Pasteur (Paris Métro)

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Pasteur
Pasteur métro L6 entrée.jpg
Date opened 24 April 1906 (1906)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 15th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Sèvres - Lecourbe Montparnasse - Bienvenüe
Paris Métro Line 12
Direction
Mairie d'Issy
Direction
Front Populaire
Volontaires Falguière
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Pasteur is a station on lines 6 and 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement. The platforms on both lines are underground, although line 6 becomes elevated just to the northwest of the station. Nearby are the Pasteur Institute and the Lycée Buffon (school).

History[edit]

Postcard of station in about 1906

The station opened on 24 April 1906 with the opening of the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Pasteur was transferred from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the underground and elevated sections of the metro (because the latter were more vulnerable to air attack during World War II).

The line 12 platforms 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.

The station is named after the Boulevard Pasteur, named after Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) French microbiologist and chemist.

It was the location of the Barrière de Vaugirard, 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 in the nineteenth century.[1][2][3][4]

The station was seen in the film Alice et Martin when Juliette Binoche as Alice looks out the window of a train as it passes through.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 6 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Sèvres – Lecourbe)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 12 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Mairie d'Issy Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Volontaires)
toward Front Populaire Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Falguière)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Vaugirard, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Vaugirard, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barrière de Vaugirard, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Barrière de Vaugirard" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 




Coordinates: 48°50′34″N 2°18′46″E / 48.842836°N 2.312681°E / 48.842836; 2.312681