Notre-Dame-des-Champs (Paris Métro)

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Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Paris Métro
Metro Paris - Ligne 12 - Station Notre-Dame-des-Champs - Faience.jpg
Location 6th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788Coordinates: 48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened November 5th 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Notre-Dame-des-Champs is located in Paris
Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Location within Paris

Notre-Dame-des-Champs (French pronunciation: ​[notʁ(ə) dam de ʃã]) is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 6th arrondissement.

History[edit]

The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the nearby Notre-Dame des Champs Church on the Boulevard du Montparnasse and is designed by the architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Rennes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Tiling[edit]

The entrance to the station, and the ceramics throughout the station, have maintained the pure style of the Nord-Sud Company. The ceramics above the tunnel entrances indicating the direction of the tunnel are still present. The station's ceramics are by Boulenger & Co; they used pre-printed tiles for the tablets indicating the name of the station, as did the Gien ceramics company subsequently, but the edges of the letters are rounded not angular.

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