Place d'Italie (Paris Métro)

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Place d'Italie (M)
Metro 5-6-7 Place d Italie accès.JPG
Date opened 24 April 1906 (1906)
Accesses 182, boul. Vincent Auriol
2, rue Bobillot
Place d'Italie
146, boul. de l'Hôpital
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 13th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 5
Direction
Place d'Italie
Direction
Bobigny – Pablo Picasso
Terminus Campo Formio
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Corvisart Nationale
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Tolbiac Les Gobelins
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Place d'Italie (French pronunciation: ​[plas ditali], literally "Italy Square") is a rapid transit station of the Paris Métro located in the heart of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, at the Place d'Italie. It is the terminus of Line 5 and is also served by Line 6 and Line 7.

History[edit]

The first platforms opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy. On 17 December 1906, Line 2 South was extended to Lancry. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. On 1 March 1909, Line 6 was opened from Place d'Italie to Nation. The Line 7 platforms opened on 15 February 1930 as part of a planned section of line Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931. On 12 October 1942, the Place d'Italie Étoile section 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). As a result Line 5, rather than Line 6, terminated at Place d'Italie.

Location[edit]

The old Barrière d'Italie in 1819

The Place d'Italie was the site of the Barrière d'Italie, a gate of in the Wall of the Farmers-General, built to enforce tax collections on goods entering Paris between 1784 and 1791, where the old Roman road towards Lyon and Rome began. The station is situated at the crossing of five large Parisian streets: the Avenue d'Italie, the Boulevard Auguste Blanqui, the Avenue des Gobelins, the Boulevard de l'Hôpital, and the Boulevard Vincent Auriol.

Entrances and exits[edit]

There are four access points to Place d'Italie station:

  1.  Auguste Blanqui: one stairway at 2 Rue Bobillot
  2.  Grand Écran: one stairway at Place d'Italie
  3.  Vincent Auriol : one stairway and one escalator 182 Boulevard Vincent-Auriol
  4.  Mairie du XIIIème : one stairway at 146 Boulevard de l'Hôpital

Nearby Attractions[edit]

  • The mayor's office of the 13th arrondissement.
  • The "Big Screen Building," a work of the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, which includes offices, movie theaters, and shops.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Lines 5/6 platforms
Northbound Line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Campo Formio)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Campo Formio)
Side platform, doors will open on the right for line 6 only
Westbound Line 6 Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Corvisart)
Eastbound Line 6 Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Nationale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Tolbiac)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Les Gobelins)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Métropole
  • Pierre Miquel, Petite Histoire des Stations de Métro. Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 1993.




Coordinates: 48°49′53″N 2°21′20″E / 48.831483°N 2.355692°E / 48.831483; 2.355692