Concorde (Paris Métro)

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Concorde (M)
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Date opened 13 August 1900 (1900)
Accesses 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
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 1
Direction
La Défense
Direction
Château de Vincennes
Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau Tuileries
Paris Métro Line 8
Direction
Balard
Direction
Pointe du Lac
Invalides Madeleine
Paris Métro Line 12
Direction
Mairie d'Issy
Direction
Front Populaire
Assemblée Nationale Madeleine
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

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  (M) (8) toward Balard (Invalides)
Northbound  (M) (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  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau)
Eastbound  (M) (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  (M) (12) toward Mairie d'Issy (Assemblée Nationale)
Northbound  (M) (12) toward Front Populaire (Madeleine)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 48°51′55″N 2°19′16″E / 48.86541°N 2.32111°E / 48.86541; 2.32111