Censier – Daubenton (Paris Métro)

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Censier - Daubenton
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 7 - Censier - Daubenton 01.jpg
Location 5th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′26″N 2°21′06″E / 48.840597°N 2.351774°E / 48.840597; 2.351774Coordinates: 48°50′26″N 2°21′06″E / 48.840597°N 2.351774°E / 48.840597; 2.351774
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 15 February 1930 (1930-02-15)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Censier - Daubenton is located in Paris
Censier - Daubenton
Censier - Daubenton
Location within Paris

Censier – Daubenton is a station of the Paris Métro. It opened on 15 February 1930 as part of a planned section of line Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931.

It is named after the streets of Rue Censier and Rue Daubenton. Censier is the name of the locality. Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton was a naturalist who collaborated with Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon on his Histoire Naturelle (French for "Natural History"). Daubenton was the first director of the nearby natural history museum, the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Prior to 1965, the station was known as Censier-Daubenton aux cuirs. Aux cuirs is French for "leather market" and referred to the leather market along the Bièvre River, which is now covered in the area.


Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Les Gobelins)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Place Monge)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



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

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