Glacière (Paris Métro)

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Glacière (M)
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Date opened 24 April 1906 (1906)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 13th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Saint-Jacques Corvisart
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Glacière is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Rue la Glacière and the Boulevard Auguste Blanquis in the 13th arrondissement.

History[edit]

The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942. The station is named after the Rue la Glacière (meaning "iceworks street") because, before the invention of the electric refrigerator, ice was collected in the area from the ponds of the Bièvre River during the winter and stored for the summer in wells built for the purpose. It was the location of the Barrière de Glacière (or Barrière de l'Ourcine during the French Revolution), 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 the nineteenth century.[1][2]

Places of interest[edit]

Victor Hugo located an episode of Les Misérables in the nearby Rue du Champ de l'Alouette, where there used to be tanneries.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Saint-Jacques)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Corvisart)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Lourcine, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Glacière" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 



Coordinates: 48°49′52″N 2°20′36″E / 48.83115°N 2.343384°E / 48.83115; 2.343384