Rue du Bac (Paris Métro)

Rue du Bac (French pronunciation: ​[ʁy dy bak]) is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 7th arrondissement.

Rue du Bac
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Rue du Bac.jpg
Location7th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°51′20″N 2°19′32″E / 48.85569°N 2.325607°E / 48.85569; 2.325607Coordinates: 48°51′20″N 2°19′32″E / 48.85569°N 2.325607°E / 48.85569; 2.325607
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Rue du Bac is located in Paris
Rue du Bac
Rue du Bac
Location within Paris

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 Rue du Bac, a street leading to a ferry (bac) across the Seine used in 1564 during the construction of the Tuileries Palace.

Nearby are the Hôtel Matignon (the official residence of the Prime Minister of France) and the Maison de Verre (a house built between 1928 and 1932 in an early modern style).

Station layoutEdit

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



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