Ménilmontant (Paris Métro)

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Ménilmontant
Paris Métro Guimard Ménilmontant 2013.jpg
Date opened 31 January 1903 (1903)
Accesses 139, boul. de Ménilmontant
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 11th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 2
Direction
Porte Dauphine
Direction
Nation
Couronnes Père Lachaise
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Ménilmontant is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.

History[edit]

The Barrière de Ménilmontant, a gate of the Wall of the Farmers-General

The station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 (known at the time as "2 Nord") from Anvers to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas). It is named after the Boulevard de Ménilmontant, which was named after a hamlet, annexed by Belleville before the French Revolution and in turn by Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Ménilmontant, 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 during the 19th century.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Couronnes)
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Père Lachaise)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]


Coordinates: 48°51′58″N 2°23′01″E / 48.866248°N 2.383618°E / 48.866248; 2.383618