Cluny – La Sorbonne (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
|Location||5th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||15 February 1930|
The station was opened on 15 February 1930 with the extension of line 10 from Odéon to Place d'Italie (now on line 7). This station was closed between 2 September 1939 and 15 December 1988, when it reopened to connect with the new St-Michel - Notre-Dame RER station and give access to the Boulevard Saint-Germain. The station is named after the Hôtel de Cluny and the Sorbonne. Its original name was simply Cluny; it adopted its current name upon reopening in 1988.
This station is unusual on the métro network for having a third, center track that is not used in revenue service. This track is used in non-revenue service to connect the tracks of lines 4 and 10.
Places of interest
The Hôtel de Cluny was once the town house of the abbots of Cluny and is now the Musée de Cluny, an important museum containing a variety of artifacts from the Middle Ages. The Hôtel de Cluny is partly constructed on impressive remains of Gallo-Roman baths dating from the 3rd century (known as the Thermes de Cluny) and may still be visited.
The Collège de Sorbonne (founded in 1257) was a constituent of the University of Paris although, at least in the 20th century, the term Sorbonne has been applied to the whole of the University. The University was broken up in 1970 into 13 universities. Three of them contain Sorbonne in their names (University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle and University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne) and are nearby.
The Collège de France (founded 1530), a higher research establishment, is also nearby.
|Line 10 platforms||
|Westbound||← toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Odéon)|
|Center track||No regular service|
|Eastbound||toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Maubert – Mutualité) →|
Line 10 platforms at Cluny – La Sorbonne
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- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.