Paris Metro stations to close during Bastille Day fireworks

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Paris Metro stations to close during Bastille Day fireworks
The fireworks will go ahead this year, but without the crowds. Photo: AFP

Paris transport authorities have released a list of closures during the July 14th fireworks display.


July 14th marks France's fête nationale - known in the Anglophone world as Bastille Day - and although celebrations are scaled back this year, the traditional fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower is going ahead.

Spectators will not be allowed at the Tower, instead people can watch on TV or from the top of the Montparnasse Tower - with advance tickets only. Likewise the Champs de Mars concert is going ahead but without a live audience.

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But despite the lack of crowds, there will still be closures on several Metro, bus and RER lines on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

From 4pm the following stations will be closed;

  • Pont de l'Alma, Tour Eiffel, Champs de mars and Kennedy Radio France on RER line C
  • Bir Hakeim on line 6
  • Ecole Militaire on line 8
  • Trocadero on line 6 and 9
  • Iéna and Alma Marceau on line 9

From 7pm the closures will extend to;

  • Javel on RER C and Metro line 10
  • Invalides on RER C and lines 8 and 13
  • La Motte Piquet Grenelle on lines 6, 8 and 10
  • Sevres Lecourb, Dupleix, Cambronne, Passy, Boissière, and Kléber on line 6
  • La Tour Maubourg on line 8
  • Rue de la Pompe on line 9
  • Saint François Xavier and Varenne on line 10
  • Eglise d'Auteuil, Emile Zola, Boulogne Pont de Saint Cloud, Boulogne Jean Jaurès, Chardon Lagache, Charles Michel, Charles Ange Auteuil, Michel-Ange Molitar, Mirabeau, Porte d'Auteuil and Ségur on line 10

Transport operator RATP says the stations will reopen 'at the order of Paris police'




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