Porte de la Villette (Paris Métro)

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Porte de la Villette
Station-Villette-Est.jpg
Date opened 5 November 1910 (1910)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 19th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Corentin Cariou Aubervilliers - Pantin - Quatre Chemins
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Porte de la Villette is a station of the Paris Métro. The origin of the commune of the Villette was a Gallo-Roman village, which grew up on the Roman road that led to east Flanders. About 1198, it became Ville Neuve Saint-Ladre and by 1426 it was called Villette-Saint-Miser-lez-Paris. The commune became a part of Paris in 1860. The nearby gate in Paris' 19th century walls became known as the Porte de la Villette.

The nearby Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, located in the Parc de la Villette, is the biggest science museum in Europe. The glass and steel building was designed by Peter Rice and it was opened in 1986.

An interchange with Paris tramway Line 3b opened on 15 December 2012.

The station is featured in Battlefield 3, in which it is featured in a multiplayer map.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 7 platforms Southbound from depot Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Corentin Cariou)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Corentin Cariou)
Northbound to depot Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg Alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Fort d'Aubervilliers)

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°53′50″N 2°23′09″E / 48.89709°N 2.38588°E / 48.89709; 2.38588