Les Sablons (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
|Other names||Jardin d'Acclimatation|
|Location||52, av. Charles de Gaulle
70, av. Charles de Gaulle
85, av. Charles de Gaulle
103, av. Charles de Gaulle
|Opened||29 April 1937|
Les Sablons (Jardin d'Acclimatation) is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 in the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is named for the Plaine des Sablons, so called because sand was extracted there for use in construction. The panels indicating the name of the station have "Jardin d'Acclimatation" as a subtitle, referring visitors to the nearby pleasure garden which the station serves, and which is linked to it by the present-day Boulevard des Sablons.
King Louis XVI granted a small area of sandy ground of the Château de la Muette's estate at les Sablons to Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737–1813) to demonstrate the growing of potatoes, which had previously not been considered as safe for human consumption in Europe, outside Ireland. Indeed, they were considered to be a source of leprosy among other things. Parmentier carried out a series of publicity stunts, which led to the acceptance of potatoes in France and then throughout Europe.
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Westbound||← toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Pont de Neuilly)|
|Eastbound||toward Château de Vincennes (Porte Maillot)→|
Places of interest
Nearby on the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne are the Musée national des Arts et Traditions populaires and the Jardin d'Acclimatation. One of the exits is in front of the private gate into the offices of the M6 television channel.
Eastbound view at Les Sablons prior to the Line 1 automation programme
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- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.