Europe (Paris Métro)

Europe – Simone Veil (French pronunciation: ​[øʁɔp simɔn vɛj]) is a station on Paris Métro Line 3 located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 3 - Europe 03.jpg
Location1, rue de Madrid
8th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′44″N 2°19′21″E / 48.878821°N 2.32238°E / 48.878821; 2.32238Coordinates: 48°52′44″N 2°19′21″E / 48.878821°N 2.32238°E / 48.878821; 2.32238
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened19 October 1904 (1904-10-19)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Europe is located in Paris
Location within Paris


The station is located under Rue de Rome at its intersection with Rue de Madrid, west of Place de l'Europe. Approximately oriented along a north–south axis, it is located between Villiers and Saint-Lazare metro stations.


The station opened on 19 October 1904, nine days after the first section of Line 3 opened between Père Lachaise and Villiers. It is named after the Place de l'Europe, a square from which streets named for various capitals of European countries radiate. This was the site of the first railway station in Paris, known as the embarcadère de l'Ouest ("Western platform"), the temporary terminus of the Compagnie du Chemin de fer de Paris à Saint-Germain, opened in 1837. The new terminus of Gare Saint-Lazare replaced it from 1842.

As part of the RATP's Renouveau du métro renewal program, its corridors were renovated in March 2000. It was one of the stations to have platforms culturally developed for the centenary celebrations of the metro.

On 25 April 2018, the president of the Île-de-France region Valérie Pécresse, announced that the metro station will be named Europe - Simone-Veil, named after the former Minister of Health and first president of the European Parliament, deceased on 30 June 2017.[1] The inauguration took place on 29 May 2018; the name of Simone Veil is now displayed as a subtitle on new plates, simultaneously with its attribution in Place de l'Europe on the same date in addition to its original name.[2][3]

It saw 1,694,103 travelers enter the station in 2018, which places it at the 273rd position of the metro stations for its traffic out of 302.[4]

Passenger servicesEdit


The station has a single entrance entitled Rue de Madrid, leading to the right of No. 1 of this street. Consisting of a fixed staircase, it is adorned with a Guimard entrance, which is the subject of a historical monuments decree of 29 May 1978.[5]

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 3 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Villiers)
Eastbound     toward Gallieni (Saint-Lazare)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


Europe is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms separated by the metro tracks and the vault is elliptical. If its decoration is classic with bevelled white tiles covering the walls, the vault and the tympans, it has the particularity of being equipped with liquid crystal screens since the celebrations of the centenary of the metro, broadcasting short films or slideshows. Lighting is provided by two tube strips and the platforms are equipped with benches made of wooden slats. The advertising frames are metallic and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enameled plates.

Bus connectionsEdit

The station is served by Lines 66, 80, 94 and 95 of the RATP Bus Network and, at night, by Lines N02, N15, N16, N51 and N52 of the Noctilien network.



  1. ^ Blavignat, Yohan; agence, A. F. P. (25 April 2018). "La station Europe du métro parisien rebaptisée "Europe-Simone Veil"". Le (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Paris : Simone Veil a désormais sa place et sa station de métro". Franceinfo (in French). 29 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ "" Europe - Simone Veil " : la station de métro rebaptisée en hommage à la première présidente du Parlement européen". RATP (in French). 29 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2018". (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Métropolitain, station Europe". Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.