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French Vocabulary

Paris Métro Stations Pronunciation – Line Twelve – Aubervilliers – Front Populaire – Mairie d’Issy

Camille Chevalier-Karfis By Camille Chevalier-Karfis on July 30, 2017
Paris Métro Line 12 Stations Pronunciation

Learn the correct French pronunciation of all the Paris subway station names of “la ligne douze” (Paris métro line 12): “Aubervilliers – Front Populaire – Mairie d’Issy”. Free French audio recording from a Parisian native + métro maps + tips.

1 – The Paris Subway –  Line Twelve

Line 12 of the Paris metro is one of the longest in the network. Its 15-kilometer route serves the capital from North to South via the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. It was extended several times, to today serve 29 stations across the capital.

This line was extended many times: the latest extension was in 2010, when they extended the previous terminal “Porte de la Chapelle” to “Aubervilliers – Front Populaire”… I’m sorry, my recordings where done just before, so this station is not recorded! I’ll add it to my long “to do list”…

Line number twelve of the Paris métro serves two national railway stations, Gare Montparnasse and Gare Saint-Lazare. Many commuters take this line to connect between the railway stations, although as I’ve warned you in my previous tips, traveling in the Paris subway with a suitcase is not a pleasant ride!

2 – Carte du Métro – Ligne Douze

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Now let’s study how to pronounce the Paris subway stations.

3 – French Subway Stations Pronunciation – Line 12

  1. (Aubervilliers – Front Populaire) – sorry not recorded!
  2. Porte de la Chapelle
  3. Marx Dormoy
  4. Marcadet – Poissonniers : correspondance avec la ligne 4
  5. Jules Joffrin
  6. Lamarck – Caulaincourt
  7. Abbesses
  8. Pigalle
  9. Saint-Georges
  10. Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  11. Trinité – d’Estiennes d’Orves
  12. Saint-Lazare
  13. Madeleine
  14. Concorde
  15. Assemblée nationale
  16. Solferino
  17. Rue du Bac
  18. Sèvres – Babylone
  19. Rennes
  20. Notre-Dame-des-Champs
  21. Montparnasse – Bienvenüe
  22. Falguière
  23. Pasteur
  24. Volontaires
  25. Vaugirard
  26. Convention
  27. Porte de Versailles
  28. Corentin Celton
  29. Mairie d’Issy

4 – Paris Métro Tip 12

There are lots of beggars in the Paris métro. Some will be in the corridors, some will board the cars and ask for money.

Some people are artists, musicians, some are actually excellent!

Others are just asking for money: many will start by telling you their life story, and then go through the car and ask for money.

Whether you give money is up to you. I always give something to a good musician, but you certainly don’t have to.

Watch out though: giving some change out of your pocket is not a problem. Getting your wallet out and showing bank bills could put you at risk.

So… if you plan on being generous, keep some change in your pocket before you get in the subway!


5 – Learn the Pronunciation of the Paris Métro Stations

  1. Métro Line 1 French Pronunciation
  2. Métro Line 2 French Pronunciation
  3. Métro Line 3 French Pronunciation
  4. Métro Line 4 French Pronunciation
  5. Métro Line 5 French Pronunciation
  6. Métro Line 6 French Pronunciation
  7. Métro Line 7 French Pronunciation
  8. Métro Line 8 French Pronunciation
  9. Métro Line 9 French Pronunciation
  10. Métro Line 10 French Pronunciation
  11. Métro Line 11 French Pronunciation
  12. Métro Line 12 French Pronunciation
  13. Métro Line 13 French Pronunciation
  14. Métro Line 14 French Pronunciation

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