Esplanade de La Défense (Paris Métro)

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Esplanade de La Défense Handicapped/disabled access
Date opened 1 April 1992 (1992)
Accesses 21, voie des Bâtisseurs
Voie des Sculpteurs
Parvis de l'Esplanade
Fare zone 2–3
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Esplanade de La Défense is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 on the outskirts of La Défense on the border of Courbevoie and Puteaux.

It has an island platform because of limitations on space due it being enclosed in a site originally earmarked for one of the underpasses of the A14 autoroute (which runs through La Défense underground).


The station was opened on 1 April 1992 as part of the western extension of the line from Pont de Neuilly to La Défense.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
Westbound  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Terminus)
Island platform with PSDs, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Pont de Neuilly)


Statues have been erected in the station's entrance and corridors. The end of the platform toward Paris is in the open air and it is possible to see the coach station at Pont de Neuilly.



Coordinates: 48°53′18″N 2°15′0″E / 48.88833°N 2.25000°E / 48.88833; 2.25000