Barbès – Rochechouart (Paris Métro)

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Barbès – Rochechouart (M)
Date opened 31 January 1903 (1903)
Accesses Boul. de la Chapelle × boul. Magenta
Boul. de la Chapelle × boul. Barbès
1, boul. Rochechouart
2, boul. Rochechouart
45, boul. de la Chapelle
the 9th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
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toward Nation
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Location of metro station

Barbès – Rochechouart is a station on Paris Métro Line 2 and Line 4 at the point where the 9th, 10th, and 18th arrondissements all share a single point. The station is at the junction of Boulevard Barbes, named for the revolutionary, Armand Barbès, Boulevard de Rochechouart, named for the abbess, Marguerite de Rochechouart, Boulevard de la Chapelle and Boulevard de Magenta.

The station is the former location of the Barrière Poissonnière, a gate in the Wall of the Farmers-General built for the collection of excise taxes (the octroi). The gate was built between 1784 and 1788, and it was demolished in the nineteenth century.


The elevated line-2 station was opened on 31 January 1903 as the Boulevard Barbès station, as part of the extension of line 2 from Anvers to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas). It was renamed to its current name eight days later. Line 2 descends into a tunnel to the west of the station. The underground line-4 station was opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt.

The disastrous fire of 10 August 1903 that resulted in eighty deaths at Couronnes station began here.

Also, in 1941, Colonel Pierre-Georges Fabien shot and killed a German soldier in the station, marking the beginning of the armed Résistance in Paris.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Anvers)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (La Chapelle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for Line 2 platform connection
Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for Line 4 platform connection
Line 4 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Château Rouge)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Gare du Nord)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.

Coordinates: 48°53′01″N 2°21′02″E / 48.88361°N 2.35056°E / 48.88361; 2.35056