Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
147, boul. Saint-Germain|
168 bis, boul. Saint-Germain
6th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||9 January 1910|
The station was opened on 9 January 1910 as part of the connecting section of the line under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail. It is named after the Place Saint-Germain and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dedicated on 23 December 558 by the son of Clovis, Childebert I (ruled 511–558), at the request of St. Germain, Bishop of Paris. Childebert died the same day and was buried in it. More than a thousand years later the remains of the philosopher René Descartes were also buried in it. The expression "des-Prés" refers to the Prés aux Clercs ("fields of the scholars") used for the erection of buildings to house the University of Paris.
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Line 4 platform level||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Porte de Clignancourt (Odéon)|
|Southbound||toward Mairie de Montrouge (Saint-Sulpice) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
Line 4 platforms at Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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