Charles Michels (Paris Métro)

Charles Michels ([ʃaʁl miʃɛl]) is a station on Line 10 of the Paris Métro. It is located in the 15th arrondissement.

Charles Michels
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Charles Michel Paris.jpg
View of the station's platforms
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.846591°N 2.286942°E / 48.846591; 2.286942Coordinates: 48°50′48″N 2°17′13″E / 48.846591°N 2.286942°E / 48.846591; 2.286942
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened13 July 1913 (1913-07-13)
Previous namesBeaugrenelle (1913–1945)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Location
Charles Michels is located in Paris
Charles Michels
Charles Michels
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

The station was opened under the name Beaugrenelle on 13 July 1913 as the southern terminus of the original section of Line 8, with Opéra as the line's northern terminus. On 29 July 1937, Line 10 was extended from Duroc to La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle. The section of Line 8 between La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle and Porte d'Auteuil, including Beaugrenelle, was rerouted to Line 10.

The station was named Beaugrenelle, after Place Beaugrenelle, the former name of Place Charles Michels. Beaugrenelle ("beautiful Grenelle") was a name given by property developers in the Grenelle district during its urbanisation. In 1945, it was renamed after Charles Michels (1903–1941), who had been elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the 15th arrondissement of Paris for the Popular Front; he was taken hostage and shot by the Nazis.

In 2015, the station was used by 4,851,393 passengers, making it the 90th busiest out of 302 on the Métro network.[1]

Places of interestEdit

Near the station are located:

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 10 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Javel–André Citroën)
Eastbound     toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Avenue Émile Zola)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2015, sur l'open data RATP (consulté le 7 mai 2016)
  2. ^ "Paris Shopping Malls. The top ten Malls". Paris Digest. 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-07.