Villiers (Paris Métro)

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Villiers (M)
 
Paris metro3 - villier - entrance2.jpg
Date opened 21 January 1903 (1903)
Accesses 1, boul. de Courcelles
2, boul. de Courcelles
27, boul. de Courcelles
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 8th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg
toward Nation
Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg
toward Gallieni
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Villiers is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 2 and Line 3 on the border of the 8th and 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The Line 2 platforms opened on 21 January 1903, although trains had been operating between Étoile and Anvers since 7 October 1902. On 19 October 1904, it became the terminus for the first section of line 3, the other terminus being Père Lachaise. When first built, the platforms for line 3 were parallel and at the same height as those for line 2. However, for the extension to Porte de Champerret, the line 3 platforms and tracks had to be lowered in order for trains to be able to pass underneath the line 2 tracks.

It is named after the Avenue de Villiers, which once led the 18th century village of Villiers-la-Garenne, now part of Levallois-Perret. The Barrière de Monceau, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General was at the same location; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished after 1859.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 2 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Monceau)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Rome)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 3 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Malesherbes)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 3 jms.svg toward Gallieni (Europe)
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°52′52″N 2°18′54″E / 48.88113°N 2.314867°E / 48.88113; 2.314867