Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris Métro)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ de pʁe]) is a station on Line 4 of the Paris Métro. It serves the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood on the Rive Gauche, in the 6th arrondissement. In 2013, the station was used by 4,498,265 passengers, making it the 101st busiest out of 302 on the Métro network.
|Paris Métro station|
|Location||147, Boul. Saint-Germain|
168 bis, Boul. Saint-Germain
6th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||9 January 1910|
The station was opened on 9 January 1910 as part of the connecting section of the line under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail. It is named after Place Saint-Germain and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dedicated on 23 December 558 by the son of Clovis, Childebert I (ruled 511–558), at the request of St. Germain, Bishop of Paris. Childebert died the same day and was buried in it. More than a thousand years later the remains of the philosopher René Descartes were also buried in it. The expression "des-Prés" refers to the Prés aux Clercs ("fields of the scholars") used for the erection of buildings to house the University of Paris.
The station was equipped with platform screen doors from February until May 2019, preparing it for the line's ongoing full automation.
Each of the two exits from this station, located on either side of Boulevard Saint-Germain, just next to the church of the same name, is adorned with a Val d'Osne candelabra.
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Line 4 platform level||Side platforms with PSDs, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Porte de Clignancourt (Odéon)|
|Southbound||toward Mairie de Montrouge (Saint-Sulpice) →|
|Side platforms with PSDs, doors will open on the right|
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- Trafic annuel entrant par station (2013), sur le site data.ratp.fr (consulté le 31 août 2014)
- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.