Solférino (Paris Métro)

Solférino ([sɔlfeʁino]) is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 7th arrondissement.

Solférino
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 12 - Solferino 01.jpg
Location7th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′30″N 2°19′24″E / 48.858249°N 2.323225°E / 48.858249; 2.323225Coordinates: 48°51′30″N 2°19′24″E / 48.858249°N 2.323225°E / 48.858249; 2.323225
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 12
Location
Solférino is located in Paris
Solférino
Solférino
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 de Solférino, which is named after the Battle of Solferino, a battle fought in 1859 during the Second Italian War of Independence.

Solférino is one of the last stations in which the original Nord-Sud Company style of décor has been maintained, with its characteristic large ceramic tablets indicating the name of the station. This is the result of extensive renovation.

Nearby are the Musée d'Orsay and the town hall of the 7th arrondissement.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Rue du Bac)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Assemblée Nationale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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