Voltaire (Paris Métro)

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Voltaire
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro Voltaire.jpg
Location 11th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′28″N 2°22′48″E / 48.857803°N 2.380106°E / 48.857803; 2.380106Coordinates: 48°51′28″N 2°22′48″E / 48.857803°N 2.380106°E / 48.857803; 2.380106
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 10 December 1933 (1933-12-10)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Location
Voltaire is located in Paris
Voltaire
Voltaire
Location within Paris

Voltaire is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro. The station is located in the Place Léon Blum (formerly called the Place Voltaire) along with the town hall of the 11th arrondissement, which serves a lively district.

The station was opened on 10 December 1933 with the extension of the line from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Montreuil. It is named after the Rue Voltaire, which is named after François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), better known under the pen name Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Pont de Sèvres (Saint-Ambroise)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Mairie de Montreuil (Charonne)
Side platform, doors will open on the right