Place Monge (Paris Métro)

Place Monge (French pronunciation: ​[plas mɔ̃ʒ]) is a station on Line 7 of the Paris Métro, opened on 15 February 1930 as part of a planned section of the line, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of Line 7 from Pont de Sully. This former arrangement can still be seen at the north of the station where a non-revenue track diverges on the left, leading to Cardinal Lemoine (now on Line 10). The station was integrated into Line 7 on 26 April 1931.

Place Monge
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 7 - Place Monge 03.jpg
Platforms view
Location5th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′37″N 2°21′08″E / 48.84359°N 2.352279°E / 48.84359; 2.352279Coordinates: 48°50′37″N 2°21′08″E / 48.84359°N 2.352279°E / 48.84359; 2.352279
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened15 February 1930 (1930-02-15)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Location
Place Monge is located in Paris
Place Monge
Place Monge
Location within Paris

It serves Place Monge, named after Gaspard Monge (1746–1818), a French mathematician who is best known as the inventor of descriptive geometry. The station is located in the 5th arrondissement, in the eastern part of the Latin Quarter. Nearby are the Jardin des Plantes (botanical garden), the Roman remains of the Arènes de Lutèce and the Rue Mouffetard, a street with restaurants and a lively street market.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Censier – Daubenton)
Northbound     toward La Courneuve – 8 mai 1945 (Jussieu)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

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