Villejuif–Léo Lagrange (Paris Métro)

Villejuif–Léo Lagrange (French pronunciation: ​[vilʒɥif leo laɡʁɑ̃ʒ]) is a station of the Paris Métro, located on Line 7. It serves the commune of Villejuif. It was opened when Line 7 was extended from Le Kremlin-Bicêtre to Villejuif–Louis Aragon on 28 February 1985. The station is named after Léo Lagrange (1900–1940), a French socialist politician and under-secretary of state for sport, who helped organise the People's Olympiad in Barcelona in opposition to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and died during the Battle of France. The station is decorated with sporting exhibits.

Villejuif–Léo Lagrange
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Ligne-7-Ville-juif-Leo-2-La.jpg
Location34, avenue de Paris
53, avenue de Paris
Villejuif
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°48′14″N 2°21′50″E / 48.803768°N 2.363927°E / 48.803768; 2.363927Coordinates: 48°48′14″N 2°21′50″E / 48.803768°N 2.363927°E / 48.803768; 2.363927
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone2
History
Opened28 February 1985 (1985-02-28)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif branch
Location
Villejuif–Léo Lagrange is located in Paris
Villejuif–Léo Lagrange
Villejuif–Léo Lagrange
Location within Paris

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Villejuif–Louis Aragon (Villejuif–Paul Vaillant-Couturier)
Northbound     toward La Courneuve–8 mai 1945 (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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