Basilique de Saint-Denis (Paris Métro)

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Basilique de Saint-Denis (M)
Basilique de Saint-Denis - Octobre 2012 - Mur.jpg
Date opened 20 June 1976 (1976)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
Saint-Denis
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 13
Direction
Saint-Denis – Université
Direction
Châtillon – Montrouge
Saint-Denis – Université Saint-Denis - Porte de Paris
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Basilique de Saint-Denis is a Paris Métro station on line 13 in the town centre of Saint-Denis, north of Paris. It connects with tram line 1 at two nearby stops at Basilique de Saint-Denis and Marché de Saint-Denis.

History[edit]

The station opened on 26 May 1976 when the line was extended from Carrefour Pleyel. It was the northern terminus of the northern branch of the line until 25 May 1998 when it was extended to Saint-Denis - Université. It is named after then nearby basilica. On 21 December 1992 tram line T1 opened.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, connection between platform
B2
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  (M) (13) toward Saint-Denis – Université (Terminus)
Southbound  (M) (13) toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Tourism[edit]

  • Saint-Denis city hall.
  • Saint-Denis basilica, a cathedral built during the 12th century, one of the first in the Gothic cathedrals, containing the necropolis of the Kings of France.
  • The house of honour of the Légion d'honneur and its park.
  • Near one of the tram stops are two university schools, for technology and teacher training.
  • This part of the town is a dense group of residential buildings, including shops and a commercial centre.

References[edit]

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°56′17″N 2°21′39″E / 48.93806°N 2.36083°E / 48.93806; 2.36083