Marx Dormoy (Paris Métro)

Marx Dormoy (French pronunciation: ​[maʁks dɔʁmwa]) is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the districts of La Chapelle and Goutte d'Or and the 18th arrondissement.

Marx Dormoy
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
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Location18th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°53′28″N 2°21′36″E / 48.891213°N 2.359909°E / 48.891213; 2.359909Coordinates: 48°53′28″N 2°21′36″E / 48.891213°N 2.359909°E / 48.891213; 2.359909
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened23 August 1916 (1916-08-23)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Marx Dormoy is located in Paris
Marx Dormoy
Marx Dormoy
Location within Paris

The station opened on 23 August 1916 as part of the extension of the Nord-Sud company's line A from Jules Joffrin to Porte de la Chapelle. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro.

The station is named after Marx Dormoy (1888–1941), a French socialist politician assassinated by Cagoulards. Until 1946 it was called Torcy after the Place de Torcy, named after Colbert de Torcy (1665–1746), who was a nephew of Colbert and a diplomat and Foreign Minister under Louis XIV.

Nearby is the church of Jeanne d'Arc, where Joan of Arc prayed on 3 September 1429 and the la Chapelle market.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Marcadet – Poissonniers)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Porte de la Chapelle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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