Saint-Jacques (Paris Métro)

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Saint-Jacques (M)
Saint-Jacques édicule.jpg
Date opened 24 April 1906 (1906)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 14th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Denfert-Rochereau Glacière
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Saint-Jacques is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the Place Saint-Jacques in the 14th arrondissement. The Boulevard Saint-Jacques and the Rue Faubourg Saint-Jacques also intersect the square. It is one of only a few Metro stations that have a combined entrance and ticket hall at street-level.

History[edit]

The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942. The station is named after the Rue Faubourg Saint-Jacques, which was originally the Roman road to Orléans and main street of the Roman city of Lutetia. In the Middle Ages it became the pilgimage route of St James (French: Saint-Jacques) from Paris to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Hence the street inside Paris' wall became known as the Rue Saint-Jacques and its extension outside the wall through suburban development (French: Faubourg), became known as the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques. The station was the location of the Barrière Saint-Jacques (known as the Barrière d'Arcueil during the French Revolution), 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 nineteenth century.[1][2] Saint Jacques station was one of a number of Paris locations of Stanley Donen's 1963 film Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Places of Interest[edit]

Nearby are the La Santé Prison and the Institut d'astrophysique de Paris.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Denfert-Rochereau)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Glacière)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière d'Arcueil, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière Saint-Jacques" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 


Coordinates: 48°49′58″N 2°20′13″E / 48.832913°N 2.337081°E / 48.832913; 2.337081