Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
St-Germain-des-Prés before the adding of PSDs as a result of the ongoing work to automate line 4.
|Location||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.
Because of the ongoing work to automate line 4, the station platforms now have an almost complete set of Platform screen doors.
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Line 4 platform level||Side platforms with PSDs, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Porte de Clignancourt (Odéon)|
|Southbound||toward Mairie de Montrouge (Saint-Sulpice) →|
|Side platforms with PSDs, doors will open on the right|
Line 4 platforms at Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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