Solférino (Paris Métro)

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Solférino (M)
Solférino entrance.jpg
Date opened 5 November 1910 (1910)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 7th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 12
Direction
Mairie d'Issy
Direction
Front Populaire
Rue du Bac Assemblée Nationale
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Solférino is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 7th arrondissement.

The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the Rue de Solférino, which is named after the Battle of Solférino a battle fought in 1859 during the Second Italian War of Independence.

Solférino is one of the last stations in which the original Nord-Sud Company style of décor has been maintained, with its characteristic large ceramic tablets indicating the name of the station. This is the result of extensive renovation.

Nearby are the Musée d'Orsay and the town hall of the 7th arrondissement.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Rue du Bac)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Assemblée Nationale)
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′30″N 2°19′24″E / 48.858249°N 2.323225°E / 48.858249; 2.323225