Les Gobelins (Paris Métro)

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Les Gobelins
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 7 - Les Gobelins 01.jpg
Location 13th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′11″N 2°21′08″E / 48.836400°N 2.352250°E / 48.836400; 2.352250Coordinates: 48°50′11″N 2°21′08″E / 48.836400°N 2.352250°E / 48.836400; 2.352250
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened 15 February 1930 (1930-02-15)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Les Gobelins is located in Paris
Les Gobelins
Les Gobelins
Location within Paris

Les Gobelins is a station of the Paris Métro. It opened on 15 February 1930 as part of a planned section of line Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931. The station is at the crossroads of four main roads:

  • Avenue des Gobelins
  • Boulevard Saint Marcel
  • Boulevard Arago
  • Boulevard de Port-Royal

This station is named after the Avenue des Gobelins, which honours the Gobelin family who manufactured dyes from the mid 15th century on the banks of the nearby Bièvre River (now covered in the area). The family manufactured tapestry from 1662, until the factory (adjacent to the station) was acquired by Louis XIV.[1]

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 or Mairie d'Ivry (Place d'Italie)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Censier – Daubenton)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ Miquel, Pierre (1993). Petite Histoire des Stations de Métro (Little History of Metro Stations) (in French). Editions Albin Michel.