Varenne (Paris Métro)

Varenne ([vaʁɛn]) is a station on line 13 of the Paris Métro in the 7th arrondissement, named after the Rue de Varenne.

Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 13 - Varenne 01.jpg
Location7th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates48°51′22″N 2°18′54″E / 48.856238°N 2.314921°E / 48.856238; 2.314921Coordinates: 48°51′22″N 2°18′54″E / 48.856238°N 2.314921°E / 48.856238; 2.314921
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened30 December 1923 (1923-12-30)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Varenne is located in Paris
Location within Paris

The station was opened on 20 December 1923 as part of the original section of line 10 between Invalides and Croix Rouge (a station east of Sèvres - Babylone, which was closed during World War II). On 27 July 1937 the section of line 10 between Invalides and Duroc was transferred to become the first section of old line 14, which was connected under the Seine and incorporated into line 13 on 9 November 1976.

The Rue de Varenne, which runs east from the station, was named after Varenne (or Garenne), local area, which was formerly under the control of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is closely associated with French Government, since the Président of the Council (equivalent to Prime Minister under the Third and Fourth Republics) settled in the nearby Hotel Matignon in January 1935. Other Ministries were also located in the private mansions of the district. During World War II, the station was closed because the Government was in Vichy and the private mansions, which had housed Ministries, were deserted. Since the establishment of the Fifth Republic in 1958, the Hotel Matignon has been the official residence of the Prime Minister.

Nearby are Musée Rodin (Rodin Museum) and Les Invalides.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles or Saint-Denis – Université (Invalides)
Southbound     toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Saint François-Xavier)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound     toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Saint François-Xavier)



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