Courcelles (Paris Métro)

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Courcelles
Paris Métro
Courcelles-quai-rame.jpg
Location 1, rue de Chazelle
53, boul. de Courcelles
8th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′45″N 2°18′15″E / 48.87917°N 2.30417°E / 48.87917; 2.30417Coordinates: 48°52′45″N 2°18′15″E / 48.87917°N 2.30417°E / 48.87917; 2.30417
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 7 October 1902 (1902-10-07)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Location
Courcelles is located in Paris
Courcelles
Courcelles
Location within Paris

Courcelles is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, under the Boulevard de Courcelles on the border of the 8th and 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The station was opened on 7 October 1902 as part of the extension of line 2 from Étoile to Anvers. The Boulevard was named after the Barrière de Courcelles, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in 1859. The gate was named after a small village in the area that was absorbed into Paris in 1860.

Station layout[edit]

G
Street Level
M Mezzanine for platform connection
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Ternes)
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Monceau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Trivia[edit]

Fulgence Bienvenüe, father of the Métro, lived near this station.

References[edit]

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