Pigalle (Paris Métro)

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Pigalle
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station-Pigalle.jpg
Location 16, boul. de Clichy
26, boul. de Clichy
18th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′56″N 2°20′15″E / 48.882255°N 2.337573°E / 48.882255; 2.337573Coordinates: 48°52′56″N 2°20′15″E / 48.882255°N 2.337573°E / 48.882255; 2.337573
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 7 October 1902 (1902-10-07)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Pigalle is located in Paris
Pigalle
Pigalle
Location within Paris

Pigalle is a station on lines 2 and 12 of the Paris Métro, named after the Place Pigalle, which commemorates the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714–1785) on the border of the 9th and the 18th arrondissement. The station is located under the Boulevard de Clichy in Montmartre and serves the famous Pigalle red-light district.

The station was opened on 21 October 1902 as part of the extension of line 2 from Étoile to Anvers. The line 12 platforms were opened on 8 April 1911 with the extension of the Nord-Sud Company's line C from Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. It was the northern terminus of line C until its extension to Jules Joffrin on 31 October 1912. This line was taken over by the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris and was renamed line 12 on 27 March 1931.

The Place Pigalle was named after the Barrière Pigalle, 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 in the 19th century.

Station layout[edit]

G
Street Level
M Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 2 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Rome)
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Anvers)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Saint-Georges)
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Abbesses)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.