Bastille Day, July 14, 2021 in Paris: public transportations

Published by Julie M. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 14 July 2021 at 08h06 · Updated on 14 July 2021 at 11h06
Nothing ever changes on Bastille Day: public transportations drive us crazy! You cannot use your car because of traffic jam, but the RATP keeps on working yet with metro stations closed. Discover lines to avoid and those to ride.

To make the most of Bastille Day 2021 in Paris, without having to look for a spot to park for hours, how about riding public transit? Note that as usual, several metro stations are closed on Bastille day in the morning around the Champs-Elysées and the Concorde because of the military parade, and in the evening, a large perimeter around the Eiffel Tower for the firework that will take place on special conditions this year because of the health situation. 

Stations closed in Paris on Wednesday July 14, 2021:


Requests for closure from the Paris Police Prefecture for July 14, 2021:

  • Morning:
    • Tuileries, Concorde, Champs Elysées Clémenceau, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George V TOTAL CLOSURE - No opening after the service begins, stations not served (including underground passage open to people to move to the other side of GV and FDR);
    • Charles de Gaulle Etoile: PARTIAL CLOSUREOnly accesses 5, 8, and 9 stay openconnections stay possible
  • EveningAll closures are TOTAL - Stations not served
    • Closures from 3 p.m.:
      • Trocadero
      • Boissière
      • Kleber
      • Champs de Mars (RER C)
      • Pont de l'Alma (RER C)
    • Closures from 5 p.m.:
      • La Motte Picquet Grenelle
      • Ecole Militaire
      • La Tour Maubourg
      • Varenne
      • Invalides
    • Closures from 10:30 p.m.:
      • Iena
      • Alma Marceau
  • Stations closed for work - L6:
    • Passy
    • Bir-Hakeim
    • Dupleix
    • LMPG (L6)
    • Cambronne
    • Sèvres Lecourbe
    • Pasteur (L6)

RER A stations from 9 p.m. (RVB) including La Défense, CDF and Auber within Paris.

Please note in stations opens, public transitmetro and tramway are extended for an extra hour at the end of service so you can make the most of the night without hour constraint.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 14 July 2021


    Recommended age
    For all

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