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Posted at October 17, 2018

Advice on Renting By Metro Station in Paris

In Paris, almost everyone rides the metro. Inside is a melting pot of all who inhabit Paris and its suburbs; the hipster (bobo in French), the tourist, the native, the expat. Each time you feel the metro rumbling underground, whether on the street or inside a shop; you are feeling the heartbeat of the city.

It would seem fitting to consider looking for apartments according to their nearest metro station. Plus, from our experience, those relocating to Paris often search for a furnished apartment near a specific metro station that provides easy access to work or their children's school. Here are 5 things that searching by Métro can measure:

ONE - Apartment Prices

Metro stations are an excellent way to determine apartment value and reflect Parisian real estate market. Here you can see the average cost per square meter according to the nearest metro station (in French). For example, the price per square meter near the Invalides station costs 12 245 €, compared to the price per square meter at the La Tour-Maubourg station, which would set you back 12 222 €. Both are in the 7th arrondissement, on the same line and both border the Champs de Mars!

TWO - Time

The metro runs frequently so the wait for a train is never long. You can expect a train every 2-4 minutes during the day and every 6-12 minutes in the evening (after 8:30pm) and less frequently during the weekends. As a compact city with over 300 stations on 14 lines, you can expect to count 60-120 seconds between stations and 30 seconds for boarding. It's important to keep your commute time in mind when deciding where to rent in Paris. Visit the RATP website or download the RATP app for more information.

THREE - The Closest Exit

Some metros have one exit, others have ten! Some put you in the center of the action and others leave you on quiet, almost deserted streets. Knowing the exit nearest to your apartment can save you valuable time and energy. Look for the "Sortie" maps located near the exits at each station. Also download the app, Paris-ci (in French), to know exactly where you should stand on the train, so that your car will stop just in front of your sortie.

FOUR - Distance

The metro stretches over 205 kilometers beyond lines 1-14 and expands to the RER and Transilien lines (suburban trains) to go further, faster. These lines allow passengers to cross great distances quickly and they also open up your apartment options. For example, Nation to La Defense takes 29 min with 19 stops on Line 1 and 16 min with 5 stops on RER A. These lines can also take you up to two hours outside of the city. Download the RATP and Transilien apps here.

FIVE - Innovation

Since 2000, the RATP has embarked on a metro renovation project called Metro2030. This project is aimed at creating a better underground system for Paris and looks to be the subway standard of tomorrow!
• Modernization of Stations - more functional, better lighting, more beautiful, easy to navigate with better accessibility options.
• Modernization of Information - up-to-date, real time displays of metro and bus arrivals, as well as the addition of 3G/4G coverage.
• Modernization of Trains - comfortable and spacious, air-conditioned, and energy efficient.
For more details, visit the RATP website here (in French).

Paris is a city based on public transportation and when there is a traffic jam or you're being pelted with freezing rain or you are lost and need a way to get to somewhere familiar... the Métro does that! It goes the distance of the city, and can help you find the ideal apartment for you.

For more informations about renting in Paris, see Renting in Paris: What You Can Expect

In Paris, almost everyone rides the metro. It is a melting pot of all who inhabit Paris and its suburbs; the hipster (bobo), the tourist, the native, the expat. Each time you feel the metro rumbling past underground, whether you are on the street or inside a shop; you are feeling the heartbeat of the city. - See more at: http://www.parisrental.com/blog/apartment-rental-in-paris/measured-in-metro-advice-from-the-parisian-heartbeat/#sthash.GDVjsW0U.dpuf

In Paris, almost everyone rides the metro. It is a melting pot of all who inhabit Paris and its suburbs; the hipster (bobo), the tourist, the native, the expat. Each time you feel the metro rumbling past underground, whether you are on the street or inside a shop; you are feeling the heartbeat of the city.

It would then seem only fitting to consider looking for apartments by their nearest metro station. Plus, from our experience, those relocating to Paris often search for a furnished apartment near a specific metro station with easy access to work or their children’s school. Here are 5 things that the Métro can measure for you:

- See more at: http://www.parisrental.com/blog/apartment-rental-in-paris/measured-in-metro-advice-from-the-parisian-heartbeat/#sthash.GDVjsW0U.dpuf

n Paris, almost everyone rides the metro. It is a melting pot of all who inhabit Paris and its suburbs; the hipster (bobo), the tourist, the native, the expat. Each time you feel the metro rumbling past underground, whether you are on the street or inside a shop; you are feeling the heartbeat of the city.

It would then seem only fitting to consider looking for apartments by their nearest metro station. Plus, from our experience, those relocating to Paris often search for a furnished apartment near a specific metro station with easy access to work or their children’s school. Here are 5 things that the Métro can measure for you:

- See more at: http://www.parisrental.com/blog/apartment-rental-in-paris/measured-in-metro-advice-from-the-parisian-heartbeat/#sthash.GDVjsW0U.dpuf

n Paris, almost everyone rides the metro. It is a melting pot of all who inhabit Paris and its suburbs; the hipster (bobo), the tourist, the native, the expat. Each time you feel the metro rumbling past underground, whether you are on the street or inside a shop; you are feeling the heartbeat of the city.

It would then seem only fitting to consider looking for apartments by their nearest metro station. Plus, from our experience, those relocating to Paris often search for a furnished apartment near a specific metro station with easy access to work or their children’s school. Here are 5 things that the Métro can measure for you:

- See more at: http://www.parisrental.com/blog/apartment-rental-in-paris/measured-in-metro-advice-from-the-parisian-heartbeat/#sthash.GDVjsW0U.dpuf

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