Charles Michels (Paris Métro)

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Charles Michels (M)
Metro Charles Michel Paris.jpg
Date opened 13 July 1913 (1913)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 15th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 10
Direction
Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud
Direction
Gare d'Austerlitz
Javel - André Citroën Avenue Émile Zola
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Charles Michels is a station on line 10 of the Paris Metro in the 15th arrondissements.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 13 July 1913 as part of the original section of line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra. On 29 July 1937, line 10 was extended from Duroc to La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and the section of line 8 between La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and Porte d'Auteuil, including Beaugrenelle was transferred to line 10.

The station was named Beaugrenelle station, after Beaugrenelle Place, the former name of Place Charles Michels. "Beaugrenelle" (beautiful Grenelle) was a name given by property developers in the district of Grenelle during its urbanisation. In 1945, it was renamed after Charles Michels (1903–1941), who was elected as a Communist Député of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, who was shot by the Nazis as a hostage.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 10 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 10 jms.svg toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Javel – André Citroën)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 10 jms.svg toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Avenue Émile Zola)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



Coordinates: 48°50′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.846591°N 2.286942°E / 48.846591; 2.286942