Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris Métro)

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Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Location Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°48′37″N 2°21′43″E / 48.810388°N 2.361849°E / 48.810388; 2.361849Coordinates: 48°48′37″N 2°21′43″E / 48.810388°N 2.361849°E / 48.810388; 2.361849
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 10 December 1982 (1982-12-10)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif branch
Location
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre is located in Paris
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Location within Paris

Le Kremlin-Bicêtre is a station of the Paris Métro, serving the Villejuif branch of Line 7. It was opened when Line 7 was extended from Maison Blanche on 10 December 1982.

This station's noticeable name, often confused with the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, is actually the name of the commune. It is derived from a tavern "Au sergent du Kremlin", a meeting place for French war veterans around 1813,[1] and Bicêtre, an alteration of Winchester, England, the bishop of which owned property here.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon (Villejuif – Léo Lagrange)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Maison Blanche)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Room, Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings for Over 5, 000 Natural Features, Countries, Capitals, Territories, Cities and Historic Sites, McFarland & Co Inc (2003), page 190, ISBN 978-0-7864-1814-5