Plaisance (Paris Métro)

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Plaisance
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Plaisance - quai 01.jpg
Location Rue d'Alésia
14th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°49′54″N 2°18′49″E / 48.831553°N 2.313741°E / 48.831553; 2.313741Coordinates: 48°49′54″N 2°18′49″E / 48.831553°N 2.313741°E / 48.831553; 2.313741
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 21 January 1937 (1937-01-21)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Location
Plaisance is located in Paris
Plaisance
Plaisance
Location within Paris

Plaisance is a station on line Line 13 of the Paris Métro in the 14th arrondissement.

The station opened on 21 January 1937 as part of the original line 14 between Bienvenüe and Porte de Vanves. This line became part of line 13 on 9 November 1976. The station is named after the Château du Maine which was built in the 17th century and possessed an immense park. The word "plaisance" is equivalent to the English "pleasance", that is a pleasure garden. It was purchased in 1842 by a surveyor called Couesnon whose son subdivided it, creating the district of Plaisance between 1858 and 1860, which became one of the largest slums of Paris. The Compagnie générale des omnibus (a major 19th century operator of horse buses and later trams and motor buses) razed the castle to build garages.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 13 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 13 jms.svg toward Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles or Saint-Denis – Université (Pernety)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 13 jms.svg toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Porte de Vanves)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.