Père Lachaise (Paris Métro)

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Père Lachaise
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Date opened 31 January 1903 (1903)
Accesses 63 bis, boul. de Ménilmontant
Av. de la République × rue Spinoza
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 11th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 2
Direction
Porte Dauphine
Direction
Nation
Ménilmontant Philippe Auguste
Paris Métro Line 3
Direction
Pont de Levallois – Bécon
Direction
Gallieni
Rue Saint-Maur Gambetta
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

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

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Coordinates: 48°51′47″N 2°23′15″E / 48.862921°N 2.387388°E / 48.862921; 2.387388