaty of cooperation between Lafayette and Washington.
Since 2000, the entrance to Palais Royal station has been decorated with a work by Jean-Michel Othoniel entitles “Le kiosque des noctambules”. This artwork is made up of a set of aluminum spheres and giant Murano glass pearls that make up two cupolas.
The Pont Neuf station evokes the Monnaie de Paris, the Paris mint, located on the left bank of the Seine. Reproductions of various large coins are located along the walls of the station. On the platforms, windows display real coins.
Finally, Villejuif - Léo Lagrange station is decorated with sports-themed works. Stories of the exploits of the greatest athletes in the world are displayed along the platforms.