Havre–Caumartin (Paris Métro)

Havre–Caumartin (French pronunciation: ​[avʁ komaʁtɛ̃]) is a station on Line 3 and Line 9 of the Paris Métro. It is located in the 9th arrondissement.

Havre–Caumartin
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 3 - Havre - Caumartin 01.jpg
Line 3 platforms at Havre–Caumartin
LocationBoul. Haussmann (even) at Rue du Havre

Boul. Haussmann (odd) at Rue Caumartin
Rue Auber

Boul. Haussmann (even) at Rue Caumartin
9th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°52′24″N 2°19′41″E / 48.873465°N 2.327968°E / 48.873465; 2.327968Coordinates: 48°52′24″N 2°19′41″E / 48.873465°N 2.327968°E / 48.873465; 2.327968
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened19 October 1904 (1904-10-19)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Transfer at: Opéra
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Transfer at: Opéra
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Transfer at: Saint-Lazare
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Transfer at: Saint-Lazare
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14
Transfer at: Saint-Lazare
toward Olympiades
RER
RER RER A
Transfer at: Auber
TerminusRER RER E
Location
Havre–Caumartin is located in Paris
Havre–Caumartin
Havre–Caumartin
Location within Paris

LocationEdit

The station is located at the intersection of Rue de Caumartin and Boulevard Haussmann, and a hundred meters east of Rue du Havre, the platforms being established:

HistoryEdit

Its opening dates from October 1904, with the opening of the first section of Line 3 between the Avenue de Villiers (now known simply as Villiers) and Père Lachaise. The line 9 platforms opened on 3 June 1923 with the extension of the line from Saint-Augustin to Chaussée d'Antin–La Fayette.

The station is situated at the intersection of the Rue de Caumartin and the Boulevard Haussmann, and about 100 metres from the Rue du Havre. The Rue du Havre runs in front of the Gare Saint-Lazare, which is one of the principal destinations for Paris Métro travelers from Havre-Caumartin.

The station takes the last half of its name from the Marquis de Saint-Ange, François Le Fèvre de Caumartin, who was a forerunner of the merchants of Paris during the 18th century. The station is located at one end of the street that today carries his name.

Passenger servicesEdit

AccessEdit

The station has four entrances leading to Boulevard Haussmann, each consisting of a fixed staircase decorated with a pole with a yellow "M" inscribed in a circle:

  • Entrance 1: Rue du Havre, to the right of the Le Printemps department store at no. 70 of the boulevard
  • Entrance 2: Boulevard Haussmann – Department stores, also facing Printemps but at no. 56
  • Entrance 3: Rue Auber, to the right of no. 53 of the boulevard
  • Entrance 4: Rue de Caumartin, opposite no. 43 of the boulevard

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Levallois–Bécon (Saint-Lazare)
Eastbound     toward Gallieni (Opéra)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Sèvres (Saint-Augustin)
Eastbound     toward Mairie de Montreuil (Chaussée d'Antin–La Fayette)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

PlatformsEdit

The platforms of the two lines are of standard configuration. There are two per stopping point, they are separated by the metro tracks located in the center.

Those of line 3 are established flush with the ground. The ceiling consists of a metal apron, the beams of which, yellow-orange in color, are supported by vertical walls. They are furnished in the Andreu-Motte style with two orange-yellow light canopies, benches, tunnels exits and walls covered with large flat white stretched sandstone tiles and yellow Motte seats. The advertisements are unframed and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enamel plates.

The platforms of line 9, established in a very slight curve, have an elliptical vault and are among the last of the network to have retained a Mouton-Duvernet style decoration, with walls fitted with flat bright orange tiles laid horizontally and aligned, as well as lighting canopies characteristic of this type of development. The tunnel exits are fitted with flat white tiles, also laid horizontally and aligned, while the vault is painted in burgundy. The advertising frames are metallic and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enamel plates (replacing the original white embossed capital letters, typical of the Mouton style). The Motte style seats are orange in color.

Other connectionsEdit

The station is in direct correspondence with Gare d'Auber and Haussmann–Saint-Lazare stations, served respectively by RER lines A and E. It is part of the longest connection on the Paris metro, which links Saint-Augustin to Opéra by connecting several metro stations and RER stations through corridors.

The station is also served by lines 20, 21 (towards Stade Sébastien Charléty only), 27, 29, 32, 42, 66, 95 and Roissybus of the RATP Bus Network and, at night, by lines N15 and N16 of the Noctilien bus network.

NearbyEdit

Nearby are the famous department stores of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

Nearby stationsEdit

The station offers connections to the following other stations:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit