Edgar Quinet (Paris Métro)

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Edgar Quinet
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Edgar Quinet metro 03.jpg
Location 14th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′28″N 2°19′30″E / 48.841048°N 2.325084°E / 48.841048; 2.325084Coordinates: 48°50′28″N 2°19′30″E / 48.841048°N 2.325084°E / 48.841048; 2.325084
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened April 24th 1906 (1906-04-24)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Edgar Quinet is located in Paris
Edgar Quinet
Edgar Quinet
Location within Paris

Edgar Quinet is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Boulevard Edgar-Quinet, the Rue du Montparnasse and the Rue de la Gaîté in the 14th arrondissement.

History[edit]

The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942. It is named after the Boulevard Edgar Quinet, named after Edgar Quinet (1803–1875), a historian and intellectual who wrote on German history, Christianity and other subjects. The station was the location of the Barrière Montparnasse (known as the Barrière d'Arcueil during the French Revolution), 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 demolished in the nineteenth century.[1][2][3]

Places of Interest[edit]

Nearby are the districts of Montparnasse and Montparnasse Cemetery.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
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 (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Raspail)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière Montparnasse, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière Montparnasse, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barrière Montparnasse" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009.