Notre-Dame-des-Champs (Paris Métro)

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Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Paris - Ligne 12 - Station Notre-Dame-des-Champs - Faience.jpg
Location 6th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788Coordinates: 48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened November 5th 1910 (1910-11-05)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Notre-Dame-des-Champs is located in Paris
Location within Paris

Notre-Dame-des-Champs (French pronunciation: ​[notʁ(ə) dam de ʃã]) is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 6th arrondissement.


The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the nearby Notre-Dame des Champs Church on the Boulevard du Montparnasse and is designed by the architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Rennes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


The entrance to the station, and the ceramics throughout the station, have maintained the pure style of the Nord-Sud Company. The ceramics above the tunnel entrances indicating the direction of the tunnel are still present. The station's ceramics are by Boulenger & Co; they used pre-printed tiles for the tablets indicating the name of the station, as did the Gien ceramics company subsequently, but the edges of the letters are rounded not angular.