Goncourt (Paris Métro)

Goncourt (French pronunciation: [ɡɔ̃kuʁ] (About this soundlisten)) is a station on line 11 of the Paris Métro in the 10th and 11th arrondissements

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro Goncourt.jpg
Location10th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′11″N 2°22′14″E / 48.869831°N 2.370687°E / 48.869831; 2.370687Coordinates: 48°52′11″N 2°22′14″E / 48.869831°N 2.370687°E / 48.869831; 2.370687
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
OpenedApril 28th 1935 (1935-04-28)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Goncourt is located in Paris
Location within Paris

The station opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935. It is named after the Rue des Goncourt. The street was named after the writers Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896) and his brother Jules (1830–1870). Edmond de Goncourt left funds to create the Académie Goncourt which awards the Prix Goncourt literary prize.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Châtelet (République)
Northbound     toward Mairie des Lilas (Belleville)
Side platform, doors will open on the right