Glacière (Paris Métro)

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Glacière
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
M6Glacières.jpg
Location 13th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°49′52″N 2°20′36″E / 48.83115°N 2.343384°E / 48.83115; 2.343384Coordinates: 48°49′52″N 2°20′36″E / 48.83115°N 2.343384°E / 48.83115; 2.343384
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 6
toward Nation
Location
Glacière is located in Paris
Glacière
Glacière
Location within Paris

Glacière is an elevated station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Rue de la Glacière and the Boulevard Auguste Blanqui in the 13th 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. The station is named after the Rue de la Glacière (meaning "iceworks street") because, before the invention of the electric refrigerator, ice was collected in the area from the ponds of the Bièvre River during the winter and stored for the summer in wells built for the purpose. It was the location of the Barrière de Glacière (or Barrière de l'Ourcine 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]

Places of interest[edit]

Victor Hugo located an episode of Les Misérables in the nearby Rue du Champ de l'Alouette, where there used to be tanneries.

Station layout[edit]

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 (Saint-Jacques)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Corvisart)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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