Porte Dauphine (Paris Métro)

Porte Dauphine (French pronunciation: [pɔʁt dofin]) is the western terminus of Line 2 of the Paris Métro. It is situated in the 16th arrondissement. Avenue Foch station, served by the RER C line, is located nearby, as is Paris Dauphine University.

Porte Dauphine
Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 2 - Porte Dauphine 05.jpg
Station view
  • Boul. de l'Amiral Bruix × Av. Foch
  • Av. Foch × Av. Bugeaud
  • Av. Bugeaud × Av. Foch
  • Av. Bugeaud × Boul. Lannes

16th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°52′17″N 2°16′36″E / 48.87139°N 2.27667°E / 48.87139; 2.27667Coordinates: 48°52′17″N 2°16′36″E / 48.87139°N 2.27667°E / 48.87139; 2.27667
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened12 December 1900 (1900-12-12)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Porte Dauphine Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny is located in Paris
Porte Dauphine Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Porte Dauphine
Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Location within Paris


The station contains one of the three remaining "dragonfly" roofed Métro entrances by Hector Guimard (1867–1942), the Art Nouveau architect who was originally commissioned by the Compagnie du Métropolitain de Paris (CMP) in 1899 to design the entrances for the Métro stations. It is the only roofed entrance that is original, not reconstructed, and on its original site. It was restored in 1999.[1]:43

Porte Dauphine's train hall also features the last complete set of the Métro's original cream-colored tilework. It dates from 1900, shortly before a decision was taken to adopt the Métro's now-ubiquitous white bevelled tilework.[2]:149


Porte Dauphine station was inaugurated on 13 December 1900. Although Line 2 had then been completed only as far as Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, it now runs from Porte Dauphine, around the northern part of Paris, through Montmartre, around to its eastern terminus at the Place de la Nation. It is named after Porte Dauphine, a gate in the 19th-century Thiers wall of Paris. Its subtititle honours Jean de Lattre de Tassigny.[3]

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Westbound (drop-off) platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1     termination platform
Platform 3     siding, no regular service
Eastbound platform Platform 4     toward Nation (Victor Hugo)
Island platform, doors will open on the left for platform 2, right for platform 4
Platform 2     toward Nation (Victor Hugo)
  • Note: The station is on a loop, so the westbound/drop-off and eastbound platforms are slightly offset.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Canac, Sybil (2014). Paris Métro: Histoire et design. Éditions Massin.
  2. ^ Lamming, Clive (2001). Métro Insolite (2011 ed.).
  3. ^ Gérard, Roland (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.