Chaussée d'Antin – La Fayette (Paris Métro)

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Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro Lafayette.jpg
Location 9th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′23″N 2°20′02″E / 48.87307°N 2.33393°E / 48.87307; 2.33393Coordinates: 48°52′23″N 2°20′02″E / 48.87307°N 2.33393°E / 48.87307; 2.33393
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Location
Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette is located in Paris
Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette
Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette
Location within Paris

Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette is a station on Line 7 and Line 9 of the Paris Métro. The station was opened on 5 November 1910 with the opening of the first section of the line from Opéra to Porte de la Villette. The line 9 platforms opened on 3 June 1923 with the extension of the line from Saint-Augustin.

The Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, Christmas 2004

The station was originally named Chaussée d'Antin after the street of Chaussée d'Antin—which was named after himself by Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin, first Duke of Antin (1665–1736) in 1712. In 1989 La Fayette was added referring to famous shopping street of Rue La Fayette, named after Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette.

The area was once a marsh to the north of the old Porte Gaillon (a gate in the extension of Paris's walls, built under Louis XIII). Louis XV's frequent visits to Paris led to the building in the area of several splendid residences, including a mansion built by Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin, Duc d'Antin, son of Marquise de Montespan (later a long-time mistress to Louis XIV of France) and the King's Superintendent of Building, Louis Henri Pardaillan de Gondrin, Marquis de Montespan.

The main Galeries Lafayette department store in the Boulevard Haussmann is nearby.

In April 2012, a driver mistakenly drove his car into a station entrance, thinking it was an underground car park.[1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7 toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Opéra)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7 toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Le Peletier)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Pont de Sèvres (Havre – Caumartin)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Mairie de Montreuil (Richelieu – Drouot)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Confused driver 'parks' car in Paris metro station". BBC News. BBC. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.