Alma – Marceau (Paris Métro)

Alma – Marceau (French pronunciation: ​[alma maʁso]) is a station on Line 9 of the Paris Métro, named after the Pont de l'Alma (Alma Bridge) and the Avenue Marceau. The station opened on 27 May 1923 with the extension of the line from Trocadéro to Saint-Augustin.

Alma – Marceau
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
AX 9 Alma Marceau 20080715.jpg
Location8th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′54″N 2°18′01″E / 48.864904°N 2.300234°E / 48.864904; 2.300234Coordinates: 48°51′54″N 2°18′01″E / 48.864904°N 2.300234°E / 48.864904; 2.300234
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened27 May 1923 (1923-05-27)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Location
Alma – Marceau is located in Paris
Alma – Marceau
Alma – Marceau
Location within Paris

The Battle of Alma was a Franco-British victory against the Russians in the Crimean War in 1854. General François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (1769–1796) fought the Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.

Places of interestEdit

 
The Flame of Liberty, a counterpart to the flame of the Statue of Liberty, was placed in the Place d'Alma in 1987. The site is officially named Place Diana since 2019.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales died as a result of a car crash in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma in 1997. The square east of the metro entrance is officially named Place Diana, in her memory.[1]
  • The Zouave, a sculpture of a Zouave by Georges Diebolt, is attached to the upstream side of the Pont de l'Alma. Parisians measure the depth of floods by noting the proportion of the statue that is under water.
  • Near the station are the cabaret of the Crazy Horse Saloon and the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris in the Palais de Tokyo.
  • The Place d'Alma is at the western end of the Cours Albert Ier et Cours La Reine, which contain some statues commemorating characters symbolising the relations between France and other countries.
  • The starting point of visits to the Paris sewers in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower is on the left bank of the Seine.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 9 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Sèvres (Iéna)
Eastbound     toward Mairie de Montreuil (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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