Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau (Paris Métro)

Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau (French pronunciation: [ʃɑ̃z‿elize kləmɑ̃so]) is a station on Line 1 and Line 13 of the Paris Métro in the 8th arrondissement.

Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau
Grand Palais
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau metro, 23 June 2013.jpg
Station entrance
LocationPlace Clemenceau
8th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°52′03″N 2°18′49″E / 48.867531°N 2.313542°E / 48.867531; 2.313542Coordinates: 48°52′03″N 2°18′49″E / 48.867531°N 2.313542°E / 48.867531; 2.313542
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened19 July 1900 (1900-07-19) (Line 1)
18 February 1975 (1975-02-18) (Line 13)
Previous namesChamps-Élysées (1900–1931)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Location
Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau Grand Palais is located in Paris
Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau Grand Palais
Champs-Élysées–Clemenceau
Grand Palais
Location within Paris

The stations platforms and access tunnels lie beneath Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Place Clemenceau. It is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 13 platforms were opened on 18 February 1975 as part of the line's extension from Miromesnil. It was the southern terminus of the line until its extension under the Seine to connect with old Line 14, which was then incorporated into Line 13 on 9 November 1976.

Situated to the north of the station is the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of France. To the south are the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. Erected along the outside of Georges Clemenceau Place are statues of world leaders involved in the two world wars: Georges Clemenceau, Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control
B2 Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Eastbound     toward Château de Vincennes (Concorde)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
B3 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles or Saint-Denis – Université (Miromesnil)
Southbound     toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Invalides)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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