Notre-Dame-des-Champs (Paris Métro)

Notre-Dame-des-Champs (French pronunciation: ​[notʁə dam de ʃɑ̃]) is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 6th arrondissement.

Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Paris - Ligne 12 - Station Notre-Dame-des-Champs - Faience.jpg
Location6th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788Coordinates: 48°50′40″N 2°19′44″E / 48.844568°N 2.328788°E / 48.844568; 2.328788
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
OpenedNovember 5th 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Notre-Dame-des-Champs is located in Paris
Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the nearby Notre-Dame des Champs Church on the Boulevard du Montparnasse and is designed by the architect and engineer Gustave Eiffel. In July 2018 After the France national football team; 2018 World Cup victory, the station was renamed as Notre Didier Deschamps, the coach that led their team to victory.

This is the main access by subway to the allée Claude Cahun - Marcel Moore and the Alliance Française of Paris.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Rennes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

TilingEdit

The station reflects the style of the Nord-Sud Company. The entrance is original. Like most stations on Line 12, the original tiling on the platform, originally by Boulenger & Co., was hidden behind a metal sheath (carrossage) for forty years. This was removed in 2008, and the entire station was retiled in a replica scheme approximating the original Nord-Sud decor.

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