Charles Michels (Paris Métro)

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Charles Michels
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Charles Michel Paris.jpg
Location 15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.846591°N 2.286942°E / 48.846591; 2.286942Coordinates: 48°50′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.846591°N 2.286942°E / 48.846591; 2.286942
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 13 July 1913 (1913-07-13)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Location
Charles Michels is located in Paris
Charles Michels
Charles Michels
Location within Paris

Charles Michels is a station on line 10 of the Paris Metro in the 15th arrondissement.

History[edit]

The station was opened on July 13, 1913 as part of the original section of line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra. On July 29, 1937, line 10 was extended from Duroc to La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle; and the section of line 8 between La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and Porte d'Auteuil, including Beaugrenelle was rerouted to the line 10.

The station was named Beaugrenelle, after Place Beaugrenelle, the former name of Place Charles Michels. "Beaugrenelle" (beautiful Grenelle) was a name given by property developers in the Grenelle district during its urbanisation. In 1945, it was renamed after Charles Michels (1903–1941), who had been elected Député for the 15th arrondissement of Paris by the Popular Front; He was taken hostage and shot by the Nazis.

Places of interest[edit]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 10 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 10 jms.svg toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Javel – André Citroën)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 10 jms.svg toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Avenue Émile Zola)
Side platform, doors will open on the right