Basilique de Saint-Denis (Paris Métro)

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Basilique de Saint-Denis
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Basilique de Saint-Denis - Octobre 2012 - Quais.jpg
Location Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°56′17″N 2°21′39″E / 48.93806°N 2.36083°E / 48.93806; 2.36083Coordinates: 48°56′17″N 2°21′39″E / 48.93806°N 2.36083°E / 48.93806; 2.36083
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 20 June 1976 (1976-06-20)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Saint-Denis branch
Terminus
Location
Basilique de Saint-Denis is located in Paris and inner ring
Basilique de Saint-Denis
Basilique de Saint-Denis
Location within Paris and inner ring

Basilique de Saint-Denis is a Paris Métro station on line 13 in the town centre of Saint-Denis, north of Paris. It connects with tram line 1 at two nearby stops at Basilique de Saint-Denis and Marché de Saint-Denis.

History[edit]

The station opened on 26 May 1976 when the line was extended from Carrefour Pleyel. It was the northern terminus of the northern branch of the line until 25 May 1998 when it was extended to Saint-Denis - Université. It is named after the nearby basilica. On 21 December 1992 tram line T1 opened.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, connection between platform
B2
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13 toward Saint-Denis – Université (Terminus)
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13 toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Tourism[edit]

  • Saint-Denis city hall.
  • Saint-Denis basilica, a cathedral built during the 12th century, one of the first in the Gothic cathedrals, containing the necropolis of the Kings of France.
  • The house of honour of the Légion d'honneur and its park.
  • Near one of the tram stops are two university schools, for technology and teacher training.
  • This part of the town is a dense group of residential buildings, including shops and a commercial centre.


References[edit]

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