Porte de la Villette (Paris Métro)

Porte de la Villette (French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁt də la vilɛt]) is a station of the Paris Métro. The origin of the commune of the Villette was a Gallo-Roman village, which grew up on the Roman road that led to east Flanders. About 1198, it became Ville Neuve Saint-Ladre and by 1426 it was called Villette-Saint-Miser-lez-Paris. The commune became a part of Paris in 1860. The nearby gate in Paris' 19th century walls became known as the Porte de la Villette.

Porte de la Villette
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station-Villette-Est.jpg
Location19th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°53′50″N 2°23′09″E / 48.89709°N 2.38588°E / 48.89709; 2.38588Coordinates: 48°53′50″N 2°23′09″E / 48.89709°N 2.38588°E / 48.89709; 2.38588
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Location
Porte de la Villette is located in Paris
Porte de la Villette
Porte de la Villette
Location within Paris

The nearby Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, located in the Parc de la Villette, is the biggest science museum in Europe. The glass and steel building was designed by Peter Rice and it was opened in 1986.

An interchange with Paris tramway Line 3b opened on 15 December 2012.

The station is featured in Battlefield 3, in which it is featured in a multiplayer map.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 7 platforms Southbound from depot     toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Corentin Cariou)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound     toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Corentin Cariou)
Northbound to depot     Alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Northbound     toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Aubervilliers – Pantin – Quatre Chemins)

ReferencesEdit

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