Saint-Michel (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ miʃɛl]) is a station on Line 4 of the Paris Métro in the 5th arrondissement. Located in the Quartier Latin, it offers a connection to the St-Michel - Notre-Dame RER station on RER lines B and C.
|Paris Métro station|
|Location||9, pl. Saint-Michel|
Pl. Saint-Michel × boul. Saint-Michel
pl. Saint-Michel × quai Saint-Michel
15, pl. Saint-André des Arts
5th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||9 January 1910|
Like nearby Cité, Saint-Michel features a pioneering construction technique, made necessary by the proximity of the Seine. The station comprises three steel caissons – one for the train hall and two for access at each end – which were assembled at the surface and then lowered into place.
The platforms are 118 metres long, more than the standard length on the network. This allows it to potentially handle eight-car trains, however, due to the other stations having an average of 100-meter platforms (excluding Cité, which has 110-meter platforms), and the Line's ongoing process for automatic operations, the trains in the Line 4 will be limited to six-car trains.
|B1||Mezzanine||to Exits/Entrances, connections to|
|Platform level||Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← toward Porte de Clignancourt (Cité)|
|Southbound||toward Bagneux–Lucie Aubrac (Odéon) →|
|Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right|
- Lamming, Clive (2001). Métro Insolite (2011 ed.). p. 115.
- Media related to Saint-Michel (Paris Metro) at Wikimedia Commons