La Muette (Paris Métro)

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La Muette
Paris Métro
La muette.jpg
Location 16th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′28″N 2°16′25″E / 48.857718°N 2.273719°E / 48.857718; 2.273719Coordinates: 48°51′28″N 2°16′25″E / 48.857718°N 2.273719°E / 48.857718; 2.273719
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 8 November 1922 (1922-11-08)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
toward Pontoise
RER RER C
Transfer at: Boulainvilliers
Location
La Muette is located in Paris
La Muette
La Muette
Location within Paris

La Muette is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro, in France, named after the Chaussée de la Muette, a nearby street. The station opened on 8 November 1922 with the opening of the first section of the line from Trocadéro to Exelmans.

The Chaussée de la Muette is named after the Château de la Muette,which was converted from a hunting lodge to a small castle for Margaret of Valois, the first wife of King Henry IV of France. The meaning of the name of the hunting lodge is not known. It may have derived from "muete", a spelling which appears frequently up to the end of the eighteenth century and which signifies a pack of deer-hounds (meute); it may have come from the "mues" or horns which stags shed in the autumn; or again from the "mue" or moulting-period of hunting hawks. The old château was demolished in the 1920s to make room for a wealthy housing estate. A new château was built nearby for Baron Henri James de Rothschild (1872–1947) in 1922. This is now the headquarters for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 9 jms.svg toward Pont de Sèvres (Ranelagh)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 9 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montreuil (Rue de la Pompe)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Places of interest[edit]

Nearby are (closest first):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oborne, Michael. "History of the Château de la Muette". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 29 September 2009.