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Discover the fascinating history of the Paris Metro

Published on Saturday, 10 March 2018 in the category Visit Paris

Since the first line of the system was opened in 1900, the Paris Metro has become a major element of the city’s character. Used as much by busy Parisians as by curious tourists each day, the Paris Metro has a rich history. The Hotel Paris France invites you to discover this history during your break in the capital!

 

Paris Metro, more than a century of public transport

Planned to open for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) of 1900, the Paris Metro was an incredibly ambitious and ingenious project in its day, and one that was desperately needed due to the capital’s severely congested roads. Originally a single line, the network developed rapidly up until the Second World War. Today, it covers all areas of the capital, as well as many surrounding suburbs. Fast, reliable and safe, the Paris Metro uses innovative technologies and is constantly being modernised. For example, line 14 is entirely automatic.

 

The Paris Metro and the capital’s most beautiful places

Each Metro station has a unique personality, and a trip into the subterranean realm of this mode of transport is a fascinating experience. The modernity of the Pyramides station, for example, has little in common with the vastness of Châtelet-Les Halles or the charm of Lamarck-Caulaincourt. The Metro also serves the most iconic locations of the capital, including the Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, the Montmartre district, the Place de la Concorde, the Madeleine, the Carrefour de l'Odéon and many more. With a Metro ticket in hand, you have access to the whole city in all its splendour! Enjoy the sights and the trip!

 

The Hotel Paris France, your cosy haven in Paris

The Hotel Paris France is located in the city’s most beautiful district; the Marais. Historic, charming and fashionable, the Marais is filled with enough lovely little cafes, delightful restaurants and designer boutiques to put a smile on your face. The spacious, bright rooms of the Hotel Paris France are housed in a charming stone building dating from 1910. Our bar is an invitation to relax and sip a cocktail after a busy day of sightseeing or business. Our reception staff are happy to answer your questions and provide advice during your stay. From the Hotel Paris France, you can walk to the Louvre, along the banks of the Seine, to the Georges Pompidou Centre and to the modern Les Halles shopping mall. To make the most of your Parisian getaway, whether you plan to come alone, as a couple, with your family or with friends, book your room at the Hotel Paris France today. We look forward to seeing you here in our hotel soon!