Porte Dauphine (Paris Métro)

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Porte Dauphine (M)
Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
EdiculePorteDauphine.jpg
Art Nouveau aedicule designed by Hector Guimard
Date opened 12 December 1900 (1900)
Accesses
  • boul. de l'Amiral Bruix × Av. Foch
  • Av. Foch × av. Bugeaud
  • Av. Bugeaud × av. Foch
  • Av. Bugeaud × boul. Lannes
Municipality/
Arrondissement
Paris, 16th arrondissement
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Terminus Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg
toward Nation
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Porte Dauphine (Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny) is a station of the Paris Métro. It is the western terminus of Line 2. Nearby, one can transfer to the RER C at Avenue Foch station (with no direct transfer). Paris Dauphine University is nearby.

The station contains one of the only two remaining aedicules originally designed by Hector Guimard (1867–1942), the Art Nouveau architect who was originally commissioned by the Compagnie du Métropolitain de Paris (CMP) in 1899 to design the entrances for the Métro stations. (The other is at Abbesses.)

History[edit]

The Porte Dauphine station was inaugurated on 13 December 1900. At the time, Line 2 had only been completed as far as Charles de Gaulle – Étoile. It now runs from Porte Dauphine around the northern part of Paris, through Montmartre, around to its eastern terminus at the Place de la Nation. It is named after Porte Dauphine, a gate in the 19th-century Thiers wall of Paris. Its subtititle honours Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Westbound (drop-off) platform
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg termination platform
Platform 3 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg siding, no regular service
Eastbound platform Platform 4 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Victor Hugo)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 2, right for platform 4
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Victor Hugo)
  • Note: The station is on a loop, so the westbound/drop-off and eastbound platforms are slightly offset.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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


Coordinates: 48°52′17″N 2°16′36″E / 48.87139°N 2.27667°E / 48.87139; 2.27667