Les Sablons (Paris Métro)

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Les Sablons (M)
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Metro Paris - Ligne 1 - Les Sablons (2).jpg
Date opened 29 April 1937 (1937)
Accesses 52, av. Charles de Gaulle
70, av. Charles de Gaulle
85, av. Charles de Gaulle
103, av. Charles de Gaulle
Fare zone 2
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
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List of stations of the Paris Métro

Les Sablons (Jardin d'Acclimatation) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 in the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is named for the Plaine des Sablons, so called because sand was extracted there for use in construction. The panels indicating the name of the station have "Jardin d'Acclimatation" as a subtitle, referring visitors to the nearby pleasure garden which the station serves, and which is linked to it by the present-day Boulevard des Sablons.


King Louis XVI granted a small area of sandy ground of the Château de la Muette's estate at les Sablons to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737–1813) to demonstrate the growing of potatoes, which had previously not been considered as safe for human consumption in Europe, outside of Ireland. Indeed, they were considered to be a source of leprosy among other things[citation needed]. Parmentier carried out a series of publicity stunts, which led to the acceptance of potatoes in France and then throughout Europe.

The station was opened in 1937 when Line 1 was expanded from Porte Maillot to Pont de Neuilly and the "avenue Neuilly" was renamed "avenue Charles de Gaulle".

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Pont de Neuilly)
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Porte Maillot)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

Places of interest[edit]

Nearby on the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne are the Musée national des Arts et Traditions populaires and the Jardin d'Acclimatation. One of the exits is in front of the private gate into the offices of the M6 television channel.



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

Coordinates: 48°52′51″N 2°16′20″E / 48.88083°N 2.27222°E / 48.88083; 2.27222