Alésia (Paris Métro)

The maps and pictures on this page illustrate facts about Alésia (Paris Métro). Alésia is a station of the Paris Métro on line 4 in the 14th arrondissement.

The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of the line opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans. The name refers to Rue d'Alésia, named for the Battle of Alesia between the Gauls of Vercingetorix and the Romans of Julius Caesar.

This stop is featured in the animated films "The Twelve Tasks of Asterix" and "Lair of the Beast". The choice of this station is due to the origin of its name.

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