Denfert-Rochereau (Paris Métro)

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Denfert-Rochereau
Colonel Rol-Tanguy
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Denfert Rochereau - Quais.JPG
Line 4 platforms at Denfert-Rochereau
Location 2, pl. Denfert-Rochereau
3, pl. Denfert-Rochereau
1, av. du Général Leclerc
2, av. du Général Leclerc
4, av. du Général Leclerc
14th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′02″N 2°19′58″E / 48.833901°N 2.332728°E / 48.833901; 2.332728Coordinates: 48°50′02″N 2°19′58″E / 48.833901°N 2.332728°E / 48.833901; 2.332728
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 24 April 1906 (1906-04-24)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
RER RER B
Transfer at: Denfert-Rochereau
Location
Denfert-RochereauColonel Rol-Tanguy is located in Paris
Denfert-RochereauColonel Rol-Tanguy
Denfert-Rochereau
Colonel Rol-Tanguy
Location within Paris

Denfert-Rochereau is a station on the Paris Métro in France. An adjacent station with the same name is served by RER B.

The station opened on 24 April 1906 with the opening of the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Denfert-Rochereau, was transferred from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the underground and elevated sections of the metro (because the latter were more vulnerable to air attack during World War II). The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of line 4 was opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans.

Name[edit]

The name of the station refers to Place Denfert-Rochereau, named for the 19th‑century general Pierre Philippe Denfert-Rochereau, who led the resistance of Belfort to a siege during the Franco-Prussian War. The first part of the name is identical in pronunciation to its former name of Place d'Enfer ("Place of Hell"). It is the location of the Barrière d’Enfer, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and is one of only four of the 55 gates with any surviving remains.[1][2] The station is sub-titled Colonel Rol-Tanguy, after Henri Rol-Tanguy, a leader in the French Resistance during World War II.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Porte de Clignancourt Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Raspail)
toward Mairie de Mountrouge Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Mouton-Duvernet)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 6 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Raspail)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Saint-Jacques)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière d'Enfer, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Montreuil" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 16 October 2009.