Anatole France (Paris Métro)

Anatole France ([anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]) is a station on Paris Métro Line 3. It is located in the commune of Levallois-Perret northwest of the capital.

Anatole France
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 3 - Anatole France 05.jpg
LocationPlace Général Leclerc (even)
Place Général Leclerc (odd)
Levallois-Perret
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°53′31″N 2°17′08″E / 48.892022°N 2.285536°E / 48.892022; 2.285536Coordinates: 48°53′31″N 2°17′08″E / 48.892022°N 2.285536°E / 48.892022; 2.285536
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened24 September 1937 (1937-09-24)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Terminus
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Location
Anatole France is located in Paris
Anatole France
Anatole France
Location within Paris

LocationEdit

The station is located under Rue Anatole-France in Levallois-Perret at the intersection with Rue Voltaire.

HistoryEdit

It was opened on 24 September 1937 when the line was extended from Porte de Champerret to Pont de Levallois – Bécon.

The station is on the Rue Anatole France, which is named after the author Anatole France, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921.

In 2018, 3,734,650 passengers entered this station, which placed it at 140th position of the metro stations for its usage.[1]

Since June 2017, the station has benefited from a renovation aimed at alleviating leakage problems and was completed by 31 December 2018.

Passenger servicesEdit

AccessEdit

The station has two entrances and an escalator, located on Place du Général-Leclerc.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 3 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Terminus)
Eastbound     toward Gallieni (Louise Michel)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

PlatformsEdit

Anatole France is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms, 105 meters long, separated by the metro tracks, and the vault is elliptical. However, it has a particularity: the platforms are partially offset (like Saint-Germain-des-Prés) due to the narrow width of the street under which it is located. The Commerce and Liège stations have platforms that are completely offset for the same reason. The decoration is of the style used for most metro stations. The lighting strips are white and rounded in the Gaudin style of the renouveau du métro of the 2000s, and the bevelled white ceramic tiles cover the walls, the vault and the tympans. The advertising frames are faience in a honey colour and the name of the station is also of faience. It is equipped with benches.

Bus connectionsEdit

The station is served by lines 174 and 274 of the RATP Bus Network and at night, by lines N16 and N52 of the Noctilien network.

NearbyEdit

  • Mairie de Levallois-Perret
  • Parc de la Planchette, open to the public in 1924
  • Temple de la Petite Étoile

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2018". data.ratp.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.