La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle

La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle (French pronunciation: ​[la mɔt pikɛ ɡʁənɛl]) is a station of the Paris Métro, at the interconnection of Line 6, Line 8 and Line 10 in the 15th arrondissement. The station combines underground and elevated platforms. It is named after the Avenue de la Motte-Picquet and Boulevard de Grenelle, as the station is located at the intersection of these two streets. It is a major Paris Métro interconnection on the Rive Gauche, the most important west of Montparnasse.

La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
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Line 8 (to Pointe du Lac) and Line 10 (to Gare d'Austerlitz) platforms at La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′57″N 2°17′53″E / 48.849143°N 2.29809°E / 48.849143; 2.29809Coordinates: 48°50′57″N 2°17′53″E / 48.849143°N 2.29809°E / 48.849143; 2.29809
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened24 April 1906 (1906-04-24) (Line 6)
13 July 1913 (1913-07-13) (Line 10)
27 July 1937 (1937-07-27) (Line 8)
Previous namesLa Motte-Piquet (1906-1913)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Location
La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle is located in Paris
La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

 
Diagram showing the rerouting of lines in 1937

The elevated station first opened on 24 April 1906 under the name La Motte-Piquet, as part of the extension of Line 2 South from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. On 12 October 1942 the section of Line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle, was transferred to Line 6.

On 13 July 1913, underground platforms were opened as part of the original section of Line 8 between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) and Opéra via La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle. The section of Line 8 from La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle to Charles Michels and Porte d'Auteuil was transferred to Line 10 on 27 July 1937 when Line 8 was extended to Balard and an underground track for Line 10 was opened linking La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle with Duroc.

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte was a Louis XV and Louis XIV era Admiral of the French Royal Navy, noted for his involvement in French naval support for the Americans during the American Revolutionary War, notably in the Battle of Grenada and the Siege of Savannah.

The neighbourhood of Grenelle was constituted as a peripheral commune to Paris during the second quarter of the 19th century and finally incorporated into the city in 1860 by the Baron Haussmann under Napoleon III.

Station layoutEdit

Line 6 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile     toward Charles de Gaulle–Étoile (Dupleix)
toward Nation     toward Nation (Cambronne)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine
Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Lines 8/10 platforms Southbound line 8     toward Balard (Commerce)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 10     toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Avenue Émile Zola)
Eastbound line 10     toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Ségur)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound line 8     toward Pointe du Lac (École Militaire)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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