Créteil – Préfecture (Paris Métro)

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Créteil - Préfecture (M)
Creteil Prefecture.JPG
Date opened 10 September 1974 (1974)
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 8
Pointe du Lac
Créteil - Université Pointe du Lac
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Créteil – Préfecture is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro in the commune of Créteil. It was the eastern terminus of the line and is on the surface.

The station opened on 10 September 1974 with the extension of the line from Créteil - L'Échat. Its name refers to the nearby prefecture (administrative headquarters of the department) of the Val-de-Marne.

The 40 hectares (99 acres) lake of Créteil was opened nearby in 1970 in a former quarry.

Créteil – Préfecture became a through station when line 8 was extended 1.3 km east to Pointe du Lac on 8 October 2011.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 8 jms.svg toward Balard (Créteil – Université)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Central track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 8 jms.svg toward Pointe du Lac (Terminus)
1F Mezzanine
Street Level
Lake of Créteil


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

Coordinates: 48°46′47″N 2°27′34″E / 48.779772°N 2.459317°E / 48.779772; 2.459317