Louis Blanc (Paris Métro)

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Louis Blanc (M)
Station de métro Louis Blanc.jpg
Date opened 23 November 1910 (1910)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 10th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Château-Landon Stalingrad
Paris Métro Line 7bis
Direction
Louis Blanc
Direction
Pré-Saint-Gervais
Terminus Jaurès
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Louis Blanc is a station on line 7 and 7bis of the Paris Métro.

The station was opened on 23 November 1910, 18 days after the opening of the first section of the line between Opéra and Porte de la Villette on 5 November 1910. On 18 January 1911 a new branch was opened from Louis Blanc to Pré Saint-Gervais. On 3 December 1967 the branch to Pré Saint-Gervais was separated as 7bis, terminating at this station.

The station is named after the Rue Louis Blanc, which honours Louis Blanc (1811–1882), who published political works, which led to the foundation of the French Socialist Party. He was a member of the Provisional Government of 1848. He exiled himself to London during the Second Empire from 1848 to 1870. He was elected to the French National Assembly in 1870.

The station's design is unique in that it has two island platforms and two side platforms, a layout rarely found elsewhere in the Métro.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Lines 7/7bis southbound platforms
Side platform, not in service
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Château-Landon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for Line 7 trains, right for Line 7bis trains
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7bis jms.svg toward Pré Saint-Gervais (Jaurès)
Lines 7/7bis northbound platforms Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Stalingrad)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 No regular service
Side platform, not in service
  • Note: The northbound and southbound platforms run under different streets that intersect at the station's northern end.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°52′52″N 2°21′53″E / 48.881137°N 2.364839°E / 48.881137; 2.364839