Gaîté (Paris Métro)

Gaîté (French pronunciation: ​[ɡɛte]) is a station on line Line 13 of the Paris Métro in the 14th arrondissement.

Gaîté
Joséphine Baker
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station Gaîté Métro Paris Ligne 13 - Paris XIV (FR75) - 2022-07-05 - 1.jpg
General information
LocationAvenue du Maine
14th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′19″N 2°19′21″E / 48.838654°N 2.322637°E / 48.838654; 2.322637Coordinates: 48°50′19″N 2°19′21″E / 48.838654°N 2.322637°E / 48.838654; 2.322637
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened21 January 1937 (1937-01-21)
Services
Preceding station Paris transit icons - Métro.svg Paris Métro Following station
Pernety Line 13 Montparnasse–Bienvenüe
Location
Gaîté Joséphine Baker is located in Paris
Gaîté Joséphine Baker
Gaîté
Joséphine Baker
Location within Paris

The station opened on 21 January 1937 as part of the original line 14 between Bienvenüe and Porte de Vanves. This line became part of line 13 on 9 November 1976. The station is named after the Rue de la Gaîté, which was a country road connecting Clamart with the Barrière du Montparnasse, a gate in the Wall of the Farmers-General at the intersection of the Boulevard Edgar-Quinet and the Rue du Montparnasse (the location of Edgar Quinet station), built between 1784 and 1791 by the Ferme générale, the corporation of tax farmers, to enforce the collection of taxes of goods, including wine, imported into Paris. Guinguettes, restaurants and theatres were built outside the wall, so they could avoid these taxes. "Gaîté" is an old French spelling of "gaiety", reflecting this trade.

In 2021, the station was renamed „Gaîté - Joséphine Baker“ after American-born French dancer, singer, actress and World War II spy Joséphine Baker.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 13 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Les Courtilles or Saint-Denis - Université (Montparnasse–Bienvenüe)
Southbound     toward Châtillon–Montrouge (Pernety)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La station Gaîté rebaptisée Gaîté - Joséphine Baker". RATP (in French). 2021-11-30. Retrieved 2022-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.