Plan a journey
The line 6 of the Paris metro goes from Nation to Charles de Gaule-Etoile via Place d'Italie and Denfert- Rochereau. This metro line runs roughly through the south of the capital from east to west following a semi-circle. Its total length is 13.6 kilometers including 6.1 km in the air. Line 6 has the particularity of crossing the Seine twice, each time on a viaduct. Crossing the Seine at the Passy viaduct offers a nice view of the Eiffel Tower.
When it opened in 1909, line 6 was limited to a short section between Place d'Italie and Nation. The section from Place d'Italie to Etoile was then integrated into line 5. It was not until 1942 that line 6 took its current route from Nation to Etoile, when it was decided that the route of line 5 would no longer include this section but would have its terminus at Place d'Italie and would retain its section towards Gare du Nord with an extension to Eglise de Pantin
The entire line 6 is covered in 31 minutes. On weekdays, the average interval between trains is two to four minutes during the day, six to eight minutes after 8 p.m. On Sundays, it takes four to six minutes of waiting during the day and ten minutes on Friday nights to Saturdays, Saturdays to Sundays and the eves of holidays.
Paris metro line 6 map
List of stations on line 6 from terminus to terminus with connections to other lines on the network:
Charles de Gaulle Etoile
La Motte Picquet Grenelle
Quai de la Gare