Jussieu (Paris Métro)

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Jussieu (French pronunciation: ​[ʒysjø]) is a station on lines 7 and 10 of the Paris Métro in the eastern part of the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement.

Jussieu
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro 10 Jussieu.jpg
Line 10 platforms at Jussieu
Location5th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′46″N 2°21′21″E / 48.846052°N 2.355738°E / 48.846052; 2.355738Coordinates: 48°50′46″N 2°21′21″E / 48.846052°N 2.355738°E / 48.846052; 2.355738
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened26 April 1931 (1931-04-26)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Terminus
Location
Jussieu is located in Paris
Jussieu
Jussieu
Location within Paris

The station was opened on 26 April 1931 with the extension of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge and its incorporation of part of Line 10 from Place Monge to Porte de Choisy. At the same time the remaining section of line 10 was extended from the new station of Cardinal Lemoine to Jussieu. The station is under and named after the Place Jussieu, which was named after the De Jussieu family of famous botanists and historians of the natural world, several of whom have been associated with the nearby Jardin des Plantes.

The station used to be called "Jussieu-Halles-aux-vins" after the wine market created there by Napoleon Bonaparte. This name has been shortened because, after 1957, the market was replaced by the Jussieu Campus of the University of Paris.

Nearby attractionsEdit

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 10 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Boulogne–Pont de Saint-Cloud (Cardinal Lemoine)
Eastbound     toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 7 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Villejuif–Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Place Monge)
Northbound     toward La Courneuve–8 mai 1945 (Sully–Morland)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Pierre Miquel, Petite Histoire des Stations de Métro. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 1993.