Père Lachaise (Paris Métro)

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Père Lachaise
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Stop East Side of Paris.jpg
Location 63 bis, boul. de Ménilmontant
Av. de la République × rue Spinoza
11th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′47″N 2°23′15″E / 48.862921°N 2.387388°E / 48.862921; 2.387388Coordinates: 48°51′47″N 2°23′15″E / 48.862921°N 2.387388°E / 48.862921; 2.387388
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 31 January 1903 (1903-01-31)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Location
Père Lachaise is located in Paris
Père Lachaise
Père Lachaise
Location within Paris

Père Lachaise is a station of the Paris Métro, serving line 2 and 3 on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.

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). The line 3 platforms opened on 19 October 1904 as part of the first section of the line between Père Lachaise and Villiers. It was a terminus for three months until the line was extended to Gambetta on 25 January 1905.

The station is named for the Père Lachaise Cemetery, which it serves, and which in turn takes its name from Father François d'Aix de La Chaise, confessor to Louis XIV of France. It was the location of the Barrière de Amandiers, 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][2]

In 1909 the station became the first metro station to have an escalator.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 2 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Ménilmontant)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Philippe Auguste)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 3 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Rue Saint-Maur)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Gallieni (Gambetta)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

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