Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris Métro)

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Date opened 9 January 1910 (1910)
Accesses 147, boul. Saint-Germain
168 bis, boul. Saint-Germain
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 6th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 4
Direction
Porte de Clignancourt
Direction
Mairie
de Montrouge
Odéon Saint-Sulpice
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a station on line 4 of the Paris Métro, serving the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in the heart of the Left Bank in the 6th arrondissement.

The station was opened on 9 January 1910 as part of the connecting section of the line under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail. It is named after the Place Saint-Germain and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dedicated on 23 December 558 by the son of Clovis, Childebert I (ruled 511–558), at the request of St. Germain, Bishop of Paris. Childebert died the same day and was buried in it. More than a thousand years later the remains of the philosopher René Descartes were also buried in it. The expression "des-Prés" refers to the Prés aux Clercs ("fields of the scholars") used for the erection of buildings to house the University of Paris.

Nearby are the Left Bank, the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots (café).

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Odéon)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Saint-Sulpice)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°51′14″N 2°20′00″E / 48.85389°N 2.33333°E / 48.85389; 2.33333