Anvers (Paris Métro)

Anvers ([ɑ̃vɛʁs]) is a station on Line 2 of the Paris Métro. It is located in Montmartre, on the border of the 9th and the 18th arrondissements.

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
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Entrance sign
Location68, Boulevard de Rochechouart
9th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′59″N 2°20′41″E / 48.883007°N 2.344849°E / 48.883007; 2.344849Coordinates: 48°52′59″N 2°20′41″E / 48.883007°N 2.344849°E / 48.883007; 2.344849
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened7 October 1902 (1902-10-07)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Anvers Sacré-Cœur is located in Paris
Anvers Sacré-Cœur
Location within Paris


Anvers station

The station was opened on 21 October 1902 as part of the extension of Line 2 from Étoile. It was the eastern terminus of the line until its extension to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas) on 31 January 1903. The station is named after the Place d'Anvers and the Belgian city of Antwerp (Anvers in French).


The station is located under the Boulevard de Rochechouart, which was built on the route of the Wall of the Farmers-General in order to enforce the collection of taxation between 1784 and 1791 but demolished in the 19th century. Anvers (Sacré-Cœur) is only station on Line 2 between the Charles de Gaulle—Étoile and the Nation stations that is not built on the site of a gate (or barrière in French) of the wall, which became important intersections and thus, logical places for stations. Instead, Anvers station was placed as close to the foot of the Montmartre funicular as possible. Nevertheless, the Barrière de Rochechouart was at the east, near the junction of the Boulevard de Rochechouart and the Rue de Rochechouart. Also near are the hill of Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
M Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1     toward Porte Dauphine (Pigalle)
Platform 2     toward Nation (Barbès – Rochechouart)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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