Concorde (Paris Métro)

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Concorde
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Concorde ligne 12 p1200398.jpg
Location Jardin des Tuileries (two)
Place de la Concorde × Rue Royale (two)
Place de la Concorde × Rue de Rivoli (two)
Rue de Rivoli × Rue de Mondovi
Rue de Rivoli × rue St-Florentin
1st arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′55″N 2°19′16″E / 48.86541°N 2.32111°E / 48.86541; 2.32111Coordinates: 48°51′55″N 2°19′16″E / 48.86541°N 2.32111°E / 48.86541; 2.32111
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 13 August 1900 (1900-08-13)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Concorde is located in Paris
Concorde
Concorde
Location within Paris

Concorde is a station on lines 1, 8 and 12 of the Paris Métro in the Place de la Concorde in central Paris and the 1st arrondissement.

The station was opened on 13 August 1900, almost a month after trains began running on the original section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 12 platforms were opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the first section of the Nord-Sud Company's line C from Porte de Versailles to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. This line was taken over by the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris and was renamed line 12 on 27 March 1931. The line 8 platforms were opened on 12 March 1914 on the first section of the line from Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels on line 10) to Opéra; this line had been opened on 13 July 1913, although the platforms at Concorde and Invalides were not yet finished.

Concorde is distinctive due to its décor created by artist Françoise Schein: she covered the entire station's voult line 12 with tiles spelling the Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen of 1789.

Ezra Pound's famous Imagist poem, "In a Station of the Metro", was inspired by this station.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 8 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8 toward Balard (Invalides)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8 toward Pointe du Lac (Madeleine)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 1 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Tuileries)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12 toward Mairie d'Issy (Assemblée Nationale)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12 toward Front Populaire (Madeleine)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Places of interest[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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

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