Courcelles (Paris Métro)


Courcelles (Paris Métro)
Courcelles
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Date opened 7 October 1902 (1902)
Accesses 1, rue de Chazelle
53, boul. de Courcelles
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 8th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 2
Direction
Porte Dauphine
Direction
Nation
Ternes Monceau
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Courcelles is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, under the Boulevard de Courcelles on the border of the 8th and 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The station was opened on 7 October 1902 as part of the extension of line 2 from Étoile to Anvers. The Boulevard was named after the Barrière de Courcelles, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in 1859. The gate was named after a small village in the area that was absorbed into Paris in 1860.

Layout

Side Platform
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Side Platform

Trivia

Fulgence Bienvenüe, father of the Métro, lived near this station.